L7 SDM Amazon vs L6 TPM FB

Jan 16 31 Comments

At a bit of a career crossroads. Currently an L7 SDM at Amazon. No major complaints, but I cant help feeling like the culture/workenvironment is not quite what im looking for.

I have recieved an out of band offer for L6 TPM at FB (~450k once projected refreshers are included) which is the same as what im making here. However the 4 year cliff (L6 target is ~360k) will be big unless I make it to L7. Even at L7, im guessing the comp would be similar to my current L7 SDM comp, nevermind any potential comp growth here at Amazon in the L7 band during that time.

Comp aside, FB just seems like a better place to work in terms of perks, workplace environment, benefits, culture, etc.

What does blind think?

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TOP 31 Comments
  • Amazon zVjh74
    Agreed with above. Feels like a step down and the grass is no greener at FB. Maybe even browner; the grass that is.
    Jan 16 6
    • Dell LUHV04
      Thank you Facebook for setting me on the right direction.
      Jan 16
    • Amazon KesJ53
      OP
      Facebook, any thoughts on the original question?
      Jan 16
  • Intuit wrdggvgjdt
    feels like step down on all fronts
    Jan 16 0
  • Dell LUHV04
    Can you specify why you think Facebook environment is better ?
    Jan 16 9
    • Amazon ACEJ60
      @erkz43 - there is a predefined % that need to be put on focus and pip every olr. It's reinforced in the training that managers go through every year. I've seen people who don't deserve to be on there put in just so that the org leadership can meet their quota.
      4d
    • Dell LUHV04
      Acej60 - are you talking about Facebook or amazon?
      3d
  • Amazon FYAx66
    What is the future of Facebook? I wouldn’t put my eggs in that social media basket. That business is subject to regulation and is solely based on the addictive habits of its users. Meanwhile there are many henhouses across Amazon to sustain your path.
    Jan 16 1
    • Dell LUHV04
      Phew , that’s an very interesting point
      Jan 16
  • Airbnb FHxp07
    Step down. Also, why not go for L7 EM at FB?
    Jan 16 1
    • Amazon KesJ53
      OP
      This is jus the opportunity that was available. I would try for EM at fb if i we’re able to.
      Jan 16
  • LinkedIn
    SrSWE.

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    SrSWE.more
    Level is same, if you want to get rid of people management then this is good, not sure how you calculated projected refreshers. IMO brand is bigger than Amazon. You should move. Btw, would be interested in knowing what were your interview rounds or questions were like ?
    Jan 16 1
    • Amazon KesJ53
      OP
      Level is the same but top of Amazon L7 SDM band is much higher than L6 TPM band at FB.
      Jan 16
  • Amazon KesJ53
    OP
    Thanks for the insight everyone . Looks like I’ll stay put
    Jan 16 0
  • It is downwards. Don’t do it.
    Jan 16 0
  • LinkedIn / Eng
    Dhumri

    LinkedIn Eng

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    Amazon
    Dhumrimore
    Would you mind sharing your decision and how did you prepare for interview ?
    5d 0
  • New YQos48
    B
    Feb 17 0

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