There has been so much talked about frugality at Amazon. Trying to size up the perks that you miss there compared to Microsoft. The 401k and espp are two big items I noticed. About $10k net impact annual.
Swags have dried up at even Microsoft, but that is not worth more than a couple of hundred dollars a year tops.
How about your health benefits? Do you have to pay premiums for self and family ?
In terms of hardware budget, do you feel constrained in anyway to get the necessary hardware to get work done ?
Microsoft is salty because they aren't part of the FAANG club.