Is the AWS name on resume worth it?

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Mar 12 14 Comments

Have an offer from AWS and a competing offer with much better benefits and matching TC with a diff comp. But the other company is relatively unknown to the general public or even tech people.

I never had a FAANG on resume, forgetting about WLB, politics, on call support, in general, did you guys see value in having a AWS on the resume?

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Microsoft dam son
    AWS.

    I'd pick AWS over smaller unknown company even if AWS offer is lower. At comparable TC, it's a no brainier.
    Mar 12 1
  • Google MojoJojo$
    Anywhere else you go, you still have to give an interview(for FAANG at least). so I’d say it might not matter as much as others portray it to be.
    Mar 12 1
    • Intel / Eng DonaldDD's
      A top name can help to land interviews and recruiters
      Mar 13
  • Microsoft serbiawolf
    AWS.
    Mar 13 0
  • Amazon AWSGemalto
    Ask aws to match it, they will definitely match if you show a valid offer
    Mar 12 5
    • Microsoft Darth G
      You mean they’ll ask you to provide the other offer? In writing? I’ve never heard of this
      Mar 12
    • Amazon AWSGemalto
      Yep, I had to show it in writing, but the other offer was also asking for the same thing. In my case I was lucky enough to have a email from the other company and could just forward it
      Mar 13
    • Microsoft Darth G
      That’s weird. All my other offers have always been verbal until I agreed to one. Are you h1b?
      Mar 13
    • Amazon AWSGemalto
      Nope, and I don’t think H1B or not matters here.
      Mar 13
    • Microsoft Darth G
      That’s so weird. I had multiple offers including Microsoft and Amazon Alexa and Alexa never asked to see the Microsoft offer in writing must be an AWS thing
      Mar 13
  • Amazon / Sales CloudVik
    The whole recruiting dynamic changes once you have one of the "big names" on your resume. The other big companies suddenly start returning your calls if you apply to another position.
    Nov 27 0
  • Facebook mj8A8
    Of course. Any startup/ smaller company/ old boring corp will treat you differently during offer negotiation
    Mar 13 0
  • Amazon / Eng cayde
    AWS offers GREAT experience at designing and implementing scalable services using distributed systems. Try to find a team that is very new. That's honestly the best. Even if you get into a team with an older product, you'll still be able to learn a friggin' ton.
    Mar 12 0

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