Compensation

Is this the right decision?

Amazon mcanzie
Mar 12

I am a SDE 2 at amazon and my total comp is ~175K.

I love the work and opportunities that I get here and most importantly the flexibility of changing teams.

I have an offer from Salesforce of 240k tc.

I am inclined towards rejecting the offer and staying at Amazon with a believe that I will get to learn more over here.

Please advise, am I too naive or its normal?

Yoe: 6

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  • New 8787
    Make the move! Loyalty is not appreciated in almost all cases. Optimize for your TC first and then learnings. Letting go of $10-20k is fine. Anything more and you're delusional. Go take Salesforce, a strong company and boomerang back to Amazon after sometime!
    Mar 121
  • New sparked
    Seems like amazon doesn’t value you at that TC unless you’re in Austin...and even then it has room to grow
    Mar 124
    • Amazon mcanzie
      OP
      Its seattle
      Mar 12
    • New sparked
      Is the SF job in Seattle as well or BA?

      I stand by the comment about your TC being on the lower end for SDE2 but if you have to move to BA then the change in TC isn’t as drastic as it first appears.
      Mar 12
    • Amazon mcanzie
      OP
      I have an option for remote and will probably work from seattle
      Mar 12
    • New sparked
      Then take the SF job, it’s a no brainer. Even if you only do it for a year to up your TC and head back to amazon it’s worthwhile
      Mar 12
  • Yes naive.
    Mar 120
  • New monomo
    Either look for a massive raise or go make extra money! Why do you want to give up 70k?
    Mar 120
  • Facebook dthbvtjbb
    Naive. 6 yoe should get more and there are plenty more challenging opportunities outside.
    Mar 120
  • Dropbox ldhdhmxm
    Make the move but don't go to Salesforce.
    Mar 121
  • Microsoft naaam
    TC is greater than everything on Earth
    Mar 120
  • Salesforce HowdieD
    What's the title Salesforce offered you? That TC sounds like LMTS
    Mar 124
    • Amazon mcanzie
      OP
      Senior software engineer ( I am not sure if its same as SMTS)
      Mar 12
    • Dropbox lTtU50
      Keep in mind there will be no refreshers. The top 5% aren't even guanteed for refreshers.
      Mar 12
    • Salesforce OneMarket
      LMTS only $240K for a new hire? Your DPs are outdated dude.
      Mar 14
    • Salesforce HowdieD
      OneMarket, please educate me with your new DPs
      Yesterday
  • VMware podcast
    When do you think you’ll make sde3?
    Mar 122
    • Amazon mcanzie
      OP
      I joined amazon like 1.9 yes ago, got promoted to sde2 after an year. Probably would take another 2 years if I am very optimistic
      Mar 12
    • Amazon / Eng
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      eisenhwrmore
      For a bottom of the band SDE 2 your salary is pretty good. If you go to Salesforce, you earn the same thing after California taxes.
      Mar 12
  • Western Digital xfcs35
    Are the 2 jobs in same location?
    Mar 121

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