Early stage startup vs Amazon (Bangalore)
I have two offers: Amazon SDE1 and SSE in an early stage startup, both Bangalore location.
I will join as 6th or 7th engineer in the startup and will be responsible for designing and building products from stratch. I will work with a small team of really smart engineers, and will probably learn a bunch of stuff along the way. However, the risk is high.
Whereas, Amazon would provide better job security, and since it is one of the FAANG, will open up more doors in future.
Having 1.5 years of experience, should I choose the startup for the learning, or should I choose Amazon for future growth and opportunities?
Base : 16.5L
Signon bonus: 8L (5L,3L split in 2 years)
RSU: 10 units
1st year TC: 23L
2nd year TC: ~24L