Apple (Bangalore) vs AWS (Bangalore) vs Spotify (Stockholm)
26 yo with 4 yoe based in India. Have offers from all 3. Currently working as a technical lead with TC 42L.
Even if you're based out of India, would love some advice.
1) Apple | ICT3
30L base + joining bonus 5L + rsu ($74000) + 2.5L relocation + 5% yearly bonus
2) AWS | SDE2
TC is very similar to above except stocks and it's vesting schedule ~ 48L/year.
3) Spotify | Engineer II
660K SEK base = ~48L per annum + $66,500 stocks
Taxes and cost of living are high in Sweden so I'll be saving comparatively lesser than the other two. Never had a dream of moving to Europe but open to trying it out but have no plans of settling there long term.
I know for a fact that Spotify has the best culture among all three. AWS has mixed reviews but I feel I'll learn the most there. Apple, not sure about the culture and not sure about learning opportunities either.
I'm having to choose between staying in India with good savings and strong brand (APPL and AWS, in that order :) which'll help a lot in the future vs lesser savings and living in Europe. Leaning towards joining Apple because of the brand and wlb.
Any insights on any of these companies, quality of work and advice in general would be great.