Amazon Prime Video Compensation Help

Microsoft fire_
Nov 6 23 Comments

Got an offer from Amazon Sde 1 at Amazon Prime Video in London.
Base: £48 + 19 joining + stocks

Yoe: 2.5 years
Experience: Worked in Microsoft, now in Monzo

All in all the 1st year TC is about 67k.
My current base is 65k pounds and TC is around 80k.
Can Amazon really reduce my current base from 65 to 48. I would love to work in Amazon but also don't want my base to go down.
Can I negotiate with them to at least give the same base or in worst case move it to 60k?

Almost all tech companies honor the 'dont reduce current base' code. I hope Amazon is no exception.

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  • ARM / Eng
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    Monzo is a much more interesting place to work than Amazon. The offer is really bad putting London's big tech in picture, hot companies like OVO Energy, Starling and Monzo pay way more than that.
    Nov 6 6
    • ARM / Eng
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      Interesting, if you have competing offers, use that hand. If not, are you Interviewing with other big techs in London (Bloomberg, Google)?
      Nov 6
    • ARM / Eng
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      An average London tech company pays £55k+ base for 1+ year experience.
      Nov 6
    • Microsoft fire_
      OP
      No luck there.
      But the idea even with competing offer is to offer at least same as what other companies pay. In my case that's what my current company is paying me!
      Nov 6
    • ARM / Eng
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      Try negotiating harder. I wouldn't take any less than the base salary I am getting at a company like Monzo.
      Nov 6
    • Deliveroo ghdyr65
      Really low, get more competing offers. I have save yoe as you and looking right now, with several offers the market goes higher
      Nov 6
  • Amazon / Other free bird
    Never take an offer to reduce your base
    Nov 6 5
    • Microsoft fire_
      OP
      Do you think I should push the Amazon recruiter to increase the base. Is it in their hands do to so?
      Nov 6
    • Amazon / Other free bird
      Yes, it is in their hands. And if she cannot fuck it, never downgarde your compensation unless you are about to get fired
      Nov 6
    • Amazon / Other free bird
      Ask Amazon for a bump up, don't sell yourself short
      Nov 6
    • Microsoft fire_
      OP
      I like the way you assumed it's a 'she' :p
      But thanks a ton for your suggestion. I'll definitely push her to at least keep the same base.
      It's just that Amazon pays that kind of base to SDE 2 and I was kind of hesitant to ask for it at SDE 1 level.
      Nov 6
    • Amazon / Other free bird
      That's not your problem .
      Nov 6
  • Amazon screwedbya
    You’re being screwed. Don’t let them set your career back so significantly. It will take you 5 years to come back to your existing salary at Amazon
    Nov 6 3
    • Amazon nmsh
      Kinda yes. At this yoe and experience, op should aim for sde2. 2 yrs back someone in my team joined as sde1 with 2yoe and still not promoted.
      Nov 6
    • Microsoft fire_
      OP
      @screwedbya that's a good point.
      Do you think Amazon will be able raise the TC if I push hard?
      Nov 6
    • New / Eng
      AmazonEng

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      But... most people don’t stay 5 years.
      Nov 7
  • New / Eng
    AmazonEng

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    So for SDE1 the highest base salary you can negotiate (even with a strong competitive FAANG offer) is £55k. The offer you got is an average SDE I package for your YoE, so you can definitely negotiate it higher but don’t expect it to go up too much. The highest end of SDE I offer package at Amazon London is around £75000, the recruiters will be unable to increase TC without you upgrading to SDE II.
    Nov 7 2
    • Microsoft fire_
      OP
      Thanks for the number. Amazon definitely suck in London when it comes to pay compare to other FANG
      Nov 8
    • New / Eng
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      AmazonEngmore
      Amazon and Microsoft pays the same. And then there’s FB and Google.
      Nov 10
  • Amazon nmsh
    Isn't prime video org overall bad?
    Nov 6 2
    • Amazon screwedbya
      I work in PV UK - it’s a political shit show. A case study in sycophancy and manager abuse
      Nov 6
    • New / Eng
      AmazonEng

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      Overall quite chaotic, on-call work might be tough and legacy software is currently on the path to deprecation but not quite there yet, causing much pain.

      Some teams may be quite interesting however, and the feature teams certainly have it better.
      Nov 7

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