Amazon SDE 2 to Microsoft

Jun 3, 2018 29 Comments

I got promoted Q1 this year to SDE2 at Amazon and I am thinking joining Microsoft because I want to be chilled in life.

My TC is around 195k due to stock appreciation, I have total 2 year experience at Amazon and before that I was in college.

I want a 20% pay bump ideally.

Can Microsoft make this happen? Just want to get an idea first before I start spending time leetcoding


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TOP 29 Comments
  • Microsoft / Eng ksPd77
    I don’t understand how you can expect 20% pay bump for a more chilled job
    Jun 3, 2018 1
    • Amazon iun75vef
      Cos is Microsoft?
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Microsoft


    Fu*k u ... I have 10 years experience and not made 190k yet in ms, u wanna make more than me in ms with only 2 years experience? No way!
    Jun 3, 2018 8
    • Microsoft KuPi
      It's not. The standard new grad intern offer is still 60k stock
      You'd need offers, negotiation and your team to play along for the 120k.
      Jun 4, 2018
    • Microsoft hoover
      Standard returning intern is still 60k, but if your team likes you it takes minimal negotiation (and definitely no counter offers) to get up to 120k
      Jun 5, 2018
  • Microsoft newb1186
    Microsoft can’t make that happen. You will have to wait for Microsoft’s stock to explode like Amazon’s..
    Jun 3, 2018 11
    • Tango Health / Eng lyub4y2
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Microsoft iknow
      I don't think you will get Sr offer with only 2 years if work experience. You will likely get 61 (best case 62)
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng sde3
    Msft pays less than amzn. And you currently got a nice TC due to stock appreciation , not because of the market value. Going to msft with 2 yoe, you probably get way less.
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Pediasure
    Plz - if you think it’s chilled and you are
    Coming for it , you won’t survive long
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Amazon bananamaan
    They can for senior roles but you have to have a competing offer to match or current comp at higher level as it will probably be out of band and will require executive approvals
    Jun 3, 2018 1
    • Microsoft reddev
      Senior role for 2yoe? Not at Microsoft. May be 61 or at max if you are rockstar highest package for 61.
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Tableau gyNv62
    I make more than 20% more than you do (albeit due to stock appreciation) and have a more chill job than an amzn job. I'm sure you can match or beat it at several companies at this point. Several companies offered me 200k total comp three years ago, so I think what you're asking is competitive
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt good_bad
    Short answer: no.
    Jun 3, 2018 0


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