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Currently an L4 entry level manager at Amazon after graduating last year. I’ve been in this position for about 6 months after taking it as an opportunity to internally move into corporate. I’ve been peeking at internal openings lately and have been at a crossroad on whether or not it’d be more valuable to move “down” per say in title to an Analyst/Business Analyst position or apply to other “entry” level manager positions like a Program Manager. Which ones have greater career prospects?

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Yeah you’re kind of all over the place. Keep in mind that different verticals have different pay scales and becoming an analyst might not be a step down at all. You’ll also have to go through an interview process and beat out others for the analyst role but PM might be lateral and just require an offer letter. Decide on what you want first and come back here for advice! We’ll help!

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Thanks for the reply and bigger perspective on this! I’ve always been one to focus more on responsibilities given than role title, but I guess I got lost seeing that don’t have much knowledge of how things work in corporate. Probably early career jitters as well. I’ll def be spending more time thinking about this and come back when I have a clearer goal! :)

How did you directly join as an entry level manager right after your graduation?🤔 Just curious.

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Oh I see. Thanks!

Cont. I’ve just been wanting to develop more technical skills and am unsure on whether or not I’d get that kind of opportunity to build that as another manager? Or would it be better to continue a Managing path as the quickest way for career and salary progression?? My mind has been all over the place with this and just kind of wanted to mental vomit.

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