Amazon SDE1 Compensation Bay Area

IBM / Eng DeNI17
Jun 14, 2018 8 Comments

Recruiter told me I passed the loop but am being offered SDE1 role instead of SDE2. What should I target/expect my TC offer to be? I have 3.5 years experience, with masters, and in the Bay Area.

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  • New / Eng
    JillGates

    New Eng

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    JillGatesmore
    Ouch
    Jun 14, 2018 0
  • Amazon pupper41
    New grads return interns with masters are getting 170k in the Bay Area, so I’d start there. If you’re being offered an sde1 role, that means the bar raiser didn’t think you met the sde2 bar.
    Jun 14, 2018 1
    • IBM / Eng DeNI17
      OP
      Thanks @pupper41. Think it was the LPs that got me :(.
      Jun 14, 2018
  • Amazon kwdm67
    Unless you get a very good offer, at 3.5 years exp you should only accept an Sde2 offer. If you accept Sde1 offer it can take upto 2 years to get to Sde2. And then you will only get the min Sde2 wage. I would very highly recommend to reapply in 6 months and come in as Sde2 at the median Sde2 wage.
    Jun 14, 2018 0
  • Rockwell Collins jEOK52
    Screw them. They are low balling you. Anyone above 2.5 years of industry experience should be SDE2 TC if not SDE2 title.
    Jun 14, 2018 2
    • It's IBM though
      Jun 14, 2018
    • Rockwell Collins jEOK52
      He has more experience than a fresh graduate. 3.5 years is a lot more than a fresh grad. All I'm saying is that compensation should be more than a fresh grad.
      Jun 14, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng TC·or·GTFO
    Jun 14, 2018 0