I am a SDEII working on the path to SDEIII at Amazon. By working on, I mean I have a chance but not in pipeline. My estimate is end of 2019 or early 2020. I received an offer from OCI as IC3. Based on levels.fyi, I feel like it’s a bit backward. Also, considering the reputation of OCI, it would be hard to get back to same level if I move back to FANG later.
My question is, In OCI hard would it be to move from IC3 to IC4?
Also, what do people think about people moving out from OCI? When I interview the candidate, I wouldn’t care too much. No matter the business is, engineers could have done good job which I will evaluate during interview. However, maybe not everybody think the same way.
TC is reaching low SDEIII zone in amazon though. Around 280k with 175k base and 80k RSU each year, and 20k signon. It’s a hard decision for me. About 40k more than I am now. Also, I have more than half of my TC now from stocks. As stocks dropping, its more temping to take the offer.
And don’t worry about coming back to FANG. Amazon will definitely take you back atleast as an SDE2 or may be even SDE3. Regarding FNG, you should start leet coding or you would end up in amazon allover again like the last time.