Amazon offer at high end of L5. Possible to get L6?

HERE / R&D HydroFlak
Sep 28 8 Comments

I have an offer from AWS for a L5 role. The recruiter (and levels.fyi) seems to indicate the offer is at the high-ish end of the L5 range. I have a better offer from Okta on the table and will likely have one from Apple next week as well. No negotiation done yet.

Any guidance on how possible it is to push them for an L6 level? The offer they made is actually a bit of a pay cut from what im making now. I just acted happy and said i would go over everything. They know about the other companies.

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  • Spotify pirate()
    TC or GTFO
    Sep 28 2
    • HERE / R&D HydroFlak
      OP
      TC for first year 215K. 74 shares. As far as I know it was an L5 loop.
      Sep 29
    • Microsoft
      gdwyjvd

      Microsoft

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      gdwyjvdmore
      You are fooled. 260-280k is the high end of L5. Also depending on yoe.
      Oct 13
  • Facebook / Eng mturtle
    Was your loop for an L5 or L6?

    If it was L5 loop, then yes you can push for L6 offer. If it was an L6 look, then no, they already downleveled you and will not change there mind.
    Sep 28 0
  • Lyft blah124
    Just tell them it won't work and ask for a better offer or L6. They might put you through another design round . L5 tops around 250-270k
    Sep 28 3
    • Microsoft GTFO++;
      What's the range for l6?
      Oct 5
    • Lyft blah124
      260k to around 380k
      Oct 5
    • Microsoft GTFO++;
      Thanks. That's factoring in stock appreciation, correct?
      Oct 5

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