Amazon exploding offer - ability to push back?

Yahoo zRlc47
Mar 14 18 Comments

Would one be able to push back the date on an exploding offer from amazon? Got an initial offer with numbers, via email, but no official document. Recruiter just mentioned there was an expiration date, that was never mentioned in writing. What’s the success rate in being able to push back the deciding date by?

Also, how’s the work environment in NYC? The initially 10 vacation days seems pretty rough...

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  • New !=faang
    Just 10 vacation days? Wth
    Mar 142
    • United Wholesale Mortgage
      zpyM13

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      zpyM13more
      I’ve heard this is par. Amazon is where you go to burn out
      Mar 14
    • New !=faang
      Most companies start with 20 vacation days! How could this belong to faang with this vacation days?
      Mar 14
  • Facebook / QAWPBL01
    I had an exploding offer from amazon. The recruiter said it will expire within 48 hrs from when it was received. I told her not to give me an offer yet as i have interviews with other companies. After 4 days or so she verbally gave me an offer and said it’s no longer an exploding offer. It’s just a recruiting tactic from my experience.
    Mar 140
  • New
    EMVH32

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    EMVH32more
    What’s an exploding offer? Does it blow up when you read it or merely inflate?
    Mar 142
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      I thought OP meant a competitive offer 😂
      Mar 14
    • New
      EMVH32

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      “This offer will self destruct in 48 hours.....”
      Mar 14
  • Amazon / EngKHCr70
    Sounds like recruiter BS to me lol. If they are willing to pay you X today, they'll be willing to pay you X next week
    Mar 141
    • New
      EMVH32

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      Well to be fair all offers have an expiration. It’s ok for them to make you commit one way or another.
      Mar 14
  • Amazon / Mgmt
    YoYesYou

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    Most managers I've seen at Amazon give a lot of 'comp' days. Essentially extra vacation days for working hard. I've also had managers not require me to put in any hours when taking days off. The vacation policy isn't that bad. I'm sitting on the maxed banked possible right now (160 hours) and I have no plan to put them in when I take days off
    Mar 150
  • Amazon syrbskcb
    My manager was cool with me using sick days as vacation, for "mental health". Vacation jumps to 15 days after a year, and you also get some use it or lose it personal days, which I think you start off with 3.

    Numbers might change as you are in NYC.
    Mar 142
    • VMware satyaa
      How many sick days do you get in the first year?
      Mar 14
    • Amazon syrbskcb
      5 days
      Mar 14
  • CLARA analytics
    ScarnScott

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    ScarnScottmore
    This offer should you choose to accept...

    *MI soundtrack in background*
    Mar 150
  • New !=faang
    When was your on-site and when did you receive your offer?
    Mar 140
  • New
    EMVH32

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    If you didn’t accept it within 48 hours then it’s probably no longer valid.
    Mar 140
  • Airbnb laYb25
    I never officially applied for vacation days when I was there, but it totally depends on your manager. Some are cool with it while some are anal about applying ahead of time
    Mar 140
  • New vst
    Which team at Amazon? YoE, comp numbers? And the answer to your question, yes they are usually flexible.

    I got an offer 2 weeks back from AWS Seattle, they are okay with giving me more time
    Mar 140

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