Evaluate my offer @ Amazon

May 24, 2019 47 Comments

YOE - 8

Amazon offer. TPM
L5
165k base
100k signon ( 2 year )
115k RSU,
5% vest 1st year
15% vest 2nd year
40% vest 3rd year
Rest 4th year

Bay area

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TOP 47 Comments
  • Amazon Nozz
    115 RSUs or 115k $ worth of RSUs? If it’s the latter that is quite low. I got 110 RSUs in December as an L5. The base is fine though.
    May 24, 2019 8
    • Lam Research rektkid
      Why are u leaving Apple for such a crappy offer
      May 24, 2019
    • Agree. Not worth it
      May 25, 2019
  • GoDaddy / Eng code24x7
    Good base but ask for more RSUs and the vesting schedule is bad.
    May 24, 2019 3
    • Salesforce / Eng
      123kona321

      Salesforce Eng

      PRE
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      123kona321more
      Yeah it’s standard. They’re not going to change it.
      May 24, 2019
    • OP
      Stocks is low. I agree.
      May 24, 2019
  • Amazon djbravo
    It's a good offer for an L5 position. Whether you should be L5 or L6 is a separate question.
    May 24, 2019 5
    • Amazon djbravo
      @theLegendz : That's something they tell everyone.
      May 25, 2019
    • OP
      How do I push to go for L6?
      May 25, 2019
  • Uber auOX85
    First, Amazon is desperate for TPMs. Most last 8-mos or less. Second, you will likely not last 2 years, as 80% folks don’t.

    So, DO NOT get tricked into believing that you will get 15% shares in the second year. Ask for 15% in Y1, 30% in Y2, push for L6.
    May 24, 2019 1
    • Lam Research rektkid
      Crap advice .. bezos is not his uncle . 5 , 15, 40 40 is Amazon standard for all . Won’t change company policy
      May 24, 2019
  • Microsoft / R&D ^^^
    Verdict - Low ball offer over all
    Do you plan to stay for 4 years? Do you feel you will stay for 4 years?
    If answer is yes for both, bargain hard for stocks. It should be close to 200k.
    If no, bargain on base and joining bonus.
    May 24, 2019 1
    • Microsoft / R&D ^^^
      P.S. just realised it's L5 offer. Seems ok in that case.
      May 24, 2019
  • Comcast notbran
    Not sure how Amazon pays. Low for L5 offer overall
    May 24, 2019 1
    • Flexport Unbind
      amazon level5 equals to l4 in most of other companies
      May 24, 2019
  • Amazon Nskdhdbsdj
    Great offer
    May 24, 2019 6
    • OP
      Whats HV?
      May 24, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng firefly123
      Highly valued, I.e. 80% of employees
      May 24, 2019
  • Facebook / Strategy missamber
    Seems low for a technical role. Got a higher offer for a policy manager role at amazon recently.
    May 24, 2019 1
    • eBay / Product J38aP
      Would you mind sharing the numbers? Was it l5?
      May 27, 2019
  • Lam Research rektkid
    Op can I dm you ?
    May 24, 2019 1
  • Glassdoor mdcn
    5% vest 1st year ?
    May 24, 2019 1
    • OP
      I know right. Amazon tries to do it that way.
      May 24, 2019

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