Amazon Comp?

Amazon shjV25
Nov 8, 2017 11 Comments

I’ve been at amazon for 2 years in HR and am considering another tech company. This recent raise cycle, I was told that because stock out performed expectations, I wouldn’t see a raise. Even with getting promoted, I’m hearing rumors that you don’t see more than 10% growth in a year. Is this true?

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  • Amazon dKCN73
    What raise? 1%-2% Every year?
    Nov 8, 2017 3
    • Amazon shjV25
      OP
      I’ve heard that it’s the standard 1-2%, so long as you’re still within the range of your role.
      Nov 8, 2017
    • Amazon dKCN73
      Welcome to Amazon
      Nov 8, 2017
    • Amazon YExs34
      Agreed. It's an Amazonian philosophy to NOT give raises for a variety of reasons we have no control over.
      Nov 11, 2017
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    I heard Amazon HR believes that Amazon pay is on par with other big companies.. I highly doubt Amazon HR's perception when I see Google/Apple/FB/Uber ppl post their total comp on blind.. Amazon is not even close..
    Nov 9, 2017 2
    • Amazon / Eng Lodu
      Not even close? That's not true.
      Nov 20, 2017
    • Amadeus Trick2g
      It’s not even close. Stop drinking the kool aid at amazon. Shitty 401k, no wlb, no raise, no annual bonus, no perks etc. I don’t know why people consider amazon a top tier company. My current workplace gives way more than amazon.
      Jan 18
  • Snapchat / Eng Yongson
    I feel like if stock out performs you should get a bigger raise...
    Nov 8, 2017 1
    • Facebook imsorry
      Right?! I will never understand Amazon's compensation philosophy.
      Nov 9, 2017
  • Google / Eng hagcja
    That thing happened with me last year when I got promoted. Got 0% raise because of the same reason. When I refused to accept the perf result, my manager promised to override base increase to 10%. I confirmed at that time that managers do have power to override your base increase to max 10%. And you know what, override never happened. He said that VP rejected the override.

    One of the good things about Google is system only shows the your compensation of the current year to your manager.
    Nov 9, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Design
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    Yup. Comp factors in signing bonus, if you still have one, and stock, including unvested RSUs. So if stock continues to grow, you won’t see any annual increase, and may only see a marginal one with a promotion.
    Nov 8, 2017 0