Microsoft L60 from Amazon SDE1 - India

Nov 22, 2019 26 Comments

I am being offered L60 at Microsoft IDC.
Currently I am an SDE 1 at Amazon and according to my manager 6-9 months away from SDE 2 promo.

I am wondering if I should take it?
Is it possible to negotiate on level with Microsoft?

Offered TC : 18 LPA Base, $30k stocks, 3 LPA JB, 20% bonus
Current TC: 20 LPA
YOE : 2.5

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Amazon klmk2019
    Sorry what’s LPA?
    Nov 22, 2019 9
    • Infosys go tech
      What is L60
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng paisaDo
      OP
      Computer Science from a tier 1 university in India.
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Microsoft / Eng usbeucirng
      Which tier 1 university?
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng paisaDo
      OP
      Can't tell for the sake of anonymity.
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Microsoft / Eng usbeucirng
      Lol there must be multiple people joining Microsoft from Amazon belonging to any good university.
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Microsoft yolololo
    Bonus is 10%
    Nov 22, 2019 3
    • Amazon / Eng paisaDo
      OP
      In my offer letter it's mentioned 20%.
      Nov 22, 2019
    • LinkedIn jToj87
      20% max bonus, 10% target. Their offer letter is very misleading. You'll get 10-12% realistically.
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Microsoft / R&D AFuX02
      Exactly, 10-12 realistically
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Amazon / IT
    zjXV38

    Amazon IT

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    Flipkart, Amazon
    zjXV38more
    I know a few SDEs got promoted to SDE2 this year at Amazon India and they got really good hike. Their updated base is 25 LPA.
    Check for the recent promotions in your org and find out how much your base is going to be after the promotion.
    I would still suggest to hold on until your promotion.
    Nov 22, 2019 2
    • Amazon / Eng paisaDo
      OP
      Yes, that's what I am wondering if to work on a lower salary for a year.

      But L60 is like again working as SDE1 for at least 1-2 years, which I don't want to.
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Microsoft / R&D AFuX02
      Yes, don't take 60 when you're about to be SDE2. That's downgrade for another 18 months or so.
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng dUKM75
    Its 10% target. 20% is top end of exceeds expectations. I fell for that lie also
    Nov 22, 2019 2
    • Amazon / Eng paisaDo
      OP
      Thanks for the clarification. Do you know if Microsoft negotiates on Job level?
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Microsoft / Eng dUKM75
      I got L62. L63 was off the table. If its between 61 and 62, yes probably. If its cross title (SDE1 vs SDE2 vs Senior ) may be more difficult.
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Microsoft iVXJ80
    you should expect 61. I would get promoted to l5 and come back as 62. It may save you 2-3 years. It’s real.
    Nov 22, 2019 1
    • Amazon / Eng paisaDo
      OP
      Did you boomerang back to Microsoft at 62?
      Anyways I am going to ask my recruiter for 61 otherwise going to decline the offer.
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Microsoft QXdn75
    Don't take L60. Even if you are good at what you do , a bad team/ org makes you wait long for l61
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    bolob

    Amazon Eng

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    bolobmore
    I would suggest to wait and get that promo at Amazon.
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng dUKM75
    External hire L5 gets paid way way way more than L62 near the upper half of the band.
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • Google UUID123
    No, at least L62
    Nov 22, 2019 0

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