Amazon offer evaluation?

New rUEl16
Sep 14, 2019 26 Comments

Just got an offer for L5 at Amazon NYC:
250 TC
175 base
sign-on 68/52 1st/2nd year
90 RSU vested 5, 15, 40, 40

How solid is that? What would be a good way to negotiate?
Also, can someone explain their sign-on? Is it paid monthly or at the end of the year?

I have an upcoming onsite with Google - I wonder if they potentially can beat it for 9 YoE?

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  • Nutanix Hheh05
    Some dude just posted on blind that he got 261k TC in Seattle Amazon with 3 yoe ...
    Sep 15, 2019 1
    • New rUEl16
      OP
      Now I feel lowballed
      Sep 15, 2019
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    5+15+40+50=110 WTF am I missing

    Either way I don’t see 250 TC being sustained over 4 years.
    Sep 14, 2019 2
    • New rUEl16
      OP
      Stupid typo on my side
      Sep 14, 2019
    • Amazon hbvcdscg
      usually more in the end due to stock growth
      Sep 14, 2019
  • Endurance / Eng lyamcha
    Is l5 sde 2 or 3?
    Oct 23, 2019 1
    • Microsoft yghnb
      Sde2
      Oct 23, 2019
  • Morgan Stanley / Eng
    nycgandalf

    Morgan Stanley Eng

    PRE
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    nycgandalfmore
    I think you can ask for more RSUs.
    Which team if you don't mind?
    Sep 14, 2019 1
    • New rUEl16
      OP
      Thanks! They didn't share much about the team due to NDA, some unreleased product.
      Sep 14, 2019
  • Snapchat MrMarshall
    Comp is pretty solid
    Sep 14, 2019 0
  • Microsoft lakala
    L5 is what? Like 63 in MS?
    Sep 14, 2019 3
    • Microsoft lakala
      Hmm
      Sep 14, 2019
    • Microsoft softFag
      It is equivalent to l68
      Sep 14, 2019
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    • New rUEl16
      OP
      What would be reasonable?
      Sep 14, 2019
    • New rUEl16
      OP
      Do you know if it's best to ask for what I want (280) or a bit more (say, 290-300) so they can lowball it to 280?
      Sep 14, 2019
  • Google digfgdjd
    What's that SDE3 or SDE2? Seems kind of low if it's SDE3, good if it's for SDE2.
    Sep 15, 2019 1
    • New rUEl16
      OP
      It's SDE2. Did you see SDE2 > 300k?
      Sep 15, 2019
  • New VFST76
    What exactly is the job for? What will you be doing at amazon or google? Programming, Lead, managing etc
    Sep 14, 2019 1
    • New rUEl16
      OP
      Ah, my bad. I got an offer for an engineer.
      Sep 14, 2019
  • Amazon TvJA66
    Did you get 90 or 110 RSU?
    Sep 14, 2019 1
    • New rUEl16
      OP
      Just 90. Is that too low?
      Sep 14, 2019

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