Salary ranges for Software Engineer in Amsterdam

Amazon / Eng Gjs23ff
Dec 11, 2018 36 Comments

What are salary ranges for software engineer in companies like Booking, Amazon, Uber, Ebay and similar in Amsterdam?

Considering moving there from Germany.

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  • Booking.com enOl20
    Don't, no housing, little social benefits (in case you wanted to start a family) and the food is disgusting.
    Dec 11, 2018 11
    • Booking.com enOl20
      Ive never been to USA, and being european I don't see myself living there long term. If you are fine with not having a car, taking public transport and/or bicycle wherever you go, small spaces and paying up to 52% tax, it's a great country. I would prefer it here to Bay area, but Im not sure if I would move here from Germany.
      Dec 11, 2018
    • Booking.com / Product f911
      Amsterdam has a lot of restaurants and unfortunately a lot are only okay. However, there are a lot of great restaurants when you start to look! Takes some time but they are all over the place.
      Dec 11, 2018
    • Booking.com / Eng Testicool
      I think we are getting the company’s food and the city’s food mixed up.
      Dec 11, 2018
    • Booking.com enOl20
      Amsterdam does have a great restaurants, don't get me wrong. It is just the food on the market that is tasteless. Most vegetables are engineered to maximise food production with the little land they have, and unfortunately it took away the taste.
      Dec 11, 2018
    • Booking.com / Other
      b.sas

      Booking.com Other

      BIO
      Nope.
      b.sasmore
      This is all bullshit, I love the food at supermarkets here and benefits are quite good
      Dec 16, 2018
  • Uber triccirt
    We pay pretty well, compared to Europe and definitely compared to Amsterdam. TC for L4 is around €120K, for L5, around €170K. You can see details for a recent L5 here: “Underleveled at Google or overleveled at Lyft? (Compensation)"
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/mj34ym5o

    TC assumes a $70B valuation. The press is talking about a $120B IPO which could rocket those figures to somewhere like €145K & €200K due to the stock components. (Of course with a lower than $70B IPO, the same true the other direction).

    You get the 30% ruling for 5 years if you’ve not lived 150km within the border before.
    Dec 13, 2018 6
    • Uber triccirt
      Yes! You get RSUs issued when you join, using the given 409a valuation (which values Uber a “bit” lower than what the media is speculating for IPO value).

      This is the risk/reward joining a pre-IPO company. Soon we’ll be post-IPO and the potential upside will be different.
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Booking.com / Eng sgggplus
      What's does the base look like? for l4? Around 70-75?
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Uber triccirt
      For L4 base is more like 80-90K.
      Dec 14, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Gjs23ff
      OP
      Wow, it's way more than I get now in Germany
      Dec 14, 2018
    • Booking.com / Eng sgggplus
      Thanks! Do you know if that's the same for Data Scientists? Current there are only analyst positions open but senior range is 63-77k, which is not that great
      Dec 14, 2018
  • Booking.com CurryEater
    Don’t take too seriously any advice from Booking developers. These are some of the saltiest mofos you’ll find on Blind.
    Dec 11, 2018 3
    • Booking.com Olllld
      And who should they ask if they want to know more about working at Booking?
      Dec 11, 2018
    • Booking.com CurryEater
      Us, but they should just be aware that they’re going to get biased opinions.
      Dec 11, 2018
    • Booking.com B.NewYear
      CurryEater is the saltiest sucker of them all.
      Jan 1
  • Booking.com B.dronio
    There is Amazon office in AMS, you might just consider moving there.

    Also avoid B.com at all costs. Thats travel company, not tech company despite anything they say.
    Dec 22, 2018 0
  • Booking.com Olllld
    If you’re living 150km far away from the nearest Dutch boarder to you (straight line on the map) you’ll get 30% ruling (for 8 years now but they will consider to make it only 5 years, they tried but decided to postpone the decision)

    Base salary for new hires: ~75k (up to 80k if you do exceptional in the interviews)
    Bonus: 15% (can get up or down based on ur performance and the company performance)
    Stocks: around 25k (3 years to vest and 1/3 vest every year)
    Dec 11, 2018 4
    • Booking.com Olllld
      Try to get offer as senior (do very good in he system design interview and the fit interview)
      Base: ~95k
      Bonus: 20%
      Stocks: idk haven’t had any since promotion
      Dec 11, 2018
    • eBay martinw
      That sounds absurdly low considering the higher taxes. Is it fair to compare this with a 250k TC in the Bay area? Is the cost of living half too?
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Booking.com Olllld
      Never compare Europe with US 😂 The only place in Europe that pay similar or even higher than US is Zurich
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Booking.com / Other
      b.sas

      Booking.com Other

      BIO
      Nope.
      b.sasmore
      TC for Senior goes around 180k with stocks. You only work max 8h day at Booking.
      Dec 16, 2018
  • Booking.com / Eng B.adoo
    Why move?
    Taxes in NL will eat all your salary.
    In B for a backend eng you can get up to 80k€
    Dec 11, 2018 4
    • Amazon / Eng Gjs23ff
      OP
      In Germany taxes are not better. Is 80k just base or total compensation?
      Dec 11, 2018
    • Booking.com / Eng B.adoo
      II don’t really know what is TC in your understanding.
      80k = salary + holiday allowance.
      There is also (not guaranteed) yearly bonus and stocks + other perks.
      Dec 11, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng myuter
      Isn't there a tax exemption for expats ?
      Dec 11, 2018
    • Booking.com enOl20
      There is, 30% ruling for 5 years (or is it less now?) But one needs to move from area further than Xkm, so not all people moving from Germany can get it.
      Dec 11, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Gjs23ff
    OP
    What about other companies in Amsterdam? How do they compare in salaries with Booking and Uber?
    Dec 14, 2018 1
    • Booking.com / Other
      b.sas

      Booking.com Other

      BIO
      Nope.
      b.sasmore
      Most pay less
      Dec 16, 2018