Box vs eBay vs Amazon

eBay Fqdg12
Apr 4, 2018 21 Comments

I got an offer from Box - Senior Soft Engg. They havent yet disclosed the numbers. So my question is two-fold?
1. What compensation can I expect? I have 6 years of backend experience and MS.
2. Box stock growth y/y is very similar to eBay. Does Box have a good growth strategy? I like what I do at eBay, plus made some good friends here. Will move to Box be worth it?

eBay comp: 150k + 22k RSU vesting everyyear ( might get more stock refesher) + 13k bonus TC: 185k

Update—-
Received comp numbers: i guess that made the decision very easy for me :) .

Box comp: 200k + 380k Rsu ( vesting in 4 years)

Update —
Thanks all of you for your comments and advices.
Meanwhile i have received an offer from Amazon Lab 126, which has added to my confusion. This is computer vision team. TC: 245k
So i am torn between Box ( TC: 305k ) vs Amazon ( TC:245k). Work wise i feel i will learn more in Amazon.

What should I do?

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  • New / Eng
    Soham@IK

    New Eng

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    BIO
    Founder, Interview Kickstart.
    Soham@IKmore
    I have worked at both. I'll pick Box any day. Better comp (185 is NOTHING for them to beat by a mile), stronger engineering, smaller place with a lot of tech ownership and a magnitude stronger tech brand on your resume. Plus a no-nonsense no-assholes environment of work.

    They compete with G and F for candidates. And engineers leaving Box go to Other top brands like G/F/ABnB etc.
    Apr 4, 2018 5
    • Twitter yawrt1h
      +1 to what @soham@IK said. Box can easily beat eBay when it comes to comp. it's a good tech brand. From what I have heard most people who leave box go to other tier1 companies.
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Box / Eng 23andYou
      +1 especially the "no assholes" but it's more than that; everyone is so awesome. Great culture, great people. Probably one of the most supportive CEOs for women in tech.

      I joined as a Sr SWE at $275 TC: $200k + $300k + bonus.

      I know plenty of people who have gone to FAANG from Box. I suspect that they are disappointed about their new job, tho! Haha
      Apr 5, 2018
    • eBay Fqdg12
      OP
      Wow thats a good salary to start. Thanks for sharing numbers. How is the promotion cycle in Box? Do they give stock refresher?
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Box FEmd23
      You can apply for promotion twice a year. Yes they give stock refreesher.
      Apr 11, 2018
  • eBay gojilla
    Tier 1 (Box) vs Tier 2 (eBay). It's a no contest. And this is coming from someone who works at eBay.
    Apr 6, 2018 0
  • Oath / Eng
    Upside

    Oath Eng

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    Upsidemore
    Comp please in both companies?
    Apr 4, 2018 0
  • Cisco Pappuu
    13k joining bonus or perf bonus every tear? I would say box is any day bettering than ebay.
    Apr 5, 2018 0
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    • Box / Eng 23andYou
      I respectfully and strongly disagree regarding "literally do not have tech talent." The rest was hard to follow.
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Box Rt7$@
      FB code base has almost no test. Move fast and break things are something incompatible with good engineering practice. Also FB has very low survival rate for senior engineers. At level 6, only 30% can stay a bit longer than a year. It seems to me senior engineers are set to fail in that environment
      Apr 7, 2018
    • Box BOFH666
      There's a great deal of tech talent. The problems are that most leadership is inexperienced and in over their heads, and that there's a complete lack of accountability (millennial culture).
      Jun 4, 2018
  • Dropbox rfibb
    If box, why not us
    Apr 4, 2018 1
    • eBay Fqdg12
      OP
      Can you please refer?
      Apr 4, 2018
  • Oath / Eng
    Upside

    Oath Eng

    PRE
    Yahoo
    Upsidemore
    Definitely box will offer more stocks hence more tc btw what is your position at ebay?
    Apr 4, 2018 3
    • eBay Fqdg12
      OP
      About to be promoted to MTS, currently senior software engg
      Apr 4, 2018
    • Box / Eng 23andYou
      What is MTS? Get promoted first! Then negotiate up!
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Oath / Eng
      Upside

      Oath Eng

      PRE
      Yahoo
      Upsidemore
      How long it took you to become mts from
      Se3?
      Apr 6, 2018
  • Yahoo D..day
    Which did you take ??
    May 22, 2018 2
    • eBay optimus3
      Box
      May 24, 2018
    • Cisco / Eng tPCg44
      Do u like Box so far? Also do they give RSUs by $ figure or number of shares in the offer letter. Are they granted on first date of hire or at a later date within 2-3 months of hire?
      Feb 17

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