Amazon Offer

Qualtrics sanop
Jun 12 15 Comments

Hey everyone. Recently got an offer to work for Amazon AWS. The details are:

SDE1
126k base
50k bonus over 2 years
60k stock

YOE: 1.5
Current TC: ~150k if you include bonus

How does this look? I feel like the equity might be a little low. Also a bit concerned about wlb at Amazon. Although I think Amazon AWS would probably open up a bunch more opportunities for me in the long run.

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  • Amazon / Eng dndhdien
    A lot of people tend to think that working in AWS is going to improve their skill set. But the truth is quite a lot of teams are very operational heavy. There are people who have worked for more than 2 years but never got an opportunity to actually design a good system and implement it.
    Before saying AWS will open up opportunities, I suggest you assess the work you will be doing in that particular team.
    About TC - That's a really good base for SDE1, may be that's why stock offering is a bit low. You can try negotiating for a different split. But overall TC looks pretty good.
    Jun 12 2
    • Qualtrics sanop
      OP
      I was told I am being put on a team developing a new product so fingers crossed that I wont just do ops stuff
      Jun 13
    • Amazon npYz41
      +1 I joined Last year and new product and all that shiny shit was thrown to me too. All I am doing is ops and taking the shit from other sde2s who will build a crappy product and leave. Thereby increasing ops load. Admit there is learning, but don't get fooled by name if you have similar options.
      Jun 13
  • Amazon LAxL08
    Stock is lower than a new grad hire... my friend who started a month ago as new grad for 70k stock
    Jun 12 1
    • Qualtrics sanop
      OP
      What's the current offer for a new grad?
      Jun 13
  • Amazon / Mgmt gorrila
    First, WLB in a lot of AWS team is not bad, in some it is pretty good. You will definitely be busy during your 6-8 hours at work. Second, to design a real world system, you need to know how systems fail in the real world, how systems work at scale, what are good and bad ways of failure recovery, and you really find out that minimizing failure recovery time is critical etc. All these things are super useful when designing a real world system. You learn these from operations.
    Jun 12 1
    • Qualtrics sanop
      OP
      Well that's encouraging. Thanks! I have some ops experience at my current although we don't quite scale to the level that Amazon does lol
      Jun 13
  • Amazon / QA
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    ohukfrgmore
    What city? Seattle? Portland? Sunnyvale?
    Jun 12 1
    • Qualtrics sanop
      OP
      Sea town
      Jun 13
  • New pge4
    Why do you think AWS will open up more opportunities? Is there any data to back this up?
    Jun 12 1
    • Amazon amaholic
      🤩🤩🤩
      have you been living under a rock for a while?
      Jun 12
  • Amazon Dhlf30
    Wlb- that’s a joke right????
    Jun 12 1
    • Qualtrics sanop
      OP
      I said its a concern
      Jun 12
  • Vanguard ubercool9
    When did u give the interview
    Jun 12 1
    • Qualtrics sanop
      OP
      A week ago
      Jun 12