Google v Amazon

Amazon RbcJ70
Jun 28 29 Comments

A google recruiter reached out wondering if I wanted to interview. I passed the first phone screen and now moving to an onsite. This is for a PgM position.

Would I qualify for L4?
What salary should I expect for 4 yoe?
Should I accept if offered?

Currently L4 PM at Amazon.

Yoe: 4
TC: 92k

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Google / Eng imnotme69
    What's your location? 92k is crazy low.
    Jun 28 6
    • Amazon RbcJ70
      OP
      It’s low for a L4?
      Jun 28
    • Google / Eng imnotme69
      That makes a lot more sense.
      Jun 28
    • Google / Eng imnotme69
      It's low for bay area L4, pretty good for Kentucky anything 😂
      Jun 28
    • Amazon RbcJ70
      OP
      What does L4 pgm at google make?
      Jun 28
    • Microsoft ohgetfj
      Good for KY!
      Jun 28
  • Microsoft yesterda
    Why did you pass the phone screen and still move to onsite ;)
    Jun 28 5
    • Amazon RbcJ70
      OP
      I don’t understand your question
      Jun 28
    • Microsoft yesterda
      I mean you said you passed the phone screen - if I pass something , it’s like skipping . For example I passed the offer for a better one.
      Jun 28
    • Amazon RbcJ70
      OP
      Sorry moved passed the phone screen. Performed well
      Jun 28
    • Microsoft yesterda
      Cool congrats
      Jun 28
    • Nvidia FwjK54
      "Passing" can also mean successfully completing. Like "I passed my class"
      Jun 28
  • New qmfN01
    Your TC is only 92k currently at Amazon as a PM?
    Jun 28 5
    • Amazon RbcJ70
      OP
      Yeah I’m an L4. Is that low?
      Jun 28
    • Amazon yacht 🛥
      Never saw an L4 PM, even L5 are rarity at amazon
      Jun 28
    • Amazon / Eng utu
      I’ve never seen L4 PM either
      Jun 28
    • Amazon yacht 🛥
      Most likely program manager
      Jun 28
    • Amazon HouseBezos
      OP is in Kentucky... update the OP!
      Jun 29
  • Microsoft yesterda
    One option is to actually get the offer and see what numbers you get. Sometimes based on your interview you are leveled. So focus on prep and worry about the level and offer value once you get through that phase
    Jun 28 1
    • Bloomberg / Eng the1
      +1
      Jun 28
  • Google / Mgmt d306
    Too low for a TC
    Jun 28 2
    • Amazon RbcJ70
      OP
      What would I expect from google as a 4 pgm
      Jun 28
    • Google / Mgmt d306
      ~200
      Jun 28
  • Amazon RbcJ70
    OP
    Remember a PM at Amazon is program manager not product
    Jun 28 2
    • Amazon Doby2468
      That’s where it gets confusing. It could mean program manager on your side of the world. Most of my work with PMs are where they serve as product managers.
      Jun 28
    • Amazon / Product
      amazeus

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      amazeusmore
      Yeah that's backwards. PMs at Amazon are product. PgM is program, although PM is sometimes used as short(er)hand.
      Jun 28
  • Amazon yacht 🛥
    If you nail the interview, you will get promoted level wise for PgM
    Jun 28 1
    • Amazon RbcJ70
      OP
      What level and salary should I expect?
      Jun 28