Amazon - finding team who might be willing to pay higher

New HAkB04
May 5, 2018 19 Comments

Has anybody ever gone into situation where they had gone to find another team who is willing to pay higher than initial recruiting team while negotiating offer? How does that work out?

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  • New HAkB04
    OP
    Recruiter said different teams have different Budget, they may/can get approval for higher numbers based on need
    May 5, 2018 4
    • Amazon WRwp72
      I suppose technically a team could go out of range on your offer I'd they really want you. As far as I know that requires VP approval. This would be far out of standard and require exceptional circumstances. Personally I don't buy that a recruiter is telling you this. They'd have to be pretty bad at their job.
      May 5, 2018
    • New / Eng
      assertTrue

      New Eng

      BIO
      Former aerospace engineer turned programmer
      assertTruemore
      I was told this too, though I got what I asked for from the first team, so I didn’t look around.
      May 5, 2018
    • New HAkB04
      OP
      What level? Can you share numbers?
      May 5, 2018
    • New / Eng
      assertTrue

      New Eng

      BIO
      Former aerospace engineer turned programmer
      assertTruemore
      I’m L4 (SDE I). My understanding is $160TC is the top of the band and I’m pretty close to that.
      May 5, 2018
  • IBM / Eng
    6969696969

    IBM Eng

    BIO
    Watson
    6969696969more
    I've heard some AWS teams pay higher singing bonuses for good return interns. Can anyone confirm?
    May 5, 2018 2
    • Amazon grind
      As far as i know, there is a standard bonus for all interns regardless of team.
      May 5, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      MagicCap

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Oracle
      MagicCapmore
      Hooligansss says he got a better offer than me. I’m really mad about that.

      I wonder what his rating was...
      May 5, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng rufus2.0
    Amazon TC won't change unless a: change job role or b: level up. If you start with low TC, it will never catch up with your colleagues.
    May 5, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng asdzxc
      Not sure how valid this is... i joined at max tc for NE, then upgraded to NDE and was told no change because im still maxed the level TC, and tho i killed it last year with multiple aws goals, i got small bump because again, I’ve maxd my TC for the level ... so you could be in a shitty situation like me ...
      May 6, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    Hooliganss

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    AWS
    Hooliganssmore
    Is that even allowed?
    May 5, 2018 1
    • New HAkB04
      OP
      Recruiter is suggesting me
      May 5, 2018
  • Amazon mrbro
    It is possible but it depends on the new team's need of your specific talent.
    May 6, 2018 0
  • New HAkB04
    OP
    Why so much negativity...I have nothing to gain from lying.. I want to try and get best out of this opportunity
    May 5, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Product
    kLYS80

    Amazon Product

    PRE
    Amazon
    kLYS80more
    Ohh I see, next week bezos has organized a bidding event, dint realize why until I read ur post.. don't worry I have my bid amount ready
    May 5, 2018 0
  • Amazon
    tomka

    Amazon

    PRE
    Microsoft
    tomkamore
    Lol.. why other team will pay you more? You are leveled across amazon.. not across teams
    May 5, 2018 0
  • New HAkB04
    OP
    This for new joining. I m still in offer negotiation
    May 5, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    DaaamDoood

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    GitHub
    DaaamDooodmore
    Nope your salary does not change when you switch teams. Next year maybe - that depends on the team and your performance
    May 5, 2018 0
  • Amazon WeirdStuff
    That generally doesn't happen unless you switch job roles.
    May 5, 2018 0

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