Amazon AWS SDE II/L5 Offer Eval

Apple yhos
Jul 6 14 Comments

Base: 150k
Sign-on: 70k first year, 58k second year
RSUs: 180k, vesting schedule: 5%/15%/40%/40%

TC: ~230k
YoE: 5
SDE II/L5

Thoughts? Where should I focus my comp negotiation? This is in Seattle.

EDIT:
I also have a pending offer from Google, but AWS is only giving me till Tuesday to make a decision. I've already told my Google recruiter this is happening, but I'm not sure it will get through the hiring committee in time. I'm currently trying to ask AWS for more time.

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  • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
    Did they give you the # of RSU’s or just a $ value?

    P.S it upper end of SDEII band for Seattle, maybe $10k-15k more if you can negotiate per year.
    Jul 6 6
    • Apple yhos
      OP
      It was 93 shares
      Jul 6
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      245k is top of the band down in Seattle for SDE2. For Bay Area it’s not, top of the band is closer to 270ish. YoE means nothing, if you do well in the interview most likely you will be offered top of the band for that that level.
      Jul 6
    • Oracle / R&D TLead
      I was offered 261k in Bay Area. Is it a good offer?
      Jul 6
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      Band ends around 270k, so you make a guess if it’s good or not :)
      Jul 6
    • Oracle / R&D TLead
      Haha it is a good offer
      Jul 6
  • Amazon dbakdh
    Bay area or Seattle?
    Jul 6 3
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      Description says Seattle.
      Jul 6
    • Amazon dbakdh
      TC 250k+ shouldn’t be a problem, ask for more sign on and RSU. You can also shoot for 280k+, if you think your interview performance is exceptional.
      Jul 6
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      Those are Bay Area numbers you talking about IMO. In Seattle, I thought the band is 182-242k for SDE2; unless of course one gets an out of band offer then it’s entirely possible.
      Jul 6
  • Amazon dbakdh
    Don’t give in to AWS recruiter.
    Jul 6 1
    • Apple yhos
      OP
      Thanks, this helps. I did find the AWS recruiter to be awfully aggressive, unlike Google's.
      Jul 7
  • Apple yhw
    OP here, don’t know why blind app doesnt sync a changed user name...

    Anyway, asked for 250k TC and they upped the sign in bonus to 83/65. Said I am at the top if the band.

    It looks pretty good to me as is, and unless google offers something stronger, it looks like I will take it.
    Jul 10 0

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