Amazon SDE 1 offer

Dec 5, 2019 17 Comments

Asking for a friend

YOE 2.5 years

Offer is in Seattle
SDE 1
Amazon advertising

Offer 1

Base 135 k
RSU 30
Year 1 bonus 18 K
Year 2 bonus 12 K

Alternate offer

Base 120 k
RSU 45
Year 1 bonus 25 k
Year 2 bonus 20 k

Do these offers look reasonable? If so which one is better

Her current TC Bay Area 135 k (no RSUs)

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Amazon compare
    offer 1 is good. The bonus can be pushed higher. Higher salary gives u negotiation leverage for future. i think base is higher than average. Hence they give less rsu and bonus.
    Dec 5, 2019 2
    • Dell c5j995s
      OP
      Do they have a $160k base cap?
      Dec 5, 2019
    • Amazon compare
      in seattle i think it is 165k
      Dec 5, 2019
  • Dell c5j995s
    OP
    Update:

    The recruiter says he can ask for 140-145 k base

    9 RSUs and
    Sign on of 25k year 1 and 20k year 2,
    Does that sound reasonable?
    Dec 9, 2019 3
    • Dell c5j995s
      OP
      More updates:

      135k vase
      38 RSUs
      Year 1 sign on 30k
      Year 25 k

      Option 2:

      140k base
      33 RSUs

      Sign on
      Year 1 29k
      Year 2 20k
      Dec 10, 2019
    • Amazon buniwm
      I guess that’s a decent offer but I’ve definitely seen more for sde 1 offer for Seattle and that was with only 1.5 yoe
      Dec 10, 2019
  • Amazon buniwm
    Low balled. I got 65 rsu with 1.5 when I switched
    Dec 6, 2019 3
    • Amazon compare
      depends on pricing of stock
      Dec 6, 2019
    • Amazon buniwm
      It was equivalent to a little over 100k at the time of my offer
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Paychex excomcando
    I surprised they gave an offer for SDE 1 while you have 2+ yoe. They told nope you must have less than 2 yoe to get hired for L4
    Dec 5, 2019 2
    • Amazon killertom
      nope, that depends on interview performance and those principles
      Dec 5, 2019
    • Dell c5j995s
      OP
      The recruiter said she had glowing reviews
      Dec 6, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng
    weeeeeeee

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    AWS
    weeeeeeeemore
    Very low
    Dec 5, 2019 0
  • Microsoft specz
    Low-ball
    Dec 5, 2019 0
  • Amazon atxji
    Not good
    Dec 5, 2019 0

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