Amazon TPM interview and life

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Nov 9 6 Comments

Hi all,

As title suggests, im looking at a few PM roles in Amazon and wanted to ask you all for help.

Teams:
Amazon Go
Prime Music
Prime Video
Amazon Payments
Alexa AI

- 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?

thank you

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  • Oracle Dxgen1
    In 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. 😂
    Nov 10 4
    • Dell LUHV04
      Amazon is a top company , how do these non IT managers get in ?
      During interviews , it gets fairly technical
      Nov 10
    • Oracle Dxgen1
      Unfortunately i am not sure.. they might have got thru some ops or some non tech roles and done and internal move thru connections. There is also a good chance, they might have used a backdoor.. knowing one of the females..from the grp..
      Nov 10
    • Amazon iA71wc
      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.
      Nov 10
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      Thank you for your input. Do you think you can get me in touch with your friend in Amazon Go?
      Nov 10
  • Amazon iA71wc
    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
    Nov 9 0

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