Offer evaluation for Salesforce Administrator

Mar 14, 2018 11 Comments

L5 at Amazon, SFDC admin:

Y1: $115k base, $20k sign on
Y2: $115k base, $19k sign on
40 RSUs vest after years 3/4

Is this a good offer?

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  • Amazon RBMY63
    This is TC around $130-140. Seems pretty low at L5. Where, physically, is the job? It isn’t a family I’m familiar with, but regardless seems like you could at least push toward $150 TC. Depends on how risk averse you are. Pushing for 6-10 more RSUs total and $5k more base and additional for each bonus seems reasonable to get it close to $150. I am more familiar with dev roles, but even PM and things seems higher.
    Mar 14, 20186
    • OP
      Thanks, makes sense. It's in Seattle
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Amazon / EngyWyX82
      "it isn't a family I'm familiar with, but regardless seems like you could push towards 150$ TC"

      Worst type of BS I read in a while.

      OP, learn the market, ask friend, colleges, if your ask is imaginery - you will get nothing vs if your ask is reasonable Amazon might counter offer
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Amazon RBMY63
      Can you say why it’s the worst? L5 bands to vary wildly, and that offer still seems low. Pushing for 10% more seems pretty conservative. This person doesn’t seem to have resources because they are here on blind. I’m more than happy for someone that does know the role more intimately to comment also, hence transparency on not having direct knowledge of role.
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Amazon / EngyWyX82
      Because without knowing the ranges you lack data. He should get more data.

      There are L5s (that I personally know) that make 270 a year and there are some that make below a 100. Without data he can't get a good counter offer
      Mar 14, 2018
    • OP
      This is why I'm asking... I feel like the offer is fairly competitive compared to industry averages, but not sure it it's low balling in comparison to other SFDC admins at Amazon.
      Mar 14, 2018
    • Amazon / EngyWyX82
      OP, o think this ask is reasonable, I'm just saying don't go asking for 10% raise just because the guy above me said you should.
      Get data!
      Mar 14, 2018
  • OP
    I think they might be trying to level me down to L4. Does that change the offer value?
    Mar 14, 20181
    • Amazon RBMY63
      It completely changes everything and you need to decide if it’s worth it to you. Promotions are not as easy as they say, you have to assume our comp changes by 1% at best per year if you are not promoted, and decide if 2-4 years at this pay is OK.
      Mar 14, 2018
  • Amazon wUvo31
    At L5 my base is 140k in the Midwest, so that seems low, I got same sign on structure by 20 more RSU so you might be able to ask for more on those two.
    Mar 14, 20181
    • OP
      What's your function? We may have different comp bands
      Mar 14, 2018

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