I've been on the dev plan since 3 months and counting. My manager when asked is being very diplomatic about the end of this plan. Can it go on for more than 3 months? Is there a limit to the time he can put me on it?
- Snapchat bFCN68If your manager doesn't provide any specific feedback and path to improvement, LC and switch
- You should start applying immediately. Be ready with an external offer by the time to take severance comes. It’s probably between September to November that you’ll be pivoted but could be earlier too.
Your dev Plan is a meer gimmick by Amazon and it is super stressful and painful if you want to stick with Amazon.
- Yes. Then a new dev plan can start basis mid year olr.
I was on a dev plan Jan to April last year. Then my manager said I am out of it and left. Internal offers bailed out without feedback and I was pivoted November. Meaning I was on a official plan for 4 months and after 2 months gap on a silent dev list for 4 more months before being surprised by a pivot. I won my appeal and came back to square one with a new dev plan and pivot. I have terribly screwed my health and believe me the stress is not worth it. No compensation adjustment, no promo and a huge marathon to run. Company wins and you lose. Just take the severance and walk out. Don’t stress about what they are telling you since managers cook up all kind of stories here, even if they say you are out you can’t believe that as you can’t see it in the system. You have no access to your own performance data. That’s how terrible Amazon is. They’re just burning people in the name of ambiguity.
They have targets to layoff 60% people who get dev listed. They’re more bothered about meeting those targets than anything that you do/say.May 142
- It can drag upto 6 months, by the time mid year olr happens and highly probable you’ll be LE again and will be pivoted. You need to focus on jumping ship if they’re not clear about the process/timelines with you. It is perpetual cycle of getting rated low and difficult to get out of being on the same team.
- There is lot of ambiguity in the performance management processes setup by amazon and it’s not in your favor. It’s simply to burn and turn the bottom end of the stack. Once the pivot is activated you’d not have a lot of time on hand and it’s difficult to focus under the stress. I’d say chill about Amazon and start interviewing outside.
- Your narrative about the tasks assigned has no value. Your manager has full power to build a narrative that benefits them. Don’t take these tasks to heart, do your best in the 8 hour bracket and work the hell on finding yourself a better place. If your job tasks were valuable you wouldn’t be in the dev plan, with all due respect you seem too naive to me.