Renegotiating after official offer letter Amazon

Capital One literal2
Jul 1 23 Comments

Is there a possibility to get any raise after official offer letter is sent after first negotiation?

I negotiated once and got an offer, told my number as well. But now after doing my research and talking to mates I realized I am not getting a good deal. Is it possible I talk to recruiter again and share my concern referencing my friend’s TC?

Note: this is for amazon

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  • Amazon / Product
    Areyousure

    Amazon Product

    BIO
    Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
    Areyousuremore
    What is your YoE and offer details ?
    Jul 1 4
    • IBM xlajduf
      ^
      Jul 1
    • Capital One literal2
      OP
      I have 8 YOE and Being considered for SDE1 (ya sucked it!) base pay 125, 35 and 30 sign on, 45 shares. It looks pretty low to me but may be high for Sde1. What should I do?
      Jul 1
    • IBM xlajduf
      Pretty sure this is the best for sde 1. U can ask for reinterview for sde2
      Jul 1
    • Expedia / Eng RslS72
      Offer is otherwise good for SDE 1 so you might be really be losing your face value by negotiating already agreed upon offer, with very low chance of success. And DO NOT bring up friend's salary..that doesn't sound professional..at least use terms like current market standards instead. Better will be to talk about why do you think you deserve SDE 2, although generally that needs a reinterview but you can still give it a try if your interviews really went well
      Jul 1
  • Cisco amznoin
    Can you share the offer and level details ? Compensation based on role and level varies a lot so you might be comparing with wrong mates :)
    Jul 1 5
    • Capital One literal2
      OP
      Shared above
      Jul 1
    • Cisco amznoin
      Based on my understanding, they assign the level based on how interview went.
      It definitely looks like they downleveled you.
      Is your 8+ yoe in relevant field ?

      There is no harm in asking politely that you were considering only senior positions
      Make sure to use appropriate language such that you’re not closing the door for the current offer too

      It’s certainly possible to negotiate the offer before you accept it
      I had the offer letter from Amazon and negotiated (not level though) and got revised 2nd letter
      Jul 1
    • Capital One literal2
      OP
      Yeah it is in relevant field and yes they considered me one level down they mentioned it. May be something went wrong, they dint tell me. I will try renegotiating. Thanks
      Jul 1
    • Cisco amznoin
      I know it’s tough to get into faang, may be you can consider this and get promo within 1-2 year of joining
      Is this for Seattle ?
      Jul 1
    • Capital One literal2
      OP
      No DV
      Jul 1
  • Facebook / Mgmt vjuiu
    170k for new grad level is pretty good. Whether you want to accept a new grad level at 8 YOE is an entirely different matter.
    Jul 1 2
    • Amazon / Eng
      AWS.

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      AWS.more
      All new grads are SDE1s, but not all SDE1s are new grads. No new grad is getting 170k. Just want to make sure that you don't confuse OP. SDE1 industry hire is much different than SDE1 University hire.
      Jul 1
    • Facebook / Mgmt vjuiu
      They are the same though. Same level in system, same promotion track, some might be higher in the band and some might be lower. There is no formal distinction.
      Jul 1
  • Amazon dhduduedhf
    Your recruiter isn't going to care about your friends TC. You have to make it about your knowledge and what you bring to the table.

    If you come in whiny like "my friend makes this though" then they'll probably tell you to fuck off.
    Jul 1 2
    • Capital One literal2
      OP
      But I already talked once and said the numbers. Have I lost my chance now?
      Jul 1
    • Capital One literal2
      OP
      Bdw, data above!
      Jul 1
  • Bloomberg EVALSlayer
    SDE1 with 8 yoe? I would have thought more like SDE3, no...? I asked for 310TC + sign on with the same yoe.
    Jul 1 3
    • Capital One literal2
      OP
      I dont know what they see! I was interviewed for SDE2. The interview went very well, very confident.

      The only reason I am inclining towards this offer is because, in a limited time I prepared all this shit that I dont do in my day to day work, really dint have time but somehow managed so its really hard for me to go over same stuff again. And its really hard to get into FAANG if one is not always prepared with LC questions.
      Jul 1
    • Twitch 2ce
      So LC went well but LPs went poorly.
      Jul 1
    • Amazon / Product
      Areyousure

      Amazon Product

      BIO
      Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
      Areyousuremore
      Was that 310TC a SDE III?
      Jul 1
  • PayPal aboveitall
    You can negotiate up until you accept. They can also stand firm or retract the offer.
    Jul 1 0
  • Capital One / Eng pRTY77
    I have feeling they're going to do the same to me. I'm also planning on jumping ship at C1 once I feel like I've hit the leetcode grind hard enough. I plan on hitting Microsoft first to get a competing offer. I think you're probably boned without one. 160-170k is more than you're gonna get just about anywhere else in DC though.
    Jul 1 0

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