Having a MBA for a Level 6 vs 5 at Amazon

Intel IntelLead
Jun 27 18 Comments

I have interviewed multiple times at Amazon and always gotten a level 5 offer. This is in the supply chain org. I have a masters in engineering with 5 yrs in the factory and 2 years in supply chain.

Will doing a MBA probably part time get a level 6 offer?

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  • VMware / Product lRQQ72
    Not likely. Levels are based on experience and interview performance, not a worthless piece of paper...
    Jun 27 2
    • Intel IntelLead
      OP
      Fresh MBAs even those almost no work experience start at L6 at Amazon
      Jun 27
    • VMware / Product lRQQ72
      If you know that, why the fuck are you asking? I can tell you from my experience as hiring manager at Intel, Microsoft, few startups, VMW and my Amazon interview (got offer at M5) that MBA won't change the level offered
      Jun 27
  • Amazon / Sales sauceydude
    Better to kill it as an L5, then get PIP as an L6. I’ve seen many MBA get let go who started at L6.
    Jun 27 0
  • Amazon / Eng redmirror
    It might be easier to join Amazon and get promoted within a year or two.
    Jun 27 2
    • Intel IntelLead
      OP
      How long is usually the timeframe for a 5 to a 6? I understand that it depends on performance but is it possible to do it in a yr or so?
      Jun 27
    • Twitch hoot hoot
      Usually 2 years give or take.
      Jun 27
  • New / Strategy
    Porsche996

    New Strategy

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    What role though?
    Jul 2 1
  • Intel IntelLead
    OP
    Yes I did, there has been a gap of more than a year between the offers
    Jun 27 1
    • New rPrx12
      Ok. Thanks and good luck
      Jun 27
  • Amazon / Sales sauceydude
    I was an L5 non tech making 260k a year with a bachelors degree making more than many L6 I worked with so to me it didn’t matter and wasn’t worth getting an MBA.
    Jun 27 0
  • Amazon / Data EKMr40
    they are making it harder to get promoted from 5-6 now, in past 2 years you could see an average L5 promoted to L6 within 2 years. now it's very unlikely and it will get harder. if you can graduate from top MBA then hired as L6, that's more money than getting promoted to L6. plus MBA from top schools will benefit you in the future. however those schools cost 100K a year :()
    Jun 27 0
  • Cisco Wakeup
    Why would you want to spend 2 yrs doing a part time mba and re-interviewing with no guarantee you would get hired again at L6.? You can join the company and get promoted internally. You have wasted an year already by rejecting earlier offer.
    Jun 27 0
  • VMware / Product lRQQ72
    Best approach would be to get hired to other companies, one level up and change every 18-24 months...
    Jun 27 0
  • New rPrx12
    You said you rejected offers from Amazon many times. Did u wait for 6 months before reapplying to Amazon after rejecting the offer?
    Jun 27 0
  • Intel IntelLead
    OP
    I want to start at a better grade, have done the mistake at Intel of starting at a lower grade. Also I believe the MBA might help accelerate the growth. What do you think?
    Jun 27 0
  • Amazon q77uu9
    Why not sign on as an L5 and get promoted to an L6?
    Jun 27 0