Amazon EU Luxembourg supply chain / tech. position, low TC. Is FANG really worth it?

New / Supply/Log CgKK83
May 29 16 Comments

I cleared my interviews with Amazon a few days ago and received the following offer:

TC: EUR 70
Stock: 30

5 YOE tech and supply chain + top grad school

This is a supply chain planning position in Luxembourg requiring analytics, business acumen and programming.

Love the job but I feel that it is a low offer; considering that I have options that pay 10% more in other European countries with a COL 30% cheaper than LUX.

Is FANG really worth it?
Any room for negotiation?
Are there any promotions?

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  • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
    OP
    Thank you!
    I did not accept the offer.

    Still looking for something...

    If anyone has questions about the interview process feel free to reach out.
    Jun 7 4
    • New / Strategy
      Porsche996

      New Strategy

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      Porsche996more
      Why didn't you?
      Jun 7
    • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
      OP
      Sure! That's an excellent question.

      Before I go into details, it is essential to clarify a) some market dynamics and b) current situation:

      A) Working in the States seems to be TC oriented. In Europe, it is practically impossible to find great offers, and my mindset goes towards a combination of TC + quality of life.

      B) I like to think that I am a strong candidate: 5 YoE, top school, patents, and other accomplishments.

      Taking A and B into consideration, analyzing AMZs offer:

      - Brand: ++
      - Seniority: -- (down level, bar-raising)
      - WLB: --
      - TC: ==
      - City: -- (LUX vs. other capitals)

      Some people see it as a stepping stone. However, I believe it is essential to find a company to which you are significantly more valuable than the rest (there are a lot of extremely bright people there). That way, it's more accessible to own strategical projects instead of operational ones and, consequently, grow.
      Jun 9
    • New / Strategy
      Porsche996

      New Strategy

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      Porsche996more
      Not really TC oriented. Folks in Blind do that. You also get work exposure at Amazon. It's LP is like HBS of corporates.
      Jun 9
    • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
      OP
      I totally agree that having some experience at Amazon can help, both in terms of marketability and personal growth.

      For those who are reading this: it's a good option (and if I change my mind I might go through the interview process again). However, it is not mutually exclusive (there are other great companies) and rejecting an offer is not necessarily a one-way door.
      Jun 10
  • Nvidia bit-coin
    That TC should be illegal
    May 29 3
    • Amazon / Eng THmu30
      Europe man.
      May 29
    • Nvidia bit-coin
      😭😭😭😭😭
      May 29
    • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
      OP
      Europe.... Sad and slow growth.
      May 29
  • Amazon / Eng THmu30
    Level? Current TC?
    May 29 2
    • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
      OP
      Never mentioned (New terminology for me coming from a traditional industry)

      Same TC, cheaper country
      May 29
    • Amazon / Eng THmu30
      If you are confident that this is a 2-way door, take it for the exp. Else, not worth it, your hourly rate will be 50% of your current.
      May 29
  • New
    BoschLtd

    New

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    Are you in US want to go-to EU for the job or in EU?
    May 29 1
    • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
      OP
      "In EU"
      I guess it is too hard to move to the US
      May 29
  • Flipkart Shazam!
    Keep in mind LUX is one of the most expensive places in EU, only Switzerland is more expensive I think.
    Jun 7 0
  • New / Mgmt capuchini
    I heard it is really expensive there, for the rest of Europe it’s not bad, but for Luxembourg IDK.
    May 29 0

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