L5 Data Scientist Amazon vs. T3 Product Analyst (Data Scientist) Google
Dear Blind members,
I currently have a L5 DS offer at Amazon with around 160 full comp and Google offered me a T3 Product Analyst in their Photo team. I asked for a 200k full comp in CA to be some what comparable to what Amazon is offering and Google said that won't work and asked me for a slightly lower number to negotiate the full comp.
First Google keeps claiming a Product Analyst in their Data Science vert is a Data Scientist. Either one will be a salary bump from my current situation but I can't believe they low balled me with the level, which obviously effects the comp.
What is the right decision to make in this case? I kind of want to work for Google just because of better benefits but feel so bitter about the level and the cost of living difference. I'm not sure if I'm just feeling the grass is greener at Google and feel like I might be making a terrible mistake by taking the lower level. I was thinking I can always boomerang back but I'm not sure. Please advice me with right career choice and potentially how to negotiate comp and level (hr kept claiming hiring committee decision is final and can't give me my interview feedback).