As title suggests, im looking at a few PM roles in Amazon and wanted to ask you all for help.
- what is the WLB in these teams?
- where is Amzon investing the most amongst these teams? (highest chance of growth)
- any difference in the kind of interview questions? (i’ve heads its mostly case based questions on the 14 principles)
- is there anyone here that is seattle based and working in one of the teams above that I can ping for more direct questions?
- Oracle Dxgen1In my past i have worked closely with the above mentioned teams like prime music, video, alexa.. they are good teams.. but not gr8 WLB. I have a friend at amazon go who mentioned the work is gr8 but dont have feedback on wlb. Last but not least do not join the amazon payments org.. its the shittiest org.. a couple of female mgr's have hijacked the place. They are doing unbelievable nonesense... some of them dont even have IT or Engg related degrees and are ruling based on politics. I would avoid that place.. but the WLB is pretty good. 😂
- It could be explained if these managers were PM’s and not in the SDM or tech manager family. One of Amazon’s fatal flaws is its army of non-tech PM’s driving technical decisions. This includes PMT’s and TPM’s who have only the faintest clue about how systems and tech works at even the highest level. What happens a lot in practice are PMT’s acting as the conduit between the business and tech teams, when they don’t know about either in any depth.
- Know somebody in Prime Video, and he says the pace is nuts
It’s public knowledge that Amazon Go is going to open thousands of stores in the next few years. They have < 50 now I believe. They’re going to be expanding at an insane rate. This might be good for you if you’re looking to get hitched to something big
I have heard pretty much only bad things about the Alexa org