Amazon Seattle SDE 2

Dec 6, 2018 30 Comments

Received following offer
Base 125k
Joining 50k split over 2 years
Rsu - 50 stocks

Masters... 1.5 years of experience in US.. 1.5 in home country
I don't have any competing offer.

Is it a comparable offer with other sde2 in Amazon?
Any negotiations tips?

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  • Google
    dhufy

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    dhufymore
    It's sde1 offer.
    Dec 6, 20185
    • Amazon / Engmiata
      It's not an Amazon SDE1 offer. It's a low ball SDE2 offer.
      Dec 6, 2018
    • Google
      dhufy

      Google

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      dhufymore
      It's experienced sde1 offer, not new grad.

      SDE2 low band is 180k.
      Dec 6, 2018
    • Amazon / Engmiata
      Sorry. I meant that OP literally said "SDE2". I now get that you meant it's a low SDE2 offer equivalent to high SDE1.

      EDIT: OP clarified below that it's an SDE1 offer.
      Dec 6, 2018
    • Amazon / Englctc
      My initial SDE 1 offer was about this much. So definitely an SDE 1 offer. Joined last month.
      Dec 6, 2018
    • Capital One / Engdesu
      I mistook my SDE 1 offer for an SDE 2 offer
      Dec 6, 2018
  • OP
    I interviewed for SDE 2..recruiter yet to give me an official offer letter... He just sent me compensation details.... Is it possible that they downgraded me to SDE 1?
    Dec 6, 20184
    • Amazon Jеff Bezоs
      Yes!!!

      For your years of experience, it’s a 90% probability that you got an SDE1 unless you did really well on the interviews.

      Usually what happens is a manager says “I want to hire some SDE2s” and then the recruiters get some people and schedule the loop and during the loop we say “This guy is nowhere near an SDE2” and the recruiter goes “Ok. We can find him a team that needs SDE1s then.”
      Dec 6, 2018
    • OP
      Thanks for the info... I will confirm that with my recruiter..
      Dec 6, 2018
    • Google
      rydyyg

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      rydyygmore
      Name something lower than Amazon SDE2 bar?

      Amazon SDE1 bar!!!
      😂😂😂😂
      Dec 6, 2018
    • Amazon Jеff Bezоs
      SDE1 bar is everything that has a pulse and doesn’t appear mentally rtarded, i.e. is coachable.
      Dec 6, 2018
  • Amazon Sbdhhdd
    It's funny my current base is 138 and Tc is 200k but that's because stocks performed well. I am an SDE2. By looking at people opinion on blind. I think if I resign and get hired as SDE1 again, my TC will be greater than what I am getting now. Lol. #falseTC
    Dec 6, 20182
    • Amazon enge374
      TC for SDE 1 is ~150k. Why do you think that'll be better than your current TC?
      Dec 6, 2018
    • Amazon Sbdhhdd
      OP got a base of 125k and 50 stocks split over 2 years. Now at 1700 per stock this evaluates to 125k + 42.5k. This is almost same TC that I was offered when hired as an SDE2 2 years back. I was offered 132k base and same value stocks and I had 6 years exp then. So this is really very good TC given OP exp and is an SDE2 TC.
      However a lot of Trolls just feel this is lowend SDE2. I don't know where they get this data from
      Dec 6, 2018
  • Apple enigma_007
    It’s a lowball offer.
    Dec 6, 20180
  • OP
    Got confirmation from recruiter.. They gave me sde 1 offer
    Dec 7, 20182
    • Amazon / Engmiata
      It's a great SDE1 offer Take it. People usually get promoted to SDE2 in 1-2 years if they try even a little bit.
      Dec 8, 2018
    • OP
      Yes, I accepted the offer
      Dec 10, 2018
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    • Amazon allanact
      Its not necessarily India you racist piece of sht
      Dec 6, 2018
  • Amazon / EngJеff
    This is a low end of sde2, but not bad for how much experience you have.
    Dec 6, 20180
  • Oath / OtherFlabbergas
    This is SDE 0 offer
    Dec 6, 20180
  • Amazon m3ajak6
    This is a pretty good sde 1 offer i got 50 stocks when the price was 800 now its double
    Dec 6, 20181
    • Amazon m3ajak6
      I have been duped it means
      Dec 6, 2018
  • Yahoo / Eng
    Cgjkyddbnj

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    Cgjkyddbnjmore
    Seattle?
    Dec 6, 20181
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  • Amazon aSoL84
    50 Rsus tho, nice
    Dec 6, 20180
  • Oath / OtherFlabbergas
    For sde1
    Dec 6, 20180
  • Oath / OtherFlabbergas
    Three years ago my friend got 130k stocks
    Dec 6, 20180

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