Microsoft L66 band compensation

Amazon gigop
Mar 29 34 Comments

I got offered an L66 position at Microsoft. TC 400k
Im thinking is good, just want to check if this is the standard or not. (Principal Lead engineer)

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  • OpenDoor / Eng MhBB55
    Current TC or GTFO
    Mar 29 0
  • Amazon gigop
    OP
    I'm an L6, that's correct
    Mar 29 5
    • Amazon peacefull
      How long have you been L6? At cdo or aws?
      Mar 29
    • Amazon gigop
      OP
      Alexa org. I have 3 years at Amazon.
      Mar 29
    • Amazon peacefull
      Cool. Thanks for reply.
      Mar 29
    • Amazon peacefull
      How difficult were coding questions? In azure?
      Mar 29
    • Amazon peacefull
      Ping
      Mar 30
  • Lumileds / Eng
    udLd63

    Lumileds Eng

    PRE
    Intel Corporation
    udLd63more
    I thought 66 is Senior?
    Mar 29 1
    • New gglose
      You thought wrong
      Mar 29
  • Amazon / Eng sde3
    Are 64/65/66 principal? This seems low for the highest principal level.
    Mar 29 2
    • OpenDoor / Eng MhBB55
      65/66/67 according to levels.fyi
      Mar 29
    • Microsoft xzw
      65/66/67 are principal
      Mar 29
  • Amazon / Eng sde3
    L6 amz to mid principal level msft is fair. 400k seems ok but you can push for more.
    Mar 30 4
    • Amazon gigop
      OP
      Thanks for the input. Do Microsoft has a cap for the base like Amazon?
      Mar 30
    • Microsoft itsnaptime
      Yes and no. We have a rough cap per lvl (my understanding is specifically on hiring) but not like amazon where it's a cap for all levels (based on my understanding). Def at 66+ the base increase slows and stock increase is exponential. 66 is where the base versus stock ratio shifts in general, where you're at a level that your work impacts the bottom line more.
      Apr 1
    • Amazon gigop
      OP
      Thanks, in terms of the band itself, do you have an idea for a L66, if that is not the case, do you know what is the top for a L65? ( Principal Lead engineer)
      Apr 1
    • Microsoft itsnaptime
      Not sure - I got promoted into principal (versus hired) so my base tends to be a bit lower ( ~ 180 /65). Since 65-67 is usually where people can stay forever in theory I think folks can keep getting merit bumps for awhile.
      Apr 1
  • Amazon peacefull
    Are you L6 sde at amzn? How difficult is it to pass 65+ interview?
    Mar 29 2
    • Amazon gigop
      OP
      Show you can deal with technical challenges (system design knowledge), you care about delivery but also about the team that is the most important ;) and bring real examples. Everything is about develop the best and earn trust... You want to get bigger scope so you must focus on scale your team.
      Mar 29
    • Amazon gigop
      OP
      No only system design, I mean you can jump and be hands on if is required.
      Mar 29
  • Amazon gigop
    OP
    Any idea about L66 compensation band?
    Mar 29 0
  • Microsoft Meghan
    67 is the highest principal level
    Mar 29 0
  • Amazon gigop
    OP
    I got a 66 offer, but just checking what should be the expectations here in terms of TC, any advice?
    Mar 29 6
    • Yahoo
      ^$

      Yahoo

      PRE
      Salesforce, LinkedIn, Microsoft
      ^$more
      The max I know from blind posts is 430K (base 219K).
      Mar 29
    • Yahoo
      ^$

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      Can I know what is the TC range for an L6 Sr. SDE at Amazon Seattle? Also how likely is it to get the maximum base cap of 160K?
      Mar 29
    • Amazon gigop
      OP
      If you can negotiate sure... 160K is the top for the base.
      Mar 29
    • Yahoo
      ^$

      Yahoo

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      Salesforce, LinkedIn, Microsoft
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      And what's the TC range for a new hire L6 Sr. SDE at Amazon Seattle?
      Mar 29
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      I know a 450+ offer, if you’re counting joining bonus too.
      Mar 29
    • Microsoft
      qGFA13

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Microsoft
      qGFA13more
      That may be VP exception in Bay Area. In seattle it’s between 300-350
      Mar 30
  • Amazon gigop
    OP
    That's the thing I want to know if this is expected vs add bias about current TC
    Mar 29 0
  • Uber TlqV10
    Current tc?
    Mar 29 0
  • Microsoft Tay.I.
    Current level at AMZN?
    Mar 29 1
  • Apple / Eng InLL18
    Silicon Valley or Washington?
    Apr 18 0

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