Moving to Vancouver after becoming SDE2 L5 at amazon India.

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god_legacy

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god_legacymore
Nov 23, 2019 20 Comments

My brother just got promoted to SDE2 L5 at Amazon India. After checking with his friends in US, he figured out that for internal transfer he has to spend atleast 1 year as SDE2 in India. Does moving to other countries like Canada also has these restrictions or it is only specific to US?

My TC: 210k CAD
Brother's TC: 25,00000 INR.

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  • Amazon / Eng Somebdy
    1 year is there for *ALL* international transfers from India. The rule is more strictly enforced if the employee is under Jeff Wilke's S-Team.
    Nov 23, 2019 5
    • Microsoft / Eng
      god_legacy

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      god_legacymore
      OP
      I am joining in Vancouver soon (visa under processing). Wanted to check if my brother can also come along as he just got the promo for SDE2 but according to your answer, he can not which is really strange cause Amazon hired me externally for Vancouver opening then why can't their own internal employees move to Canada?
      Nov 23, 2019
    • Microsoft / Eng
      god_legacy

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      god_legacymore
      OP
      @Somebdy: Makes sense. Thanks for replying.
      Nov 23, 2019
  • Qualtrics wudu
    There is a reason for this. HR collected the data and found that the newly promoted SDE 2 in India is not equivalent to newly promoted SDE 2 in US/CA, mainly because majority of US SDEs have prior experience and masters before joining as SDE 1 in Amazon. Most of the international SDE 2 transfers from India were getting into low performers in US. To level out the field, they imposed this rule. The issues are not on technical bar, but mostly on soft skills (aka LPs in Amazon).
    Nov 23, 2019 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      god_legacy

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      god_legacymore
      OP
      Lol, this sounds like an excuse to me. In India getting promoted is far difficult than in US. Even cracking interview is far more difficult in India than in US (due to competition here). If the issue is with soft skills, even if candidate will stay in same position for a year, it's highly unlikely to improve.
      Nov 23, 2019
    • Cloudera borrowed
      I am not sure if thats true
      Nov 30, 2019
  • Nokia / Eng scre
    210k CAD is good TC based on Canadian pay. What's the role and YOE?
    Nov 23, 2019 3
    • Nokia / Eng scre
      Did you move from US or direct Hire in Canada?
      Nov 23, 2019
    • Microsoft / Eng
      god_legacy

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      god_legacymore
      OP
      Direct hire in Canada
      Nov 23, 2019
  • Accenture Jolt 0105
    L5 and only 25L TC in India ?
    Nov 23, 2019 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      god_legacy

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      god_legacymore
      OP
      That's base. I do not know his total comp.
      Nov 23, 2019
  • Booking.com ghbki
    What's sde2 L5?
    I thought senior / l5 was sde3.
    Nov 23, 2019 3
    • Microsoft / Eng
      god_legacy

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      god_legacymore
      OP
      @ghbki a simple search on blind can give an answer. Where were you living until now? In a cave?
      Nov 23, 2019
    • New / Eng
      AmazonEng

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      Facebook, Amazon Software Engineering.
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      Nov 23, 2019
  • NVIDIA nvgreen
    OP, I am thinking of a evaluating a move to Vancouver, possible to get some pointers. Separate DM?
    Dec 5, 2019 0

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