Amazon vs Uber

Microsoft tenator
Apr 2 19 Comments

Edit 1: Adding current comp and level details

Current: L63 Senior (just got promoted)
YOE: 6
TC: 220ish


Both Seattle. Both SDE II. L4 Uber.

Amazon - L5
Base: 151
Stocks: 105 units (5, 15, 40, 40)
Joining Bonus: 80K year 1. 60K year 2.
Yearly refresher: not specified.

Uber - L4:
Base - 151
Stocks - 7K units (25, 25, 25, 25)
Joining Bonus: 50k over 2 years (25/25).
Yearly refresher: 52K

Considering all other benefits including yearly hike, yearly perf bonus, free food, free commute, fitnesses etc. what would you recommend?

Short term Amazon seems good because my pay check is literally doubled or at least 1.5 times.

Long term Uber seems better because of yearly refreshers, stock appreciation etc.

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Amazon SysRq
    Go with Uber
    Apr 2 0
  • Oracle not_larry
    Current TC and YOE? What level at Microsoft?
    Apr 2 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    temp_

    Microsoft Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    temp_more
    Go with Uber. Much better than Amazon
    Apr 2 0
  • Amazon / PR jefe_bezos
    Depends a lot on your team.
    Apr 2 0
  • Oracle yuingf
    Amazon
    Apr 2 0
  • Microsoft
    fharr

    Microsoft

    BIO
    Sup, brah?
    fharrmore
    Uber
    Apr 2 0
  • Intel / Eng GAku06
    A voting poll may help better
    Apr 2 0
  • Uber
    Apr 2 0
  • Roku kkUA10
    How is yearly refresher calculated ? How does it vest?
    Apr 2 3
    • Uber zhdbwb
      Refresher is a target amount for your level multiplied by a perf modifier (eg 52k x 1.5 = 78k). Vesting is 25% p/y over 4yr.
      Apr 2
    • Roku kkUA10
      So you will get only 78/4 per year?
      Apr 2
    • Uber zhdbwb
      That’s correct. It stacks with your initial grant and other refreshers so after a while the monthly vest gets much higher.
      Apr 2
  • Amazon keepLeeti
    what are the stock values in dollars?
    Apr 2 1
    • Uber / Eng oOBb03
      Uber: 360k.
      Apr 2
  • Amazon npYz41
    Would the answer change for AWS ?
    Apr 2 0
  • New YKQi13
    Which role?
    Apr 2 0
  • Rally Health FuPayMe$$$
    Uber!!
    Apr 2 0
  • Uber bag@00
    uber
    Apr 2 0
  • Uber uber@4
    Uber on!!!
    Apr 2 0