Amazon Applied scientist 2 compensation.

New nFIg27
Mar 12, 2018 15 Comments

Got offered the following offer for a L5 position at Seattle
Base 150k
Rsu: 240 units vests over 4 years (5/15/40/40)
Signon 80k + 65k
Is this offer reasonable? Not many datapoints for applied scientist roles on blind. My experience is a phd with a 1 year university post-doc. Thanks


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TOP 15 Comments
  • Amazon WhOsit
    It’s good. I have a PhD plus one year and got 150 base, 100/75 bonus, 220 rsu (in September)
    Mar 12, 2018 0
  • Twitch / Other Z6bn65a
    This is an extremely strong L5 offer at Amazon.
    Mar 12, 2018 1
    • Amazon ufsgh
      It is not. It’s high for SDE but standard for AS. Even in Seattle I’ve seen AS2 hired with much better comp.
      Oct 1, 2019
  • Amazon cayde-6
    This is part of the reason why I want to move to AS from SDE. I think they have a much higher TCT. The other reason is because AI is super fun and I like working with data. But I don't have a PhD, so maybe not. Trying to start a master's in Data Science at UIUC, but not sure if that will cut it.
    Jun 28, 2018 1
    • Schweitzer Engineering Laborator nVqE32
      I have been interviewed and saw the huge number of data scientist/machine learning engineers with MSc. Definitely you need to be really good. PhD is kinda bar raiser for the roles.
      Jun 13, 2019
  • Microsoft AIsO62
    Are you sure it is L5, not L6?
    Mar 12, 2018 1
    • Amazon ufsgh
      AS are paid way higher than SDE
      Oct 1, 2019
  • Amazon Methane
    My base and sign on were slightly higher but was told it was very strong, so yours is strong too.
    Mar 13, 2018 0
  • Microsoft HqoA11
    I have the same offer too, Masters + 3yrs experience
    Mar 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon sIpppM8
    These are really good joining bonuses. Will these bonuses be given if you are promoted from L4 to L5 as well? Or are these just for the initial offers?
    Mar 12, 2018 3
    • Amazon sIpppM8
      I c. What about rsu? 220 is just for the initial offer?
      Mar 13, 2018
    • You work for amzn? 🙄
      Mar 13, 2018
  • Chase DJames
    may i know what is “Rsu: 240 units vests over 4 years (5/15/40/40)” ?
    “units” means one share? so 240 units means 240 shares given on board stock price? thanks!
    Aug 15, 2019 0
  • Microsoft


    What did you do ur PhD in ?
    Mar 12, 2018 0


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