I recently got a offer with Amazon for L4 new grad. I have 3 years of work experience back in india as one of the Founding tech member from a start up. One of my friend got L5 with the same experience, but he gave interview for L5. I guess I was interviewed for L4, and they didnt gave me a System design round during the interview.
I feel a little disappointed with this offer level, as I am very sure if I am given a chance to prove for L5 I can do it. Amazon is not ready to negotiate the offer. I also have upcoming interviews with Google and Facebook. I have offers with Goldman Sachs and Wayfair. I told the same to amazon, they seem to not care much. They responded saying
“Look at our stock values for the past 5-10 years, it has a considerable growth, we hope this will help make a decision”
Can someone suggest what to do in this situation?
Wayfair - Numbers are not confirmed, need to speak this week
Goldman - 122K base, 25K signon, undisclosed bonus
- Amazon wDaz75You’re in a tough spot. It’s not -bad- to come in as L4, but leveling up is pretty hard when you’re locked in. It’s definitely better to come in as L5. Amazon is invaluable on the resume, but knowing what I know and seeing what I’ve seen, I’d take one of the others in a heartbeat. This place kills you
- Amazon’s new grad interview just focuses on L4 level interview. I answered the questions which was asked to me. System design alone was missing, which I thought they would ask. Anyway, If i ask them to interview me for L5 and if in case I screw it up what happens to the L4 offer?