Google vs Amazon Alexa AI vs Uber Freight vs Microsoft
Got offers from those 4 companies. Advice needed.
PhD 2.5 yoe with some ML background.
Google L4, MTV, still matching the team. Potential teams Google ads infra, cloud data center supply chain optimization, still exploring more.
Amazon Alexa AI, Boston, Applied Scientist L4 (interviewing for L5, but down leveled due to some negative interview feedbacks). TC: 206k (haven't negotiate).
Uber Freight, SF, Backend SDE L4 (might go to ML direction when the timing comes). TC: 265k first year, 240k the rest 3 years. (Very unlikely to negotiate).
Microsoft, Seattle, SDE 61, Microsoft Teams Skype for business data platform. TC: 192k + yearly bonus (negotiated once).
Not sure whether it worth it to move from Boston to Bay Area considering the living cost. Wife has a job in Boston. Any advice is appreciated!
Current TC: peanuts.
For those vote for Google, I found it is really hard to find a match with ML/AI teams as an outsider. Was able to chat with a Google Medical Brain team, did very well answering their interviewish questions, and was told "good to go", but ended up them pursing other candidates due to my join date (I need Visa transfer). Any advice for Google team match is appreciated!