Evaluate Amazon SDE I offer

AT&T yeetBigG
Jul 3 23 Comments

Seattle SDE I. 1 yoe.

135k base
30 RSU’s (2k a share right now)
20k signing bonus

Pretty satisfied with the base. No competing but I have an Uber onsite next Tuesday. Could I get higher bonus or RSU?

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  • AT&T yeetBigG
    OP
    Asked for 50 RSU and 65k signing. Let’s see how this goes
    Jul 3 8
    • AT&T yeetBigG
      OP
      Sorry looks like I read the offer wrong, it’s 35k signing with 20k in the first year and the remaining in the second. So 35k to 65k
      Jul 3
    • New chubber
      Let me know how that goes. Good luck!
      Jul 3
    • AT&T yeetBigG
      OP
      Got 38 RSU’s (from 30) and moved my signing bonus to 60k. Effective TC is ~168K. Going to sign!
      Jul 5
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      Yay! Congrats man glad we can help
      Jul 5
    • New chubber
      Sweet!
      Jul 5
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    20k for the first two years? Your base is high but RSUs and sign on are low

    I got 123k base, 50 RSU and 70k signon, 40k the first year and 30k the second.
    Jul 3 4
    • Amazon IIIIIllll
      Seconded, usually signing bonus is around 20-25 for each of the first two years. This was true as of 2 years ago, not sure how new 25% vesting schedule changes it though.
      Jul 3
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      There's a new vesting schedule??? I got the same ol 5, 15, 40, 40 just last month so that's interesting 🤔
      Jul 3
    • Amazon IIIIIllll
      I've heard that many people are getting equal vesting annually now, but I could be wrong.
      Jul 3
    • New chubber
      Is this for a new grad? Sde1 with experience? Or sde2?
      Jul 4
  • Amazon IIIIIllll
    You can try negotiating with an Uber offer. I heard Uber doesn't give great SDE1 offers but that might vary from New grad and industry hires.
    Jul 3 2
    • AT&T yeetBigG
      OP
      Is it possible to use an upcoming Uber onsite to negotiate?
      Jul 3
    • Amazon IIIIIllll
      You can try, phrase it as: if you're willing to give me {comp}, I will stop all my ongoing interviews with companies X, Y, Z. Read haseeb's negotiating post. However, I think having an offer is stronger.
      Jul 3
  • Amazon IIIIIllll
    Looking again, I feel like you didn't get many RSUs either. I was offered 97 2 years ago at ~770 at the time, so around 75000 over 4 years. 60k over 4 years sounds really low.
    Jul 3 1
    • Amazon IIIIIllll
      Factoring in your base, I think it's relatively fair, depends on your bias for cash or RSUs. Decent offer for 1 yoe at >150k TC year one, try to negotiate signing for year 2 imo.
      Jul 3
  • AT&T yeetBigG
    OP
    Vesting schedule seems the same, heavily weighted towards years 3 and 4.
    Jul 3 1
    • Amazon IIIIIllll
      Then I feel like you are getting screwed year 2, usually a cash bonus is there to make up for lower RSU vesting years 1 and 2.
      Jul 3
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    I got 125k base 35k/25k signing and 100k rsu. Same yoe
    Jul 3 0
  • GoDaddy ~|noob|~
    One of my buddies got 60k signing bonus (30k 1st year + rest 2nd year). Try to Max that out.
    Jul 3 0