Amazon L6 HW offer

Apple dirghern
Mar 20 21 Comments

Received a L6 HW systems offer at Amazon:

Base: 175k
First year+second year bonus: 85k+75k
RSU: 145 shares over 4 years (250k current price)
TC year 1: 273k

Current TC at Apple: 250k

Thoughts on the offer?

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Apple TimApple
    What is level in apple hw?
    Mar 20 2
    • Apple dirghern
      OP
      ICT3 now, ICT4 In September
      Mar 20
    • Lyft TEHm35
      You are looking at a good refresher when u get promoted to ict4 . I would stay there until that happens .
      Mar 20
  • Lyft TEHm35
    Bad idea to move to Amazon from Apple . Apple refreshers are very good , whereas for amazon , if stock does well they don’t hand out stock if you exceed target, which in your case , you are very close to. Also Apple has cash bonus and amazon doesn’t.
    Mar 20 0
  • Microsoft Omni
    Doesn’t seem big enough of an increase to be worth the effort. Does it involve you moving from Bay Area to Seattle? That would be 10% additional in saved state taxes.
    Mar 20 5
    • Amazon McKnziBzos
      Agree & disagree. Happy about no state income tax, but the sales tax is high.
      Mar 20
    • Microsoft Omni
      SF sales tax is 8.5%, Seattle is 10.1%. Given how expensive everything in SF is, I’d suspect it evens out. If anything you are most likely coming out ahead in Seattle on that front as well.
      Mar 20
    • Apple dirghern
      OP
      Both are in the Bay Area
      Mar 20
    • Microsoft Omni
      If you are early in your career, I’d suggest finding a way to transition to software. Pick whichever company that makes it easier to do so. Kind of irrelevant to your question but the sooner you do it, the better off you will be. 20K here or there doesn’t matter at the end of the day.
      Mar 20
    • Amazon soxkxn
      If it’s a 175k base, it’s only the bay. Listening to someone from Microsoft about an Amazon offer...well this is what you get. It also has nothing to do with sales tax, it’s state tax (CA) vs. no state tax (WA) and housing is astronomical in the bay.
      Mar 20
  • Amazon NoColusion
    Go to Amazon and then pivot into PMT to get out of HW.
    Apr 2 0
  • Apple Cfdsftd
    I would stay with Apple. If offer is > 30% hike then it makes sense.
    Mar 20 0
  • Nvidia monolith
    How many YOE at apple?
    Mar 20 2
    • Apple dirghern
      OP
      4
      Mar 21
    • Nvidia monolith
      And in total? Also do they have verif positions?
      Mar 21
  • Amazon McKnziBzos
    Good number. But you should probably get a bigger increase by asking for more bonus. What’s your current role?
    Mar 20 1
  • Amazon .,..,
    That’s not possible for Amazon’s base. It never exceeds 160k.
    Mar 20 1
    • Amazon BfIO28
      It does in CA and NYC just not SEA
      Mar 20
  • Apple Yupp!
    4 year’s total exp, awesome I would say, but I am pretty sure HW they don’t have any ict4 at this exp .
    Mar 21 0
  • Nvidia monolith
    Am I the only one who thinks this is a very good offer for hardware considering only 4 years of experience?
    Mar 21 0