Amazon L6 SDM Offer Eval

Microsoft BezosBalla
May 15 20 Comments

I received this offer from Amazon Seattle. I was told this is above max for L6 and that they had to “go to exception”. Is this a good offer for Amazon Seattle? Can I push this farther?

Base: 157k
RSU: 520k
Sign-on: 400k

TTC: 410k

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  • Amazon / PR jefe_bezos
    For you to hit 410k at year 3, the stock price needs to be at $2275... FYI. You will likely not get any more money/stock, except maybe maxing your base at 160.
    May 15 5
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      Yeah another 22% increase seems unlikely. Especially with where we are in the economic cycle.

      One of the recruiters told me that as part of the annual comp review, if we get to year 3 and stock price isn’t there, they’ll give me more rsu to meet the ttc. Is that correct?
      May 15
    • Amazon p997
      That's what they tell us. Hasn't happened in awhile due to stock performance but I'm on yearly refreshers now and they've been competitive.
      May 15
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      Thanks, that’s good to know. So they’ve maintained, or increased your ttc?
      May 15
    • Amazon p997
      Increased.
      May 15
    • Lockheed Martin / Mgmt gdbsk6d
      Can you share how the refreshers work? Is it more RSU or sign-on like cash? Does that normally occur in year 3?
      May 16
  • Autodesk boba415
    Wow that’s a crazy sign on bonus :O
    May 15 3
    • Amazon cnnfox
      That’s for the first 2 years when little stock vesting happens (5% and 15%).
      Without that year 1 TC would be less than 200k.
      May 15
    • Autodesk boba415
      Yeah I noticed a few Amazon offer’s with those crazy high 2 year sign on bonuses. Congrats op!
      May 15
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      Thanks!
      May 15
  • Facebook cochococho
    Really good L6 offer, but say good bye to decent salary bumps until you get promoted though
    May 15 1
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      Yeah no bonuses or raises until I make L7. Which sucks as I understand that is a pretty big leap to make at Amazon.
      May 15
  • Microsoft BezosBalla
    OP
    On levels.fyi I see L6 SDM in Seattle TTCs median is 350, but I see outliers at 400k, 447k, 480k, and 500k
    May 15 1
    • Lockheed Martin / Mgmt gdbsk6d
      I’ve exported data from levels.fyi and I don’t think 350k is median. I think that is higher end and your offer is super legit.

      An insider told me median is low 300s for L6 SDM.
      May 15
  • Google Mmkaay
    I think it is a great offer. Yoe? Level at Microsoft?
    May 15 1
  • Capital One / Product
    ironside

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    ironsidemore
    You can push on RSU and sign on.
    May 15 1
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      OP
      By how much do you think? I’m wondering what the highest L6 SDM offer in Seattle has been.
      May 15
  • Amazon / IT t0t@lc0mp
    This is a great offer for an SDM @ Amazon.
    May 15 0
  • Amazon builder90
    Take it with a big smile on your face
    Sep 8 0

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