Amazon target TC and stock refreshers

Microsoft Willdgsqe
Mar 25 9 Comments

How do you computer target TC at Amazon? Is it the same as year 1 offer TC?

And how do stock refreshers work at Amazon?

Is there any performance bonus at Amazon?

TC 200, YOE 2

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  • Amazon / Eng
    eisenhwr

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Google
    eisenhwrmore
    Manager decides a number. That's the TCT. It usually grows every year.

    Based on the TCT, they deduct your base salary and existing grants **at current price**, and divide by the stock price at a certain point in time (for new hires, average of previous month, for everyone else, average of February), with 15% added for each year removed. Then they divide the stock comp by this price: that's your stock grant, if it's greater than zero. For years 2-4 it usually is not.
    Mar 25 3
    • New kxoenx8
      TCT would be a great compensation philosophy if it was actually competitive with other tech companies.

      People join because they expect the stock to blow them pass their TCT.
      Mar 25
    • Microsoft Willdgsqe
      OP
      Deduct? this was confusing. Can the TC get lower after year 1/2?
      Mar 25
    • Amazon / Eng
      eisenhwr

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Google
      eisenhwrmore
      TCT 200k. Base 120k. Deduct 120 from 200, you'll earn around 80k in equity. If you already have more than 80k in outstanding grants, you earn nothing
      Mar 25
  • Microsoft / Eng
    feethurt

    Microsoft Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    feethurtmore
    How to get 200 tc with 2 yoe?
    Mar 25 1
    • Microsoft Willdgsqe
      OP
      I'm good at interviewing
      Mar 25
  • Google topCon
    Op, check it out

    [Blind] Check out this post! How “refreshers” work at Amazon (Compensation)
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/pVJmPiL4
    Mar 26 0
  • Amazon WoolyScarf
    Check out RBMY63's response in the post below. User illustrates how comp works for first 4 years.
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/1KUkemyG
    Mar 26 0
  • New f9jfjr
    No bonus, pretty much non existent refreshers until your initial grant is out
    Mar 25 0

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