Amazon Seattle vs Lab126 Sunnyvale

Sep 28, 2017 18 Comments

Confused between a starting software engineering role between Seattle@Amazon and Sunnyvale@Amazon Lab126. Does the compensation and life in Bay Area trump living in Seattle? Are there any perks offered in one and not in another?

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  • NIO / Eng IPaH36
    Lab126 is a famously shitty place to work around here.
    Sep 29, 2017 2
    • Adobe / Eng
      inn

      Adobe Eng

      PRE
      Intuit, Autodesk
      BIO
      Keep a left Sucker
      innmore
      why do you say that?
      Sep 29, 2017
    • NIO / Eng IPaH36
      Because that’s what the current and former Lab126 employees that I know say about it.
      Sep 30, 2017
  • Tesla VeeTheGod
    Sunnyvale shoe box or Seattle actual Apartment...choose one
    Sep 29, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Eng MothaFucka
    Go with Seattle. SJC Amazon is a shit hole satellite office.
    Sep 29, 2017 2
    • Amazon / Eng jUjK50
      For starters, SJC has 5 offices. Not all of them are shitholes. :)
      Sep 29, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng MothaFucka
      Yes they are
      Sep 30, 2017
  • Daimler CrhN14
    Also lab126 is probably more interesting?
    Sep 29, 2017 1
    • Amazon / Eng MothaFucka
      We have lab126 in Seattle
      In fact the SVP for SW is here
      Sep 29, 2017
  • Amazon ccsF30
    If you don’t like your Amazon job in Seattle you have a few options that aren’t a satellite office. In The Bay Area, there are too many tech companies hq to even mention. And every single tech company in the world that doesn’t have their HQ here has a satellite
    Sep 29, 2017 0
  • Salesforce / Eng
    SlickRick

    Salesforce Eng

    BIO
    King of my hill
    SlickRickmore
    Meet more people and more opportunities in Sunnyvale. Better life in Seattle.
    Sep 29, 2017 0
  • Amazon ckmnstr
    Bay area has a lot more stuff to do. Base pay is higher too
    Oct 3, 2017 1
    • OP
      But a higher tax percentage and more expensive living too.
      Oct 3, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng
    mUqi08

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    mUqi08more
    Where are you currently? I wouldn't uproot for an Amazon job from Seattle to Sunnyvale or Sunnyvale to Seattle. Your tenure may not last longer than your vesting schedule.
    Oct 2, 2017 1
    • OP
      Am in the bay currently. I just got to know about the vesting schedule! It's really harsh
      Oct 2, 2017
  • Amazon / Eng
    mUqi08

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    mUqi08more
    Seattle and bay area has the same compensation after tax. Don't relocation unless you want to buy a home and Seattle is what you can afford but bay area is not.
    Oct 3, 2017 0
  • Google Djfklwlnck
    Bay Area is great but amazon Seattle is probably better
    Sep 29, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng ijkef
    Go for Seattle
    Sep 29, 2017 0