Amazon URA PIP/Pivot process (SDM perspective needed)
Can a current or ex-Amazon SDM give details about how the Pivot process works wrt team size, timeline etc ?
I'm not asking about what happens when a candidate is put into devlist/pivot. That information is available on blind already.
But the other interesting pieces of info, for example would be
- what time of the year would this happen (post-OLR or any time)
- how do they come up with who should be in pivot across the org?
- I hear some people are on dev list for 6 months+. Is it the manager's decision when to move them to Pivot (from devlist) ?
Ideally, a description of timeline of the performance discussions for the entire year would be great info to know. I heard some SDMs were forced to PIP even those they thought were good SDEs. I'm not very interested in the case of pivoting a genuine low performer (which can happen any time) but the other case.