Amazon L4 offer confusion

JDA Software just_qrias
Oct 12 22 Comments

Hi All,

I recently got a offer with Amazon for L4 new grad. I have 3 years of work experience back in india as one of the Founding tech member from a start up. One of my friend got L5 with the same experience, but he gave interview for L5. I guess I was interviewed for L4, and they didnt gave me a System design round during the interview.

I feel a little disappointed with this offer level, as I am very sure if I am given a chance to prove for L5 I can do it. Amazon is not ready to negotiate the offer. I also have upcoming interviews with Google and Facebook. I have offers with Goldman Sachs and Wayfair. I told the same to amazon, they seem to not care much. They responded saying
“Look at our stock values for the past 5-10 years, it has a considerable growth, we hope this will help make a decision”

Can someone suggest what to do in this situation?

Wayfair - Numbers are not confirmed, need to speak this week
Goldman - 122K base, 25K signon, undisclosed bonus
TC: 171K

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Wayfair / Eng tAcq10
    Come to Wayfair, we have free bananas
    Oct 12 6
    • Wayfair / Eng tAcq10
      At Wayfair you'll have opportunity to make more of an impact, plus Wayfair stock has more room to grow IMO
      Oct 12
    • Amazon yacht 🛥
      Amazon has a lot more impact than Wayfair to be honest
      Oct 12
    • Wayfair / Eng BScK77
      The downside of the room to grow is that it needs to grow 50% for me to sell my current stock and not incur a loss.
      Oct 13
    • Wayfair / Eng tAcq10
      Well revenues are growing 40% yoy. The market has to acknowledge that growth eventually.
      Oct 13
    • Wayfair / Eng BScK77
      I hope so!
      Oct 13
  • Amazon wDaz75
    You’re in a tough spot. It’s not -bad- to come in as L4, but leveling up is pretty hard when you’re locked in. It’s definitely better to come in as L5. Amazon is invaluable on the resume, but knowing what I know and seeing what I’ve seen, I’d take one of the others in a heartbeat. This place kills you
    Oct 12 4
    • JDA Software just_qrias
      OP
      Can I ask them to interview me again for L5 if its viable option ?
      Oct 12
    • Amazon yacht 🛥
      Sure ask them... but also if you did very well in interview and showed that you are an L5 level worthy, they may have bumped you up without you asking
      Oct 12
    • JDA Software just_qrias
      OP
      Amazon’s new grad interview just focuses on L4 level interview. I answered the questions which was asked to me. System design alone was missing, which I thought they would ask. Anyway, If i ask them to interview me for L5 and if in case I screw it up what happens to the L4 offer?
      Oct 12
    • Amazon qrtcc88
      Your L4 offer should still be good. Wouldn't worry about it since you said your peers also passed L5, given they did the same work as you.
      Oct 13
  • Samsung tipsytoe
    Amazon will care once you get G or FB offer though
    Oct 12 3
    • JDA Software just_qrias
      OP
      G and FB are very slow, this offer deadline will expire in two weeks.
      Oct 12
    • Samsung tipsytoe
      Dont accept, since you feel you can do better. do well at FB or G. Best of luck OP
      Oct 12
    • JDA Software just_qrias
      OP
      @tipsytoe Thank you.
      Oct 12
  • Bloomberg Enig16
    TC of offers?
    Oct 12 1
    • JDA Software just_qrias
      OP
      Updated the post, please read
      Oct 12
  • Amazon qrtcc88
    Just turn down the Amazon offer
    Oct 12 0
  • Expedia Group mSPf87
    It's not worth downleveling oneself as it takes lot of effort to go to next level. I would say have them wait till your other interviews are done. If nothing else works out you can take this one.
    Oct 12 0
  • Walmart JTTv27
    Which country?
    Oct 14 1
    • JDA Software just_qrias
      OP
      US, Amazon offer is at Seattle, Wayfair at Boston, Goldman at NYC
      Oct 15

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