Amazon L5 offer

Chevron / Eng FfDY72
Nov 22, 2019 18 Comments

Hello,
I got an offer from Amazon (AWS) for SDE L5 position:
TC 225k
Base 148k
Sign up y1 69k
Sign up y2 53k
RSU 177k in current price
Based in Seattle/Bellevue
How much could I negotiate from here?
20 YoE (I know, it sounds a lot, but I'm less than 6 months in US and my current TC is ~112 including relocation expenses which I'll have to repay once accepting the offer. Any thoughts?

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  • friends of mine got ~200k TC(SF) offers just fresh out of college. Your offer sounds like mid L4 band
    Nov 22, 2019 12
    • Amazon / Eng
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      Nov 22, 2019
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      Lol off to sleep! Keep it going bro!
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Cohesity weeii
    Very less pay. Get more offers and negotiate.
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • Wipro pGQn36
    According to levels.fyi, it sounds reasonable for the level, but might be low with your YOE imo.
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng dUKM75
    Have seen many L5 offers on blind around 270 280 290 and even 1 at 300k.
    Nov 23, 2019 1
    • Amazon Rainz
      I have made L5 offers that are outside the L5 band, hr calls it’s exceptions. The HM needs to go to compensation and define the reasons for exception and get it approved by your direct L8.

      What is sad for these folks is that the reason for exception better be that they are on a quick path to the next level. Because if they are not, they will be scratching their head why they don’t get an increase in base or stock at review time.
      Nov 24, 2019
  • Amazon Rainz
    Believe it or not I can account for top of band for L5 is 250kish. There are always exceptions. But please realize that 30% of the comp on levels.fyi is complete bullshit. Anyone can post what ever numbers they want for any position.
    Nov 23, 2019 0

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