Amazon (sde2 Seattle) salary negotiations, strategies / advice.

IBM / Engqpwoeirutd
May 15 16 Comments

Hi I was wondering if anyone can share salary negotiation strategies / real world stories?

I have so far kept the basic strategy of ask high, expect them to go low. But how much back and forth is advisable? Should I keep pushing until they either give me the TC I'm looking for, or say "this is our final offer"? At what point am I being too pushy?

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  • GoDaddy hola-amigo
    Amzn doesn’t negotiate a lot in my experience.
    May 1510
    • IBM / Engqpwoeirutd
      OP
      Details?
      May 15
    • Amazon boiiii
      Not true. They don’t really negotiate for new grad packages but will negotiate for anything else.
      May 15
    • GoDaddy hola-amigo
      Thats why I said in my experience. I got them to give a little bit more in each component, but nothing crazy. I guess I was already at the top of my band.
      May 15
    • Amazon boiiii
      Nice flex, I am also top of band for my level and was able to negotiate so I suppose ymmv :)
      May 15
    • GoDaddy hola-amigo
      Cool story.
      May 15
    • IBM / Engqpwoeirutd
      OP
      @boiiii can you tell me the full story for your negotiation?
      May 15
    • IBM / Engqpwoeirutd
      OP
      As well as the final offer you ended up with?
      May 15
    • Amazon boiiii
      Didn’t like my previous job, got contacted by an amazon recruiter, did a phone screen, got asked comp expectations and said 180k, went to onsite, got offer for 165k and said I wanted to hit my 180 target so that upped it to 173.

      SDE I, 1 YOE
      May 15
    • Amazon VEbY46
      Is this tc or base?
      May 15
    • Amazon boiiii
      TC
      May 15
  • Amazon sidhehsks
    I asked for 240k and got 240k. Ymmv.

    Yoe - 1
    May 154
    • Amazon dighit
      Anyone else calling BS?
      May 15
    • IBM / Engqpwoeirutd
      OP
      Did you have competing offers?
      May 15
    • Amazon sidhehsks
      No BS here. Idk why or how it happened. I got easy questions in the onsite so it was easy to solve them quickly.

      No competing offers but I was interviewing with other FAANG at the time (failed them all lol)
      May 15
    • Amazon dighit
      Amazon is not paying you 240k for a 1 YOE and without competitive offers.
      May 15

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