I'm based out of Bangalore, India; So are the offers.
Even if you're based out of Seattle/SFO/NYC/London etc., I'd like to know your general inputs.
Current YOE: 6 years (Years at Microsoft: 5)
Level in Microsoft: 62
Current TC (in INR):
Base (22 lacs) + Bonus (1.5 lacs) + Stocks/year (8 lacs) = 31.5 lacs INR/year
Offers I'm evaluating:
1) Amazon | SDE2 | L5
Base (28 lacs) + Joining bonus (14 lacs for first year, 11.5 lacs for second year) + Stocks (35 shares with 5%, 15%, 40%, 40% schedule) ~ about 45 lacs INR/year
2) Apple | ICT3
Base (32 lacs) + Joining bonus (4 lacs) + Stocks (75000 USD in 4 years) + 1.5 perf bonus ~ 50 lacs INR/year
Team: Apple Online Store, Bangalore
3) Indeed | SWE3
Base (42 lacs) + Joining bonus (3 lacs) + Retention bonus (3 lacs) + LTips (that vest after 2 years) ~ 48 lacs INR/year
I have a few questions:
1) What is the range for stock refreshers & perf bonuses in Apple for ICT3 and in Amazon for L5 ?
2) How easy is it to move to the US/London offices in Apple ? (I know that Amazon and Indeed promote it a lot)
3) If I want to move to Microsoft/Uber/Google/Fb in the future, which of these would be a stronger brand name ?
How's the Apple Online Store team in Bangalore, India ?
I'm trying to get data points on quality of work, amount of on-call load, quality of work life balance, amount of firing/retention.
I would say join Apple or amazon depending on the domain of work. Note domain of work is more important at this stage of your career, good salary will follow with good domain.
Do not think about moving to US or abroad for better career prospects. Generally moving to US on L1 visa through a company will invite you being underpaid. L1 does not have an LCA like H1B and also you cannot shift companies and getting green card is a nightmare for Indians.
Rather live like a King with that salary in Bangalore