Amazon SDE3 vs Facebook E5 VS google L4

Teradata mtWD15
May 16 35 Comments

HI guys received offer from Amazon SDE-3 vs Facebook E5 VS google L4 YOE 11 year.

Need help to find out which one will better in following 3 parameter :-

1. Work life balance
2. Compensation & Benefits
3. Future Growth

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TOP 35 Comments
  • Facebook ZUCK H$R$
    Could you please share the numbers as well?
    May 16 9
    • Facebook / Eng Iru
      L4 350? Isn't 350k a median L5 offer?
      May 16
    • Google topCon
      Yes, with competing offers.
      May 16
    • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
      Amazon Bay Area can go upto 440k if you are super good. That is where the band ends for L6 SDE
      May 16
    • Facebook / Eng Iru
      Wow. What about Amazon NYC? Does it have same band as Bay Area
      May 17
    • Amazon forcefully
      Bay Area and NYC are "premium markets" and have higher bands than SEA by like $25k salary cap and ~15% (?) overall comp.
      May 17
  • Amazon / Mgmt AWSr
    Amazon SDE3
    May 16 5
    • Facebook / Eng Iru
      Why not FB E5? Which is same scope + better pay & autonomy
      May 17
    • Amazon forcefully
      I was under the impression Amazon L6 was more scope than FB E5
      May 17
    • Facebook / Eng Iru
      Then why do most sde3 joins as E5
      May 17
    • Amazon forcefully
      I had read on Blind that E5 indexed more on technical ability + individual delivery while L6 focused more on scope and driving changes across teams
      May 17
    • Facebook / Eng Iru
      Not true. E5 required lots of cross functional directions, finding more/impactful work

      E5s that aren't able to deliver are PIPed out aggressively
      May 17
  • Amazon / Eng xXPJ57
    Google! Amazon is the worst place for employees but good for customers!
    May 17 2
    • Google topCon
      Can't agree more. Love using Amazon, but probably never work there
      May 17
    • Amazon EtkN65
      For me Amazon has been a great place to learn but after a few years here I’m ready to move on and grow my compensation along with my career
      May 17
  • Google BingaLing
    Go to FB.

    Amazon is not as prestigious.

    Google doesn't value you.
    May 16 1
    • Microsoft / Eng amnotblind
      G doesn't value you? can you elaborate?
      May 16
  • Facebook / Eng Iru
    Sde3 or sde2 at Amazon?

    G for better wlb. FB for better growth and $
    May 16 1
    • Teradata mtWD15
      OP
      sde 3
      May 16
  • Qualcomm dynasty001
    Google
    May 16 0
  • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
    Sde 3 at Amzn is better than l4 at Google
    May 16 0
  • Microsoft userg7
    G
    May 16 0
  • Facebook N00bbie
    Fb tops in two of your parameters (compensation and Future growth). Fb's E5's targeted annual refresher is 120k and E6's refresher is 200k. Faster promotions and higher impact. On the other hand, no refreshers for Amazon. With 11 YoE, I am sure you could easily exceed the E5 expectation. On the downside, WLB might be OkOk depending on your team (even worse for Amazon). And finally factor in Facebook's perks, benefits, free food, awesome MPK campus etc etc. Also, Amazon is not as presitgious as Fb or Google, and talent pool might not be not be as great as Fb or Google (no offense to Amazon folks, but the hiring bar is gradually coming down day by day) However, you can rule out google as it is an L4. It gets so difficult to move up the ladder.
    Summary: Use Google's offer to negotiate with Fb, if you want more. But, your current offer looks good as well. Congrats 👍
    May 17 3
    • Teradata mtWD15
      OP
      Thanks , I want to wait for google offer but fb recruiter it pushing me to finalize and accept the offer this week . do you know if FB offer has expire date ?
      May 20
    • Facebook
      Airfield

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      Fb hacker
      Airfieldmore
      Exactly what he says. Google is only valuing you as a L4 and Fb is saying we value you at E5. Taking a level down will hurt you in the future too where a lot of companies dont take risks for L4’s with 10+ years exp. Tale the fb offer
      May 22
    • Facebook
      Airfield

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      Fb hacker
      Airfieldmore
      Also you prob dont have much leverage to improve your fb offer if your Google offer is L4. My referral a few weeks ago had a strict deadline
      May 22
  • Amazon Wm988z
    SDE3 can go a lot higher. With your competing offers, I probably wouldn't settle for anything less than top-of-band (~380), in fact. Don't forget that FB has annual refreshers and Amazon doesn't--these will make a huge difference in years 3/4. Far superior 401(k), perks, and benefits, too.

    Google L4 probably isn't going to offer a very challenging scope for you, so I wouldn't bother with that one.
    May 16 0
  • Facebook ZUCK H$R$
    Amazon SDE 3
    May 16 0
  • Clearstream.TV / Eng JobSearch
    Sent you a pm op!
    Jun 4 0
  • Amazon ezy
    Google
    May 17 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt snowing
    With 11 yoe, come be a SDE 3, you will get the chance to put your experience to use driving bigger projects. Fb E5 should be pretty ok too. As a L4, even if the money is good, you might not appreciate the drop in scope and possibly relative lack of autonomy and influence.
    May 16 0