Goldman Sachs vs Amazon(India)

Samsung / Eng bindas
Feb 28 16 Comments

Hi all,
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?

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TOP 16 Comments
  • My 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.
    Feb 28 2
  • LinkedIn Blimp!
    You are just starting your career. Pick the best work. High chances that work at a tech company like Amazon will be better than work at GS (there maybe team specific effect though).

    Paywise long term you will reap better rewards if you keep doing good in demand work
    Feb 28 0
  • Goldman Sachs Oalf48
    Marcus is a consumer facing product. There are interesting challenges and products (savings and lending). I would say set up time with Marcus leads to see types of projects / technical problems they face.
    Mar 1 0
  • Google jcmxms
    Seems like two very different career paths. Do you want to be an analyst or an SDE?
    Feb 28 3
    • Samsung / Eng bindas
      OP
      It's the technical analyst position. Work would be same as of SDE.
      Feb 28
    • Amazon ljfjffu
      No way the work of technical analyst is the same as SDE.
      Feb 28
    • Microsoft जाठ
      Bank give designation like that technical analyst is entry position... But work is sde only
      I was technical analyst at Morgan stanley from campus hence I can confirm.
      But if you want to be in Software go for Amazon.
      Feb 28
  • Goldman Sachs / Data gsAcorn
    Marcus 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.
    Mar 7 2
    • Google jcmxms
      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
    • Google jcmxms
      Interest rates are key though. Don’t want them to accumulate a lot of operational expenses maintaining Marcus which in turn means less than competitive interest rates.
      Mar 7
  • 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
    Feb 28 1
    • Goldman Sachs / IT
      arElend

      Goldman Sachs IT

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      arElendmore
      This is just banking titles.
      Tech analysts are SDEs in GS
      Mar 1
  • Goldman Sachs / IT
    arElend

    Goldman Sachs IT

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    arElendmore
    Marcus product is new and should be interesting
    Mar 1 0
  • Microsoft Up yours
    Work 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
    Feb 28 0

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