Minimum years of experience for Product Manager?

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Sep 9 8 Comments

What are the minimum years of experience as a PM for the following levels?

Google PM1
Facebook L4
Amazon L5

Thanks!

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  • Amazon Orannis
    Generally at Amazon, PMs start at L5. And we expect external hire L5s to have 3 years of work ex, preferably in product management but domain and functional experience works too.

    For internal L5 candidates, we often take candidates without relevant experience. Even then candidates usually have at least 3 years of work ex.
    Sep 9 5
    • Chase
      ptgi36

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      Mind if I PM you?
      Sep 9
    • Amazon Orannis
      Sure
      Sep 9
    • Google AACc65
      Not true. I regularly see PMs with zero work experience start at L6 (Sr PM) if they have an MBA.
      Sep 9
    • Amazon Orannis
      @Google - MBA grads have on average five years of work ex prior to B school
      Sep 9
    • Chase
      ptgi36

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      Should I only apply through referral? I have 1.5 YOE as a PM, but can’t even get a phone screen. I have never applied with a referral, though.
      Sep 9
  • Facebook / Product DJdY05
    L4 is 2 YOE as PM at FB
    Oct 1 1
    • Chase
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      I found FB only hires former SWE or comp sci majors as PMs though, correct?
      Oct 2