Good companies to work for on the Eastside (WA)

Amazon / Eng cayde
Apr 30 8 Comments

I have been flipping and flopping the last 6 months on whether I want to leave AWS (great org). Love it there, but pay is abysmal compared to market.

Considering Microsoft because I like the Redmond area (or Bellevue!), or Google because I also like the Kirkland area. Starting to really hate Seattle area, would love to move to the Eastside.

Are there any alternatives to these companies? Google feels like a crapshoot wrt teams because it's a satelite office.

TC 180k, 6yoe.

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TOP 8 Comments
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    Expedia
    Grab
    Nintendo
    Nvidia
    Pure Storage
    Salesforce
    Samsung
    SAP / Concur
    Smartsheet
    T-Mobile
    Tableau
    Tesla
    UiPath
    Unity
    Valve
    VMware
    Apr 30 3
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Oh, damn!! Nice! I thought Tableau was only in Seattle!! And Tesla is here too!?

      I also head Facebook is planning office space on the Eastside. Might wait to hear more details on that.
      Apr 30
    • Expedia SeSq37
      Expedia is moving to Seattle in the fall.
      Apr 30
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Good point! My buddy is really annoyed he's going to have to commute to Seattle from Kirkland when they move.

      I'm going to try for Tableau.
      Take another month or two to prep and hope they still have positions by then.
      Apr 30
  • Microsoft tfsUEwWt
    Um Jeff is moving all of Amazon to Bellevue because Seattle is a shithole.
    Apr 30 1
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Yeah, but location change doesn't change TC. Location was only part of the motivation, tbh. I'll have to switch companies for a TC bump. At 6yoe (all Amazon) what do you think a realistic offer from MS could be?
      Apr 30
  • Deloitte Rolly
    Why do you not like Seattle
    Apr 30 1
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Feels like the whole city has gone downhill since I moved here. Kinda grungy. I also love the amount of green on the Eastside. So many trees.
      Apr 30