Suggestion for Amazon total compensation.

Yahoo anon222
Jan 4 15 Comments

Hi friends,

I am attending Amazon onsite interview on Palo Alto office. HR send me a document to fill.

One tricky question is “what is your total expected compensation (include base, bonus, equity)?” If anyone received recent total compensation from Amazon, kindly comment your offer with breakdown along with location if possible.

About me: 3 years experience in US with a master degree attending Software Dev II Engineer position in Amazon.

PS: I have searched in all the previous blind comments for compensation, most were related to data science, machine learning, or L4 or higher. I am not sure what Software Dev II Engineer is mapped to.

I really appreciate your suggestions. Thanks !

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Put 350k.
    Base: $185k
    Bonus/Equity: 350-185

    It's "expected compensation"
    Doesn't mean they are gonna give that to you.
    Jan 4 4
    • Yahoo anon222
      OP
      Thanks for your suggestion !
      Jan 4
    • Oracle redvsblue
      If you put that high will amazon still interview you?
      Jan 4
    • Amazon wodnfb
      You put that down with 3yrs experience they will laugh at you and likely won’t even go forward with interviews. The idea of just putting down a ridiculous number is a thing of the past with the new laws.
      Jan 4
    • Amazon / Eng n0v
      Don't worry about laughing.
      Jan 4
  • Amazon / Eng Chad🕶
    SDE1 - L4
    SDE2 - L5
    Jan 4 0
  • Bank of America / Other tSWv17
    @anon222 - if you clear the interview 'fairly' then expect L4 mapping; if you give an 'exceptional' interview performance then you can expect L5 mapping.
    As for expected comp, it's 'expected' so you can go crazy but TC wise $250K sounds reasonable to me..you should be able to find enough Blind posts regarding 'L4/L5' comp examples for IC roles.
    Jan 4 1
    • Yahoo anon222
      OP
      Thanks for your suggestion !!!
      Jan 4
  • Amazon BezosBitch
    Just tell the recruiter that you'll be fine with current market value in that city. Let them come up with a number first. Ask 30 percent more. Sign when they offer 20 percent more.
    Jan 6 0
  • New TKpg12
    List a range - as much as 10-20% is totally OK. You don't want to price yourself out or self yourself short, keep it flexible at this point in the process!
    Jan 4 0
  • Dynatrace WzWW01
    That’s a tricky question, since you are in CA, legally you are not supposed to say how much you are making. Don’t shy away from asking what you really want. You also need to be cautious. With 3 years of experience , you can’t ask for $300k TC. Be realistic
    Jan 4 0
  • Amazon Mary2018
    SDE2 range should be ~195-225
    Jan 5 0
  • Yahoo anon222
    OP
    Thanks for your feedback friends !!!
    Jan 5 0
  • Yahoo anon222
    OP
    Really thank you guys for your valuable inputs and and suggestion !!!
    Jan 4 0
  • Yahoo anon222
    OP
    Thanks for your suggestion !!!
    Jan 4 0