How does amazon promotion affect compensation?

Microsoft sjai
Sep 20 12 Comments

I’ll be joining Amazon in nyc soon. Numbers look like:
162k base
100 RSUS

Let’s say i get promoted in 3 years to L6. How would my base change? Does it go to the botrom of the L6 band or the middle? Would i get a big grant of RSUs?

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  • Amazon badroma
    You will go to bottom of L6 band.
    Base will increase by 10%.
    RSUs will depend on: bottom of L6 band TC, stock price at that time, your upcoming vests, and your new base salary.
    Sep 20 8
    • Amazon badroma
      Are you an SDE?
      Sep 23
    • Microsoft sjai
      OP
      Yep
      Sep 24
    • Amazon badroma
      I think bottom of band for L6 SDE would be 275K
      Sep 24
    • Microsoft sjai
      OP
      Ok let’s say it is. So I get promoted and my comp is now 275k. What happens in subsequent years if I’m performing averagely at L6 vs high performer at L6?
      Sep 25
    • Amazon badroma
      Your comp increases by 1-2% YOY.
      Sep 25
  • New / Eng
    panditji

    New Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    panditjimore
    You won't get promoted to L6.
    Leave this offer and interview again in 6 months for L6.
    Sep 20 2
    • Microsoft sjai
      OP
      I have 3 yoe, so not possible
      Sep 20
    • New / Eng
      panditji

      New Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      panditjimore
      Ok, then that's fine.
      Sep 21