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Microsoft / Eng
YOiW43

Microsoft Eng

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Amazon
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Oct 14 22 Comments

Amazon Vancouver L5.
Base: 150k CAD
Bonus: 1st year 46k CAD
2nd year 36k CAD
Stocks: 48
YOE: 7
Current location: India.

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TOP 22 Comments
  • New / Eng zxam
    Offer seems good but try to negotiate stock options. May I ask why don't you stay at Microsoft and then take a transfer to Redmond. I heard MS are pretty good for visa processing.
    Oct 14 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      YOiW43

      Microsoft Eng

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      OP
      Microsoft base is around 130-140, plus no additional stocks. I have already spend around 2 years so i have vested half of my stocks here at Microsoft. So, not much insentive left for me to stay at MS.
      Oct 14
    • New / Eng zxam
      That's right and you'll most probably get more interesting work as L5 at AMZN. Congrats.
      Oct 14
  • Amazon bittchin
    Yes top of the band L5 is 165k usd at vancouver or 220k CAD.
    Oct 14 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      YOiW43

      Microsoft Eng

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      OP
      Do you know how the appraisal go at Amazon Vancouver? What is the average base hike or stock refresh should be expected ? What is the WLB at Amazon Vancouver?
      Oct 14
    • Amazon bittchin
      Wlb is subjective depends on the team, some are harsh, some are ok, forget about stock refresh for the first 2 years, post that depends if you are the same level then based on the stock price and your annual rating you might get refreshers to maintain your target tct. Hike is not great 2-4%.
      Oct 14
  • Zenefits waveswandr
    Vancouver has lower CoL than SV/Seattle if you don't buy a property. That's an amazing offer imo.
    Oct 15 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      YOiW43

      Microsoft Eng

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      As far as i found, i think Vancouver is as expansive as Seattle. Do you have any first hand experience of living in Vancouver?
      Oct 22
  • New / R&D
    VeoQ04

    New R&D

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    Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.
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    Senior iOS developer and tech lead
    VeoQ04more
    Damn salaries in Canada are literally half of the states I see
    (This offer is 50% of a top us based l5)
    Oct 14 4
    • Amazon bittchin
      Definitely not half, his tct comes to 151k usd, are you saying l5 top of the band is 300k? Seattle top of the band is 242k and bay area its 265k usd. Its as good as it gets in vancouver.
      Oct 14
    • New / R&D
      VeoQ04

      New R&D

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      Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.
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      Senior iOS developer and tech lead
      VeoQ04more
      I’ve seen offers over 265 - not 300 but let’s say in the middle - in sv and nyc from amazon - without competing offers. (And gotten one over the number you pointed as top)
      Oct 14
    • Amazon bittchin
      Yep that's rare unless a VP approval is granted to go over the band, usually comp maxes out at those bands i mentioned above.
      Oct 14
    • New / R&D
      VeoQ04

      New R&D

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      Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.
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      Senior iOS developer and tech lead
      VeoQ04more
      Gotcha.
      So I’m “lucky” to get an offer like that.

      We’ll see you in 🍌land soon 👍
      Oct 14
  • Amazon bittchin
    What visa allows you to directly move to canada from India? Good offer though, Its 10% less than the top of the band for vancouver location.
    Oct 14 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      YOiW43

      Microsoft Eng

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      OP
      I am yet to get in touch with immigration body of Amazon. They told, they will be applying for work visa. 10% less than top of the band for L5 at Vancouver?
      Oct 14
    • Nutanix RcLd81
      If you have a couple of years of xp, you should be able to apply for a PR right away.
      Oct 21
  • Amazon wtf???
    You can earn more in US
    Oct 14 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      YOiW43

      Microsoft Eng

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      True, but i will not get my L1 approved for US directly. I had only two options, either spend 1 year working in Amazon India or spend 1 year in Vancouver. I choose Vancouver cause pay in Vancouver is better than India. But true, in US even SDE1 earns more than this.
      Oct 14
  • Amazon wtf???
    Role?
    Oct 14 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      YOiW43

      Microsoft Eng

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      OP
      SDE2
      Oct 14
  • Microsoft / Eng
    YOiW43

    Microsoft Eng

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    They said this is all they can offer in Vancouver 😪
    Oct 14 0
  • Salesforce / Eng
    usdjshd

    Salesforce Eng

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    Salesforce
    usdjshdmore
    Stocks seem low
    Oct 14 0

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