Amazon offer

Motorola NgQJ50
Sep 26, 2017 47 Comments

I got an offer from Amazon for sde 2 with 145k base. 75k sign on for two years and 125 stocks. I have 7 years of solid software engineering experience and a MS degree.
I think annually it's just a few thousand short of 200k. Is my TC reasonable? Because I know lots of sde 2 who have similar year experience as me but their TC when hired was over 230k.

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  • Uber GodDamn
    Nope, TC is low for that kind of experience
    Sep 26, 2017 2
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      I forgot to mention it's for phoenix and I dont have any other offers and also I'm not coming from a top tech company such as Microsoft etc
      Sep 26, 2017
    • Uber GodDamn
      For Phoenix it's great
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Microsoft Sn0wM@n
    For Phoenix that is a great comp package
    Sep 26, 2017 0
  • Motorola NgQJ50
    OP
    I tried to negotiate but I was told I'm already at the very high end. But then I saw other sde 2 offers of people with sign on as high as 140k so I got confused if I'm low balled
    Sep 26, 2017 3
    • Microsoft Bad Hombre
      You have no better offers, so why does it matter? Take this and you can look for better offers down the road. Get out of Motorola's sinking ship for the time being, you can upgrade your ride later on.
      Sep 26, 2017
    • Cisco / Eng
      gprotein

      Cisco Eng

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      Cisco, Amazon
      gproteinmore
      Yeah but cost of living in Seattle and the the Bay are way higher than Phoenix.
      Sep 26, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng
      mUqi08

      Amazon Eng

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      Amazon
      mUqi08more
      Last time I check Phoenix don't have 2.4M house for good school district or $5k rent as alternative. You hit a jackpot making that much over there, congratulations.
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Google / Eng
    SXLo73

    Google Eng

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    Bloomberg
    SXLo73more
    Lol. You'll live like a king in Phoenix. While people with 200k TC live like beggars in Bay area.
    Sep 26, 2017 1
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      So I think the tc I saw with guys getting 140k sigon is for bay area or NYC and I can't compare with that
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng Bezalls
    Should've specified location before numbers. That's a fuckload in Phoenix
    Sep 26, 2017 3
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      I currently live in Chicago and make 110k
      Sep 26, 2017
    • Amazon Vacuum
      It's doubling what you are making now, and you are concerned that you might have been low balled?
      Sep 26, 2017
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      Because I saw tcs over 230k, but I forgot to keep location in mind
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Adobe ekno.1
    This is too good for phoenix, take it.
    Sep 26, 2017 1
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      I already took it but tried to negotiate before when I saw guys over 220k in TC but recruiter said I'm already at high end
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Incredible for Phoenix
    Sep 26, 2017 1
    • Amazon / Eng BenderlibM
      Could this be... our 2nd HQ?
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Intel / Eng
    SciTex

    Intel Eng

    BIO
    Work at Intel
    SciTexmore
    Phoenix is relatively low living expenses, especially if you live outside of the city. Not a bad offer. If no other offers, and you already did try and negotiate, then take it. You can always keep an eye open for a better position within the company and in the open market/ networking with contacts
    Sep 26, 2017 2
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      The office is not in Phoenix but in Tempe and best thing is u can drive and park there unlike downtown Amazon office in seattle
      Sep 26, 2017
    • Intel / Eng
      SciTex

      Intel Eng

      BIO
      Work at Intel
      SciTexmore
      Nice. I live in chandler, which is right next to Tempe. Both nice towns with good living arrangements and food for the price.
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Intuit ,
    Dude!!
    Thats a lot for Phoenix!
    My offer is higher than this but thats for bay area!
    I would love to swap it with you any day.
    Sep 26, 2017 0
  • Epic nasre
    Awesome offer, congrats.

    In how many days did they get back to you with the offer?
    Sep 26, 2017 1
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      Same day interview I got the call that they gonna hire me. Numbers came next day after interview. I was well prepped
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Intuit ,
    160k base
    150k bonus
    180 shares
    Thats bay area
    Wanna trade?
    Sep 26, 2017 1
    • Oracle / Eng bpn
      Trade if you don't mind renting rooms in bay area. Can find many under 1.5k.
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Carvana / Eng
    cFaS24

    Carvana Eng

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    Product Manager (Fmr Sw Eng - Joined the dark side)
    cFaS24more
    Take it. That's a ridiculous offer for Phoenix.
    Sep 26, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng poconos
    Too good for Phoenix! Enjoy!
    Sep 26, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng vqXq75
    I have over 20 years of experience. Recently hired in Seattle as an SDE 2. My offer was 145k, 45/35k bonus, 160 RSU. Shitty offer but I need this experience to finally crack the $500k+ jobs I fell short of.
    Oct 23, 2017 4
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      Did u negotiate? Ur salary seems low for Seattle and ur experience. I have 7 years experience and my offer is similar as urs and also for phoenix
      Oct 24, 2017
    • Carvana / Eng
      cFaS24

      Carvana Eng

      BIO
      Product Manager (Fmr Sw Eng - Joined the dark side)
      cFaS24more
      Amazon pays same wages if you’re in Phoenix or Seattle from what I’ve seen.
      Oct 24, 2017
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      Not at all! That's what I thought too but the sigon and rsu are significantly higher for Seattle,NYC and bay are
      Oct 24, 2017
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      75k sign on I got in pheonix is too low for Seattle
      Oct 24, 2017
  • Motorola NgQJ50
    OP
    150k bonus and 180 shares! Why would u wanna swap! Considering cost of living our offers are equal
    Sep 26, 2017 3
    • Intuit ,
      I disagree!
      I bought a small townhouse here for almost a million dollar!
      Your living standards would far exceed mine with your salary!
      Sep 26, 2017
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      When did u got the offer and what title and what company
      Sep 26, 2017
    • Intuit ,
      Amazon
      Sde-2
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Amazon Owlexa
    Honestly... that's like making tree fiddy in the Bay Area.
    Sep 27, 2017 2
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      What on Earth is tree fiddy
      Sep 29, 2017
    • Amazon Owlexa
      LMGTFY... tree hundred and fiddy thousand dallahs!
      Sep 29, 2017
  • PayPal / Eng OEKO77
    Everyone talks about moving out of bay area but no one does. They just say it to please you/ similar to you ;)
    Sep 26, 2017 2
    • Amazon / Eng
      mUqi08

      Amazon Eng

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      Amazon
      mUqi08more
      I already know two people did recently, and almost all of my daughter's preschool teachers quit and left California because of cost of living.
      Sep 26, 2017
    • Oracle / Eng bpn
      Lots of ppl leave. Entire companies have left.
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Microsoft
    lqMc85

    Microsoft

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    amazon
    lqMc85more
    What were your interview questions like?
    Sep 26, 2017 2
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      Surprisingly difficult than seattle! It was my 2nd try as I got rejected in Seattle last year. This time there were 5 rounds instead of four and were all code heavy, even the system design wanted me to write pseudocode! While my first try at Seattle last year was more heavy on behavioral
      Sep 26, 2017
    • Motorola NgQJ50
      OP
      I should mention it was different team in Seattle so every team interview differently.
      Sep 26, 2017
  • Microsoft holaaa
    This is awesome for that area... You can pay off your house there in few years
    Sep 26, 2017 0