I'm currently L61 (SDE II) at Microsoft making 120k (plus ~15-20% bonus) with a little over 1 year of experience as an SDE (have a few years of prior experience in the tech industry as a PM/support person though). Still have 75% of my 25k sign on stock bonus vesting at MS.
I received an L4 (SDE I) offer from Amazon with the following numbers:
Year 1 cash bonus: 38k
Year 2 cash bonus: 31k
RSUs: 34k (vested over 4 years)
Seems to be ~20% more than im making at MS right now. I'm technically going down a level by accepting this offer, which hopefully means a quick promotion to L5 within a year.
Just wondering if this is a good offer. I think for an L4 in Seattle it may be on the higher end if i've done my research correctly, but im not sure. According to the recruiter, this is basically the best they can do, but I didn't try asking for more yet.
There's also the difference in benefits, which may be substantial. I haven't calculated it yet.
Usually we compare the benefit of microsoft with amazon we add 20k to TC. So essentially u are moving down a level with the same salary, just a different company.
Try somewhere else. A lot of places can give more than that