MSFT vs EA

Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
Jul 31 23 Comments

I have just received 2 offers for SE2. One for MS Azure and other for EADP Ecomm & Identity. MS in Redmond and EA in Redwood City.

The confusion is that I want to work for MS. I personally love the work and have no idea what and how EA is doing. But, EA is ready to pay an extra ~60k per annum in TC. Does anyone has any insights of EA ?

I am looking for info related to Work Life Balance/Visa/Growth/Job Security.

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  • Microsoft bayareasof
    EAs commerce and identity team is a disaster. I would not join that team for any amount if extra $$$. Ibut job security wise EADP is a very good place compared to rest of EA

    All those stories you may have heard about EA servers going down recently are from c&I and the oncall is as bad as it can get. Not to mention all the politics
    Aug 1 1
    • Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
      OP
      I really appreciate the insights. Declined the offer today. I received pretty bad reviews for EA. And you are right about Job Security bcos whoever I met during the interview was thr for almost 7 yrs ....
      Aug 1
  • Amazon / Eng
    Any1hiring

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
    Any1hiringmore
    Can you please share the offers
    Jul 31 1
    • Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
      OP
      Sorry, I don't wanna reveal numbers ....
      Aug 1
  • EA TgfH21
    What’s your offer at EA? I can tell you good/bad. I know eadp c&i very well.
    Jul 31 5
    • Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
      OP
      Sorry, I don't wanna give the numbers. Although any insights would be really appreciated....
      Aug 1
    • EA TgfH21
      Isn’t Blind all about TC or gtfo :) ?
      Aug 1
    • Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
      OP
      I can tell that the difference was majorly bcos of stocks which MS isn't paying me much. Base has some difference but thats the tax difference only....
      Aug 1
    • EA TgfH21
      Are you including any joining rsu grant as total comp? Stock comp is not guaranteed every year once you join. It’s performance based and selective.
      Aug 2
    • Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
      OP
      No the grant which I received was for 3 yrs of vesting, 1 yr cliff. Anyways, I have declined the offer. I love the work at MSFT. So money can't buy that level of satisfaction....
      Aug 2
  • EA / Eng
    EALoLz

    EA Eng

    PRE
    Electronic Arts (EA), BMW, Activision Blizzard
    EALoLzmore
    Can confirm EA is shit show
    Aug 3 0
  • Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
    OP
    MSFT
    Aug 18 2
    • Chase / Eng send_help
      What role/team?
      Aug 18
    • Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
      OP
      Azure BigData. Not joined yet. Maybe in Oct....
      Aug 18
  • Microsoft is probably better over all. Great company all around. Refreshers stink though. I have no idea what EA offers in terms of refreshers and benefits. But the WLB and the large array of projects to work for will keep you occupied for quite some time at MSFT.
    Jul 31 1
    • Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
      OP
      Thanks 😊
      Aug 1
  • Amazon ilUF68
    You need to consider cost of living and income tax. Redwood City is expensive and California has income tax.
    Jul 31 0
  • EA / Eng amulbaby
    That extra 60k wouldn't matter much when you consider cost of living + state income tax between Redmond and Redwood City
    Aug 1 1
    • Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
      OP
      I am kind of planning a move as well to somewhere else than BayArea.
      Aug 1
  • Amazon / Eng
    AnyReqs?😟

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
    AnyReqs?😟more
    MSFT fosho
    Aug 30 0
  • Amazon bezos
    MSFT ... duh
    Aug 29 0
  • Amazon ilUF68
    Also, benefits are important too.
    Jul 31 0
  • Chase / Eng send_help
    What offer did you end up taking?
    Aug 17 0