Amazon L6 compensation bay area

eBay R.o.b
Oct 23, 2018 28 Comments

170k base, 400k sign-on over 2 years(50,50), 300 rsu over 4 years (5,15,40,40)

Is it average or above average range for the level in Bay area? Thnx.

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  • Amazon cmdgc
    Mind sharing which business unit is this? AWS, Alexa, A9, Lab126?
    Oct 23, 2018 7
    • eBay R.o.b
      OP
      I'm totally unaware to be honest. @cmdgc might be able to give insight!!
      Oct 23, 2018
    • Amazon cmdgc
      Some say AWS is more prestige. I really don’t think any one unit is more prestige than the other. We are actually competing very aggressively for good talents, even between ourselves. Any team looking for ml/dl/Ai/cv/nlp talents would pay top dollar, so that’s all of the teams above. In terms of wlb, in general if the team builds customer facing service then it’s more likely they will have more pressure on deliverables.
      Oct 23, 2018
    • New / Eng poRd04
      I'm afraid of amazon bcz of pip stories and unexperienced manager stories I hear in blind. Does these happen for scientists too?
      Oct 24, 2018
    • eBay R.o.b
      OP
      It's bit over hyped I believe. If you do your work well and meet your target, there is nothing to worry. Given ml skill set is in great demand (fortunately) now a days, there would be a very little chance to be pip-ed without a very solid reason!!!
      Oct 24, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng CYvv54
      Yes please come to Amazon. This company's in a dire need of scientists to make alexa smarter not just cramming bunch of features with keyword commands.
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Amazon cmdgc
    That’s 400k per year!? Is it even still within range for L6?! That’s really good offer. What background OP? SDE or scientist?
    Oct 23, 2018 6
    • Apple xseipal
      Yoe?
      Oct 23, 2018
    • Amazon cmdgc
      Yes, even for PhD scientist with 6-8 yoe
      Oct 23, 2018
    • eBay R.o.b
      OP
      10
      Oct 23, 2018
    • Amazon cmdgc
      I see. That’s about right for you. Still, a top offer.
      Oct 23, 2018
    • eBay R.o.b
      OP
      Cool. Thnx for the input.
      Oct 23, 2018
  • New / Eng poRd04
    Great offer, congrats. I'm also receiving emails from amazon recruiters for Sr applied scientist. I'm also ml phd. Would you mind sharing how the interview process was? Also what are good teams in bay area for an applied scientist?
    Oct 23, 2018 1
    • eBay R.o.b
      OP
      Interview was mix of three domains: machine learning, coding, leadership principles. For machine learning more focus on deep learning concepts and applications, for coding dynamic programming, for leadership principles the stories from your previous work experience where you exercised those principles.
      Oct 23, 2018
  • Apple / Eng
    Djfj663hdj

    Apple Eng

    PRE
    Google, Netflix
    Djfj663hdjmore
    400k sign on? Really? No typo? Unheard of
    Oct 24, 2018 3
    • Facebook / Eng
      lezgo ⛷

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Google
      lezgo ⛷more
      normal for Amazon. they give large signing bonuses (split over 2 years) to try to make up for the shitty vesting schedule 5/15/40/40
      Oct 24, 2018
    • Does Amazon have refreshers? Is this sign-on for making up that as well?
      Oct 24, 2018
    • eBay R.o.b
      OP
      The name sign on is being miss used ... In fact it is an adhoc amount to meet comparable tc in competitive market and to cover up undesired stock vesting schedule. They spread it over 2 years as part of monthly pay checks. The other benefits such as 401k is calculated based on base salary which is capped lower.
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng
    lezgo ⛷

    Facebook Eng

    PRE
    Google
    lezgo ⛷more
    pretty good for senior eng, maybe a bit low for 10 YoE in the bay
    Oct 24, 2018 4
    • New / Eng poRd04
      OP, you didn't count phd years in yoe, right?
      Oct 24, 2018
    • eBay R.o.b
      OP
      I don't but I had few years experience before the PhD so I count that as well.
      Oct 24, 2018
    • New / Eng poRd04
      It appeared to me companies don't count that, unless it's related to ML and well known company, but ML was different back then, in pre deep learning era...
      Oct 24, 2018
    • eBay R.o.b
      OP
      Honestly, I have never been asked for experience in term of years. It might be a good reference point to oneself to aim at a particular level. I know people with fresh PhD at the same level as with 3 years post PhD experience.
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Amazon Shakira
    Above top of range ... almost PE comp.
    Oct 23, 2018 0
  • Bloomberg TghbeUG23
    These sign on bonuses from AMZN are crazy
    Oct 24, 2018 0