Amazon Seattle vs Two Sigma NYC

New kinwea
Jun 26 16 Comments

Had an onsite at both these companies in different locations.

Expecting an offer from both.

Yoe: 2
Current Tc: 120k
Current Location: NYC

I wanted to avoid relocating since I am pretty comfortable with NYC and all other cities are alien places to me.

But considering an opportunity like Amazon I am still in dilemma as to relocation is worth it or grabbing a NYC offer is better?

Any experts who have ever faced a similar situation please guide!



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TOP 16 Comments
  • Google jjack24
    How is this even a question? TS is leaps and bounds above Amazon in every way.
    Jun 26 0
  • Microsoft / Eng mfCG87
    Don't count your eggs before they hatch or something. But I'd choose Two Sigma if you do get both
    Jun 26 0
  • Amazon


    Amazon, Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, Apple
    Gain experience with TS.
    Jun 26 0
  • Two Sigma NQwd27
    WLB, comp, and culture will likely be better at TS.
    Jun 26 0
  • Amazon / Eng preme
    Two sigma for the bank
    Jun 26 0
  • Uber uKWz22
    Don’t move from Nyc to Seattle! If you love the size of Nyc, you will get bored in Seattle unless you love the outdoors. It is easy to transfer back to Nyc with Amazon, but you’ll probably need to spend a year in Seattle first (lease / etc).
    Jun 26 1
    • Microsoft / Eng mfCG87
      This. I'd only rate Seattle over NYC if you are obsessed with hiking, have a spouse/fiancee, and really want to retire a bit earlier.
      Jun 26
  • Amazon dhduduedhf
    TwoSigma all day. Amazon is...meh.
    Jun 26 0
  • Google L5wannabe
    Update us with the offer numbers pls
    Jun 26 0
  • Capital One

    Capital One

    FAANG on resume and do internal transfer to NYC after 6 month of service
    Jun 26 0
  • Two Sigma / Eng mgre
    Would not be thinking about this until you have all of the offers
    Jun 29 0
  • Amazon / Eng Fo ods
    I would say it depends strongly on what the teams are at each company. If you’re technically interested in both about the same, and the pay is comparable, then I would choose TwoSigma based on smaller size and what I assume (not having worked there, only interviewed / conferenced) are better perks.
    Jun 26 0
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    Amazon has NYC offices. You can ask to move your offer. I got an offer in seattle and got it moved to the bay area.
    Jun 26 2
    • New kinwea
      Recruiter has told me this is specifically for Seattle team only:((
      Jun 26
    • Microsoft / Eng cholical
      I would wait until after the offer has been received before asking. Recruiters usually don't like to do this because interviews are team specific but if you have a competing offer and you say that location is a deciding factor, they will play ball. Also nyc comp should be 20% higher than seattle comp
      Jun 26
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    If Bernie wins the election and that 0.5% trade tax is passed.... Oof goodbye HFT firms
    Jun 26 0