Amazon annual rewards

Aug 17, 2018 18 Comments

How do annual rewards look for Amazon? Is in cash, stock or both? Planning to move from Microsoft to Amazon soon, thanks.

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  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    No cash bonuses lol (apart from signing). Annual performance based comp adjustments are purely base raises and RSUs.

    Also u wouldn’t be eligible for RSU refreshers during ur first review cycle; u would have to wait until ur second year.
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    • Microsoft UEMF47
      OP
      Ncgs??
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      New college grads
      Aug 17, 2018
  • Facebook public
    You are penalized for stock appreciation.
    Aug 17, 2018 1
    • Amazon
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      Absolutely true.
      Aug 17, 2018
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    Also base is capped at 160k in Seattle, so u won’t get any base raises beyond that.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng
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    There is no cash bonus, only rsus that will start vesting 1-2 years later from grant date, until another 1-2 years.

    If stock price has increased recently, that would be accounted for in your comp calculations.

    For most folks, its 1-5% base raise, and no stocks.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Amazon
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    With the current prices, managers basically tell employees that they are already over the max comp for their band, so they cannot offer much. All L5s on my team that were eligible got between 0-4 RSU. That's a frikkin insult :-)
    I wasn't eligible as it was my first review cycle.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng VlCX25
    Why do people stay at Amazon then? If they make it to year 5, do they get refreshers then?
    Aug 17, 2018 4
    • Microsoft / Eng VlCX25
      How large are these refreshers?
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Amazon moonplaner
      Large enough to keep your TC within the band for your role, level and rating.
      Aug 18, 2018
  • Amazon Xode
    Even outside of NYC 160-185K is max base which is peanuts in today's market and most if the lateral hire have that much base already.
    Aug 17, 2018 0

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