Offer from Amazon. Aim is Google/FB/MS

Walmart.com Yetiz
Aug 25, 2018 18 Comments

Hello. I received an offer for Sr. PM from Amazon post the conclusion of my MBA internship recently. I wasn't in the high tech sector during my 5 years of work before MBA. However, I networked and prepared and mocked my way into Amazon for the summer. Now that that is done, what would people suggest is the best way to get into F/M/G? The challenge I perceive is having no prior tech background except for a non-software engineering major, product at amazon is also an e-commerce related product which isn't really a business for F/M/G. I don't currently see an easy transition to F/M/G down the road or through on-campus recruiting.

Any advice from people in the community would be welcome.

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  • Tango Health / Eng WaterColor
    I suggest start with Amazon and then build on top of it
    Aug 25, 2018 0
  • Walmart.com Yetiz
    OP
    Amazon gave me 200k TC. Also no I didn't hate Amazon, just feel that the exposure to newer and more nascent technologies will be bigger at F/M/G over the next 10-20-30 years, and would like to be closer to that.
    Aug 25, 2018 7
    • Microsoft naaam
      Based on TC, I assume it's PM, not PMT?
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Microsoft GgJjKk
      What is the breakdown of Amazon's offer?
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Walmart.com Yetiz
      OP
      Yes its PM, and the offer is 125k base 25k bonus and 50k equity
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Amazon SPPV24
      You can move around at Amazon to join a non retail team. Amazon is by far a faster mover and an inventor more than the others so if that’s what you are looking for I wouldn’t bother with others. (I worked at 3 of the 4 you mention) and now at Amazon
      Aug 25, 2018
    • Walmart.com AaUU43
      Damn you've ^ had a super career then!
      Aug 27, 2018
  • IBM
    or not?

    IBM

    PRE
    Google, Apple
    or not?more
    Apply at google directly from their career website. Select their generic PM job description which is not related to any particularly team/project. You’ll most likely get contacted based on your background (MBA, 5y of exp even not tech, internship at amazon).

    Take the amazon offer while waiting for google to contact you. Other companies might not give you a chance. If google calls you, give it a shot. Give yourself one month to prepare, all you need is this book https://www.amazon.com/Cracking-PM-Interview-Product-Technology/dp/0984782818. If you get an offer, upgrade your life and get the heck out of amazon

    Good luck
    Aug 25, 2018 1
    • State Farm Locandro
      Seems like you worked at AMZN and hated it?
      Aug 25, 2018
  • Microsoft naaam
    What TC did Amazon give you?
    Aug 25, 2018 0
  • New bKWB01
    What MBA
    Aug 25, 2018 2
    • Walmart.com Yetiz
      OP
      Chicago Booth
      Aug 25, 2018
    • New bKWB01
      Why can’t you get in google?
      Aug 25, 2018
  • Microsoft NotARobot
    Go to Amazon in e-commerce then consider the Dynamics business, maybe in the technical field.
    Aug 25, 2018 1
    • Microsoft DOyu71
      Dont know much about PM in dynamics but the business is good and I have a couple of friends that work in engineering there who love it.
      Aug 25, 2018
  • Microsoft whity
    Amazon is shit company
    Aug 26, 2018 0