Sr mgr product mgmt comp (L7) Amazon?

Microsoft Olgavtsky
Oct 17, 2018 15 Comments

I cleared the interviews. Recruiter confirmed verbally, seems they will low ball. What should I expect? Worked at uw, google, Microsoft. TC 440k. YOE 16.

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  • Juniper Pliny Jr.
    Each team has their own budget so if the recruiter offered you X amount, negotiation outside the realm of this band will be very difficult. You should have asked comp band before interviewing so you wouldn't waste your time.

    Besides, why the F would you want to leave wlb MS for a sweatshop like Amazon, especially when you're earning bank like you're currently are.
    Oct 17, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Olgavtsky
    OP
    I heard the recruiter tell me 350k tc is the max.can they go more?
    Oct 17, 2018 6
    • Amazon azmix
      You can always ask, it would have been easier if the role was tagged as technical. And it also depends on whether the hiring manager is willing to request an exception for you or not. Low 400s is possible but would require work on the hiring team side. I’m surprised that they didn’t discuss the numbers with you before starting you on interviews.
      Oct 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Ack
      You guys didn’t read the post. The position is for sr manager for product management not engineering. The band for pm manager is lower than the band for eng manager.
      Oct 17, 2018
    • Amazon azmix
      I did, therefore cautiously commented that having “Technical” after Product Management would have been helpful.
      Oct 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Ack
      Band for L7 pm manager is 285-375 +/- 25k
      Oct 17, 2018
    • Neustar AdaL
      I have heard that L7 BDM role can go as high as $400k
      Oct 18, 2018
  • Microsoft Olgavtsky
    OP
    Should I ask for a L8 PM position? Would I need to redo the interview?
    Oct 17, 2018 1
    • Amazon azmix
      L8 is a director role. Most likely you’ll have to re-interview.
      Oct 17, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Ack
    So as mentioned before, the band for PM is much lower than the band for Eng so it’s very unlikely you’ll get more than 350k. If it was senior manager for eng, 500k is pretty normal since the band for L7 eng manager is 390-590 but the band for L7 PM manager is more like 285-375
    Oct 17, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Olgavtsky
    OP
    What is range for L8 PM TC?
    Oct 17, 2018 1
    • Amazon azmix
      You can ask your senior leadership recruiter for rough numbers. As those roles manage cross functional organizations for one or multiple businesses for the company the top of the band is very high. I don’t think we have directors of product management.
      Oct 17, 2018
  • Microsoft Olgavtsky
    OP
    Thanks everyone. This was my first interview with amazon.
    Oct 17, 2018 0
  • Amazon azmix
    What are the numbers?
    Oct 17, 2018 0