Amazon Senior = L6?

Microsoft / Product Lefevre
Jun 24, 2018 18 Comments

Does Senior in an Amazon job title signify L6 or is there a chance it could be a 5?

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  • Jun 24, 2018 1
  • Amazon
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    Software engineer - L4
    Software engineer II - L5
    Sr. Software engineer - L6
    Jun 24, 2018 5
    • Microsoft / Product Lefevre
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      PM levels same?
      Jun 24, 2018
    • Amazon
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      If it's Principal PM, you at least sure that's L7. But I have seen both PM or Sr. PM with level 6.
      Jun 24, 2018
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      Ok weird - so takeaway is don’t presume L6 from a Senior PM job posting
      Jun 24, 2018
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      Yes, share req id with your friends at AMAZON, they can tell you level for that opening
      Jun 24, 2018
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      DM’ing you
      Jun 24, 2018
  • Amazon / Other Prsnckty
    There were "senior product manager" positions that I have seen in our internal job board for which I have referred some friends and contacts. Some were L5, but most were L6.
    Jun 24, 2018 2
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      That's true, titles are not consistent these days.. I have seen Sr. Manager fro L5 to L7!!!!
      Jun 24, 2018
    • Amazon njoY48
      There are l6 Sr. Managers
      Jun 24, 2018
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    Sr. Manager - L7
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  • New ypVM03
    Same question for a senior manager. Someone I know that is 4 years out of a coding boot camp just got a senior manager title at Amazon. Are they that desperate?
    Jun 24, 2018 3
    • Amazon if else
      Different job families have different level to title mapping’s, some job families in operations will get Sr. Title even as low as L3. In engineering Sr. Is L6
      Jun 24, 2018
    • New blmdq7
      Haha. They could also be that good, right? There's always multiple explanations possible - what points to amazon being desperate over the alternatives?
      Jun 24, 2018
    • Amazon if else
      Some role ladders end at L4 where they are either a senior or specialist. They have to be good to reach those levels in their job family, but SDE starts at L4 so you can imagine the pay gap.
      Jun 24, 2018
  • Amazon EOIA55
    Depends on the org - some Acq list senior in title but are 5
    Jun 24, 2018 0
  • Expedia Buildtheqa
    Ask the recruiter directly in email. I have a friend interviewed for Sr PM but got down grade to L5 afterward and recruiter didn’t tell him. He only knew his level at the onboard day when he found out his title is PM in the system.
    Jun 24, 2018 0

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