Thread regarding Amazon.com layoffs

L5 / L4 Offers

Just wanted to hear some thoughts on this. I'm currently at a remote position with a small company making $105k. I have 6 years of experience and interviewed at Amazon for a remote L5 role. I did not feel that I did very well at the interview, and apparently they must have agreed.

They offered me a L4 position, but it's on site. The total comp is $200k so it is significantly higher than mine right now without considering the new location's cost, moving expenses, and commute. Based on my research I'd expect it to be more like making 175k considering those things. Still a huge leap in comp.

I just don't know anything about working at Amazon. This is for the AWS division. Can anyone give me some insight into what up leveling would look like if do accept the role and how intense a L4 job at AWS could be? I enjoy my current work life balance and I'm nervous that AWS could be rough at that level.

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Depends on if you think you can get something better. What do you value in a role? You will essentially be trading WLB for TC. Don't expect to coast just because you're L4. Based on your YOE they will assume you want to be promoted and will give you work that is for an L5. It will take 1-2 yrs to get promoted depending on the work and manager. If you can get something better than Amazon I would take that, otherwise accept the offer, stay for a year and find somewhere better if you don't like it. Having Amazon will make getting interviews easier at other FAANG if you want to hop.

Just quit Amazon today :)

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Post ID: @36skx+1gBHy3zO

uh I posted this to blind and someone copy/pasted it here. If anyone is wondering, I did accept the position

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Post ID: @pjhz+1gBHy3zO

Amazon does not look amazing in a resume.
That's bull.

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Post ID: @3epa+1gBHy3zO

Amazon looks amazing on the resume. Get in and do a couple years. If you don't like where you're headed after that, brush up the resume and move along. You may love it though.

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Post ID: @wvb+1gBHy3zO

Just get that AWS on your resume and move on. It really does not matter what you do, you will not be sticking around so just get the credentials and go work for a customer.

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