Amazon Offer SDE-1 evaluation

Credit Karma 🐨Koala
Oct 22 9 Comments

Reposting for broader audience in the correct Compensation topic with current TC and situation details.

AWS Palo Alto offer - TC: 195K
Recruiter provided me 3 options to choose from -
1.
Base - 151K
RSU - 52
Sign on year 1 - 41K
Sign on year 2 - 30K

2.
Base - 160.5K
RSU - 43
Sign on year 1 - 31K
Sign on year 2 - 25K

3.
Base - 144K
RSU - 60
Sign on year 1 - 46K
Sign on year 2 - 35K

How is the offer? Any room for negotiation?
Full time YOE: < 1

Which offer should I choose? High base or high RSU or mix?

Current TC: 185K (155k base, 30K stocks/year)
About to be promoted at current job: 177K base, 40K/year stocks (207K TC next year).
CK stocks are not public so don't know how much to consider them.
Visa is one of the main issue I have to consider the switch as Amazon has huge international presence!

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TOP 9 Comments
  • Tableau BPYn14
    Get higher base as amazon RSU vesting is useless 5/15/40/40 .
    Oct 22 3
    • VMware
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      Veritas Software
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      Exactly, Ask your recruiter about vesting. You are getting good pay. Interns converted to full time aren't getting this much.
      But still negotiate. Ask for 50k RSU with Option 2. Congratulations! All the best!
      Oct 22
    • Credit Karma 🐨Koala
      OP
      @vmware Do you mean 50 RSUs?
      These are number of RSUs not RSU value
      Oct 22
    • VMware
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      Oh I thought it was 43k worth RSU. You can try for 10k worth more in Signing Bonus and RSUs.
      Oct 22
  • Tableau krxi15
    Please do the math and post avg yearly TC for each Amazon option. Or GTFO
    Oct 22 2
    • Credit Karma 🐨Koala
      OP
      TC is 195K for any option which I posted on first line.
      None is less or more (at least not drastically!)
      Oct 22
    • Tableau krxi15
      Ahh my bad. Misunderstood that.

      Congrats, my choice is option 2. More cash is always better.
      Oct 22
  • Amazon sPIE23
    Take whatever pays you the most upfront. The odds are you’ll hate it here and leave before 2 years is up.
    Oct 22 0
  • Amazon LAxL08
    More stock if you think you’ll stay for 4 years and amazon will shoot to the moon. Otherwise more base if you’re thinking about bouncing in a year or two. For raise, you’ll be hit the base cap soon, so keep that in mind
    Oct 22 0

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