Did you turn down a fb offer for amzn?

Microsoft The Dude😎
May 8 27 Comments

If so, why?

I’ve got two very competitive offers from both companies. Amzn wouldn’t require me to move (Seattle), fb would (LA). The amzn project is established and I know for a fact the wlb is fine due to a colleague on the team. Fb project is in startup mode therefore much higher risk. Finally, even though fb offers 25% more monies, with CoL and CA tax the money is approximately the same.

Am I crazy for considering going to Amazon instead of fb? Both projects are interesting.

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  • Apple bruh
    DO IT

    You'll go down in the history to turn down FB offer for Amazon.
    May 8 1
    • Oracle / Eng iblv
      Haha lol.
      May 8
  • Amazon Vfrq15
    The $ is not the same if you take into consideration the benefits. Amazon 401k doesn't allow you to do mega backdoor Roth. If your salary is over the Roth income limit, working at Amazon means you'll miss out on an extra $27k/year that could have gone to your Roth IRA and grow tax freee. You cannot reverse rollover a traditional ira into your Amazon 401k either so you might not be able to do a regular backdoor Roth as well. The medical insurance plans are weak. Even on the standard plan, I got so much shit from Premera just to get an APAP machine.
    May 8 9
    • Amazon / Product
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      Amazon Product

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      ☝🏼 dude which part of Amazon are you at? In Seattle, we only have bananas forget nectarines. Also no free sodas 🥤 or yogurt 🍦 either 😑
      May 8
    • Oracle / Eng iblv
      He should be in AWS.
      May 8
    • Microsoft The Dude😎
      OP
      Good points. Amazon has trash benefits. 3 sick days? Wtf.

      When you factor in benefits the comp is def more.
      May 8
    • Amazon lostsde
      Dude don’t get sick. Work hard. Make history. 😎
      May 8
    • Amazon / Product
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      Work hard and be history... 😄
      May 8
  • Amazon 120587
    As an Amazon employee, I would suggest you go to fb - mainly because while WLB can be good on the team now, things at Amazon change so fast than it can be different within the next month. I’ve heard great things about fb culture so I wouldn’t even think about it if I were you
    May 8 4
    • Microsoft The Dude😎
      OP
      I’ve also heard great things about the culture. If they were both in Seattle this would be a no brainer but the massive upheaval to LA is giving me pause.
      May 8
    • Google
      AIMLOK

      Google

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      AIMLOKmore
      Are you single in Seattle? A heterosexual male? Move to Los Angeles.
      May 8
    • Microsoft The Dude😎
      OP
      Yes and yes and dating has sucked here in sea
      May 8
    • Microsoft !=l33tc0d3
      Honestly I'd rent the house and move. Selling it costs a pretty penny especially since you just bought it. Dating does suck here.
      May 9
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    • Microsoft The Dude😎
      OP
      I know. I just really don’t want to move xcountry!! We just moved to Seattle and bought a house a year ago.
      May 8
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    • Amazon SmallMons
      Culture is very toxic!!!
      May 8
  • Splunk KE94107
    AMZN has the most awful RSU vesting schedule ever invented. Those handcuffs aren’t golden until you’re there 2 years, and then you’re really stuck there (dealing, no doubt, with huge unexpected levels of stress) until the end of that 4th year.
    May 8 0
  • Amazon 22/7
    If you consider Jeff Bezo’s regret minimization framework ...
    You’ll probably regret long time if you choose ____.

    And plz update us once you make a decision! Will be an illuminating example for all of us!
    May 9 1
    • Amazon / Eng L6SDE
      ...to send that dick pic?
      May 9
  • Oracle / Eng iblv
    Poll
    May 8 1
  • Apple Icml2017
    A bit off topic question: which FB teams are in LA? Is it Oculus related?
    May 9 1
    • Microsoft BezosBalla
      Oculus, sales, and marketing
      May 10
  • Microsoft BezosBalla
    Sounds like nobody has done this before lol.
    May 10 0

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