Got a verbal offer from Amazon Lab126 in the bay. Waiting on numbers. How much should I expect with 4 yoe? I’ve seen 180-200k TC thrown around for entry L5 but not sure if SDE is significantly different from hardware.
They also said that they will try to get me the best possible numbers the first time so as not to waste time negotiating back and forth. Is this just a typical tactic or is it actually true? How much can I negotiate without a competing offer? Is it even possible?
Lastly, is it possible to negotiate start date? I’d like to push it back by a week or two from what they proposed. Any advice on how to do so?
Amazon is a software company and does not value hardware engineering. Unfortunately you can't use SDE numbers as comps.
Post or direct message me back when you get your formal offer. I'm super curious. Also, do you have MS or BS? I have MS and was able to maintain my "senior" title. I requested a delayed start date and it was no problem.