Offer Shootout

Amazon zztu58
Feb 8 46 Comments

Trying to choose between 3 offers and current job. Here is the format I will follow to present the offers:
Company (location:level:org): base/RSU-Total/yearly-bonus/Sign-on

Uber (SF: L4 : Marketplace): 139k/268k/13.5k/25k
Google (Sunnyvale: L3: GCP): 140k/240k/15%/20k
Series-B Startup (SF:mid:ML Platform): 130k/20000@$4=80000/0/10k
Amazon (SEA:L5:AWS): 132k/100k over 2 yrs/0/13k

1.5 YOE

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  • MathWorks £€€¥
    Mind me asking how you prepared? Those seem like good offers.
    Feb 8 6
    • MathWorks £€€¥
      Damn. Did you have any experience with leetcode or competitive programming? That is impressive.
      Feb 8
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      I did leetcode once during college to get my internship, but I wasn't good at it then. After 1.5 years of coding 8hrs a weekday, somehow my ability to recognize patterns has immensely improved
      Feb 8
    • MathWorks £€€¥
      I see. Were you basically confident in solving new LC mediums as you were heading to onsites?
      Feb 8
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Actually I applied before even doing LC, and they let me skip phone interviews for Google. I wouldn't say I was comfortable with LC mediums but I would only practice hards and mediums. Tbh it's all luck.
      Feb 8
    • MathWorks £€€¥
      I mean, you landed 3 offers so you should give yourself more credit. Guess I should try tackling more hards, I have mostly been focusing on mediums.
      Feb 8
  • Google GuSp36
    l5 at amazon vs l3 at google is pretty funny
    Feb 8 2
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      L5 Amazon<=L4 Google. I got specifically lower levelled due to YOE
      Feb 8
    • Yeah, the levels at Amazon are shifted. L4 is college hire. This is only one level drop.
      Feb 8
  • Bloomberg / Eng
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    That's a very good Google L3 offer. Just about normal L4
    Feb 8 2
    • Google / Eng uint64
      Yeah this. I'm amazed by that offer, sounds like they know they underleveled you?
      Feb 8
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      IDK, I have been hearing it's close to impossible to land l4 at Google with 1.5 yoe
      Feb 8
  • Amazon zztu58
    OP
    Accepted Google, thanks for the help!
    Feb 12 4
    • MathWorks dmntim
      Any tips for my google onsites next week? Starting to get super nervous 😥
      Feb 12
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Don't be nervous, pm me with questions
      Feb 12
    • MathWorks dmntim
      Only if I had pms left :(
      To be honest, I think I have been preparing decently, but nerves are difficult to control. Anyways, congrats and good luck at Google!
      Feb 12
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Try to interview at a few other places before your on-site so that you can get competing offers and practice, I did that and by the time I had Google on-site I felt confident and later I had negotiation leverage.
      best of luck!
      Feb 12
  • Goldman Sachs wtfiswro
    mind sharing your interview experience with Uber?
    Feb 8 1
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      I had a really pleasant experience, 1 coding rounding, 1 algorithm round, 1 system design round, 1 bar raiser round, 1 hiring manager round....pm me for additional questions
      Feb 8
  • Bloomberg ezJV08
    Don’t go for Uber marketplace, at all cost. What a mess
    Feb 8 6
    • IBM UipK84
      @Bloomberg Could you please elaborate why Marketplace is a mess?
      Feb 9
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      I've heard as much about Uber taking the good and bad parts if Amazon and amplifying them.
      Feb 10
    • Uber / Eng p3
      Come on. Marketplace is not bad.
      Feb 11
    • IBM UipK84
      @Fork I understand that Uber might be following the Amazon strategy of taking losses initially to gain market share. What else has Uber adopted from Amazon?
      Feb 11
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      The ultra-intense, love it or leave it culture.
      Feb 11
  • Microsoft / Eng Deep mind
    Why would you stay in Amazon with those options. Move! I'd pick Uber with their IPO upside but any of those options are way better than where you're at right now.
    Feb 8 1
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      IPO has upside but is also risky for a business that isn't profitable and has many competitors
      Feb 8
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    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Low-key done with Seattle after this snow storm 😂
      Feb 8
  • Nutanix DCNo42
    I would also factor in the team culture and immediate managment.
    Feb 8 1
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      It's hard to get a sense of culture from an external perspective. All managers have been putting their best foot forward during interviews and chats. No manager has stood out as amazing, but all of them seem like nice people
      Feb 8
  • Salesforce hypeforce
    Will you have to pay back your signon bonus if you left early
    Feb 8 3
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Some of the relocation I'll have to pay but not sign-on, I just lose what I haven't made yet
      Feb 8
    • Salesforce hypeforce
      That's good. Does that mean you get paid signon bonus on monthly basis and not at the beginning of each year ?
      Feb 9
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Half is given as lump-sum, and then rest is given on monthly basis thru second year
      Feb 9
  • Google QmTN21
    Financially goog has best offer here. Higher than my l4 offer going in 3 years ago in every component.
    Feb 9 0
  • Microsoft gpl
    I think you should prioritize based on team you’ll be joining or work you’ll be doing. Then how much you end up saving after the basic necessities of life..
    Feb 8 0
  • Two Sigma FrhF36
    was that google offer after negotiation?
    Feb 9 3
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Yes
      Feb 9
    • VMware / Eng
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      Did Google originally beat your current TC at Amazon? And then you boosted it even further with competing offers?
      Feb 25
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      I never revealed my current TC, but at the same time I did not give them the opportunity to low-ball as I gave them first offer numbers from Uber which was above my TC
      Feb 25
  • Microsoft XboxCake
    Why 0 bonus in Amazon?
    Feb 8 1
    • Amazon zztu58
      OP
      Because I only got 1.7% base increase last year, so I'm pretty sure they don't give bonus
      Feb 8
  • New ofnes97
    Gcp rip
    Feb 8 1