Amazon TC

Walmart.com vQiX24
May 21 64 Comments

Hi,

Got selected in Amazon at Seattle. Amazon recruiter said to come up with expected TC within next two days. I wanted them to come with initial TC . What to say to make them come with TC?

Please provide some tips in negotiating the offer. Today, they confirmed SDE2

What to say expected TC for SDE2 ?

Yoe: 4 years, MS in CS

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  • Amazon / Data
    on9

    Amazon Data

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    Nokia
    on9more
    Don't think you'll be SDE3 with 4 yrs of experience
    May 21 6
    • Amazon cnnfox
      It’s cool they said that. But it’ll be sde2 99.99% chance.

      TC can be 200-240k!
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Thanks for the TC . Please can you provide category wise like base + rsu + signing bonus
      May 21
    • Bosch Enginerdy
      $160k base + $110k signing + 110 RSUs
      May 21
    • Bosch Enginerdy
      For SDE II
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Thank you for the info.
      May 22
  • Amazon halfasser
    Sure shot way to negotiate is by rejecting the initial offer. But that means being in a position to walk away. If you don't have alternate offers, it is hard to negotiate. It doesn't hurt to ask for more though, some adjustments are possible if your interview feedback was positive.
    May 21 15
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Great. I will follow your tips to handle it. Thank you . And also It clears my fear over it.
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Cool. Then I will go through the book. Thanks 👍
      May 21
    • IBM / Eng TechLad
      Take some l-theanine to help with anxiety. It will calm you right down.
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Sure.
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Should I get paid version of book? Going through free version
      May 21
  • Amgen Fin4eng
    Just ask for what is fair/market for SDE3 and make them come down from it so you anchor high. Having other offers
    Will/would also help
    May 21 11
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Thanks. Will they give RSU in dollar or units? What is the base maximum range?
      May 21
    • New / Eng gEIM54
      RSU will be in units but value will be fixed, not units, I guess this will be until you join. Not sure about it
      May 21
    • New / Eng gEIM54
      Base is 180k in Bay area. Not sure about Seattle, could be 160k.
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Thanks for the info. I will clarify this with recruiter how it works
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Going to do relocation . My current company pays it. Then I need to repay them. Any ideas ?
      May 21
  • Amazon bingming
    Don’t give numbers at all
    May 21 1
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Sure. What to say if they keep on asking ?
      May 21
  • Nvidia wagecuck
    For sde 2, 160K base, 120 units of rsu 5/15/40/40 vest, 90K, 78K signon for years 1 and 2, that’s near the high end for non premium markets (SF, NYC)
    May 21 6
    • Nvidia wagecuck
      What I wrote applies to Seattle
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Thanks. But I saw some post saying 175 base for SDE2 . Not sure that is legit. What is band range for SDE2?
      May 21
    • Nvidia wagecuck
      That’s for premium markets like I already mentioned. Seattle is not a premium market.
      External SDE2 range is 225-260. For premium markets add 15K.
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Cool. Make sense.
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      My current company pays for my relocation. I need to pay back. Will amazon compensate it?
      May 21
  • Deloitte broadway74
    I would take va over Seattle. Cost of living is way cheaper
    May 21 3
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Yes. Totally agree on the cost of living part. But I see there will be great opportunity in Seattle when compared to VA. Even hiring and recruiter told me that most teams are in Seattle. That was the reason of choosing Seattle location.
      May 21
    • Lockheed Martin / Mgmt gdbsk6d
      Just moved to Seattle for Amazon. I absolutely love it. Such a cool city and being at HQ is super cool
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      100% true. I heard same thing from many people. Except living cost
      May 21
  • Walmart.com rand.randm
    What is your level at WMT ?
    May 21 3
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Software eng 3
      May 21
    • Walmart.com rand.randm
      Thanks, I would be surprised if they get you SDE 3. In the past Walmart Staff later in career / Principal have been slotted at SDE3. But who knows ;). Good luck and wishing you all the best. You will learn a lot in AWS if you end up in the right team.
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Totally agree. I am not sure either on the level. Thank you so much 😊
      May 21
  • Salesforce brohana
    Congrats OP! Location?
    May 21 3
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Thank you. Seattle. They gave options to choose between Seattle and Herndon VA.
      May 21
    • Which team?
      May 21
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      AWS
      May 22
  • Amazon EFvK58
    I gave an expected TC and they beat it by 25% as a BIE without other offers. Close to the top of band at the time, so what you say might not matter that much - I think it really depends on how you interviewed. I'd make sure to mention the relocation you have to pay back.
    May 21 1
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Congrats. Thanks for the info. Already I told them about relocation. They said they will consider it. Is BIE salary range same as SDE2? If so, please can you share the rough TC (base + bonus + rsu) if you don’t mind.
      May 22
  • Pinger / Eng create💻
    They asked me for expected TC even before the onsite. Did you get that too?
    May 21 1
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      Yes
      May 21
  • Clever Devices / Eng 72offsuit
    What type of system design concepts were tested in that session? Any specific algorithms that really applied to coding qs? I have my onsite soon
    May 21 1
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      No specific algorithm and concepts. I think it depends
      May 21
  • ICC Mt8848
    What team is this for?
    May 21 1
    • Walmart.com vQiX24
      OP
      AWS
      May 21