Leave Amazon for FB? (Analytics Management)

Amazon tgm
Oct 18, 2018 15 Comments

I’m currently managing a team of analysts and data scientists at Amazon in a subject area I find interesting. But I’ve been here for awhile and have an offer pending with Facebook. I can’t say the subject matter is as interesting, but the culture around data at FB seems better from the outside (investment in time and infrastructure needed for analytics).

I’m expecting the TC to be at least 50% higher at FB, so I’ll probably take the bait and move regardless, but I’m curious if anyone has made the switch in the analytics space and what the differences were like.

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
    Obviously you should leave
    Oct 18, 2018 0
  • Amazon εpsilon
    I’m considering the same thing. I don’t have an offer in hand from FB yet but we’re talking, and when I said $300K a year they said “No problem.”
    Oct 20, 2018 2
    • Amazon tgm
      OP
      Did you go forward?
      Oct 30, 2018
    • Amazon εpsilon
      Slowly. I’m having conversations with them and I have a meeting with some of the team coming up in a couple of weeks that I asked for. I haven’t committed to interviewing yet.
      Oct 31, 2018
  • Amazon cmdgc
    Congrats. You should go there, enjoy the free food and pay raise. If you don’t like it after 6 months or get PIP’ed then you can always jump back to Amazon and become a L7. I am not messing around I saw this happened.
    Oct 19, 2018 1
    • Amazon tgm
      OP
      Will save this to show the Amazon recruiter a year from now. Thanks!
      Oct 19, 2018
  • MINDBODY DBte62
    What does it take to get into amazon analytics management? What skill set and else they look for?
    Oct 19, 2018 1
    • Amazon tgm
      OP
      Experience managing projects, stakeholders, ambiguous priorities, etc, plus technical knowledge of SQL, stat, data science, etc. Every team is different though, I've seen some leaders with minimal tech skills but strong business intuition and vice versa.
      Oct 19, 2018
  • Google isthecoast
    If you are one of thoae a hole in Amazon please dont leave
    Oct 19, 2018 0
  • New Lollj
    What is your TC? And what level are you at Amazon? What level offer do you have at FB?
    Oct 18, 2018 3
    • Amazon tgm
      OP
      L6 vs M1

      Current TC is ~250k, expecting offer to be around 350-400k
      Oct 18, 2018
    • Amazon tgm
      OP
      Maybe software engineers, but not analytics folks. Well, at least not at Amazon which is at least half the reason I want to leave.
      Oct 20, 2018
    • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
      OP will be non tech
      Oct 20, 2018
  • Amazon Dr. Savage
    Yeah Facebook data practices make headlines all the time. ;)
    Oct 19, 2018 1
    • Amazon tgm
      OP
      I said in terms of analytics not ducks given about customers. Amazon is amazing at that - which ironically makes this job justifiably difficult at times.
      Oct 19, 2018

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