Microsoft -> Apple/Amazon

Microsoft cneis
Sep 2, 2018 10 Comments

Location: India

Currently L63 at Microsoft, SWE role.
Have an offer from Apple for Ads platform team, and transportation org in Amazon.

Both Apple and Amazon are paying similar money, around 50% hike on my current TC.

Questions:

1. Is Apple considered tier 1 ? Does it have the same brand name if I'm looking to move to another company in the future ?

2. How does WLB compare between Apple and Amazon, in general ?

3. I hear lots of Pip horror stories from Amazon. How often does Apple do this ?

Yoe - 8
Current TC - 31,00,000 INR base + 10,00,000 INR stocks/year
New TC - 45,00,000 INR base + 18,00,000 stocks/year

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield damn111
    Amazon
    Sep 2, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng
    hair

    Apple Eng

    PRE
    Intuit
    hairmore
    Apple in India is not a promising future. There is Ads team there who is currently clueless where they are heading. I met with them to see if I’d be a fit for their developer roles but they couldn’t tell me exactly what was the team working on. They are too much hinged on the Americas team and have the thought process of a Support Satellite office. They kept telling me, I would have free hand to decide on technology but when I talked to the US folks in the same team their direction was clear that only a supporting role is what they’re looking for in Ads India.

    Also, IMO you could push on the rsu definitely for ICT4. Your RSU should be somewhere around 25L INR.
    Sep 2, 2018 0
  • Adobe cQKG54
    Is Amazon offering you sde3 . What's their breakup.
    Sep 3, 2018 2
    • Microsoft cneis
      OP
      Yes, they're offering L6/Sde3.
      If I tell the exact break up it might be too obvious to identify me.

      Base is in 40-45 lacs ball park, joining bonus in first year is in 25-30 lacs ball park.
      Sep 3, 2018
    • Adobe cQKG54
      Go with Amazon. Amazon sde3 is highly respected. Also this looks to be a better offer comp wise 75 cash approximately
      Sep 3, 2018
  • Jobvite CCyA11
    How many years of experience?
    Sep 2, 2018 2
    • Microsoft cneis
      OP
      8
      Sep 2, 2018
    • Jobvite CCyA11
      That's great for 8 years. Is the salary range similar for Indian product companies?
      Sep 2, 2018
  • New / Eng
    Qxqv14

    New Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    BIO
    Have H1B visa. Waiting to join epic. But not before getting Facebook offer
    Qxqv14more
    Hyderabad or Bangalore?
    Sep 2, 2018 1
    • Microsoft cneis
      OP
      Hyderabad
      Sep 3, 2018

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