LinkedIn Enterprise Productivity vs. Amazon EC2

Microsoft wlmf21
Jul 8 8 Comments

I have about 5 yoe. Both positions are in the bay area. TC-wise, both are offering close to 300k but Amazon is offering a bit more. The orgs are in the title. The LinkedIn team is internally-focused while the Amazon team delivers customer-facing features. Personally I find the Amazon team to be more exciting and a great learning opportunity, but I keep hearing bad things about Amazon culture and terrible WLB in EC2. Which offer would you choose?

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  • Uber dffeadsk
    Did you decide to go with either of those?
    Sep 19 2
    • Microsoft Lion Head
      Used both offers to negotiate my Google offer. Went with Google.
      Sep 19
    • Uber dffeadsk
      Smooth!
      Sep 19
  • New / Eng
    WjMu41

    New Eng

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    Amazon.
    Pros
    1. Better brand
    2. Working on internal tools isn't great for long term career growth.
    3. Pay is better.

    Cons:
    WLB not that great but depends on team. You should research more about the teams culture

    If I were you I would have chosen Amazon because after I wouldn't compromise on my long term career. If you don't blike Amazon WLB, you can always jump the ship in an year.
    Jul 8 0
  • NetApp HFop70
    Amazon is better.
    Jul 8 0
  • Microsoft dickson
    Both teams seem to be widely disparate... Did you find out what they do and what their team culture is like?
    Jul 8 1
    • Microsoft wlmf21
      OP
      The specific teams are like what I mentioned in the post, one focused on serving internal engineers while one targeting external customers.
      Jul 8
  • Bloomberg okier
    You answered it .
    Jul 8 0

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