TC Negotiation with Amazon

New / Eng chamcham
Apr 3, 2018 14 Comments

When I got a SDE2 offer from Amazon, I didn’t have any other ones and the offer is final according to HR. So I didn’t have a chance to negotiate. All of sudden, I got another offer from a different company. Can I use it to negotiate with Amazon?

BTW Amazon TC is 270K/year and the other one is 290k/year.

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Microsoft Qoosjshh
    Break it down. Whats base, stock and sign on. 290K at amazon isn’t 290K. You’re not gonna stay for 4 years.
    Apr 3, 2018 3
    • Amazon Foogle
      160k base
      100k bonus
      20 shares
      That is most likely the breakdown!
      Apr 3, 2018
    • Microsoft Qoosjshh
      Yea. That’s not 290K.

      That’s 160K. 50K bonus and 5% shares so shares only worth 1300 year. Your true year 1 comp is 215K not 290.
      Apr 3, 2018
    • Amazon Foogle
      I meant 100k for 1st year
      Apr 3, 2018
  • New DUBP03
    Any onsite interview tips?
    Apr 3, 2018 1
    • New / Eng chamcham
      OP
      Practice coding a lot and practice thinking in such a stressful situation
      Apr 3, 2018
  • Amazon / Mgmt BakBown
    $20K difference before tax isn’t going to change your life in any meaningful way. Pick the one that is better for you for all the other reasons.
    Apr 3, 2018 1
    • New / Eng chamcham
      OP
      You are right. Thanks for the advice.
      Apr 3, 2018
  • Amazon Cascade
    How much experience you coming with?
    Apr 3, 2018 1
    • New / Eng chamcham
      OP
      6 years after PhD
      Apr 3, 2018
  • Twitch 83!;848
    That’s pretty good TC for SDE2 from Amazon. Definitely on the high side.
    Apr 3, 2018 1
    • New / Eng chamcham
      OP
      Glad to hear that
      Apr 3, 2018
  • SAP am_zon
    Is this for Seattle?
    Apr 3, 2018 1
    • New / Eng chamcham
      OP
      Bay area
      Apr 3, 2018