Amazon to eBay will it be a good move?

Amazon BvGa34
Mar 24, 2018 35 Comments

L5 de in Amazon 2 years
130k base + 130 RSU

Offer: MTS1
155k base
45k joining
$150k RSU

Will it be a good move to leave amazon at this time?

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  • Seems like a step down when eBay is stagnating and Amazon is going from strength to strength
    Mar 24, 2018 9
    • You‘re not going to eBay because of growth. Amazon is clearly leading. The difference for me is that eBay has still work life balance while Amazon sucks everything out of you. 9pm meetings are a common thing.
      Mar 24, 2018
    • eBay hehj63
      End of the day eBayis Cash cow for it's business model where as Amazon barely makes any profit
      When someone says eBay is no Amazon the business models are completely different but as an end use you see both as e-commerce site

      In Amazon you are a fucking slave and don't forget that. For amount of time you work with no life you are cheap labor working for pennies per hour compared to eBay
      Mar 24, 2018
    • Square / Eng SQ
      Compromise, join square. Best of both worlds!
      Mar 24, 2018
    • eBay / Product linkedli
      Here the words from an ex Amazon I had the same thoughts as blank user before I joined eBay a year before. The only reason I wanted to move out of Amazon was they treated me like a robot in there warehouse. eBay other hand respect all employees. I reaches desk by 8.30am leaves by ~5pm. By the way I was just an intern while I was in Amazon
      Mar 25, 2018
    • eBay bayznazn
      eBay's FX neutral gmv growth was actually 6%.
      Mar 26, 2018
  • eBay NKTM33
    I had offers from both amazon and ebay... chose ebay. My offer from eBay had better comp, and I liked the team more.

    eBay has much better benefits than amazon (4% 401k match true up vested immediately, free breakfast, 25%/25%/25%/25% rsu vesting, yearly bonus, good work life balance, yearly stock refreshers, no on-call). I was only there 3 months when I got a raise and stock refresher which is pretty cool. Amazon benefits are so damn bad with no guaranteed annual bonus/refreshers

    I do think amazon has much more prestige in the name and maybe more interesting work depending on team. Also seems like the stock has more growth potential. Both companies imo are tier2 and people still want to go to g/fb
    Mar 24, 2018 1
    • Amazon Mmmhmm!
      BS no on call
      Mar 24, 2018
  • eBay DFQW81
    Worked at both places. I like eBay better. While I don't care for upper-middle management, there's some really great teams and managers here. The teams at Amazon are more mature so there's less opportunity to influence change, whereas at eBay there's plenty of opportunity. I also like how diverse (not just in skin color, but in background, skills, lifestyle) eBay is, and I've managed to find good mentors here whereas at Amazon I had a lot of difficulty finding someone who suited me.

    Also very understanding managers for shitty life situations and FMLA. I've seen at least two people have their health get ruined while working at Amazon, switch to eBay and take advantage of the slower pace and understanding managers to get better and now they feel very indebted to the organization and manager.

    I've realized company doesn't matter that much, whereas your manager matters a lot. If you like the team and feel like the manager will help you grow, take it up by all means. Don't get distracted by big picture stuff because more often than not, it doesn't matter.
    Mar 24, 2018 0
  • eBay lgBm48
    I had offers from eBay, Amazon, and Uber (Pittsburgh). Joined eBay 6 months back. TC 50% more than rest 2, and huge learning curve with one of the best work life balance. Ebay is going through a big transformation in its tech stack and that’s really paying them off.
    Mar 24, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      JustFOokIt

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Oracle
      JustFOokItmore
      What levels n tc
      Mar 24, 2018
  • eBay ucJw63
    Work culture is 10 times better in ebay compared to amazon. Ebay respects its employees and treats them with dignity.
    Apr 1, 2018 0
  • eBay Vpuq41
    Good Amazon engineers can thrive at eBay and it works both ways - they bring good skills and in return they get a much healthier work-life balance. The eBay business will remain strong as long as eBay treats sellers well. Sellers hate Amazon with a passion but its a necessary evil; in comparison they love eBay as it doesn’t compete with them.
    Mar 25, 2018 0
  • eBay Dumbooo
    Which team? How much work ex?
    Mar 24, 2018 0
  • Amazon
    knigtRider

    Amazon

    PRE
    Amazon
    knigtRidermore
    op- which team in Amazon
    Mar 24, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    JustFOokIt

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Oracle
    JustFOokItmore
    I am assuming 150k rsu are over 4 yrs... U can do better on base and rsu a lil
    Mar 24, 2018 0
  • Amazon fly6six
    $150 k rsu per year ? Wow !!
    Mar 24, 2018 3
    • That will be vested over four years.
      Mar 24, 2018
    • eBay ohhh 💩
      But only 1/4th of it will vest after a year (for new hires) while rest will vest on a quarterly basis. And refreshers will always be on a quarterly schedule immediately. Don’t think many companies have it on this schedule. It is pretty sweet.
      Mar 26, 2018
    • Agree. Pretty solid.
      The philosophy behind it was, if someone wants to leave, let them leave sooner than later.
      Mar 26, 2018
  • eBay ohhh 💩
    Not only from comp and benefits perspective but also wl balance and culture it is way better at eBay. I know multiple folks joined from Amazon who are way happier.
    Mar 26, 2018 0
  • eBay / Product linkedli
    I am a big fan of eBay but if you are joining the SJC center. Talk with someone you know there and make sure there is no politics. I heard this issue is unique to SJC center from other employees got transferred to SJC
    Mar 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon
    baaazigar

    Amazon

    PRE
    Amazon
    baaazigarmore
    Good offer
    Mar 24, 2018 0
  • eBay r654ghk
    How many years total experience? What is L5 de? Are you in Denmark?
    Mar 24, 2018 2
    • New analsex
      Development engineer probably
      Mar 24, 2018
    • Amazon
      knigtRider

      Amazon

      PRE
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      knigtRidermore
      Data engineer?
      Mar 24, 2018
  • eBay yvAT53
    155k base is where salary for MTS1 starts

    If you feel you deserve median or above median salary MTS1 role then definitely ask for more
    Apr 5, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      JustFOokIt

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Oracle
      JustFOokItmore
      What's the max base for mts1
      Apr 5, 2018
  • eBay rthl77
    Do not, I say Do not do it!!
    Mar 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon ij
    Purely from financial perpective - do take into consideration shares you will get or are going to vest. I might wait for the good trend to reach its peak before switchin.
    Mar 24, 2018 0
  • eBay / Eng
    #yolo

    eBay Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    #yolomore
    Team matters.
    Mar 24, 2018 0

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