How long to stay at AMZN before applying to other companies?
Just hit 1 year anniversary.
Main motivations to switch:
1. Really hate oncall, getting paged (in the middle of the night) often. I feel like I can't really make any plans that whole week and I feel pretty miserable overall. I also can never go back to sleep after getting paged.
2. Lacking benefits. 401k matching is very poor. Effectively 2% of base versus up to 50% at somewhere like MSFT. Also, cannot frontload HSA because of how their stupid system works, so lose so amount of money to investments here (also have to transfer money to investmrnts every month instead of just once a year). Also, 401k clawback means you can't actually max your 401k (you will get anything over 15k or so refunded) once you get any promotion with 120k base or higher.
3. No perks. Not a big deal but objectively, more perks such as free food is better than having none at all. Annoys me in a sense that the company delibaretly chooses not to optimize the employee experience (also applies to benefits above)
4. Backloaded stock schedule means I'll need to wait like 1.5-2 years to start getting the real compensation gains from stocks.
If I apply with <2 years exp to companies, will I be treated compensation wise more like a college grad than the next level position?