Am i wasting time by working remote?

Amazon JmIp08
Nov 5 15 Comments

Hi,

I am currently working in Amazon's NYC office with all of my team in Seattle. I have been working like this for close to 3 years. Currently in L5 position.

Is working in nyc office limiting my career development? The only thing stopping me from moving to Seattle is the weather. Apart from that in terms of job opportunity/roles, nyc is not even close at Amazon. How do you guys decide between location and job role? Is it worth moving to Seattle despite the weather or should I look for opportunities in nyc. There are not many roles in nyc office for my career path ( analytics ) , mostly solutions architecture , sde roles. Or should I rather look for better companies in nyc/san francisco area

Salary : 90 K base

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Salesforce HawaianGuy
    So you're an engineer at Amazon in NYC making 90k base with >3 YOE?

    Get out of there. Find another company.
    Nov 5 0
  • Microsoft / Product oeUv00
    Weather is amazing at Seattle, what you talking about?
    Nov 5 4
    • Salesforce HawaianGuy
      I love Seattle, and Washington in general is great. But it's cloudy as fuck man
      Nov 5
    • I like Seattle since it’s one of its kind. Think about it; where else can you be dramatic and deep throughout the year?
      Nov 5
    • Salesforce HawaianGuy
      Definitely NYC, but YMMV I guess. Sounds like you'd be into Tribeca though
      Nov 5
    • I don’t really see myself rocking 50SOG soundtrack while the rain hits the windshield of my car in NYC
      Nov 5
  • New / Eng
    a1a1a1

    New Eng

    BIO
    Independent product engineering consultant for pre-IPO valley companies (remote/travel). Mostly consumer and fintech. TC all cash 400
    a1a1a1more
    Why not transfer to Amazon in Palo Alto? Good weather, probably the highest TC (though you’ll have to factor in the fucked cost of living for that area)
    Nov 5 0
  • Fastmail / Mgmt mi gente
    NYC has more opportunities than WA as a whole. Don't move but change jobs, and let your career grow
    Nov 5 0
  • New / R&D
    VeoQ04

    New R&D

    PRE
    Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.
    BIO
    Senior iOS developer and tech lead
    VeoQ04more
    Are you an sde?
    Your base is dirt low
    Amazon pays as high as double that for l5 sde (sde2) in nyc...
    Nov 5 1
    • Amazon JmIp08
      OP
      I am in a business analyst role. Although I do feel I could earn more elsewhere
      Nov 5
  • Palo Alto Networks queencyber
    Being remote hasn’t limited my career in any way but each company & career path is different. If you know you wouldn’t enjoy Seattle, it’s not worth the move. The job market is actually pretty good right now so it’s worth it to test the waters. You could also end up with a nice pay bump if you jump.
    Nov 5 0
  • Apple / Eng sexybezos🍌
    Are you a single male? No if not yes
    Nov 5 0
  • New / Eng
    a1a1a1

    New Eng

    BIO
    Independent product engineering consultant for pre-IPO valley companies (remote/travel). Mostly consumer and fintech. TC all cash 400
    a1a1a1more
    I’d look at Palo Alto jobs in general. It’s a hiring frenzy out here. $200k TC is the baseline for >3y. Presuming software, but even still holds for some product/biz positions.
    Nov 5 0
  • Amazon 🍌nutmufnz
    Move to HQ2 still on the east coast and more roles will be opening up. Are you an L4 BA?
    Nov 5 0
  • Google
    kielbasa

    Google

    PRE
    Amazon, Yahoo, Microsoft
    kielbasamore
    Depends on what you want. Career wise probably a good idea to move to the west coast for tech. Care about other things in life outside of work (dating, family, activities)? Then the choice is harder because it will affect how you feel at work and your job performance. If you hate living somewhere, it’s going to be tough to love your job.
    Nov 5 0

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