Nutanix vs Microsoft offer

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Jan 3 39 Comments

I am a new grad software engineer with 2 years of experience before Masters, I have below two offers

Microsoft offer:

 Base: 117k
 Stocks: 130k (3.5 years) = 38k per year
 Joining Bonus: 40k (2 years, 20 per year)
 Year-end bonus: 10~15% around 14k

 Overall Compensation (first 2 years): around 188k

 Location: Seattle

 Nutanix offer:

 Base: 150k
 stocks: 130k (4 years) 
 Joining Bonus: 0
 Year-end bonus: 0

 Overall Compensation (first year): 183k
 stock refreshers: around 8k per year
 base refresher: around 5% per year

 Location: San Jose

 

 Which offer seems good? 

 How much weightage should be given to base component?

 Should brand name or location be given more importance?

P.S.: i did internship at FB and didn't receive an offer(about my account indicating I am from FB)

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TOP 39 Comments
  • Amazon Redux
    I’ve never heard of Nutanix, not sure if it’s just me.

    I would take MSFT easily.
    Jan 3 9
    • Amazon aSoL84
      Wait, aws is really not up in the cloud??? OMG. My cumulus, cirrus. Etc
      Jan 3
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      I've also never heard of nutanix
      Jan 4
    • Palo Alto Networks OpinionS
      @hutgg Don’t tell me you joined Nutanix leaving LinkedIn 🤦‍♂️..What a bad decision. I am someone who worked at Nutanix and resigned within an year. LinkedIn culture is not even comparable to Nutanix.
      Jan 8
    • Nutanix kFWK67
      Nutanix has great culture and I know folks who joined Nutanix from LinkedIn and liked Nutanix more because of challenging work, benefits, pay etc. On culture front, they liked both.
      Jan 27
    • Palo Alto Networks OpinionS
      I am sorry 😐 but what pay and benefits are you talking about ? Nutanix does not even match 401k and if you want to brag about health benefits. Even LinkedIn has good health benefits with few dollars of kids day care covered. If you are talking about base pay then also LinkedIn pays you more than NTNX. The only reason why would someone join Nutanix is because of stocks RSUs and ESPP. I am not sure how much growth NTNX has in longer run. But if you are someone who likes taking risks and gain little money here and there then yes NTNX is for you but not for someone who is looking for stability and growth.
      Jan 28
  • Google ovBk62
    Nutanix doesn't have much of a future. Go to Microsoft.
    Jan 3 0
  • Microsoft richardhea
    Noname basement startup in CA vs a stable company in WA with the same comp. Why is this even a question?
    🍆
    Jan 3 7
    • Pinger / Eng create💻
      Yea I watched their stock when it ipo'd
      Jan 3
    • Amazon aSoL84
      Nutanix is no small company by any means
      Jan 3
    • Palo Alto Networks OpinionS
      Nutanix is a worthless and useless company with full of Nepotism. You will have no career growth. Most of their hires are from CISCO, Juniper. As Richard said above why is it even a question 🙂
      Jan 8
    • Nutanix
      dlsn1204

      Nutanix

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      Palo Alto Networks
      dlsn1204more
      Nutanix is full of Nepotism? And PANW isn't??? Lol your former president was employing his daughter there, and at his prior company.
      Feb 5
    • Palo Alto Networks OpinionS
      Ya right this thread did not ask about PANW. I am not a loyal dog like you are. If I see the same issue with PANW I would report the same on blind. I experienced nepotism at NTNX. I am here to help people not companies. 🙂
      Feb 5
  • IBM stupig
    Didn't know nutanux payed so much.
    Jan 3 0
  • Cisco / Eng 8===D☄️☄️
    Seattle - 180k is probably 220-250k in San Josr
    Jan 3 0
  • New / R&D
    JohnMcPop'

    New R&D

    PRE
    Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
    BIO
    sex on the beach
    JohnMcPop'more
    Just curious, why didn't you convert to Facebook? Poor performance during internship or was it cuz you didn't crack their conversion interviews
    Jan 3 3
    • New / Consultant
      keef

      New Consultant

      PRE
      Morningstar, Bloomberg
      keefmore
      Prolly latter
      Jan 3
    • Facebook dbfsbjy
      There are no conversion interviews at FB
      Jan 3
    • New / R&D
      JohnMcPop'

      New R&D

      PRE
      Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
      BIO
      sex on the beach
      JohnMcPop'more
      Let op answer
      Jan 3
  • Nutanix / R&D
    🚗🥖Karbon

    Nutanix R&D

    PRE
    VMware, Apple, Cisco
    🚗🥖Karbonmore
    Nutanix if you want to see growth
    Jan 18 0
  • Microsoft alic
    Microsoft!
    It's a no brainer. You have higher tc in a state with lower tax, a better brand, a much much wider range of products to work with, and for the first few years of your career optimise for better mentors and brand. It really sorts your career. You can move to the Bay anytime
    Jan 4 0
  • New OwjS77
    Comp wise , Microsoft looks better. Unless you really love Nutanix’s team or hate Microsoft’s team, I see no reason to choose nutanix over Microsoft
    Jan 4 0
  • Apple / Eng Marijuana
    Avoid Nutanix.
    Jan 3 0
  • Microsoft omanuch
    Why do/did you leave FB?
    Jan 3 0
  • Nutanix kFWK67
    Go for Nutanix if you want career growth. There are many from Microsoft in Nutanix and I know many from Microsoft who told me they liked it better in Nutanix overall.
    Jan 27 2
    • Palo Alto Networks OpinionS
      😂 Good joke 👍
      Jan 29
    • Nutanix kFWK67
      Verify people in LinkedIn and come back here 😝
      Jan 29
  • Amazon / Other
    bobabutt

    Amazon Other

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    Amazon, Microsoft
    bobabuttmore
    How does msft 3.5 year vesting work? 25% at half a year, and then it goes quarterly?
    Jan 13 0
  • Nutanix random432
    Nutanix offer looks like it is on point. If you want to feel kind of like a startup join Nutanix. If you want something safe go with Microsoft.
    Jan 4 0
  • New etJe45
    No fb return offer?
    Jan 3 0
  • New DvVM00
    i would go msft because you already experienced bay area. go try seattle for 2 years
    Jan 3 0
  • AMD Vega10
    MS hands down
    Jan 3 0
  • New / Eng VxFo66
    Go for Microsoft. 🙂
    Jan 3 0