Initial salary compensation discussion for a QAE 5 role was in the $160k (max base salary) range prior to my on-site interview. I completed three total rounds of interviews and Amazon’s first base salary offer was $105k with a $37k sign on bonus. I politely declined and indicated that it was well below the initial numbers and less than my current salary. Amazon responded with a $106k base salary and $47k sign on bonus. Again, I informed them that their total compensation was less than my salary and year end bonus. I know that I interviewed well and the feedback from the interview teams was positive. Amazon has stated that it’s their final offer. I’m ok walking away from the offer, but it seems to have been a mistake in initial numbers by the recruiter or they really are just trying to lowball me.
Has anyone had a similar experience with Amazon? I have 10+ years in quality control and an impressive track record. 🤷♂️
No offense to OP, but I don’t think anyone is paying 160K base for QAE roles