How much money should i ask for?

Amazon GHzE44
Jan 16, 2018 27 Comments

Working as an SDE 2 at Amazon currently and have 3 years experience. I got an offer for T4 at Lyft @ Seattle. The recruiter asked me to give an estimate on expectation for base, bonus and RSUs. How much should i ask for?

Same story for Twitter @ San Francisco. However Twitter offer is for Sr. SDE.

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    • Amazon GHzE44
      OP
      Thanks bud! Can you please troll someone else now?
      Jan 16, 2018
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    • Microsoft B-Zos
      He/ She is asking a very valid question on Blind. Why on earth would you call it stupid? If you don’t have a response to the question being asked, move on troll.
      Jan 16, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng ent
      Be kinder with your words please
      Jan 16, 2018
    • Microsoft B-Zos
      @rkmg51: Says the troll from Airbnb! Do you just bully others all the time or is this a special occasion?
      Jan 17, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    WaduHek

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Riot Games, Audible
    BIO
    Some SDE2 pleb that works in Seattle
    WaduHekmore
    My friend just joined Lyft at the same level and experience as you (exception is full career at Amazon), and negotiated for 250k TC (170k base, 40k signing, 160k RSU over 4 years)
    Jan 17, 2018 12
    • Amazon / Eng
      WaduHek

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Riot Games, Audible
      BIO
      Some SDE2 pleb that works in Seattle
      WaduHekmore
      Yeah i did
      Jan 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      JustFOokIt

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Oracle
      JustFOokItmore
      Then how is it 250k tc
      Jan 17, 2018
    • Lyft canadian
      Math reveals his trolling. 170 + 40 + 160/4 = 250. He meant total.
      Jan 18, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      WaduHek

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Riot Games, Audible
      BIO
      Some SDE2 pleb that works in Seattle
      WaduHekmore
      I just asked him, it actually was $350k over 4 years
      Jan 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      WaduHek

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Riot Games, Audible
      BIO
      Some SDE2 pleb that works in Seattle
      WaduHekmore
      For stock I mean, so the calculation is
      $170k base + $40k signing + $330k stock (4 years, 11k x $30/share)

      Looks more like $292k total comp year 1
      Jan 23, 2018
  • AT&T / Ops
    DDM2K

    AT&T Ops

    PRE
    Windstream
    DDM2Kmore
    Rule of Tree Fiddy.
    Jan 17, 2018 0
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    • Amazon GHzE44
      OP
      Paysa averages are ridiculously high for some companies.
      Jan 16, 2018
  • Lyft canadian
    Why wouldn't you take Twitter? It's a promotion and Lyft is lateral.
    Jan 16, 2018 1
    • Amazon GHzE44
      OP
      I would ideally like to join in Seattle. Just comparing things comp wise for now. Also trying to figure out the difference in culture.
      Jan 16, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    JustFOokIt

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Oracle
    JustFOokItmore
    170 base n 320k total
    Jan 16, 2018 0
  • Amazon Frankfurt
    I don’t have advice, but have you been at Amazon your whole career? Congrats on the offers. Just curious.
    Jan 16, 2018 2
    • Amazon GHzE44
      OP
      90% of it.
      Jan 16, 2018
    • Amazon GHzE44
      OP
      Also, The rest 10% was barely technical. So the answer would be yes.
      Jan 16, 2018
  • LinkedIn Fo udjfoo
    Why name anything? Just tell them to make you a fair offer and negotiate from there. You never want to be the first to give information away.
    Jan 17, 2018 1
    • Facebook Ipzi14
      Agreed. Ask them for a number first.
      Jan 17, 2018

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