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Hi fishes. Any advise on how to prep for Amazon senior technical program manager interview? I have been practicing behavioral questions based on LPs already but any help or high level structure to prepare would be very helpful. Do I need to learn system design questions too?

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Go deep into Donne martin system design primer and exponent sys design interviews

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Hi there. Is there a place where these concepts are explained in more detail? Exponent is very high level. I feel like it's making me mug up stuff

1) LPs are everything as you know. Obsess over them leading up to the loop. 2) Write down ~15 stories in the STAR format Stories should be around times you failed, you pushed back, you delivered results with less, you took leadership, you made the customer think bigger, you struggled and came back, you said no, you motivated people, etc 3) I think some functional questions may come up You can never be too prepared! All the best.

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Noted! Functional questions on the product the team will be working on?

More like 20 stories so you dont end up repeating any

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The key is to demonstrate many Leadership Principles (LPs) in each story. One other thing - don’t speed through stuff. Help the interviewer take good notes especially when it comes to results.

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I found the book “PM interview questions” (by Lewis C Lin) to be super helpful for product questions and then ofc the stories for each leadership principle (LP) are critical. Good luck!

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You absolutely need to do system design interviews if you are going for a L6 TPM

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Understood. Finished exponent system design course last night. The design of Uber etc is something I learnt from the course but honestly I am not there yet

Does Amazon pay back any retention/clawback money if they offer you a job?

Nope. You get a total offer that is typically much higher than consulting pay and that’s about it.

Ask your recruiter. Mine was helping in telling me what to prepare for - 20 LP stories (advice was not to repeat any stories) & technical/functional questions around tools that are essential for the role.

P1 - are you still going through the interview process? What was the outcome / lessons learned?

Anyone has a good LP story on failure in context of strategy? Would it be bad to use a strategy example? I have heard amazon hates the word strategy

They’re looking for authentic failures and most importantly what you learned and how you improved in the future. Use the STARI method. I for improvement.

Hey OP, I’m also preparing for Amazon TPM interview. Feel free to DM me if you need study partner

I did. Amazing . When is yours?

I hope you got the offer OP!

I did :) thinking of joining or not right now as they are not okie with remote

Thanks all. I got the offer! Thanks for all the right advise

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