Amazon SDE I with almost 2 YOE ๐Ÿ˜– How to get promoted fast?

Aug 19 16 Comments

Hi guys,

I am joining Amazon HQ as SDE I (I am paid as new grad package because I was stupid that applied for 2019 SDE position, I didnโ€™t know it was for new grad).

I couldnโ€™t negotiate anything with recruiter.

What should I do to get promoted within a target time? How long is a good time for promotion?

TC: 108/24/70k
YOE: 20 months

Thanks! ๐Ÿ™


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TOP 16 Comments
  • Facebook rYhu00
    Look at you complain about something that's clearly your fault.

    To get promoted, make your intentions clear to your manager and kill it at work. There's no secret.
    Aug 19 3
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    lol how the hell is 20 months "YoE" too much for SDE1? You're an entry-level engineer if you have 20 months of industry experience. SDE1 is the level at Amazon for entry-level engineers. Go work on your promotion but stop acting like you should be on a different level if you really honestly have not been in industry even a plural number of years.
    Aug 20 1
    • If he had listed days of experience, it might have worked out better
      Aug 21
  • New VFcO68
    Sleep with your boss or ass kiss a lot. That will get u promoted very fast
    Aug 19 1
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    I'm surprised they even let you apply/interview as a new grad.
    Aug 19 1
    • I didnt know either. I applied a bunch of jobs from then once I got offer, it was moved to ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
      Aug 19
  • Uber .*--*.
    I have heard about re-levelling, talk to your manager about this
    Aug 19 3
  • ICF / Consultant ISO-NE
    It's ok. I've heard this happen to my friends in CS. Just work hard and switch around, you'll be back on track in no time!
    Aug 19 1