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Can Amazon L5 TC go close to 300K or above in Seattle

Microsoft checai1217
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Recently got a L5 offer from Amazon. Have competing offers that are above 300K from companies with similar reputation. Not sure if anyone has experience with L5 TC come close to 300K? Right now the offer sits around 260K

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  • My TC this year is close to 360k and m L5 (3rd year at Amazon)
    Although my compensation when I started was around 260k
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    • Yeah , you cannot use stock growth in your package. Your TC is still therefore 260k
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    • Depends on the acronym
      TC (total compensation) : $360k
      TC (targeted compensation) : $260k
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    • Yes my point is that I have also a lot of Amazon stock that I bought years ago for 200$ a piece.
      I'm selling them little by little but those are not part of my TC.
      Your stocks increased your W-2 TC, but you pretty much did the same as me: gamble.on the stock market. Yours were given though your job, mine I bought them on the market. Why would it be different?
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    • Amazon Cynimist
      TCT is target comp at Amazon. TC is total compensation.
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    • Google topCon
      I don't see the point of adding stock growth to your TC. How does that help op?
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    • Uber tttrr
      Make sense. That's how much he got paid
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  • Amazon amazons
    That’s an extremely strong sde2 offer already. More than my newly promoted SDE3s.
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    • Uber tttrr
      What the range for sde3?
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    • Amazon lolwhat
      How much do newly promoted SDE3s make?
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    • Amazon amazons
      About 250 on average (Sea)
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  • Amazon odVN70
    Only from stock growth
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    • Microsoft checai1217
      OP
      You mean the package cannot go above 300k at the offer time?
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    • Amazon odVN70
      Never heard of that for an L5 SDE
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  • Uber / EngkoXO62
    They can even go to 450k trust me. Got offer but still rejected it
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    • Microsoft checai1217
      OP
      Daaamn for real? L5 at Seattle?
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    • New hello
      Haha.. troll. their goal is to hire en-masse at the lowest cost. L5 is maxed out near 250k. 450k is an L7 offer so good luck. Plus, your L7 probably got downleveled from L8
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    • Uber / EngkoXO62
      No troll. They downleveled me because of less yoe. But they were ready to beat my other offers. This was in Bay area though
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  • Amazon Cynimist
    Amazon in Bay Area can do up to 280 for L5, and can break 300 with a VP exception for very strong candidates. But you can't get to 300 in Seattle, no.
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  • Amazon jefe_bezos
    Nope. Trying to reinterview for an L6 is your only chance.
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  • Motorola chic
    SDM?
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    • Microsoft checai1217
      OP
      SDE
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    • Motorola chic
      Hmm.. never heard sde2 making $300k. You can always try though using your counter
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    • Amazon Cynimist
      I don't think that's true. Comp team bounds exception requests. I do not know if VP can override comp team - from what I have seen they can't, likely because divergent pay creates liability for employment law and discrimination claims.
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  • MathWorks cJ8oNw
    I was in the same position. Had a competing offer above 300k. They could not go much above 250k - also ended up with offer close to 260k annualized over 4 years.
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  • Amazon / EngAwski
    No way
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  • Microsoft
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    Bottom line, you’re already at the top of the pay range for SDE2 at Amazon. Which other companies do U have offers from?
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  • Cisco meowwww
    YOE?
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