Facebook vs Amazon Offer Comparison

National Park Service / Creative arb0
May 3 18 Comments


I've received offers from Facebook and Amazon, please advise:

Facebook E6 M1
Location: FB LA
Base: $225
Bonus: 20%
RSU: $950k
Signing: $100k

TC: $507k

Amazon L6 SDM
Location: Seattle
Base: $157k
Sign-On Payment: $400k
RSU: $520k

TC: $410k

When factoring in CA CoL and Taxes, the net is almost identical.



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TOP 18 Comments
  • LinkedIn CR7!
    A real no-brainer. Poor attempt at masking the flex
    May 3 0
  • Google lmk90
    I'd go to LA over Seattle any day, even with equal TC
    May 3 2
  • Microsoft


    LA is pretty equivalent to Seattle for COL. Difference in taxes is about 10%.

    I'd take the FB offer.
    May 3 1
    • Microsoft The Dude😎
      FB LA is in West LA which is significantly more expensive. It’s on par with SF - looking at 2k more a month CoL on average. When combined with higher CA taxes it’s about the same net TC.
      May 7
  • Facebook Pbuj80
    These 2 positions are different levels if you didn’t know that. Amazon sde starts from 4.
    May 3 1
    • Microsoft The Dude😎
      levels.fyi indicates that L6 SDM == E6 M1. They appear to be the same level?
      May 7
  • Unity asdfzxcvq
    FB would also give refreshers irrespective of how the stock is doing. Amazon won’t.
    May 3 1
    • Microsoft The Dude😎
      Amazon gives refreshers if they need to
      Maintain your comp or if you’re doing great. There’s an annual performance review.
      May 7
  • New / Other AuntHilda
    Do you know about Blind polls?
    May 3 0
  • Google / Eng

    Google Eng

    May 4 1
  • Uber gougo
    Fb E6==amazon L7
    May 3 1
    • Microsoft The Dude😎
      levels.fyi indicates that L6 SDM == E6 M1. They appear to be the same level?
      May 7
  • Microsoft The Dude😎
    Hey folks - any other input here? Many of you seem to think it’s a no brainer despite the comp being equivalent. Just wondering why?
    May 8 0
  • Microsoft The Dude😎
    Thanks everyone for your input. I’m op I just had to have a friend post for me because of all the sensitive snowflakes flagging me for stuff.

    I agree that all other things being equal, FB is a better offer and opportunity and company. Given the locations of the two offices I think the net TC is basically the same.

    I’m already in Seattle so it just comes down to do I want to deal with the BS of a giant move like that.
    May 7 0
  • Qualtrics / Sales

    Qualtrics Sales

    Microsoft, Qualtrics
    FB hands down. Also what's it like to work at National Park Service?
    May 3 0

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