Third party Amazon recruiter refused to disclose compensation ranges for Palo Alto office

OpenText / Eng no_scrubs
Mar 29, 2018 13 Comments

I'm applying for positions in the Palo Alto office of Amazon, but the recruiter refused to disclose salary and compensation range info. Is that illegal?

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  • Twitch 9/&384&83
    I think it is now in California, isn’t it? Perhaps I misinterpreted the new law or it isn’t in effect yet?

    Section “(c)”:

    https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB168
    Mar 29, 2018 3
    • Amazon Ujhy23
      I got a "dont know" answer
      Mar 29, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng GQXY27
      Can they be arrested for not knowing?
      Mar 29, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      Hooliganssmore
      Try citing the law above if you’re confident.
      Mar 29, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng ammierting
    No it’s not illegal.
    Mar 29, 2018 0
  • Amazon VEoT62
    3P recruiters have no clue
    Mar 29, 2018 0
  • Twitch 9/&384&83
    If you know the city, level, and title; you can get a pretty clear idea of the range based on reports all over Blind and other sites.
    Mar 29, 2018 0
  • Amazon Fmeixnene
    What do you mean by 3rd party?
    Mar 29, 2018 3
    • OpenText / Eng no_scrubs
      OP
      The recruiter works at a recruiting company.
      Mar 29, 2018
    • Amazon Fkdnrndks
      Yeah don’t listen to them, they’re clueless
      Mar 29, 2018
    • ADP / Mgmt
      Runner131

      ADP Mgmt

      BIO
      I call myself "Damage Control" as I turnaround poor performance of others and get results.
      Runner131more
      Agency wants it as high as possible so they get a big fee. But they get a range. Whether that range is aligned with what the company considers the top and bottom... unlikely.

      If you haven't given them the go ahead, you could LinkedIn up with company recruiters and ask about the job. They likely won't wanna give you a range either but never answer the what do you make question.

      Answer that question with "I am seeking an offer in the $xxxk to xxyk range depending on total package. Is that aligned with the role or are we disconnected? If so, what's the range. They may share after you do, depends if the recruiter is any good.
      Mar 30, 2018
  • Amazon @thinker
    It's meaningless until you get an offer..
    Mar 29, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng n0v
    Just say you're not interested to pursue until you have a realistic idea about comp. I'd think most recruiters will come around.
    Mar 29, 2018 0