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Jan 10, 2018 31 Comments

Amazon asked to speak about a director role. What should I expect?

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  • Microsoft trolololo
    If you're a director, then you shouldn't be asking us such questions. Obviously you're not.
    Jan 10, 20186
    • Amazon / Eng
      DEsAreCool

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      You're annoying
      Jan 10, 2018
    • T-Mobile
      xafZ31

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      I’m higher than a director now, but every company is different and what person wouldn’t get insight if they could? A good leader is first and foremost a good learner.
      Jan 10, 2018
    • New / Eng
      Genesys

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      Genesysmore
      Handle suits you. Lol.
      Jan 10, 2018
    • Amazon parj
      I agree at director level you should be driving the discussion. What is of director who asks what to do?
      Jan 10, 2018
    • Amazon FreeHat
      Do you just copy and paste responses from every other thread about high level questions?
      Jan 10, 2018
    • HBO vLOx15
      Ignore the people saying Directors shouldn't have questions, OP. Not being a overly confident narcissist simply means you won't do well as a Director at Amazon, but it's normal to ask questions like this, regardless of level.
      Jan 11, 2018
  • Dell / Other$5.99
    that's an l8 exec role. A long loop to evaluate against the principles followed by a bar raiser. A lot of focus on how big of teams you have managed in the past including having managed senior managers and multiple products at a time. Think of a VP interview elsewhere but an expectation that you can do the VP role while also being able to roll up the sleeves and dive deep where needed
    Jan 10, 20181
    • T-Mobile
      xafZ31

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      Good insight, thank you.
      Jan 10, 2018
  • Amazon FreeHat
    Expect a bunch of jealous Blind users to say dumb shit.
    Jan 10, 20181
  • Amazon / MgmtElleAte
    My phone screen was basically talking shop about how big an org I managed and how I managed it along with results My interview loop had 2 L10s and 4 L8s plus HR.
    Jan 11, 20184
    • T-Mobile
      xafZ31

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      Is L10 a VP?
      Jan 11, 2018
    • Amazon / Product
      DillyDilly

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      DillyDillymore
      Yep
      Jan 11, 2018
    • Amazon / Product
      DillyDilly

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      There is no L9
      Jan 11, 2018
    • Amazon XWKE40
      Because 7 8 9
      Jan 13, 2018
  • Oracle / EngAssimila
    I got a VP offer from t mobile and Starbucks and amazon offered me L6 just fyi...
    Jan 11, 20183
    • Amazon / Product
      DillyDilly

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      DillyDillymore
      Geez. What job function? And would the pay have been similar?
      Jan 11, 2018
    • Oracle / EngAssimila
      No pay was two times less. Haha. It was a SDM position.
      Jan 11, 2018
    • T-Mobile
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      I can compete for VP/SVP jobs most places. We will see what they have to say. I have no desire to be a senior manager level person again.
      Jan 11, 2018
  • Amazon raseth
    Yes, ignore most of the crap that answered. L8 is an actual director. You should ask for above 450 total comp at minimum. Do not take less.
    Jan 10, 20181
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      xafZ31

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      Good advice!
      Jan 11, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    KGvK44

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    450k total comp is very low for an L8. Calculate what it would take to be independently wealthy and make that the total value of your 5 year stock vest. If they don't offer that, walk. That is what high performance directors at Amazon are paid.
    Jan 13, 20180
  • Amazon / Product
    DillyDilly

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    DillyDillymore
    Depends on the org, but L8 roles can be very broad and cover 3-5 or more different job families in the org underneath. Cross functional is the name of the game.
    Jan 10, 20180
  • Amazon hodling
    Depends on the team. Amazon can be completely different depending on where you are at in the company.
    Jan 10, 20180
  • Salesforce Wpdifne
    I would say, expect to get offered l7 or L6....
    Jan 10, 20183
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      To which I would LOL.
      Jan 11, 2018
    • Dell / Other$5.99
      L7 is really broad at Amazon. Many senior directors come in at L7. You can make up to 500K at that level.
      Jan 11, 2018
    • T-Mobile
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      Good to know!
      Jan 11, 2018
  • Google / OpsCapo-Opac
    Do directors get an admin assistant?
    Feb 201
    • Amazon / Mgmt
      Pfnemwm

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      Yes
      Feb 21

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