I received a SDE 2 offer from Microsoft(Azure) today.
Base 131k, sign on 25k, stock 50k
I’ve a competing offer from Amazon(aws):
Base 147k, stock 42k and 32k, stock 125k
After asking Microsoft to match Amazon’s offer they changed it to:
Base 137k, sign on 40k, stock 75k
Also my recruiter won’t tell me if it’s level 61 or 62. And she said hiring manager won’t go beyond these numbers. Thoughts?
- New / Admin kOkC86Microsoft, it's the future. AMZ is going down with government regulations and poor work culture.
- Oracle PgEo55That's probably a 61 at MSFT. If you feel confident that you will perform better than you interviewed, then gamble on yourself and take the much better company to work for, and say no to horrible amzn culture.
If you are looking at this as a 3 year resume builder either way, and don't care about having a life outside of work, but just want the money, go with amzn and get out once you can proved you can cut it there (because then you can cut it anywhere)
- Amazon / Eng bCxp50The parts of Azure I'm familiar with aren't country clubs like Microsoft is reputed to be. Not even close. So that TC looks even worse in that context.
Unfortunately, that's not a particularly stellar Amazon offer for an outside hire, either. Somewhat close to the bottom of the L5 range--they're probably exploiting the fact that you're coming from IBM and your only competing offer is from Microsoft. They can definitely go higher--~$240k is the max though you'll probably have a hard time getting there without stronger competing offers, but something like $210-220k all-in could be achievable in exchange for signing now.
- If recruiter didn't tell you the level, it's level 61. Both offers are good and Microsoft may not match your Amazon offer. FYI, MS benefits are way better than AMZ.