Have you ever scared away hiring manager with your FANG TC?

Amazon / Eng 800GOTJUNK
Jun 26, 2018 14 Comments

Thinking about leaving Amazon because of the culture and go back to my old industry. Talked to Micron and Western Digital, and somehow as soon as the asking TC is mentioned they seem kind of freaked out.

I saw another thread a few days ago that even a 22 YOE technologist only make 250k total. Not to mention most people maxed out at senior staff or principal.

Anyone tried to leave? How is comp afterward?

TC 220k YOE 15, give or take.


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TOP 14 Comments
  • Apple vBte38
    lol op 220k @ 15yoe is peasant level
    Jun 26, 2018 1
    • Google / Eng ratchet_af
      Came here looking for this comment. Take my upvote.
      Jun 27, 2018
  • Facebook Davikz
    Happens a lot. Some places just can’t afford to pay those wages since they are not swimming in revenue.

    It saves everyone time.
    Jun 27, 2018 0
  • Autodesk omni
    Lol, hardware don’t pay nearly as much. It’s like asking to be a senior burger flipper at McDonald’s and be paid $20/hr.
    Jun 26, 2018 2
    • Lazard fin/tech
      Exactly, it's about the company's business model and how much they value tech employees..
      Jun 27, 2018
    • Qualcomm / Eng ThRenegade
      I agree, but 220k 15 YOE does not seem much even for hardware
      May 29
  • Intel dkny75
    Amazon vs WD/Micron in terms of tc is like comparing lambo to civic
    Jun 27, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng

      Amazon Eng

      If amazon is a Lamborghini then what is Google???
      Jun 27, 2018
  • Apple Lionel!
    Even faang does not pay as well. It is mainly FB and G and to a certain extent N. Remove Amzn and Apple. Amazon without insane stock growth would be much lower comp
    Jun 28, 2018 2
    • Amazon tBnv11
      Thought apples refreshers made them competitve
      Jun 29, 2018
    • Apple Lionel!
      Initial offer sucks. So if you stay at Apple for a long enough time then it becomes competitive eventually. But if you just meet expectation then you get no rsu. You need to be a good performer to get rsu
      Jun 29, 2018
  • Google fried🐙
    Yeah I scared a startup CFO
    Jun 27, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng 800GOTJUNK
      I once scared a startup that wanted to offer 120k.
      Jun 27, 2018
  • Oracle cracophone
    Happens at places where stock doesn't go anywhere or only goes down!
    Jun 27, 2018 0