Google L5 non technical offer eval

Amazon xSLw04
Feb 22, 2018 14 Comments

Hi I am an L6 - Product Manager - Technical at Amazon and just received what the recruiter says is a final offer after 1 round of negotiating for an L5 - Senior Product Marketing Manager.

Offer is
Base - 175
Stock - 400K over 4 years
Bonus - 15%

Should I take it given the salary ? Do I have any room to negotiate or is this a good offer? Would love to hear the community’s thoughts on if the switch from Product Management - Technical to Product Marketing is kind of a downward step in terms of future growth?

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  • Google flwH01
    How confident are you that this is an L5? Senior product marketing manager I believe is L6. Salary seems more inline with 6 as well.
    Feb 22, 2018 2
    • Amazon xSLw04
      OP
      The recruiter said it was L5 .. but said top of band so merit increases in the future will be less
      Feb 22, 2018
    • Google flwH01
      Nice. Congrats. Offer looks solid to me.
      Feb 22, 2018
  • Amazon xSLw04
    OP
    Updated offer:
    Offer is
    Base - 175
    Stock - 575K over 4 years
    Bonus - 15%
    Sign on - 10K

    Any further possibility to negotiate the offer ??
    Feb 28, 2018 0
  • Google / Product wildwolf
    Marketing and product management are 2 different jobs. Which do you want to do? I'd say the answer to that question is more important.
    Feb 22, 2018 6
    • Google / Product wildwolf
      If you love product management I'd hold out for a product job. Did you interview for product management too?
      Feb 22, 2018
    • Google flwH01
      It’s not a downward step. Just a different ladder. As an FYI, it’ll be extremely difficult to move to PM down the road if you want to in Google
      Feb 22, 2018
    • Amazon xSLw04
      OP
      I did twice before but got rejected twice .. so now I’m like maybe I should just take Marketing
      Feb 22, 2018
    • Amazon xSLw04
      OP
      Is it really that difficult to move from marketing to pm within google ? It’s actually pretty easy at Amazon!
      Feb 22, 2018
    • Google flwH01
      It requires a SWE interview in addition to other types of screenings
      Feb 22, 2018
  • Amazon total19
    Still within Amazon?
    Feb 22, 2018 1
    • Amazon xSLw04
      OP
      Didn’t get you ?
      Feb 22, 2018
  • New M4ster
    Did you end up taking that offer? Looks solid to me. In a similar situation now so curious to know where you landed.
    Dec 11, 2018 0

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