Executive exodus at Alphabet big bet Verily Life Science

Alphabet is Google’s parent company. A few years ago, the two cofounders of Google took a chapter from Warren Buffet’s playbook, and created Alphabet. Their idea is to turn Google into the high tech equivalent of Berkshire Hathaway. It has not gone as well as they hoped for. None of the Alphabet’s big bets has …

Google, Amazon, and Facebook hiring updates

Today I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned in the past few months about Google, Amazon and Facebook hiring. Amazon Hiring Update Amazon’s hiring slowed down a little bit in Dec and January due to the holidays and their OP2 process (semi-annual corporate planning process). But, it’s picking up steam now. Amazon continues to …

No BS quick guide to salary negotiation

As you might know, all of my interview coaching packages include free consultation on salary negotiation. Here is the top 5 salary negotiation tips: (1) For most people, you should have at least one round of negotiation. HR will expect you to negotiate so your downside risk is very low if you do one quick …

Deconstruct Amazon Virtual Onsite Loop behavioral questions

Amazon Leadership Principles (LP) interview questions will make or break your candidacy with Amazon. How many Amazon Leadership Principle questions should you expect? How many LP questions will be asked by each interviewer? Will they cover all 14 Amazon LPs during your interview? Today I’m going to share with you a recent Amazon virtual Onsite Loop …

Anatomies of Amazon and Google Data Scientist Offers

Data Scientist is one of the fastest growing careers in the world today. Many people with strong math, statistics and engineering backgrounds have pivoted their careers to Data Science to get into the doors of top firms such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc. for better career prospect and higher pay. Today I’m sharing with you one …

Anatomies of Amazon PM and TPM Offers

Today I’m sharing with you two recent Amazon.com job offers: one level 6 Product Manager (PM) offer, and one level 5 Technical Program Manager (TPM) offer. Job title: Product Manager Level: 6 # of years of work experience: 5+ Base Salary: $150,000 Year 1 sign-on bonus: $55,000 Year 2 sign-on bonus: $45,000 Restricted Stock Units:  …

Anatomies of two Amazon offers (Manager vs. Individual Contributors)

Amazon hiring hasn’t been slowed down by COVID-19 crisis. It continues to interview and make offers at a crisp pace. Today I’m sharing with you two recent Amazon level 6 job offers: one level 6 Manager offer, and one level 6 Individual Contributor offer. (Disclaimer: I have changed the data slightly to protect confidentiality but …

The Anatomy of an Amazon Level 7 Job Offer

Amazon has a very flat organization structure. Level 7 is mid-to-senior level at Amazon. I have known plenty of CTOs, VPs, and directors at other companies who ended up at Level 7 at Amazon. It’s what I call “job title deflation at Amazon.” However, the pay at level 7 is very competitive. Today I’d like …

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