Affirm vs Amazon vs Vmware vs Quip for New Grad

Bloomberg JhzT51
Sep 28 16 Comments

Got offers from these companies. Also very likely will get an offer from Databricks. Need some advice on comparing them. TCs are all standard new grad package. Amazon is about 40k lower than the others for the first year. What are pros and cons of working for these companies? thanks.

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  • Ericsson lftl47
    Databricks is probably the hottest startup in the big data scene. Top LinkedIn startups list two years in a row. They are growing like crazy. If you want to be part of something new and exciting I'd go with Databricks. Else, I'd choose Amazon, but it is likely that you will not matter that much wrt impact.
    Sep 28 0
  • Amazon LostAtC
    Amazon pros:
    Looks good on your cv
    Ability to transfer teams and work on anything you want
    Good growth

    Cons:
    Bad WLB
    Crazy deadlines
    Sociopaths managers
    Oncall

    That being said, if you’re in a good team at Amazon, it’s not bad. It’s just that bad teams can be insanely bad, burn you up, and create long term mental health issues.
    Sep 28 1
    • Affirm ihhw77
      Affirm pros:
      Good growth

      Cons:
      Bad WLB
      Crazy deadlines
      Sociopaths managers
      Oncall
      Sep 30
  • Bloomberg 929449288
    Can't believe people voted for Amazon with $40k less pay than the rest. That would have been my last pick, especially considering its awful WLB and culture, and its forced attrition policy.
    Oct 1 1
    • Bloomberg Enig16
      Most people who voted for amazon probably work for amazon
      Oct 1
  • Bloomberg Enig16
    Pretty sure databricks looks 5x better than the rest on your resume
    Sep 30 0
  • Facebook uffhjbhjk
    Winter is coming. Too risky to join a startup at this time.
    Sep 28 0
  • Discover Financial Services qwerty-/:
    Since you are a new grad and if you are motivated, you should work where you have growth/impact.
    Sep 28 0
  • Facebook ExPo20
    Except quip and vmware, you cannot go wrong.
    Sep 28 3
    • Ericsson lftl47
      Why do you think so? I mean, quip doesn't really look exciting, I get it. But isn't VMWare supposed to carry some prestige?
      Sep 28
    • VMware / Eng
      vLol

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      It's not viewed as sexy tech anymore :c
      Sep 28
    • Facebook ExPo20
      Not even about sexy honestly. You’re young, you wanna hustle and learn a ton quick, wear many hats. Hard to do at big companies like vmware. Amazon is probably the exception there
      Sep 28
  • New / Eng _95
    What team for Amazon and VMware?
    Sep 28 2
    • Bloomberg JhzT51
      OP
      VMware Propel program, will rotate 2 teams in the first year. Amazon offer only has location and compensation information. I don't even know what team is the offer from. Is there a team match when joining as new grad?
      Sep 28
    • New / Eng _95
      Either way, if you went far to get an offer from Amazon, I'd go with them, as interviews get harder as you gain more experience.
      Sep 28
  • Affirm ckBd60
    Amazon will always be there, come join us 😈
    Sep 30 0

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