Microsoft L65 LSDE Offer

Amazon DoubleD33
Jan 7 18 Comments

Boomerang Microsoftie, away for 4 years and my colleagues that have chosen to stay swear it’s been better.

Thoughts on the offer:

Signing Bonus:200k over 2 years
Stock grant: $400k over 4 years

This is relatively close to parity of what I am making at Amazon but without the Seattle commute and much better benefits. Their original offer was crap, and I was able to negotiate after I told them it wasn’t near what I was currently making.

Honest thoughts?


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TOP 18 Comments
  • Microsoft / Eng Cacadoodoo
    It’s good. My 65 offer a year ago was 185/100/300, so you’re doing well. Did you have competing offers or just matching comp at Amazon?
    Jan 7 0
  • Amazon DoubleD33
    Went though the FB loop and just missed out, so this is just comparing current amazon comp: I realize that my current comp is adjusted with the stock price increase, but it’s a lot of money to leave on the table.

    Excited I am considering coming back...

    Quick question: was told the L65 annual bonus band was 0%~40% with a 20% target. And the stock awards were $0-$72k with a. $36k target vested over 4 years? Is that correct? I just want to compare apples to apples.
    Jan 7 1
    • Microsoft / Eng Cacadoodoo
      That is correct.

      Did the Microsoft recruiter ask to see proof of your unvested Amazon RSUs or just took your word for it?
      Jan 7
  • Lyft / Other Newa
    What level were you when you left microsoft 4 years ago?
    Jan 7 0
  • Microsoft / Eng

    Microsoft Eng

    Bloody hell
    Jan 7 0
  • Microsoft ivanka
    What degree(s) do you have?
    Jan 8 1
    • Amazon ldwigqpsv
      Who cares about education?
      Jan 8
  • Amazon DoubleD33
    L6 SDM at Amazon in Alexa. Offer is in Windows org.
    Jan 7 1
    • Microsoft / Eng Cacadoodoo
      My competing offer to Microsoft was exactly the role you are leaving :-) how is the Alexa org doing these days? I think managers are better situated at Amazon than Microsoft but could be wrong.

      Windows seems like not a great org anymore after all the reorg‘s last year and Terry’s departure?
      Jan 7
  • Amazon DoubleD33
    Trying to figure out the post 4 year plan. Haven’t thought that far ahead yet, but it would probably have to leave or get promoted to continue making $400k.
    Jan 7 0
  • Microsoft curioususr
    What are your plans after 4yr?
    Jan 7 0
  • Microsoft msftdabomb
    Alexa -> Windows sounds rough. You’d be choking on all that money and regretting it probably.
    Jan 7 1
    • Microsoft Draven
      Yeah, join Windows org = rest&vest with those politic oldies
      Jan 8
  • Amazon jsneidnid
    Mar 8 0
  • Salesforce Refratbeb
    How many years experience?
    Jan 26 0
  • New inmann
    I am also considering boomeranging to MS. I left at L63 3 years ago. I am curious to know what level were you when you left. Sounds like a good offer to me. If I was in your place and felt good about the work, I would take this Microsoft offer.
    Jan 8 0
  • New / Eng Za4rt8
    Jan 7 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Cacadoodoo
    What were you doing at Amazon? L6 at Amazon? What org at Microsoft?
    Jan 7 0


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