Adobe RSU vs Microsoft RSU vs Amazon RSU

Adobe swengine
Aug 18 19 Comments

Currently Sr. CS in Adobe India with TC around 80L which is almost equally divided between Fixed and Stocks. Have offer from Amazon and Microsoft Bangalore which are giving similar to 25% hike. Prefer Microsoft over Amazon due to better WBL and fixed increase by 30% but have heard that after the initial RSU which Microsoft is giving around 20% more than current, the annual RSU is peanuts. Am offered L64. In Adobe during my almost 5 years of job, I have been given around 80-110% of my fixed per year in RSU. Fixed salary increase been around 12% per year. In Microsoft India, I have heard RSU is just 20-30% of fixed. Is that correct? If so, after 4-5 years will my salary drop? Or is there some other reason why lot of people from Adobe still join Microsoft. Also what is average annual increment for L64 in Microsoft India?

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Oracle alivekeep
    Can you share offers break up and yoe ? One possible reason could be relocation to Redmond.
    Aug 18 12
    • Apple woodkid
      @Oracle - Adobe has weaker refreshers than Microsoft. Their stock has grown 300% in 4 years and that could be the reason for 60k refreshers.
      Aug 20
    • Oracle notdone
      Ohkk that's possible. It was not mentioned whether these are post appreciated RSUs or pre.
      Aug 20
    • Adobe swengine
      OP
      Thanks woodkid for providing some good info for L64 (24K stocks) and the Amazon tip
      Aug 20
    • Adobe swengine
      OP
      Thanks notdone. Yes part reason for good refresher is growing Adobe stock but it has for some time and in the end that can be counted as a benefit of working here. Hence guessing if it would be worth to accept the offer
      Aug 20
    • Oracle let's
      Base offered is pretty good, it will take at least 2 more years to reach at that base. If you can crack these two then you can give it a shot at Uber apple Google as well. They may not have refreshers issues that you have pointed out.
      Aug 20
  • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
    Wow, 100% as stock refreshers is pretty awesome, most of the companies at max offers 25% as far as I know (Qualcomm, Microsoft, Intuit) and few like amazon won't even give refreshers if your tc is already reaching the target.
    Aug 18 2
    • Adobe swengine
      OP
      Actually Amazon is giving refreshers on joining but their vesting cycle is not good with only 20% vest in first 2 years
      Aug 18
    • Adobe adobebest
      @swengine - did you join?
      Nov 3
  • PayPal troyton
    What’s a senior computer scientist? Is it just another name for a senior software engineer?
    Aug 18 2
    • Microsoft AarB78
      , yes
      Aug 18
    • Adobe swengine
      OP
      Yes Sr. CS is level 5 from the bottom of the ladder
      Aug 18

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