Amazon end of the year comp increase

Capital One XSmp85
Apr 22, 2018 11 Comments

Hey guys,

I recently got an offer from Amazon and I'm trying to figure out what the comp increase / bonus looks like. I would be coming as an sde2. How much does the salary typically increase ever year? And how does the bonus work?



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  • Twitch 74(&!(7
    It doesn’t. You’re stuck for at least two years while they tell you your bonus is being able to work for them. They will also tell you not to expect much increase because your “raise” is your vested stock in year 3&4.

    I wish I was joking...
    Apr 22, 2018 3
    • Capital One XSmp85
      Oh really? That would be so sad. I really thought the recruiter mentioned something about a salary increase. There's also really no bonus?
      Apr 22, 2018
    • Amazon oGAU24
      I second. Almost no increase for years 1-4, since your total yearly comp will include base+signing bonus+stocks, even if you're HE or TT. They don't tell this to you in offer letter.
      Apr 22, 2018
    • Twitch 74(&!(7
      The only real way is through promotion, which requires writing a novel and getting multiple levels up of approvals.

      High or low performance really has no forbearance on your pay beyond promo potential and/or getting fired.
      Apr 22, 2018
  • Facebook public
    Very simple, you don't.
    Apr 22, 2018 0
  • Amazon


    Promotion would increase your base...eventually
    Apr 22, 2018 0
  • Amazon VEoT62
    Expect like 1-5% base for years 1-4.
    Apr 22, 2018 0
  • Amazon blupe
    So what’s the right pace strategy? I hit it hard year 1 not realizing not only is there no pay increase, but they wouldn’t even tell me my rating. Is the only carrot promotion? And what’s the time horizon to L8 coming in as a L7 non-tech?
    Apr 22, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Mgmt Sdm?
      Hit it hard and get your TT rating right away. Keep it up and be seen as someone who gets things done. L7 to L8 in a non-tech role often requires some green field program that goes big, so being a rockstar will get you that role with the opportunity. 5 years is not unrealistic but for most people it never happens.
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Amazon blupe
      5 years to L8?? Even with a few years at an L7 equivalent role at a prior company?
      Apr 24, 2018
  • Twitch videoIsLif
    Comp increase, Bonus?? What is that??
    Apr 23, 2018 0