Offer comparison: Microsoft and Expedia

Amazon uAGy14
Jun 4 5 Comments

Azure compute
135k base
10% bonus
20k + 20k sign on
75k stock over 4 years

Sde 2
Checkout team
140k base
12% bonus
30k+10k sign on
25k stock over 4 years

Both positions are in Seattle. Expedia has good WLB. Azure compute definitely has oncall duties, not sure about the WLB there.

YOE: 4.5
TC: 180k


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TOP 5 Comments
  • Amazon PT Cruiser
    Are you SDE1?

    I think I would take MSFT for now, your resume would be very solid with Amazon and MSFT on it.

    What about other benefits? 401k and everything else.
    Jun 4 1
    • Amazon uAGy14
      Yes. I am sde1. Benefits at msft are way better than amazon. Generous time off, 3 weeks pto+ 12 public holidays + 2 personal days + 2 weeks of sick days. 401k is also excellent, 9500/yr matching. You don’t need to wait for 3 yrs to vest. Free parking, free beverages. Health insurance is also good.
      Jun 5
  • Microsoft !=l33tc0d3
    Choose Microsoft. Better career opportunities for growth and better name on your resume.
    Jun 5 0
  • Microsoft giffy
    WLB in azure is bad. Comp looks similar.
    Jun 5 0
  • Microsoft L61
    Expedia moving to Seattle, incase that’s a factor for you. Otherwise, Microsoft hands down comp is looking better, Compute is decent.
    Jun 4 0