Senior engineer comp in Twitter and Apple

Amazon / Eng TCORGTFO
Jun 25, 2018 24 Comments

Currently SDE3 in Amazon (Bay Area), comp: 320k, yoe: 8

Both recruiters mentioned that the interview is for Senior position and not Staff. What is the comp band in Twitter and Apple for senior and staff positions? I checked levels.fyi but there are not many data points available for senior positions in both companies. Don’t want to waste time interviewing but the twitter recruiter was very confident that the money won’t be a problem(I was kind of surprised)

Also, will it be a bad career move to move from Amazon Senior to Twitter/Apple senior (and not staff). Note that it will take me 3 years in Amazon to get to Principal level.

Thanks in advance!

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Amazon wakaflaka
    Principal in 3 years? You sound overly confident for a very rare promo within Amazon
    Jun 26, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Eng TCORGTFO
      OP
      I have been on the team for a while and have a good enough idea regarding what to deliver to get to the next level. Team is on a high growth path
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng sadTT
      3 years is a long time but if your confidence level is high and your team is on the growth path and assuming you have a good standing in your team, I will highly recommend getting to the principal in your team.
      Jun 26, 2018
  • Twitter Ronram
    Twitter senior should be around 400k tc
    Jun 26, 2018 1
    • Twitter Ronram
      Keep lol ing while others make that much
      Jun 26, 2018
  • Twitter h5%3uq
    I've heard comps for Sr ranging from 270 to 350. But given the stock price movement, it could be as high as 500 for who joined earlier.
    Jun 26, 2018 2
    • Twitter Fyre
      Confirmed.
      Jun 27, 2018
    • Twitter zlrG62
      whats typical number of rsus for senior?
      Jul 3, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    Hbgcuo

    Amazon Eng

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    Hbgcuomore
    Your numbers are all wrong. That’s actually high SDE3 and most likely due to stock appreciation. SDE2 caps at 230
    Jun 26, 2018 7
    • Amazon ypWG56
      I think the numbers you mentioned are for Seattle and not bay area
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng sadTT
      Unfortunately neither @doordash nor your numbers are accurate for the Bay Area.
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng sadTT
      Not accurate.
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hbgcuo

      Amazon Eng

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      Hbgcuomore
      It is. The band we are not discussing increase due to stock
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng sadTT
      I understand it and still maintain my position.
      Jun 26, 2018
  • DoorDash bUTd65
    sounds like you are a newly promoted SDE3 based on yoe and TC of 320k, SDE2 comp band goes to 330k target per year TC, SDE3 should be closer to 380k+

    since you are on the high end of SDE2 and low end of SDE3, it makes sense for lateral to sr at twitter/apple (high end).
    Jun 26, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Eng sadTT
      I like your confidence but that may not help in the long run if it is not based on facts.
      Jun 26, 2018
    • Twitter Stableyogi
      +1
      Jun 27, 2018
  • Apple NoName!!
    Apple usually does not start at 320tc unless you are exceptional or have specialized knowledge for that domain, however refreshers are much better at Apple , with a few refreshers you can easily cross that .(sde3 is high ic4 ) .
    They can beat your tc by giving you a good first year sign on . ( interview for good groups though ), pm me ( I was with aws for a few years before I moved to Apple )
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    Apple won’t be able to beat 320 lol.. just interview with Twitter, don’t waste ur time with apple
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • WalmartLabs wmt_labs
    What are the approx. TC bands at Twitter for senior, staff, and eng mgr?
    Jun 26, 2018 0
  • Apple Slowdown1
    Apple IC4 comp 260k.
    Jun 26, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hbgcuo

      Amazon Eng

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      Hbgcuomore
      Is that min?
      Jun 26, 2018