Amazon India - SDE 2 offer

Feb 7, 2019 18 Comments

Amazon Offer: SDE2
Base : 25
TC : 37

YOE: 4.5

Currently sde1 with TC 23 at Flipkart. Was most certainly looking at a promotion, which I probably threw away because of a lack of interest shown by me. (Appraisal cycle is happening rn)

Amazon interviews went really well. Pretty sure every round was an incline, and a chance of design round being a strong incline. Bar raiser was happy as well.

Could I negotiate for more? And how?

Negotiated to 40 TC (26 base)
I realize now that I had enough leverage.
Should’ve gone for 45 but I played it safe.
No worries, I’m happy with the offer!

Thanks guys!


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TOP 18 Comments
  • New inmann
    More important question is if you are doing well at Flipkart and see a path forward and are enjoying it, why would you want to move?
    Feb 7, 2019 4
    • Amazon / Eng fHUg57
      Really??? When was the last time you heard of a 50% given to a team member? Specifically after being "not interested" in the work
      Feb 7, 2019
    • New inmann
      I am lost. What's the question
      Feb 7, 2019
  • Amazon nack
    Have a offer and try to renegotiate they are trying to low-ball you. In my team there are new joinees much junior to you and having CTC around 45LPA ..and they non e-commerce background
    Feb 7, 2019 7
    • Expedia hokashaka
      What's the avg hike in amz
      Apr 29, 2019
    • Amazon nack
      Generally in single digits for base salary
      Apr 30, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
    Did you interview with Uber?
    Amazon definitely has potential to pay you at least 45 lpa seeing your interview perf and 4.5 yoe. Amazon pays 30 lpa for 2 yoe.
    You stand a chance for negotiation but 50% hike is also worth a move to Amzn.
    Feb 7, 2019 0
  • Amazon ossG03
    I have seen people with 3 yoe ( newly promoted sde 2) get between 32 - 35.

    You could ask for 40, but you would need good leverage for that and 23 ctc at flipkart does fit the profile.
    Better try other high paying companies like Uber, DE Shaw, Microsoft and renegotiate. (Time would be a factor)
    Feb 7, 2019 0
  • Verizon Media / Eng

    Verizon Media Eng

    TC of 65 LPA I can confirm! Not kidding.
    Feb 7, 2019 1
    • New inmann
      Pls break down fixed or cash part. 65L for 4 years experience would be rare unless you are counting multiple years of RSUs or options.
      Feb 7, 2019
  • Snapchat evan.musk
    You stand a chance to negotiate if you have an offer from another company. Tough luck otherwise
    Feb 7, 2019 0


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