Got an offer for SDE 1 from Amazon and Technical analyst from GS.
Amazon - 19L cash, 10L stocks/4 years
GS - 20L fixed, 7.5L bonus. (Marcus consumer banking team)
Which one should I prefer?
Honestly, I like the Amazon team, but the difference in comp is too high.
Does anyone have any reviews of Marcus team in GS? How the work there compares to the Amazon?
- eBay 🦓 zebraMy 2 cents. In case you plan to do an MBA and go in the financial sector GS is better and if you want to be in a tech role, a SDE or PM, Amazon is better.
- Seems like two very different career paths. Do you want to be an analyst or an SDE?
- Goldman Sachs / Data gsAcornMarcus is the baby of Goldman right now. They are spending money and all excess funds go towards funding Marcus. Your career growth will be amazing there.
- As a user that makes me very happy. Marcus is incredible. They just need to roll some tools to do CD ladders, improve the look and feel a bit more (esp on mobile), try to get faster transfers (somehow despite ACH being what it is, maybe private relationships with banks), invest a little on fraud and they’re golden.Mar 7 0
- Yelp $$.The title gives a feeling that work would be difference. If the work is same then why would they not call you SDE? Analysts have different job profile
- Microsoft Up yoursWork would be same as SDE, financial companies tend to have weird names for positions. Source: have few friends in GS who started as tech analyst.
As for positions, even though they are both similar profiles, career wise they are different as GS is not a product based company so alot of projects they do are not that interesting or technically challenging, however their WLB is way better. So the way I would choose is do I see myself building products for external customers and getting interesting technical challenges or am I ok with moderate tech stuff but want better WLB. Another factor in GS would be alot of inter office politics, not sure hw it is in Amazon.
Money wise, base would always be comparable but GS is known for year end bonuses (all cash) which no tech company can match