Amazon offer

Samsung Dxgo11
Aug 18 43 Comments

Recently received an offer for lab126 in the Bay area.
Title- Sde2
TC Avg 280k - 180k base
Joining Bonus - 105/75
RSU - 115 units
Exp - 8 yr

Posting this as a data point for folks to use while negotiating.

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TOP 43 Comments
  • BYTON cJKu57
    Sorry don't understand.

    Base (180) + 1st year join (105) + rsu ( 115/4) ~= 325 for first year.

    Am I getting it wrong?
    Aug 18 7
    • BYTON cJKu57
      Ok. Misunderstood.

      So 180+105+10= 295?
      Aug 18
    • Samsung Dxgo11
      OP
      Yes, for first year.
      Aug 18
    • Oracle / IT
      kp1857

      Oracle IT

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      kp1857more
      I heard that Amazon has a cap on base salary of 160K is it changed now ?
      Aug 18
    • Samsung Dxgo11
      OP
      AFAIK cap is 185k for all levels (sde3 included) in the Bay area
      Aug 18
    • Amazon pollished
      Only in bay area and nyc 185k all else 160k
      Aug 18
  • Cisco / Eng ciscoian
    45k less than OP tho - I don’t have competing offers but I make more at my current role so tried to use that.

    Did you have a competing offer OP?
    Aug 18 10
    • Intel Kitten420
      Yes, I understand your desire to move. You have a good TC, interview at multiple places and use it to your advantage to move with an even better offer.
      Aug 18
    • Cisco / Eng ciscoian
      Also Cisco is terrible at acquisitions, don’t want to bash too much because they took care of me as promised and I respect that but it’s not a place to grow and I’m only 3 yoe, not the time to chill and vest imo.
      Aug 18
    • Cisco / Eng ciscoian
      I did and I got a couple of offers higher than amazon but not by much and this one seems like a lot of fun.
      Aug 18
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      So you’re at Cisco through an acquisition?
      Aug 18
    • Twitch / Eng vQhx41
      thats fair i would also take a pay cut for better work and opportunity. congrats!
      Aug 18
  • Cisco / Eng ciscoian
    Not trying to hijack but is my 235 offer still good? I’m 3 yoe
    Aug 18 3
    • Twitch / Eng vQhx41
      yoe dont matter. competing offers do. 235 is still a solid offer though.
      Aug 18
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      280 is maxed out SDE2 range. Usually the people who get high end band TC are the ones that got a downlevel. 235 is above average and more than what a newly promoted SDE2 would get without counting any stock appreciation
      Aug 18
    • Samsung Dxgo11
      OP
      Yes it is very good for 3 yoe
      Aug 18
  • New pangogo
    Looks like a great offer
    Aug 18 0
  • PayPal troyton
    So there is consensus on this thread that your offer is on the higher end for the role but confusion as to why.

    Do you know the reason ?
    Aug 18 4
    • Samsung Dxgo11
      OP
      Years of experience? I guess I negotiated well. Tried to stay in a mindset of reaching a deal, throwing large undoable numbers at a company can backfire. Try to make it work for not just yourself, but also the band/ company. Also I have pretty strong credentials with publications and patents.
      Aug 18
    • PayPal troyton
      > Also I have pretty strong credentials with publications and patents.

      There you go. You must have come out as pretty smart too during the interviews & your experience might also be highly related to the position.
      Aug 18
    • Microsoft HudiBaba!
      Also doesn't it look like a downlevel? Amazon is so known to do that hy giving higher end offers for a lower band. With 8 YOE, L6 wasn't a reach or bad ask but they went with L5 so they have to put in something for a person to join!
      Aug 18
    • Samsung Dxgo11
      OP
      All companies try to downlevel, not just Amazon.
      Aug 18
  • Chase Aspire01
    What's the equivalent of a unit to dollar?
    Aug 18 2
    • Intel Kitten420
      ~$1800-$1900
      Aug 18
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  • Samsung sammydammy
    Well done. Glad to see fellow Samsung go to FANGs. Proud of you!

    Looks like a solid offer. Specially base looks great for Amazon. What is the max base for bay area? I know seattle is 160k.
    Aug 19 1
    • Intel holiday
      185 for the bay area
      Aug 20
  • New
    mPOT57

    New

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    mPOT57more
    This is a good sde2 offer—top of range.
    Aug 18 1
    • Chase / Eng
      mFDp62

      Chase Eng

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      mFDp62more
      Well he's published and holds some parents. With that new info id say he's right where he should be with room for growth.

      Others have pointed out being $50k less for similar roles.
      Aug 18
  • PayPal troyton
    Thanks. What’s the position ? H/W or S/W ? What specialisation ? ML or FE/BE ?

    What sort of competing offers and negotiations ?
    Aug 18 2
    • Samsung Dxgo11
      OP
      Its S/W. Not ML. Lol what is FE/BE?
      Had competing offers, but did not reveal what it was while negotiating, also did not bring it up much. All offers where comparable.
      Aug 18
    • PayPal troyton
      Front End
      Back End
      Aug 18
  • Cisco / Eng ciscoian
    I got a recent offer at 235 and amazon friend told me that’s above avg. This seems really good if what I was told was correct.
    Aug 18 1
    • EVO Payments / Eng Jasonzz
      I got similar offer, successfully negotiated to 260, Seattle area.
      Aug 21
  • Twitch / Eng vQhx41
    looks like Amazon bay area offers have increased
    Aug 18 0
  • Intel Kitten420
    Thanks ! 👊
    Aug 18 0

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