SDE 2 Offer Amazon Seattle

Target / Eng uno1
Apr 24, 2018 14 Comments

I’m a lead engineer at my current company (5 years experience but climbed fast). I already got an improvement on my initial Amazon offer. Wondering if I should accept the improved offer or ask for more RSUs or sign on.

Initial offer:

$140k base
85 RSU
$40k + $35k signing bonus

Improved offer:

$140k base
100 RSU
$60k + $45k signing bonus

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Amazon RBMY63
    Damn. Looks like a pretty fucking good offer to me. $208k yr 1, 210k yr 2, 216k yr 3, 220k yr 4 with planning is solid.
    Apr 24, 2018 3
    • Amazon Gjdhs
      Meh new hire SDE2 can easily go above 250k
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Amazon Foogle
      ^^ only for ppl wid 8+ years of exp
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Amazon Gjdhs
      Or masters with less than 2 years of exp
      Apr 24, 2018
  • Target / Eng uno1
    OP
    Thanks for the feedback. Accepted the improved offer!
    Apr 26, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng while(😪)☕
      That's awesome. Congrats! 👍
      Apr 27, 2018
  • Amazon ToGoog
    That is a great offer for SDE2 , congrats.
    Apr 24, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    Gizmoto

    New Eng

    BIO
    Amazon intern
    Gizmotomore
    How did you show the competing offer? Do they make you send in that offer letter?
    Apr 24, 2018 3
    • Pandora TheAWord
      They will ask for it but you can respectfully decline. They just trusted me.
      Apr 24, 2018
    • New / Eng
      Gizmoto

      New Eng

      BIO
      Amazon intern
      Gizmotomore
      So you declined it and they were ok with it?
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Pandora TheAWord
      Yes. It’s not like they show you the other offers they are making to others.
      Apr 24, 2018
  • Pandora TheAWord
    How did they come to you with the improved offer? Did you ask it?
    Apr 24, 2018 1
    • Pandora TheAWord
      It looks like the offer I got. Target Comp I received is 215k (Seattle sd2 offer with about 4 years of experience) but I had to show with a competing offer.
      Apr 24, 2018
  • Target / Eng uno1
    OP
    Yes, I countered after their initial offer and they basically met me in the middle
    Apr 24, 2018 0

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