Amazon L6 vs Google T6 vs Facebook E6

Microsoft bqXj02
Jun 24 19 Comments

Amazon recruiter keep telling me it’s the same level, while levels.fyi doesn’t. I have offer for E6 and waiting for google, should I bother interviewing for Amazon L6?

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Microsoft w9xoxod
    No don't bother with Amazon. They told me their l5 is fb e5... With over 130k diff in tc.

    But you probably wanna have multiple offers to negotiate
    Jun 24 0
  • Google / Eng
    frnDfrckn

    Google Eng

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    frnDfrcknmore
    Levels.fyi is accurate. Google 6 is amazon 7. Don't bother.
    Jun 24 0
  • Amazon mmOA80
    Google’s levels are down one level from Amazon so a 6 at Google should be a 7 at Amazon. Good luck with the search.
    Jun 24 0
  • Facebook / Eng mturtle
    I'm surprised recruiter would just outright lie like that.

    FYI even if you get L7 from amazon (which would be L6 at google and E6 at FB), they will not pay you as much. They don't due refreshers or bonus.
    Jun 24 2
    • Facebook / Eng teuk
      This is common. Not lying but pursuing. Amazon L6 is considered Principal everywhere else according to their recruiter.
      Jun 24
    • Facebook / Eng mturtle
      I don't think that's true. Recruiters know staff at google is principle at amazon. They would have to be really bad at job if they didn't.
      Jun 24
  • Facebook AttentionI
    I think this is more nuanced. IMO Amazon L6 falls somewhere between FB E5 and E6.
    Similarly Amazon L7 is somewhere between FB L6 and L7, but closer to L7.

    Recruiter will say whatever will get you to sign an offer. It's your job to discount appropriately.

    Also, why are you asking about G L6? That isn't relevant to your decision, is it?
    Jun 24 6
    • Facebook / Eng teuk
      Amazon downlevel and pays low but you work because the stock will keep doubling every 2 years.
      Jun 24
    • Facebook / Eng mturtle
      You think the stock double every 2 years forever? It won't.

      Even if you do, just buy amzn stock with higher fb/goog comp.
      Jun 24
    • Google / Eng
      frnDfrckn

      Google Eng

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      Amazon
      frnDfrcknmore
      Again levels.fyi is pretty accurate. Fb/g pay significantly better and you can just buy amzn stock
      Jun 25
    • Facebook AttentionI
      I agree that L6 at Amazon will may get paid worse than even E5 at FB.
      However, all the Amazon L6s I've seen getting hired at FB come in at either 5 or 6, 6 being very common for people who've been at Amazon L6 for a few years.
      Jun 25
    • Google / Eng
      frnDfrckn

      Google Eng

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      Amazon
      frnDfrcknmore
      My .2, Facebook is desperate for engineers and is ok with up leveling. How many of those engineers coming at fb6 can sustain themselves is the question to ask.
      Jun 26
  • Google topCon
    Your recruiter is an idiot or lying to you. Pick one.
    Jun 24 1
    • Facebook / Eng teuk
      Kool aid is strong at Amazon. Jeff Dean would land L5 at Amazon. Their L5 is Principal+ at Google.
      Jun 25
  • Microsoft bqXj02
    OP
    Thanks for the input! That confirm what i suspects.
    Jun 24 0
  • Facebook QRAE56
    Every case is unique but the internal guidelines in Facebook is that Facebook levels are equivalent to google and amazon is one level off. Google L5 is Facebook E5. Amazon E6 would be Facebook E5.
    Jul 11 2
    • Facebook AttentionI
      Are you reading the same guidelines as I am? The ones I read claim Amazon E6 can map to either E5 or E6 at FB
      Jul 12
    • Facebook QRAE56
      It depends on the experience of the candidate - so yes it’s possible for an amazon L6 to get a E6 offer but it’s not common. The interview loop also has to be setup to get signals for an E6
      Jul 13