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WjMu41

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8+ Years exp software guy
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Jul 8 3 Comments

Background: I have 8+ years of Software Development experience in India at top product companies. Recently I completed a Masters degree (MIS) from an average university in US (I wanted to do MBA but it was too costly and too competitive)
I was hoping to get into product management after the course but nothing worked out.
As of now I have however accepted an offer for SDE-2 at Amazon.

What should be the strategy to move into Product within Amazon in the long run? How much compromise I have to do with he TC?
Any other general advice?

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  • Amazon / Eng ftPD07
    Literally thinking about the very same transition right now. Here is discussion on TC

    Check out this post! "Are PMs and TPMs pay bands same as SDEs’? (Amazon)"
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/4giTRp0s
    Jul 8 0
  • Amazon q12e
    I heard you'll have to do very well in your current role first. Some managers even want you to stay 2 years in the role.

    Is the sde work worth it for you if you initially want to do PM?

    Im also considering the switch so looking for other people's advice as well

    Im sde1
    Jul 8 1
    • New / Eng
      WjMu41

      New Eng

      PRE
      SAP
      BIO
      8+ Years exp software guy
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      I didn't have any option because I didn't get any offer even after trying in a lot of companies. 99% of them never called me back for PM role applications.
      Jul 8

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