Manager gave counter offer . Stay Or Leave?

Amazon baHY74
Nov 15 27 Comments

Non tech role
yoe 8
current TC 160K

Currently working in Amazon , Utah
and got zillow offer in Seattle

TC 250K, (261k as stock grew since offer)

Told my manager today and after talking to HR BP , he gave a counter offer of 195k now over email and l6 in 1 year which will bump TC to 220K

leaving l6 aside , a google comparison of 195k seems much more in seattle than zillow offer.

I am in dilemma as to choose Amazon at 195k , Salt lake city
or 250k Zillow

suggestion ?

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TOP 27 Comments
  • Walmart / Other
    julyyy

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    julyyymore
    As they say, never accept a counter offer. Also, the counter offer is lower too so that makes this decision even easier
    Nov 15 1
    • Microsoft kericat 🏏
      Utah vs Seattle, stay and enjoy if you like it there, savings will be same.
      If you are looking to accelerate your career and ready keep leet-coding, come to Seattle.
      Nov 15
  • Snapchat 🐨 koala
    Dude what's wrong with you? 195 at Utah is so much better and you got access to great ⛷️ everyday!!
    Nov 15 4
    • Amazon baHY74
      OP
      So true. Houses are cheaper as well
      Nov 15
    • Snapchat 🐨 koala
      Also Amazon to zillow is a downgrade and won't look good on your resume. If you move, at least get a F/G offer....
      Nov 15
    • Snapchat TCobsessed
      The 🐨 has spoken. You will be ballin’ at 195k in UT
      Nov 16
    • Amazon yacht 🛥
      You have great ⛷ in WA or 🇨🇦 as well.
      Nov 16
  • First Republic fakeacct
    The problem with Zillow is that they’re getting into the business of flipping homes instead of just focusing on making money from agents and advertisers. When real estate market goes down, that stock compensation won’t be worth as much. If you like the current job, ask to match. Worth a shot.
    Nov 15 0
  • Amazon baHY74
    OP
    I currently work remote and have option to work remotely from any place . Buying house is also on my mind
    Nov 15 3
    • LinkedIn U💰S💰D
      You can definitely afford a nice house with 260K TC in Seattle
      Nov 15
    • Amazon ineffable
      Not really
      Nov 15
    • Zillow Group / Eng jazzed
      Small condo maybe
      Nov 16
  • Amazon yacht 🛥
    Go Zillow, then come back to amazon as L6 and get top pay
    Nov 16 0
  • Fast Enterprises lodoxjs8
    Career growth way better in Seattle
    Nov 16 0
  • Amazon bMrd67
    Not only should you never accept a counter offer, you manager has 0 influence over you being L6 or not.
    Nov 16 0
  • Amazon aminew
    Do you like working in Utah? Or do you want to move to Seattle and check it out. You can always go back to Amazon if you like Seattle or you can switch to Amazon Utah if you end up missing it.
    Nov 16 0
  • Apple KGHP41
    195K in SLC any day is better than Seattle.
    Nov 15 0
  • Zillow Group hMUT66
    If you’re looking then there’s a reason you want to leave. Most people that accept a counter wind up leaving in 6 months because the root cause doesn’t change.
    Nov 19 0
  • Athenahealth Muller
    Tell them you get promoted to next level and stick to your current company. You can make up the story about why you want to work for Zillow in future....
    Nov 16 0
  • New
    Uncle Xi

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    Uncle Ximore
    Being soaked in rain water all the time in Seattle ain't worth it.
    Nov 16 0
  • Amazon baHY74
    OP
    How to politely decline zillow offer if I stay in Amazon ?
    Nov 16 1
    • First Republic fakeacct
      Say you were offered something better at another company. It’s just business- not personal.
      Nov 16
  • Discover Financial Services qwerty-/:
    Do you trust your manager that he will not screw you later ?
    Nov 15 1
  • Athenahealth Muller
    I heard folks in similar situation will not stay in the current role for more than 1 year or half if they accept the counter offer. But it's worth giving shot if the wlb, cost of living , staying in the comfort zone is important.
    Nov 16 0
  • AMD kemp
    Do what your gut says it is right.
    Nov 16 0
  • Workday / Product tdf
    Leave.
    Nov 15 0

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