Offer evaluation

Amazon / Product Popeye29
Oct 26, 2017 11 Comments

I am currently a senior program manager(L6) @AMZN. Been here for 5+ years. Now exploring outside. I have an offer from starbucks for Technical PdM (L27). They are matching my comp package from amzn. I am confused i I am being leveled right and the pay. Is this something I should go for?


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  • Cisco Bq836tx
    Why take a new position with no increase in comp?
    Oct 26, 2017 4
    • Cisco / Mgmt Changeling
      there might be tons of reasons. at some point a person might reach a comp ceiling in its profession and even agree to a decrease in pay if other factors are more valuable (culture, location, product, title etc)
      Oct 26, 2017
    • Cisco Bq836tx
      Absolutely. But OP's question is about uncertainty regarding comp. It doesn't sound like he intended to make a tradeoff between comp stagnation and the other reasons for switching jobs.
      Oct 26, 2017
    • Amazon / Product Popeye29
      I guess i phrased it a bit incorrectly. My doubts are more around the level offered. Comp is secondary
      Oct 26, 2017
    • Cisco Bq836tx
      Oh, I see. Cool. 😎
      Oct 26, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    I’m L4, and don’t think myself eligible to comment on this, However I would never switch company for less than 20% hike unless the role being offered is higher than current role.
    Oct 29, 2017 1
    • Amazon / Eng Paco
      Good advice
      Oct 31, 2017
  • Amazon 0007
    What's your current comp?
    Oct 26, 2017 0
  • Amazon isabella
    Think bigger- don't get caught up as levels hold social clout at Amazon which creates disfunction. It would behoove you to land at the low end of the range for the level you are being offered at your new gig. This way you won't have to wait for a promo for an increase in pay. Think about it like coming to amazon at the high end of level 6 pay range and having to fight for a promo to a 7 for a pay increase. Good luck with that!
    Nov 8, 2017 0
  • Starbucks / Product koifish
    You’ll work less. Level 27 is about as high as you’ll go at Starbucks as an IC. If it’s a wash financially then it’s a quality of life question imo
    Nov 6, 2017 0
  • Kroger tarz
    I'm with some of the others here... Is comp your only concern? Weigh the pros and cons.

    I, personally, would love a coffee hookup...
    Oct 26, 2017 0