Should I consider a position 1-2 levels down at AWS?
I’m waiting on next steps for a non-tech position at AWS. It’s posted as an L6, I believe which I think translates to a Senior Manager. I am currently a Senior Director (band J) at Thomson Reuters with a verbal commitment to be promoted to a VP (band K) within the year. I manage a small team but all manager, Director and senior director level.
I also have pretty low compensation for my level of contribution so in some ways am interested in a market level re-set and then continuing to progress from there. I like the position at AWS and think I could do well but worry about starting out reporting to someone that I feel like I could/should be a peer to.
Current comp is $145k base, $43,500 annual bonus target. I also have $25k in stocks due to best in December. I’m looking to match comp (or maybe slightly increase) in the new role.
1) What sort of comp could I expect for an L6 Amazon role?
2) What level are these roles considered and should I consider taking a possible 1-2 level downgrade for possibly same pay but better long term opportunity?