Amazon Seattle L5 offer

Oct 2, 2019 34 Comments

how is this Amazon L5 offer? is there any room for negotiation? have competing offer on the way but recruiter said there is no room.

base: 157000
signon: 163000 two years
stock 189000 four years 5% 15% 40% 40%

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  • Amazon LostAtC
    That’s a really good offer for l5
    Oct 2, 2019 0
  • Amazon 🍑 booty
    Honestly the only downside is L5 to L6 is way harder than 62 to 63 and then 64.

    Unless you’re really good, be ready to accept the fact that you might be L5 for the next 4 years, because L6 is basically equivalent to 64/65.

    Most L5s never even end up getting to L6. Most orgs the breakdown is roughly 45% SDE1, 40% SDE2 and rest are Sr and Principal.

    Unless you have a bunch of SSA, that offer is going to be hard to turn down.. especially the sign on bonus. Take the offer and worst case, go back to MSFT after 2 years.
    Oct 2, 2019 3
    • Amazon 🍑 booty
      With that being said, I would still take the offer and you can survive two years easily.

      Even if you never get the promo, you will have collected the sign on bonus. Your resume will be really good having Amazon and Microsoft on it.
      Oct 2, 2019
    • Amazon 🍑 booty
      I said “most orgs” and “roughly” 🤦‍♂️
      Oct 3, 2019
  • Zillow Group The Troll
    Welcome to the oncall party 🎉
    Oct 3, 2019 0
  • Amazon blinded007
    Dude, I am crying looking at my base pay 😭
    Oct 2, 2019 0
  • Dematic / Eng Larry Cook
    Good offer, did you have any other offers to negotiate this one?.
    Oct 2, 2019 3
    • Dematic / Eng Larry Cook
      Wow. What’s your current TC?
      Oct 2, 2019
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Macrostiff

      Microsoft Eng

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      Microsoft
      Macrostiffmore
      Initial? Wow I bet you can ask for L6
      Oct 3, 2019
  • Microsoft tRv56tY
    163000 sign on? Wow that's awesome
    Oct 2, 2019 1
    • Oracle
      not_larry

      Oracle

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      not_larrymore
      Divide by two
      Oct 2, 2019
  • Google Dr. Seuss
    Good offer. Take it
    Oct 2, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng elmlang
    What? Insane offer for L5
    Oct 2, 2019 0
  • Amazon real bezos
    Top of the band.
    Oct 2, 2019 0
  • Microsoft Tattle
    Current level at MSFT?
    Oct 2, 2019 7
    • Microsoft Tattle
      Makes sense. Congratulations. How was the airbnb interview? LC hard or mediums?
      Oct 2, 2019
    • Microsoft ybWd37
      OP
      I got some medium and some hard. But the interviewers were very nice and helpful.
      Oct 2, 2019

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