AMZN offer evaluation

TrueCar / Eng
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TrueCar Eng

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Nov 9, 2018 17 Comments

Base: 140-145
Bonus: 40-45 (1st year), 30-35 (2nd year)
Rsu: 60-70
Location: Southern California
YoE: 1-2
Level: SDE2/L5 (whatever the fuck that is)

TC (current): 130.

Comments?. Low ball?.

It does seem to be somewhere in the ball park from other posts I have seen.

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  • Amazon / Eng Caravanan
    Seems like a decent offer for the location, yoe and level.
    Nov 9, 2018 6
    • TrueCar / Eng
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      OP
      Decent means what aspect is low?. You are seemingly more critical than others.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Caravanan
      Amazon l5 band is from 150-250k, so you're in the middle.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • TrueCar / Eng
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      TrueCar Eng

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      The TC looked good enough but I guess I'm still learning to negotiate different aspects. The recruiter wasn't expecting me to be super critical of the offer so I'm at this stage.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Amazon RBMY63
      In standard markets the band is 174k-222k, not 150-250
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      @RBMY63 by standard markets do u mean Seattle? mind sharing the band bounds for L4, L6, L7, etc?
      Nov 10, 2018
    • Amazon RBMY63
      Seattle is a standard market. Most big cities in the US are. NYC and Bay Area are premium.

      L4 i am not as sure of, no one gets promoted to L4. I can look it up if critical, but top is 160k TCT.

      L6 is 240k(250k is where promos go, so this is effective bottom)-375k TCT

      I don’t know L7, haven’t promoted anyone there. I think the range starts at 400k, don’t know where it tops off.
      Nov 10, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    That’s nearly identical to my SDE 2 offer from 2 years ago (though my RSUs are 160, based on $850/sh). Big difference is that I had 20 yoe and foolishly settled for a job way beneath my skills. But it was interesting experience, I don’t need it or the cheap comp anymore (even with doubled RSUs it’s crap pay for my abilities).
    Nov 9, 2018 2
    • TrueCar / Eng
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      TrueCar Eng

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      OP
      Damn bro. Bro right?.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
      Yes. I know, I whored myself out to make the move to “big tech”. It was worth it for my own edification. It’s not at all helping my job prospects otherwise. I can get screening interviews with bigger names more easily now, but that is it!
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Google hlNx81
    Good for Amazon and yoe
    Nov 9, 2018 1
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      You're from Google. Thanks. That's the next company btw.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Adobe DollarSign
    YoE?
    Nov 9, 2018 1
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      TrueCar Eng

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      Pushed a new commit.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Tesla / Eng
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    You are making 130 currently. How can you even possibly say lowball
    Nov 9, 2018 1
    • TrueCar / Eng
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      OP
      I wanted to add in the initial post that I don't want comparative consideration. I skipped it because I wanted to see what people think and from what company they are. This is going to help me in proper evaluation of future options.

      Maybe I'm kidding. Maybe I'm not. Who cares?. It's Friday.

      I've dropped higher (maybe not better?) offers before because I liked my team too much so there's that.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Facebook AyyoLeMayo
    lgtm
    Nov 9, 2018 0

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