Amazon L5 vs Facebook E4

Jan 3 36 Comments

Amazon : L5
160 base
200 sign-on/2years
250 rsu
Seattle

FB : E4
150 base
40 sign-on
300k
Bay Area

Current TC 285 bay area but in a tier 2 company
YOE: 5+

which one makes more sense?

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TOP 36 Comments
  • Sephora drhomesty
    Agreed with above. Fb due to prestige, refreshers, and perks
    Jan 3 4
    • Roku
      FIRE👈

      Roku

      PRE
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      FIRE👈more
      What the fuck is prestige? It is dumb to join a company because of “prestige”.
      Jan 3
    • Square / Eng SQ
      ☝️. Only new grads are enthralled with this "prestige" bs
      Jan 3
    • BNA prfv31
      I didn't know sinking ships are prestigious
      Jan 4
    • Sephora drhomesty
      What is bna? Another stone in the ocean?
      Jan 4
  • Facebook Stiev
    I’d stay in Seattle but get into FB
    Jan 3 6
    • Amazon jetsteam
      What if role is only for Bay Area?
      Jan 4
    • Facebook Stiev
      No such thing for engs
      Jan 4
    • Facebook Moth
      Unless you're a very specialized role, you can be hired at any site. It's hard for me to think of an E4 being so specialized.
      Jan 4
    • Amazon jetsteam
      What if the specific team you are interviewing for is located in Bay Area? I was told that it’s only Bay Area and cant be located in Seattle, is this true?
      Jan 4
    • Facebook Moth
      We interview and hire engineers for the company, not for particular teams. The only exceptions I can think of would be for specialized roles like hardware engineers or if you had deep technical expertise in a particular area and we were recruiting you for that.
      Jan 5
  • Cisco @⭐️
    Is it really worth $40k less a year to work at Facebook? I would have thought moral there would be low
    Jan 3 4
    • Sephora drhomesty
      This is why you are at cisco
      Jan 3
    • Cisco @⭐️
      Sephora
      Jan 4
    • Amazon XIjQ36
      This guy is a troll who blows FB on every post. FB is not a company I'd go to now. I recently turned them down for another company (leaving Amazon).
      Jan 4
    • Sephora drhomesty
      Sure you are amazon. whatever makes you sleep at night
      Jan 4
  • Salesforce / Eng
    Ra’salGhul

    Salesforce Eng

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    Ra’salGhulmore
    Join Amazon and move to FB in 4 years if they are still around and prestigious..
    Jan 3 0
  • Credit Karma uivhjnwnh
    Take Facebook
    Jan 3 0
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    • Facebook Moth
      Seattle is littered with former Amazon employees for a reason. They get lured to Seattle based on offers that look great on paper but turn out to be less so.

      Amazon has a target comp for each level. They frequently hire people above their target comp. When this happens, you get no bonuses, no raises and no refreshers regardless of how you do. Meanwhile everyone else in the industry is getting 5% or more in annual raises (this compounds) and 10% or more in annual bonuses plus annual refreshers. You very quickly discover you would have been better off going somewhere else.

      None of this captures their horrible attitude towards employees. Employees are a resource to churn and burn. They don't care about your health, happiness or growth.
      Jan 4
  • Amazon Redux
    Year 3+4 is really high for an SDE2. Even at current stock price, that’s 300+ TC for L5.

    That seems like close to middle of SDE3 band.
    Jan 3 0
  • Amazon XIjQ36
    Amazon. Seattle is still cheaper than the bay and that is a lot of cash. Plus do you really want to work for FB now?
    Jan 4 1
    • Sephora drhomesty
      He should try for goog for a more competitive offer. Looking at the polls, no one wants to work for amazon amongst the fang companies period including apple
      Jan 4
  • Amazon NewBanana
    If you join Amazon with this TC, you should not expect to get a bump when you get promoted to sde3. This TC is above the pay range for sde2.
    Jan 3 0
  • You got a real good L5 offer.
    I haven't seen these many RSUs flowing these days to L5 engineers.
    Jan 4 0
  • Facebook bg101
    Accept FB and sell your WLB.
    Jan 3 0
  • Amazon NewBanana
    Amazon Offer is for sde2 or research?
    Jan 3 2
  • Amazon alexa1
    Is it 250k for Amazon or 250 rsus ?
    Jan 3 1
  • Amazon Mlsobff
    Ask FB to match in Seattle and join FB
    Feb 1 0
  • PayPal wknu08
    U should join Amazon for that sign-on bonus. Stick for 2 years in Seattle. Evaluate Seattle and come back to bay area if needed.
    Jan 4 0
  • New TaaT11
    Negotiate with fb and try matching, else go for Amazon either way
    Jan 4 0
  • Uber / Eng
    @w@

    Uber Eng

    PRE
    Capital One
    @w@more
    Amazon not close. Also your FB sign on can be at least 20-35 higher
    Jan 4 0
  • Square / Eng Qdtc23
    Fb E5
    Jan 3 0