Is this Amazon Seattle SDE2 L5 offer low-ball? Amazonians pls advise.
6 YOE + Masters. I know that my interview feedback was great and overlapping to next level.
* $160K base
* ~80 RSUs (~$155K)
* $67K first year + $51K second year bonus.
(= $227K TTC first year
= who-the-hell-cares-K TTC second year and on)
$240K (https://www.levels.fyi/offer.html?entry=15502) on levels, let alone other Amazon L5 blind posts... The comp person says I should "not believe everything here, some are true, some are false".
Google/FB is not an option at this moment — but will be in a year or so. I have MS, LinkedIn, Salesforce etc lined up for interviews. Currently in Bay and wanna move to Seattle.
I feel like I'm being low balled like a MoFo and I'm pissed. I was honestly expecting something like 250K-260K which I felt was reasonable, but want comments of fellow Amazonians and alike, especially those who recently got hired with similar background if my fury is fair... If so, how do you suggest I negotiate and by how much. If not, then I guess I will need to suck this offer up and make a decision accordingly since I'm really interested in the team and things they work on.
Thanks in advance.
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