Flipkart or msft to choose

Goldman Sachs jindalm
Nov 3 42 Comments

I have 4 yoe in backend tech stack. I recently received offer from Flipkart and msft. Had call with hm at msft. I did not receive positive vibes around the work which i will get in msft. Its a new team and wlb will be hectic as per hm call.
In Flipkart work will be on scale and on rest services with the tech stack i know.
But brand value and tc wise msft is winning.according to exp candidates what shall i focus on good work or higher tc with brand value.
Tc at gs 22 lpa
Tc at msft 34 lpa with l61( stocks 40k in 4 yrs+24 base)
Tc at fk offered is 30 lpa (I have heard a lot of good things about work at fk its ekart group)(27 base +2.5l stocks per yr)
Both companies are not ready to negotiate any further

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  • Microsoft DedCntr
    Microsoft no doubt. Down the years, do you want to be working for Walmart 🤮
    Nov 3 7
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      Do u feel Walmart will takeover .. i think they will drain out some money and will finally get to reality and will sell it to someone
      Nov 3
    • Oracle lkjidf
      Ohh I was not speaking from take over point of view. Engineering culture at two are poles apart. I was referring to the fact that from fk, Walmart can hire you anyday at decent pay. Otherwise as far as engineering culture goes, don't go for Walmart
      Nov 3
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      Yeah Walmart work culture is not good.. but what about staying a yr in fk and go to destn place Amazon
      Nov 3
    • Oracle lkjidf
      Amazon should be more aggressive in both work and pay if you do well. If not then we all know about pip etc. But I think msft will provide better wlb and good security.
      Nov 3
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      Does msft also have pip.
      Nov 3
  • Flipkart / Eng flipped
    Just wanted to pitch in here.

    With 4years exp, that salary at fk looks decent for sde2. Technically, base is higher at fk, but yeah most of our stocks are paper money, as of now. Maybe with a ipo, maybe it will change.

    Work is decent/good at fk, good wlb in most groups and managers give a lot of freedom to reports. I wouldn't say it's groundbreaking work. But managers have good visibility for future work and it feels like a slightly democratic place where leaderships ask for feedback from time to time and people do ask the hard questions.
    Overall, its quite stable and decent work, good if you want to have more me or family time, no obvious downside.

    Some people moved to ekart from our group recently, so it should be decent as a group.

    As for comparison with msft, they definitely have a better brand, more facilities and chance to move to us - but the sentiment here is that msft isn't necessarily good for your salary and the kind of work depends. Yearly increments have slowed down at fk, but probably still higher than ms. But, frontend at office team does sound exciting, that shouldn't be the old office team, more like the online office team.
    Nov 27 0
  • Salesforce zJad38
    I have worked in both the companies.
    According to me MSFT wins in so many aspects. you are also getting better CTC in MSFT.
    Nov 3 7
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      Will hm not ask about the reasons to change team so soon .. any min time required to be in a team
      Nov 3
    • Salesforce zJad38
      No minimum time. You can apply the day you join.
      They will ask the reason but no one can stop you
      Nov 3
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      Have u seen people switching team in 2-3 months or so .. or it just policy to switch anytime but not followed by hms
      Nov 3
    • Salesforce zJad38
      Yes.. My friend switched in less than 2 months.
      Nov 5
    • Goldman Sachs yeloo07
      Cool thanks
      Nov 5
  • Expedia Group onleave123
    Microsoft anyday. You can go into Flipkart at any time. You need better luck for Microsoft
    Nov 3 3
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      But what about the work .. I felt interviews were tough at fk
      Nov 3
    • Expedia Group onleave123
      Hard interviews doesn't mean better work. Hard interviews mean that the hiring bar is high which doesn't transform into better work.
      Nov 3
    • Amazon halfasser
      Microsoft isn't exactly selective either. They don't even require proper whiteboarding. Verbal solutions seem to be enough.
      Nov 3
  • Google The Old Nite
    Can you describe the work in the words of the HM? I was in the Office org and even though it was desktop software, the work was pretty good (pure C++ for the most part) and I learned loads (was a new grad at the time though).
    Nov 3 2
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      By his call i feel its more on ui side(react js) .. cross platform problems to solve..
      Nov 3
    • Google The Old Nite
      I see. I think you'll learn different types of things there and learn more since you don't have prior experience there.

      I think it's a judgement call between TC/Brand Value/New type of work vs Familiar work you know you'll enjoy.
      Nov 3
  • Google Mznznnznzb
    Microsoft. Lot of options in terms of teams, project, more flexibility. Plus, liquidity of stocks..
    Nov 3 1
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      Yes other things are awesome.. just concerned about work ..
      Nov 3
  • New ovGu51
    OP, how come your GS TC is 22L? I know new grads who were offered more than that
    Nov 3 1
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      I am not napa .. i joined from other company
      Nov 3
  • Microsoft aabhrk
    Which org in msft ?
    Nov 3 5
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      Office grp
      Nov 3
    • Microsoft aabhrk
      It can be tricky. If you can dm me your mangers name I can look up his m2 and give you better advise. Office has a lot of legacy ...
      Nov 3
    • Yelp JMP2
      What is m2?
      Nov 3
    • PayPal TC?
      Is m2 skip level?
      Nov 3
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      Yes
      Nov 3
  • Oracle lkjidf
    Work for few years, try to L62 as early as possible and move to Redmond. Enjoy your life.
    Nov 3 3
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      But if its legacy code with no docs wouldn't it be difficult to learn and prove to get promoted
      Nov 3
    • Oracle lkjidf
      Just keep getting things delivered. Things fall in place eventually. And relocation is good with msft.
      Nov 3
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      Yeah .. relocation to hyd is good .. just the tech stack will not be open source and work might be shitty.. but actually we need to spend 12+ hrs at work so I think quality of work also matters
      Nov 3
  • VMware lftl00
    If it’s just about more work at MSFT and you think you can handle it and will learn more there, go for it.

    If your personal time matters to you or you think you enjoy working in domains which am you’ve already mastered because it gives you a good head start, go for flipkart.

    Microsoft might be a slightly better brand on resume but it doesn’t really matter much.
    Nov 3 3
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      Learning at msft is bit skeptical .. .net and other internal frameworks .. will that add value or no body cares about it in real world
      Nov 3
    • Microsoft slumshady
      Dude, did you just say .net and "no one cares in the real world" in the same sentence? Guess goes to show what you know. Anyway, based on this statement and about more work seems like you have already made up your mind so why ask?
      Nov 3
    • Goldman Sachs jindalm
      OP
      No its not like that ..I am new to ms world so don't know what matters and what not
      Nov 3

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