Uber SDE 2 offer evaluation

Amazon stfUp
Nov 2 31 Comments

6 yoe
Currently SDE 2 at Amazon, Seattle
Base :150k
Stocks: 60 โ‰ˆ 110k /yr

Uber: L4 at Bay area
Base: 165k
Stocks: 100k /yr
Bonus: 35k

What counter offer should I make? How can I negotiate for L5a?

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TOP 31 Comments
  • Google sp55
    Comparing COL, ur current TC >> uber TC
    Nov 2 10
    • Amazon stfUp
      OP
      "Rude towards lazy" You must be hating technology? :p
      One of the advantages of blind, it provides personalized feedback and diversed opinions. Since you are top contributer, everyone would appreciate if you be more constructive and less judgemental. โœŒ๏ธ
      Nov 2
    • SoundHound newrep
      Cisco is the type of answer on stackoverflow that says "google it". And I got there by googling lol
      Nov 2
    • Amazon tYds04
      @Alpaca he wasn't asking you, he was asking @sp55. Do you not know how conversations work?
      Nov 2
    • Google sp55
      Stfup@, i would consider only if the hike is more than 25-30%
      Nov 2
    • Amazon stfUp
      OP
      I see, thanks for your feedback. :)
      Nov 2
  • Riverbed Technology siegel
    Hats off to you for considering Uber at this time
    Nov 2 4
    • Amazon stfUp
      OP
      Do you have more insight on Uber's layoffs? Was it based on performance? Was it simply closing down non-profit orgs? Not sure, why didn't they move those engineers to different orgs instead.
      Nov 2
    • Uber szIh40
      Was largely performance based.
      Nov 2
    • Uber jklf2074
      Orgs were inflated and there was not enough work, duplication of work and company not doing well was the reason of layoffs, have lost lot of good folks as well
      Nov 2
    • Uber bag@00
      Not performance based
      Nov 2
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng sad-panda
    Get 300k tc no including bonus, just base and stock
    Nov 2 1
    • Amazon stfUp
      OP
      Thanks I will try for that. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
      Nov 2
  • Credit Karma ๐ŸจKoala
    Your current TC looks pretty high compared to offered one.
    Even if this offer was Seattle, I wouldn't jump for miniscule increase. Here your offer is in Bay Area with less TC.
    Also, Amazon stock is more stable
    Nov 2 0
  • Uber jklf2074
    Incorrect, have lost some good performers as well, it was mostly done for wall street, company goes down expect more layoffs.
    Nov 2 0
  • New OPqa80
    Don't forget about the state income tax in Cali.
    Nov 2 0
  • Uber gh5ht8g
    If you want tc bump, stay at Amazon.
    If you want to move to SF, then... I guess move to an Amazon office in the city?
    Nov 2 8
    • Uber gh5ht8g
      Then you might be happier in the Bay area even with a slightly lower tc. I think that's one of the better reasons to move anyway.

      IDK how the dating situation is in Seattle, but it's not all that hot here. It's not terrible, but not good either. But there are a lot of places to go to after work.

      I'm upgrading my recommendation to move.
      Nov 2
    • Amazon stfUp
      OP
      Awesome advice. It is still under negotiation stage. So hopefully, offer should get better
      Nov 2
    • Uber bag@00
      i would not recommend to move to uber at this time
      Nov 2
    • Uber gh5ht8g
      Fair enough, might be dangerous to move to Uber per se. But moving to the city to be closer to family and friends is totally worthwhile. Maybe get some other offers?
      Nov 2
    • Microsoft Ovenmitts
      I would move for friends and family. I've lived in Seattle for 2 years now and social life sucks. Seattle freeze is real.
      Nov 2
  • And Uber stock is going opposite direction of that of Amazon.
    Nov 2 0

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