Urgent Compensation Help Needed AWS Cloud Support Engineer

New / Eng Hnjj53
Nov 9, 2018 18 Comments

Hi Guys,

Urgent help needed, I am offered "Cloud Support Engineer Security" role with AWS in Dallas, I spoke with the recruiter and he has flatly refused to provide a range and asked me to provide a number for Total Compensation, TC (includes Bonus Yr1/Yr2, Stock 5/15/40/40), he also mentioned that if I am serious to join Amazon I should provide a number otherwise they have lots of candidates that are interested in joining Amazon (kind of rude but what can you do, its Amazon :) )

I have 15+ years experience in Networking Support/design, people and project management experience, CCIE and Masters degree.

I am really hoping that some one can point out the range so that I can provide a good number to the recruiter. I haven't disclosed my current salary (not sure if its a good idea), I am currently in Boston but will be moving to Dallas TX if I accept the job.

Any help will be appreciated.

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  • Oracle panther9
    What is your current TC ?
    Nov 9, 2018 7
    • Oracle panther9
      Well not comfortable sharing my knowledge too.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • New / Eng Hnjj53
      OP
      Alright fair enough, my yearly TC is:
      Base: $185,000
      Performance Bonus: $27,750 (15% of Base)
      One Time Sign On: $20,000

      No rsu's/equity.

      Would this help?
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Oracle panther9
      I know a friend who got into similar position for google cloud. He was offered $270k in total comp
      Nov 9, 2018
    • New / Eng Hnjj53
      OP
      Location? SF Bay area?

      For Amazon Cloud Support group, any idea regarding range for L5? Or L6?
      Nov 10, 2018
    • Oracle panther9
      Location: Austin
      Nov 10, 2018
  • Google isthecoast
    If you read posts here you might want to change your mind to join Amazon.
    Nov 9, 2018 0
  • New dkk
    For What Level it L5 or L6 can you share those details please
    Nov 9, 2018 5
    • New / Eng Hnjj53
      OP
      I don’t know, I wasn’t told that information neither I asked. Should you be told which level it is?
      Nov 9, 2018
    • New dkk
      You have a right to ask the recruiter for which level you applied for so that folks in blind can help you otherwise it will be tough!
      Nov 9, 2018
    • New / Eng Hnjj53
      OP
      From "blind app" research it looks like they rarely hire L6, so it may be an L5.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • New dkk
      I think for your number of years of experience L5 is downgraded they might comeback with TC as 210-230k around again it depends with your interview feedback as well.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • New / Eng Hnjj53
      OP
      I personally believe my interview went very well, there wasn't any "tell me about" question that I hesitated to respond or had to think twice, I had lots of solid examples available mapped with leadership principles based on my 15+ years of experience.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng n0v
    Take your current TC, double it, and write up a fancy spreadsheet to consider cash value of other company benefits.
    Nov 9, 2018 0
  • Google RealSundar
    Dude grow some balls and ask the TC you want if they say no move on.
    Nov 9, 2018 0
  • FuelQuest Cubbbe
    Is this an amazon recruiter or a third party?

    My experience with them was much different. They were quite forth coming with the compensation after I asked. I think there is less data on the salaries for the Dallas office publicly available but perhaps figure out the Seattle compensation for this role and then figure out a fair cost of living adjustment for Dallas
    Nov 9, 2018 0