When can you get promoted at Amazon?

Microsoft bidoof
Aug 4 15 Comments

How many review cycles/promotion opportunities are there per year at Amazon?

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    • It sounds like you define "expect to be promoted" as "it's extremely easy to get promoted" or "the primary criteria for promotion is tenure". Maybe that's true for SDE1 given how it's basically an entry level position.

      But I know several people at Amazon who have been promoted. They've always been performers so it's not surprising. You don't expect companies like Amazon to hand out promotions for mediocre work, do you?
      Aug 4
    • Tyler just curious where are you located?
      Aug 4
    • Apple
      thrones

      Apple

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      thronesmore
      What is Tyler technologies anyways
      Aug 4
    • Apparently a place where it's easy to get promoted lmao
      Aug 4
    • Tyler Technologies
      batwomann

      Tyler Technologies

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      All right, just sharing my experience in two orgs over 3.5 years. I was a 4 in both. Left retail after 2 years and then was told I was a "high 4" in Video. I never worked toward nor expected a promotion but saw many co-workers not get one, or kept in the "acting" role for over a year.
      Aug 4
  • Goldman Sachs faith91
    Once every year, in April.
    Aug 4 1
    • Google / Eng
      poogers

      Google Eng

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      You are eligible for promotion twice per year, but only write performance reviews once per year. At least that's how it worked before I left 3 years ago.

      Edit: a comment below actually says 4x per year... I didn't see anyone get promoted in Q2 or Q4 but it's likely changed.
      Aug 4
  • Amazon vfJe25
    Once every quarter. Personally know people whogot promoted in each of last 3 quarters
    Aug 4 0
  • Amazon / Eng rando-sde
    One chance per quarter.
    Aug 4 1
    • Amazon / Eng rando-sde
      Note that performance review is once a year, but promotion cycle is 4x/year.
      Aug 4
  • Amazon / Product CrXy06
    Once every quarter up to L6. L7 and above is Q1 and Q3 only. Salary review is once per year in Q1 unless you are promoted - in which case you could feasibly have 2.
    Aug 4 0
  • Tyler Technologies
    batwomann

    Tyler Technologies

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    Are you talking about engineering or non-engineering roles? It's two different answers. Engineering is the only part of the company that has standardized promotion tracks.
    Aug 4 0