EA getting $110k!? WTF

Amazon / Eng
PeteThiel

Amazon Eng

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PeteThielmore
Jul 19, 2017 58 Comments

How is glorify secretary getting pay more than devs? Is this a norm? I thought amazon is frugal???

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  • Amazon / Product
    Amhole

    Amazon Product

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    TPM6
    Amholemore
    What level? Also I'm pretty sure a good ea is worth their weight in gold
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • Fuck devs. Bunch of code monkeys producing sub par work and ain't doing shit
    Jul 19, 2017 2
    • Amazon lowly sde
      ๐Ÿค”->๐Ÿ˜ฑ->๐Ÿ˜ซ->๐Ÿ˜“->๐Ÿ˜ข->๐Ÿ˜ญ
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Panasonic Avionics / Eng uxmT38
      ๐Ÿ˜
      Jul 19, 2017
  • Facebook / Ops
    iQpQ25

    Facebook Ops

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    albertsons
    iQpQ25more
    Depends on the company, some EA actually run the department. EAs manage the top tier person and is usually on call 24/7. I sit next to two EA and they're not just sitting around filing and scheduling meetings on Outlook. They interact with the whole organization and resolve issues. It's the whole business process side that devs have no clue about.
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • BCG hellboi
    Think about it if there was a VP making 1M net why would his EA not make 110 ? He/she would have insight all what the VP is doing and would have to make judgement calls very day.
    Jul 19, 2017 2
    • Amazon / Other samsc
      what judgement calls would they be? i know EAs do a lot of work but I was under the impression that most of is organizing events and maintaining their boss's calendar.
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Salesforce pfOH65
      Judgment call like - should we have back to back meetings or allow for travel time in between meetings.
      It's a very technical role. I would think 110k would be the absolute minimum.
      Jul 20, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng ๐ŸŒstand
    110k is more than devs? Uhhhhhhh.........
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • GitHub jadedaf
    Good EAs are more than deserving of a salary that tops engineers
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • Facebook whynot76
    FB and Google EA comps in the $150k+ range, $110k is nothing
    Jul 19, 2017 5
    • Cisco / Eng
      nHqn43

      Cisco Eng

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      nHqn43more
      Damn... They are glorified office manager earning more than most swe?
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Bro... a Cisco engineer is a glorified SWE so stfu
      Jul 19, 2017
    • You gotta be a sexy bitch to earn $150k + as an EA
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Google swifty
      Makeup expenses should a be tax deductible business expense.
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Facebook whynot76
      It helps if you're blond/white....White EA's with less experience will make as much as minority EA's with more experience. The job requirements and expectations less for white vs minority. Whites receive higher ratings during reviews ......This is well known in the EA world but not discuss much
      Jul 19, 2017
  • PayPal / Product elderprice
    EA's get paid a high starting salary because they have little/no upward mobility. That salary will change little over the next five years compared to a dev that follows a typical promotion schedule
    Jul 19, 2017 1
  • Amazon cWCb57
    I had an EA for three years and let me tell you... a good EA is WORTH EVERY PENNY
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • Facebook LMrs81
    Omg so sexist
    Jul 19, 2017 3
    • Gigamon / Other
      teh

      Gigamon Other

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      tehmore
      I don't know what's sexist about any of this
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Microsoft DCnf54
      Stop spraying your masculinity all over my tiny brain biscuits
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Salesforce pfOH65
      Did you just assume gender Facebook?
      Jul 20, 2017
  • Salesforce / Other TskTsk
    Iโ€™m a senior EA and just hit 175k year to date wages. If youโ€™re a dev making that little, youโ€™re probably just shitty at your job.
    Oct 31, 2017 0
  • Salesforce mlovingit
    EAs are awesome. Totally worth it.
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • Intel / Eng
    stingray99

    Intel Eng

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    logic design Engineer. other interests photography, travelling, hiking, exotic food, tech. travelled 30+ countries and 7 continents.
    stingray99more
    EA's make the company run..not dev's
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • LinkedIn erWf43
    bullshit. your company runs perfectly fine without you. try run without ea of your skip skip skip level. you are grossly overpaid
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • Amazon user1980xx
    EAs do a TON of work. And to get to those execs, you have to go through them. And ya better be nice or that meeting you may need with that exec will be scheduled 3 months later than you requested.
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • Panasonic Avionics / Eng uxmT38
    EA will have more info about business dealings. Devs are a dime a dozen.
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng poconos
    Oh god can you believe this guy?
    Jul 19, 2017 0
  • Amazon wtthehell
    How did u find out? Did you sleep with her?
    Jul 19, 2017 3
    • Amazon cWCb57
      Her? My best EA was your dad...
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Salesforce pfOH65
      Rekt
      Jul 20, 2017
    • Amazon user1980xx
      Sexist much?
      That EA could be a "him". I know several in the company.
      Jul 20, 2017
  • Amazon jPdS30
    You try and manage an L8 or L10... they have a rough job. Super demanding bosses. I would not want that job for $200k. EAs at Amazon deserve ever dollar they make.
    Aug 8, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng IStrategy
    How long ago did you start working PeteThiel? The economics of salaries, and incomes hasn't yet revealed itself to you. Scarcity, criticality, and risk associated with letting a person defect are more important than how well you code.

    Secondly developers make a lot more than EAs at comparable levels.

    Thirdly, EAs do a lot of work, and deal with a lot of complex problems. Just because you do not understand a job does not make it inferior. I am sure you have poor opinions about many jobs other than your own. Does that help you sleep well?
    Jul 24, 2017 0

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