Facebook or Amazon

New / Mgmt unknown4u
Dec 9, 2018 18 Comments

I have competing offers for finance manager from Facebook (Menlo Park - TC 210k) and Amazon (Seattle - TC 185k). The offers are comparable based on cost of living comparison between the two locations and with no state taxes in Washington.

Facebook has better perks and higher base but is currently going through a rough time. On the other hand, Amazon's base is lower but it's stock has grown significantly in past 12-18 months (except for past quarter) and the company has more growth in future years, but heard the work life balance is worst.

Which offer would you choose?

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  • Amazon sshid10
    You should pick Amazon for growth, FB for perks. Finance is rough at Amazon and you’re expected to deliver reports weekly, scrutinized by everyone on your org. Ask around — Weekly Business Reviews
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Workday XRP2001
    Is Facebook giving you stock? Depends on team for both but I’d probably pick the FB gig
    Dec 9, 2018 2
    • New / Mgmt unknown4u
      OP
      Yes, both companies are offering stock. Comparatively, FB has higher cash portion (175k) as compared to Amazon (150k). But FB's stock performance has been worst this year.
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Workday XRP2001
      I would see fb stock performance in the last year as a positive for you. Their balance sheet is frighteningly strong and I see a lot of upside there. Much more proportionally than Amazon. I would take FB for sure
      Dec 9, 2018
  • New / Eng RhpJ71
    The choice is really between Menlo Park and Seattle. Choose Seattle when other things are roughly equal.
    Dec 9, 2018 2
    • Osmo uaDX03
      Why?
      Dec 9, 2018
    • New / Eng RhpJ71
      Tax. Cost of Living. Commute
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Keep interviewing. FB is radioactive don't go there. In worst case, accept the Amazon offer and enjoy the PAC Northwest...
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Product TacoBoss
    FB.
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Asana ketchup
    It’s less about the stock performance today or last quarter, and more about the upside for the future. Can Amazon double in value? Can Facebook?

    Also worthwhile thinking about what company you’d be happiest at for the longest period. Your earning potential goes up if you’re happy and doing great work.
    Dec 9, 2018 1
    • Learning potential?
      Dec 9, 2018
  • New Avxe13
    Finance has more clout at AMZN than FB, and arguably has more interesting project opportunities.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Target / Eng .¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Facebook has better growth opportunities but Seattle is cheaper to live in.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Intel / Eng xdCS17
    No state tax in WA, the Amazon offer is definitely higher after cost of living.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Wells Fargo qUyB01
    Congrats OP. Do you mind sharing your background? I am looking to switch into a finance role within Tech and was curious how you went about it.
    With regards to your question, based on other threads I have seen on Blind, Amazon Finance didn’t seem very interesting work wise. Didn’t see much about Facebook.
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Google Barksdale
    What level at Facebook?
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Splunk zSIL05
    What are total comp comparison? Did u get sign ons? Relo?
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • New / Mgmt unknown4u
    OP
    Also, what do you think of the TC at both the companies? I did some research and appears Amazon's offer is what it would usually offer but tgere is some room to negotiate at Facebook as the average Finance Manager TC is around 225k
    Dec 9, 2018 0

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