I currently have offers from all of the three above.
Booking (Amsterdam): Full stack engineer - 80K (base + bonus)
Grab (Singapore): Full stack engineer - 8.5K/month + bonus
Amazon (UK): SDE2 L5 - 67K + 27K + 35 stocks (4 years)
I am from India and currently live in the UK. I have been to Amsterdam once and found it quite good, I have never been to Singapore but have heard good things so far.
I am going to be a father in the next couple of months so I have to take that into account too i.e. healthcare benefits etc.
I am also, looking for work-life balance with career progression. I am a bit confused because all these companies are either doing really good or have a big tag name.
- Twitch VLmy43Take Singapore, easy access to India, good weather, amazing Indian food options. UK s weather sucks . Winter depression is real and their healthcare is a joke. Amsterdam , I am not sure abt the place.
- Each place has pros and cons. It depends what you’re looking for. I’ve been living in Singapore for a few years. Singapore is good for 1-2 years. I wouldn’t recommend to settle here. It’s very small and boring. The weather is unbearable. It’s literally hard to breathe coz of the humidity. In your spare time you end up hopping from one mall to another.
If you like Europe, I’d choose Booking.com. I’ve had a very bad time working in Grab. The culture is terrible.
- The company’s grown too fast and they lost the control. The bureaucracy and politics became unbearable. They’re burning money like crazy. The hiring bar is very low and they hire literally everyone. Expect a cultural shock if you worked for a corpo in the UK. People are unprofessional and immature in Grab. Having said that if you can save here more then maybe you can treat this place as a stepping stone.May 27 1
- LinkedIn / Eng PinkMinkYou will save more compare to Amsterdam in Singapore because of low taxes but weather is too humid, you won't feel like going out over weekends.
Plus, having car is so expensive. If you love driving then you will surely miss it