Just got my Amazon SDE1 offer

Gap / Eng randUser
Jun 10 50 Comments

PM me for breakdown, but TC is around $165k-$170k

This is in Seattle. I have 2 YOE, work at Gap now. Ohio State graduate.

So much hard work went into this, I'm so excited about this offer.

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  • New / Strategy
    Porsche996

    New Strategy

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    Tesla Motors, BMW, Robert Bosch
    Porsche996more
    Is there a GAP coupon that still gives 80% off?
    Jun 10 5
    • Square / Eng ZfQX5u
      lol
      Jun 10
    • New / Strategy
      Porsche996

      New Strategy

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      Tesla Motors, BMW, Robert Bosch
      Porsche996more
      Asking importantly questions. Ssshh.
      Jun 10
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      OP
      Bro our stock is 80% off lmfao
      Jun 10
    • Answer the question!
      Jun 10
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      OP
      Our shit is always discounted the real price is 50% off
      Jun 10
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    OP
    Thank you everyone for being so kind :)

    I don't come from a wealthy background or anything. And the amount of work that went into this... Plus a lot if other really rough things happened to me the past few months, it was crazy. I was the first in my family to graduate college too. I know it's just a job but so much went into this. Plus I was anxious about my current job since my company won't even tell me if I'll have a job come January (we are in the middle of a split between Old Navy and Gap) and we recently got a toxic manager who's been making life hell for our team.

    I know the grass isn't always greener but this is a dream that I thought I was never good enough for, but I have been chasing for awhile.
    Jun 11 1
    • Bloomberg BackInTime
      Congrats, I'm first in my family as well. Job security is essential.
      Jun 11
  • Google DIcjnN
    Wow Congrats!!
    Jun 10 0
  • BYTON bytCN
    Awesome - well done. But if you're already assuming your salary will be the same in 4 years, you aren't working/pushing hard enough 😉
    Jun 10 1
    • Facebook VTba14
      This is the compensation structure at Amazon. This is the initial promised payout at 4 years and raises and stock refreshers add on top of this.
      Jun 10
  • Amazon LAxL08
    Welcome to the fam 😎 get ready for those sev2 pages at 2AM
    Jun 10 2
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      OP
      It's ok my team was moving to devops anyways. I was in the army making way less so I think any work life balance would be better than that time
      Jun 10
    • Amazon LAxL08
      Oh haha! Lucky you! Gratz on the offer 😄
      Jun 10
  • AppOnboard anon818
    If you want to get fancy, you can try hedging stock exposure with far out of the money puts 2 years out. Market may be too volatile for the options to make sense, but a fun way to limit market risk.
    Jun 10 4
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      OP
      Doesn't amazon limit the risk for you with refreshers if the stock goes down? Or did I understand that part wrong?
      Jun 10
    • Bayer / IT Genie_22
      Betting against your company (or any option for that matter) while being employed is not allowed and will be a violation of your company’s stock policy and/or insider trading policy.

      Read your stock and insider trading policies and RSU grant agreements.

      The RSUs are incentives to make sure the work you do is in the best interest of the company. Hedging the stock is saying you don’t care if the company does bad and could be argued your actions are no longer in the best interest of the company and serving only your self interest if an insider trading case happens.
      Jun 10
    • AppOnboard anon818
      That is incorrect. As long as you designate as a Section 1256 contract when you put the options in place and exercise outside of the blackout periods, you have every legal right to do it.
      Jun 10
    • AppOnboard anon818
      Also, just because you kick ass at your job doesn’t mean a company of 1M+ employees can’t have a horrible equity return. The stock is worthless unless you stay employed until it vests, so your argument doesn’t hold water.
      Jun 10
  • CentralReach
    uedC03

    CentralReach

    BIO
    I like long beaches on the walk.
    uedC03more
    O-H...!
    Jun 10 3
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      OP
      I-O!! Gonna tease all the Michigan grads come November
      Jun 10
    • CentralReach
      uedC03

      CentralReach

      BIO
      I like long beaches on the walk.
      uedC03more
      Peddler brewing in ballard is Ohio state brewery!
      Jun 10
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      OP
      Thanks!! I need that. I'm a big OSU sports fan lol.
      Jun 10
  • AppOnboard anon818
    Amazon has a 2 and 5 policy. 2 days for a phone interview response and 5 days for an in person loop response.
    Jun 10 0
  • MGM Resorts BionicMan
    So how does the intial sign on and stock bonus work? Does it take a certain amount of years to vest or do you get it right away?
    Jun 10 1
    • Booking.com
      D.J. Trump

      Booking.com

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      🤬🤪🥴🥺🤫😜
      D.J. Trumpmore
      The sign on will be split into 12, one per month. Stock is 5/15/40/40 percent for year 1/2/3/4 respectively
      Jun 10
  • Amazon amaholic
    Congrats...
    amazon calculates tc this way:

    year_n_stock *= 1.15^(n-1)
    Jun 10 1
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      OP
      Oh man that would be great. I just did the value as of now. I got 50 shares total
      Jun 10
  • AppOnboard anon818
    Lol, you get a “?” Email on your team yet? Amazon says they will top you off, but given the stock rarely goes down, never actually seen it happen.
    Jun 10 0
  • Booking.com
    D.J. Trump

    Booking.com

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    🤬🤪🥴🥺🤫😜
    D.J. Trumpmore
    My year1 is 163K. I guess you must have done well in your interview
    Jun 10 0
  • Coinbase EXCTB4
    nice
    Jun 10 0
  • Bloomberg BackInTime
    What did you do to prepare
    Jun 10 3
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      OP
      Leetcode and a lot of behaviorals. A lot of leetcode and studying for months. I had a few interviews too, like got close for Google but no L3 headcount
      Jun 10
    • Bloomberg BackInTime
      How long would you say you prepared for
      Jun 10
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      OP
      Since last November but I was interviewing with other companies, specifically did amazon prep three weeks prior
      Jun 10
  • Delta Air Lines / Cust. Srv.
    xqKG70

    Delta Air Lines Cust. Srv.

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    xqKG70more
    Congratulations man. Sounds like you worked hard to get what you want. Gives me some hope!
    Jun 12 0
  • Amazon / Eng KTUv41
    Congrats :) that’s a great
    Jun 11 0
  • Lam Research rektkid
    Welcome to FAANG. Things get better from here
    Jun 10 0
  • Capital One IukP56
    Congrats
    Jun 10 0
  • New / IT hard work
    Congrats :)
    Jun 10 0
  • Google / Eng Bergey Sin
    Congrats OP!!
    Jun 10 0