Grab vs Amazon

Microsoft Musketeer1
Jun 21, 2018 28 Comments

Got offers from both. I am more interested in Grab because it looks like they are trying to solve some interesting problems and also a leaner company. Amazon's offer is great on comp and a good team too. Fishing for thoughts here for what people think about these offers.

Amazon:
TC-230k
Base-140k
Stocks-130units
Bonus-130k

Grab:
Base-170k
Stocks-28000units/4(pre-IPO)
Bonus-40k(one time)

Current SDE2. 5 yoe. Both offers for Seattle.

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TOP 28 Comments
  • F5 Networks / Eng nlMD61
    130k bonus? Wow! Even new grads dont get that high of a bonus.
    Jun 21, 2018 11
    • Facebook Chevy
      Awssdm : can you please correct me if i said something wrong ?

      Isnt base salary caped ? And also isnt it true that there is no stock refreshers for average performers if the stock has appreciated ?
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Amazon if else
      @Chevy, my total comp as SDE3 is 400+ ( actually much higher than 400, but rounding for anonymity ) for next 2-3 years and I just got promoted. If I’m at Facebook will they give me refreshers that vest within the next 2-3 years? Will I not be out of range ? If not Then how much?
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Facebook Chevy
      I guess a recruiter can answer that question better.
      Well saying your tc would be x for next 2-3 years is just an assumption based on the another assumption that stock will keep appreciating.
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Amazon if else
      It’s an assumption on current value, yes. The point I’m trying to make is, every company has a target TC. When you cross that your hikes become small, Amazon will barely give you anything I agree with you but do others give you so much more that puts amazon to shame if you look at end $ value? I’m sure not just amazon, all the companies research on market and try to stay competitive especially in the valley.
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Amazon awssdm
      Short answer is: your comp is projected two years out. You don't get a refresher for years where you're already above target. You get it for years where there is a gap. Sorry, not a blind power user, don't know how to find the right thread :)
      Jun 22, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    FNcu84

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft, Yahoo, HPE
    FNcu84more
    Consider Grab. Steve Yegge left Google for Grab. Read his post in Medium.
    Jun 27, 2018 1
    • Is Grab company going to die? I am skeptical only about their path to profitability.
      Jul 2
  • Amazon lAeO25
    Interesting.

    I was offered
    Base 170k
    Stocks 52k units/4yrs
    Bonus 20% target

    You can definitely go higher on stocks.
    I was also quoted a strike price of 5.5, with unofficial re-evaluation after Uber SEA purchase pegged at 8.

    Is 40k a sign-on?
    Recruiter bluntly said they don’t do sign-on.
    Jun 21, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Musketeer1
      OP
      Thanks. This is apparently their final offer. Is this an L5 offer? Pm'ed you.
      Jun 21, 2018
  • Facebook Chevy
    Strike price ?
    Jun 21, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng 👹👿👺😈.
      Also, current fair market value?
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Microsoft Musketeer1
      OP
      Was told $5.5 but they are up for re-evaluation
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Apple Maryjane
      What do u mean by up for evaluation ?
      Jun 24, 2018
  • Amazon mxNt15
    What about an annual bonus in the comp models? Amazon does not offer a bonus target while my understanding is that Grab does offer a bi-annual bonus (percentage of base based on performance) similar to what Google and Facebook do.
    Jun 21, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Musketeer1
      OP
      That is correct. Bonus is 15% bi-annually.
      Jun 21, 2018
  • Durrrrrr
    Jun 21, 2018 0
  • Amazon !=!
    YOE?
    Jun 21, 2018 1
  • Amazon nicepunk
    What is u r current level at msft?
    Jun 21, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Musketeer1
      OP
      Updated the post
      Jun 21, 2018
  • Amazon zPqJ66
    Which location is this for?
    Jun 21, 2018 0