MS->Amazon offer review

Microsoft zygot13
Mar 8, 2018 14 Comments

Been at microsoft in Redmond for 5 years (level 62), and was offered sde 2 at amazon.

Base pay- 160k
Joining bonus- 55k first year, 45k second year
Rsu- 85

Is this a good offer?

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Amazon tqMh70
    Pay looks about right.i wouldn't move from ms to amzn though. Not worth the sleepless nights
    Mar 8, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Other BillyGeee
    From MS to A.. it may be a culture shock to you... brace yourself!
    Mar 9, 2018 0
  • Amazon GOQ
    How much do u earn in MSFT?
    Mar 8, 2018 4
    • Microsoft zygot13
      OP
      Around 140k
      Mar 8, 2018
    • Pandora WTP!?
      Use it to get a counter offer
      Mar 8, 2018
    • Tableau / Eng DATA🐕
      140k must be salary not total comp. total comp is all that matters. I’d think 250k ish at your level.
      Mar 8, 2018
    • Microsoft zygot13
      OP
      Total comp is around 190k at microsoft.
      Mar 8, 2018
  • Amazon YLAc73
    That’s about 222k for your first year at today’s stock price. Not a bad offer assuming you get a good team etc
    Mar 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft benaam
    I guess u can extract more in stocks.. Salary they have a cap...
    Mar 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Wilsonn
    Is Amazon stock vesting 25% each year? Or is it weird like snap?
    Mar 9, 2018 2
    • Microsoft HaveNoIdea
      Should be investing 5%-15%-40%-40%
      Mar 9, 2018
    • Amazon YLAc73
      ^ yep
      Mar 9, 2018
  • Amazon MUxT77
    High end for amzn sde2 offer. Go for it!
    Mar 10, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng jCjx46
    Put numbers aside. Amazon isn't a good fit for everyone. Do you feel you understand the culture difference? Have you talked with Amazonians or ex Amazonians? Do you prefer Amazon culture? If yes, don't worry about the numbers, go for it.
    Mar 9, 2018 0

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