Amazon senior solution architect (L6) offer

Cisco PDnb82
Oct 7 20 Comments

Have an offer from Amazon for Senior Solution Architect (L6).

TC 320K Year 1 , 320K Year 2, 290K Year 3, 290K Year 4.
Base 180K.

Does this sound reasonable ? What's my room for negotiation here ?
I have not accepted the offer as yet. Also, I have interviewed at G and waiting ...

Current TC 310K (Base 200K) at Cisco (G12 - Software Engineering) with a carrot of promotion to Principal next year.

Would appreciate any help or pointers here.

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  • Cisco brut
    Your current TC is 310k and Amazon offer is 320k per year. Ask yourself, is 10k increase per year worth changing jobs?
    Oct 7 4
    • Cisco PDnb82
      OP
      Cisco taint removal is not bad, is it ? Apart from working for AWS , Cisco taint removal is my biggest motivation for now,
      Oct 7
    • New / IT
      mavic

      New IT

      PRE
      JPMorgan Chase & Co.
      BIO
      15 yeo in bank. Teach lead, mgr and arch
      mavicmore
      Why u think it’s a taint? Is Cisco that bad ? Or are you working your way up to FAANG ?
      Oct 8
    • Cisco PDnb82
      OP
      Just that Cisco is generally associated with bad middle management, low product quality, constant layoffs etc. People see Cisco and ignore the resume. That’s the taint I am talking about.
      Oct 8
    • New / IT
      mavic

      New IT

      PRE
      JPMorgan Chase & Co.
      BIO
      15 yeo in bank. Teach lead, mgr and arch
      mavicmore
      I get your pain. Neverthless I sail on same boat :(
      Oct 8
  • Roku RokuRoku
    There is a tag company option. Use that
    Oct 7 2
    • Cisco PDnb82
      OP
      Thank you.
      Oct 7
    • Cisco / Eng
      softhack

      Cisco Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      BIO
      10+ YRS experience with various technology & roles. Currently doing PaaS/IaaS development of Distributed networking systems.
      softhackmore
      What’s a tag company option? Pls explain
      Oct 7
  • Amazon kiiiookf
    Top offer. They actually don’t need to offer you that much
    Oct 7 1
    • Microsoft vwmfeet
      Not true. They can give 400K with a competing offer
      Oct 7
  • Microsoft vwmfeet
    They can go up to 400K
    Oct 7 0
  • New / IT
    mavic

    New IT

    PRE
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    BIO
    15 yeo in bank. Teach lead, mgr and arch
    mavicmore
    Is it AWS offer for solution architect ?
    Oct 8 1
  • TD Ameritrade tc_or_fo
    YOE?
    Oct 7 1
    • Cisco PDnb82
      OP
      Lot of :-) . > 15 years
      Oct 7
  • Amazon poles
    Location?
    Oct 7 1
    • Cisco PDnb82
      OP
      SF Bay Area
      Oct 7
  • Cisco / Mgmt
    ciscoguy#1

    Cisco Mgmt

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    Cisco
    ciscoguy#1more
    What an ignorant comment about Cisco which just became #1 most liked company to work for. Btwn, I am not at Cisco anymore but your comment about taint is totally B.S unless you are from a non-BU org. Lot of good engineering is done in BUs
    Oct 8 0
  • Amazon KQrf25
    Solid offer. Get to amazon, lose the Cisco tag.
    Oct 7 0
  • Cisco PDnb82
    OP
    Just curious to know if drop in TC for year 3 and year 4 is normal. Should I ask for more RSUs as that's the main component for year 3 and 4 ?
    Oct 7 0

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