Levels.fyi has changed the course of my life. Companies have all the information and information is power. Levels.fyi changes that power dynamic and empowers the job seeker. I first learned of Levels.fyi about 5 years ago. A friend invited me for coffee and then explained that I was likely underpaid using the data from Levels.fyi. At that time, I thought I was paid well but Levels.fyi gave me new insight. From Levels.fyi, I learned that a mid-level engineer at a large tech firm could earn more than an executive at a small company. Using the data on Levels.fyi as inspiration, I changed about how I thought about my career. In the 5 years since, I’ve taken several different roles at companies that didn’t make the list at Levels.fyi, but the Levels.fyi data was always a helpful reference. After all this time, last month, I interviewed with AWS and they made me an offer. Yay! I immediate signed up for Level’s negotiation service. I have a strong believe that paid advisors – accountants, lawyers, other specialists – should pay for themselves. Levels.fyi data had already shown itself to be the best out there so the negotiation service was a no brainer. Levels.fyi connected me with Joe. Within hours, Joe and I had a 30 minute call where he explained the process. I sent him the offer and all the other data he requested. Joe told me what to say to the AWS recruiter who -- within 4 hours -- increased their offer $100k/year. For $2k, a 30-minute phone call, a little bit of prep, and 2 emails; the payback was $400k (over 4 years). Wow! This result far exceeded my expectations but is a testament to what a knowledgeable professional advisor can do. And even if I hadn’t seen this type of increase, I would have been happy for the validation and peace of mind I was being paid fairly for the role, company, experience, and location. Thanks Joe!!