Amazon L5 Offer

Microsoft flyingswif
Apr 23, 2018 29 Comments

How does this L5 offer stack up? (Seattle)

Team: Alexa Communications
Base: 156k
Bonus: 60k first year, then 40k second year
Stock: 85 shares (~120k)

Also, will Amazon typically buy out unvested stock that I have in MSFT?

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  • Salesforce Pcldneh
    As a manager they offered me $380k TC for L5. You should be able to get more I would think...
    Apr 23, 2018 8
    • eBay stephens
      Pcldneh: did you accept the offer?
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Amazon RCMMT
      Bullshit. L5 range is 170-230 and L6 is 250-350. Managers do make 10% more from what I heard so that would be top end of L6 range for a manager. Maybe you are confusing levels for different companies. L5 is just above new grad level at Amazon
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng while😪(☕)
      For 230 being the top end of L5, is that the 1st year TC or 4th year with stock appreciation accounted for?
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Salesforce Pcldneh
      I swear they said L5, because I was interviewing for L6 and they down leveled me on offer. But I do have 10 years exp, so for sure not comparable to 2-3....

      I did not accept offer.
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Amazon WRwp72
      They did not offer 380k for an L5 SDM, even in bay area. That's even pushing it for someone in their 3rd or 4th year with heavy stock growth. You're either lying or misunderstood your offer.
      May 9, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Amazon.com
    I know someone who joined the same org at L5 and got:
    160k base
    50k year 1 bonus, 35k year 2 bonus
    100 shares of stock

    I would say you have a solid offer, but you might be able to negotiate for more stocks
    Apr 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft cVyz14
    how many years of experience?
    Apr 23, 2018 4
    • Microsoft flyingswif
      OP
      2 years
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Daimler BuildItRed
      L5 for 2 years experience? I guess Amaxon doesn't level 1-1 with Google
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Microsoft cVyz14
      that sounds about right. I have 3 yoe and was offered 220k tc after negotiation. You can probably negotiate for 220-230.
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Amazon CHbV52
      For 2 years of experience, this is a great offer!
      Apr 23, 2018
  • Amazon TbyB23
    That’s a nice offer. See if you could get more stocks instead of base.
    Apr 24, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    WaduHek

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Riot Games, Audible
    BIO
    Some SDE2 pleb that works in Seattle
    WaduHekmore
    Your offer is extremely good. I've been an SDE2 for a couple of years now and my base is only 139k; TC for me is 220k due to stock, but yours is not bad either (216k TC first year)
    Apr 24, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    WaduHek

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Riot Games, Audible
    BIO
    Some SDE2 pleb that works in Seattle
    WaduHekmore
    Damn, only 2 yoe? FML I make 139k after internally getting promoted and given a "decent" raise (relative to the average).

    Also damn that's not a lot of stock... I guess that's the only reason why I break 220k?
    May 10, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng while😪(☕)
    That's very similar to an offer I just received.

    I had 90 shares, $150k base and same bonus.
    Apr 23, 2018 5
    • Aconex go-getter
      Does offer letter says L5 or SDE II?
      May 4, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng while(😪)☕
      SDE II
      May 4, 2018
    • Aconex go-getter
      Mine says SDE not SDE II, however recruiter had said you will be L5
      May 4, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng while(😪)☕
      For me, it was only in the email. The attached PDF just says SDE.

      The email with the offer said "congratulations on a formal offer for SDE II role at Amazon"
      May 4, 2018
    • Aconex go-getter
      What was the final offer?
      May 4, 2018
  • Amazon WRwp72
    Definitely a nice SDE2 offer. If you want see if you can trade some base for stock. Gives more room for base raises in the future and presumably stock appreciation. Personal preference though. Total comp is very solid.
    May 9, 2018 1
    • Amazon WRwp72
      Did the recruiter give you a rough time frame for how long they expect it might take to get to sde3?
      May 9, 2018
  • Twitch videoIsLif
    Nop
    Apr 23, 2018 1
  • Amazon / Eng bw&6vzhs
    Stock seems less, can go up to 100-110 shares
    Apr 23, 2018 0

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