Amazon asking for current and expected comp before onsite

Microsoft / Product Hola123
Jun 21, 2018 14 Comments

Interviewing for Amazon in Europe for a Senior TPM role. Amazon is asking for current and expected comp (broken down no less) before on site.

Is this normal? Am I ok to withhold current comp? Should I give expected comp up front? How to play this...


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TOP 14 Comments
  • Microsoft / Eng whidbey82
    This is exactly how I responded. Kicking off the first phone interview today.

    โ€œWould love to understand the role more in terms of scope, functions, accountabilities, etc. but I expect a competitive total compensation on par with the other top companies and aligned to my qualifications and what I bring to the business.โ€
    Jun 21, 2018 1
  • My philosophy is to ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š
    Jun 21, 2018 1
    • Amazon HTzh04
      You'll do well at Amazon.
      Jun 21, 2018
  • Microsoft deejvoo
    Your interview has begun already... They want to see how u respond to an edgy question like this.
    Jun 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon Nbebbb
    Don't tell.
    Jun 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng AyyDubyaEs
    Amazon has a rule to not ask for current comp, idk who is asking you this but they shouldn't be.
    Jun 21, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Product Hola123
      Itโ€™s some kind of templated email so seems to me to be SOP here at least.
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng WRyY10
      Amazon adjusted policy and sent a global email recently about *not* asking for current comp since itโ€™s illegal in some states.
      Jun 21, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng whidbey82
    P.S. not sure about Europe but I believe eng Base is fixed at 160k and it is RSU that move things up.
    Jun 21, 2018 0
  • Say your current comp is confidential as per agreement with your current employer. Asking for TC is completely legal in Europe(at least in country I live).
    Jun 21, 2018 0
  • Uber / Eng
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    Uber Eng

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    Share targeted comp. You want to make sure you donโ€™t waste both peopleโ€™s time if theyโ€™re interviewing for a junior role and youโ€™re applying for senior role.
    Jun 21, 2018 0
  • AppDynamics Fgxz23
    It illegal in USA as well . Just share target expected or you open to negotiation
    Jun 21, 2018 0
  • Iโ€™m pretty sure itโ€™s illegal in Europe
    Jun 21, 2018 0