Which companies pay more than Amazon in Canada?

Amazon TvJA66
Jul 15, 2018 55 Comments

I work at Amazon Canada and looking for a change. Got 2 offers recently including the one from Microsoft, but none can even match my current compensation.
YOE-8.5,
SDE-2
TC-220k CAD

P.S.
I am summarizing the answers in following list,
1. Google

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TOP 55 Comments
  • Shopify rbHz64
    Shopify
    Jul 15, 2018 10
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      I have really bad impression of their interview process. One of my colleague failed their screening and cleared Google interview in the same month. Another one failed their on site and joined palantir US.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Panz172
      for new grad, shopify in toronto didnt match amazon
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Shopify rbHz64
      Based on the new grad survey that went out my TC is higher than amazon new grad TC so who knows
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Amazon AWS420
      What's your TC in Canada at Shopify. Amazon is 140k cad
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Shopify rbHz64
      200k
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Shopify rbHz64
      the rsu is in USD and the base comp is in CAD
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng hvuk
      for new grad? shopify offered me way less for new grad.
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Shopify rbHz64
      Comp differs between role and heavily for competing offers. I had US offers I could negotiate with
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng hvuk
      had a competing offer from FB and Amazon. shopify told me they reached their upper limit (about 140 CAD)
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Amazon AWS420
      Ya I know a lot of new grads at shopify and no one is close to 200k
      Jul 17, 2018
  • Amazon YFdu24
    Google. That's about it. They have a larger presence in Montreal and Waterloo now
    Jul 15, 2018 5
    • Microsoft Adrashya
      So Google and Amazon?
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      @adrashya please don't take offense, but judging by the Microsoft Vancouver compensation, options are plenty for you.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      Google doesn't hire much here. All the recruiters that contact me offer positions in US.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Microsoft Adrashya
      No offense taken, I was evaluating moving from US to Canada.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      Most of the people go to US from here. I have seen fewer cases doing it other way around.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Amazon geeker12
    You’re out of luck buddy. Sadly most other companies pay shit there. I know senior devs who’ve been working for like decades and theyre barely clearing 150k TC cad.
    Jul 15, 2018 5
    • Microsoft / Eng yelloharry
      These senior devs you know must be high-flyers. On average, senior devs make 90k CAD TC.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      This thread is getting depressing comment by comment.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon geeker12
      Yup. These guys are geniuses. Otherwise an avg senior dev in canada is making 100k
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon geeker12
      It is depressing. Thats why i got the fuck out of there as soon as i graduated. My TC is 150k new grad. Im beating literally most senior devs across Canada
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      I considered that but my personal responsibilities don't allow me to leave Canada.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Microsoft needdesign
    If that '220k' USD or CAD?
    Jul 15, 2018 4
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      CAD
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Microsoft needdesign
      Bruh
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Microsoft Adrashya
      Does your base go down or stock targets also go down?
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      I think both.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Apple Lionel!
    That’s just $165k USD. Are you sure the pay is so less for amazon? A fresh grad makes that in USA
    Jul 16, 2018 10
    • I’m actually surprised it’s that high
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Apple Lionel!
      I know many new grads making that much
      Jul 16, 2018
    • I meant high for Canada!
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Apple Lionel!
      😂 Canada is actually very expensive. So it is surprising to see such low comp there
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Wave / Product aNoogler
      220k CAD is very high TC here. A director in a big 5 bank would make that much. Most senior devs would by around 140-150k at best. I'm talking about regular tech companies - not sure what FANG pays here.
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Apple Lionel!
      Hope it improves to be at least 80% Seattle comp. that would make it much more enticing to move there given free healthcare once you retire
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Amazon flyingML
      More companies need to move to Vancouver. Amazon, Apple and Microsoft has improved the salaries but we need G and F as well.
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Wave / Product aNoogler
      G and F seem to be more focused on Eastern Canada - Kitchener-Waterloo for Google and Montreal for FB
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Amazon flyingML
      Fb engineering is in Montreal?
      Jul 17, 2018
    • Wave / Product aNoogler
      They have an AI lab in Montreal
      Jul 17, 2018
  • Oracle Santraadmi
    Canada overall pay is less , very hard to match US comp
    Jul 15, 2018 1
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      That TC is not for US. I work for Amazon Canada.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Amazon flyingML
    220K? Is that your target or including stock appreciation?
    Jul 16, 2018 2
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      Total compensation (base + rsus) for this year.
      Jul 16, 2018
    • New / R&D xiaxiaha
      Hi OP, What's your base?
      Mar 31
  • Microsoft Cela
    Your pay is very high... base salary for SDE 2 at microsoft vancouver is around 100k
    Jul 15, 2018 2
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      Looks like there is a huge difference in Microsoft Canada and US salaries. Satya are you listening?
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng yelloharry
      Cannot complain. Microsoft Vancouver already pays way better than local big companies.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Amazon kTQL31
    Which city are you in OP? And, is that TC in USD or CAD?
    Jul 15, 2018 3
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      Vancouver. It's in CAD. Why would Amazon Canada pay in USD?
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon kTQL31
      It wouldn't obviously. Just wanted to make sure in the case you've adjusted it to cater to the mostly US based crowd on Blind.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon TvJA66
      OP
      May be it's something people do here. Updated the original post.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Amazon / Other Hotderst
    Working for Amazon and my TC is about $200K in Vancouver. Same role in Amazon Seattle pays about $300k. Same role in other companies in Vancouver pays about $100-150K. Round numbers.
    Jul 17, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Other Hotderst
      I should have said C$ for the Vancouver numbers and US$ for the Seattle number
      Jul 17, 2018
  • New IWrh38
    I was making 165k at one point problem was the place was a sweat shop. I think amazon is the only one to actually pay that much cad. And yeah as a senior dev now I am making around 140k. At a consulting company
    Jul 15, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Other Hotderst
    EA can be pretty high sometimes higher than Amazon. Better culture too
    Jul 15, 2018 0

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