145k as a base L5 SDE comp at Amazon

Amazon siux62
Sep 24, 2017 14 Comments

I was told that base at Amazon rare goes above 160k (Seattle), I got an offer for 145k (L5 SDE) and I see not a big opportunity to increase it taking into account the base limit. Is it a valid base limit? Did I get a good offer?

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  • Apple xiaomi
    Amazon caps the base at 160k for Seattle and 185k for Bay Area
    Sep 24, 2017 1
    • Amazon siux62
      OP
      Then it’ true, got it
      Sep 25, 2017
  • Epic nasre
    L5 is SDE2?
    Sep 24, 2017 1
    • Amazon siux62
      OP
      Yes
      Sep 24, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng
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    mUqi08more
    SDE 2 goes from 3 years to almost 20 years of experience and overlapping a lot with SDE 3. What you have is not bad depends on your exp.
    Sep 24, 2017 0
  • Microsoft MeHoonDon
    Wats total compensation? And How are u already working there?
    Sep 24, 2017 4
    • Amazon siux62
      OP
      I accepted the offer and now trying to if it was a good offer and what should could I expect from the promo. Total with bonuses and stocks about 180k
      Sep 24, 2017
    • MongoDB Tug
      What’s your total experience ?
      Sep 24, 2017
    • Amazon siux62
      OP
      10+ years
      Sep 25, 2017
    • MongoDB D121
      It’s low. Should have negotiated to get atleast 200
      Sep 25, 2017
  • Oracle kic
    How many years of work exp do you have?
    Sep 24, 2017 1
    • Amazon siux62
      OP
      10+ years
      Sep 25, 2017
  • Amazon Asprgs💦
    Good base.
    Sep 24, 2017 0
  • Amazon FuckTisSht
    Good base.... A good total comp can go upto 230k
    Sep 24, 2017 0