Amazon SDE2 => VMware Sr. MTS ?

Amazon QdUp74
Jul 13 17 Comments

Amazon TC: 250k at Seattle
Expected VMWare TC: 300k at Bay Area
7+ exp
Thoughts?

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Amazon shauhs
    Not necessarily a good move.
    Jul 13 2
    • Amazon stfUp
      Some explanation would be helpful.
      Jul 13
    • Amazon shauhs
      The bulk of TC increase will be eaten by CA state income tax and much higher cost of living. I think this boils down to 1. Preference of your work in Amazon vs VMWare 2. Sunny CA vs WA, etc
      Jul 13
  • VMware if(1)
    Don't, just don't.
    Jul 13 2
    • Amazon stfUp
      Why? What's wrong?
      Jul 13
    • VMware if(1)
      The compensation doesn't make sense for move to Bay Area. I would say it's a decrease.
      Jul 13
  • Twitter hodgesodge
    When tax and cost of living is taken into account that's not a huge increase.
    Jul 13 0
  • VMware / Eng scarecrow
    Should be fine in terms of career progression - Sr MTS is the top of the MTS band here. Both are good names for your resume, I think. The type and pace of work could be very different so you should make sure you've thought that through. Cost of living will be very different and I don't know that you'll see an increase in discretionary spending money after increase in taxes, housing, etc.
    Jul 13 2
    • Amazon shauhs
      What about staff mts?
      Jul 13
    • VMware / Eng
      vLol

      VMware Eng

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      vLolmore
      After senior, MTS is dropped
      Jul 13
  • VMware VMware123!
    I am a staff at VMWare and I don’t make 300k TC
    Jul 26 1
    • VMware / Eng algos
      You might be close enough off or equal or more because I'm MTS III and making 200k TC With 2yrs of experience. Consider including vesting RSUs as well. Maybe I'm wrong, and over estimating Staff TC.
      Jul 27
  • VMware / Project
    PpxT00

    VMware Project

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    PpxT00more
    We also have former Amazon folks who are remote from Seattle area, so maybe you can avoid a move?
    Jul 13 2
    • Amazon stfUp
      I am actually looking forward moving to Bay Area. :)
      Jul 13
    • VMware / Project
      PpxT00

      VMware Project

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      PpxT00more
      I admit I am biased. :) California prices for housing still make me freak out when I see them.
      Jul 14
  • VMware / Eng algos
    Sr. MTS or Staff-I but TC not worth it!
    Jul 14 0
  • VMware / Project
    PpxT00

    VMware Project

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    PpxT00more
    Ask if you can work remote or from one of VMware's other locations. A lot of roles can be done 'from Texas' If you can pull that TC for one of the Austin sites or be remote, VMware is amazing.
    Jul 13 0