Offer evaluation - Amazon India vs Truecaller Sweden

New idSO46
Aug 8 24 Comments

3 YOE, I currently have 2 offers in hand :

Amazon India, SDE2
Base : Rs 27.5 LPA
Bonus : Rs 16L+12L
+ RSUs

Truecaller , Stockholm Sweden
52000sek / month

I am open to relocating to Sweden, just that I could not find much about the tech culture and work of Truecaller on online forums, which is giving me second thoughts on joining it.

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  • Microsoft
    AJK999

    Microsoft

    BIO
    Vember
    AJK999more
    Dude I’ll be pretty honest. Take up the Truecaller opportunity in Sweden. That will give you a much better exposure to people from diverse cultures, you’ll learn how they think, and trust me it is a very good and enriching experience. In India, you will get a higher TC, but will be facing the same old politics, same old unrealistic expectations, same old managers and you know that better by now.

    If you do not like in Sweden, you can always go back and join some good org. But such opportunities do not come easy, and had I been you I would have grabbed it with all my limbs.

    Travelling to Sweden will open up more opportunities at a global level.

    And to be more brutally honest, people in India will advice you to stay in India, people in US will ask you to join Amzn India, saying you can come to US, but that is not as easy at it looks.

    Choice is yours!

    Also did I forget to mention with Schengen visa, you get to explore entire Europe and I have to tell you it is beautiful. You’ll love every moment of your travel.

    Go pack your bags, thank me later! :)
    Aug 8 5
    • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
      This
      Aug 9
    • HealthChannels / Project txdi
      Agreed. International experience will help give you a leg up.
      Aug 9
    • Bank of America / Eng
      RLPK44

      Bank of America Eng

      PRE
      KPMG US
      RLPK44more
      This. Great post @AJK999.
      Aug 9
    • New gKfG81
      Agreed @AJK999. But personally have heard a lot of bad things about Truecaller's business model, and people complain about the intrusive behavior of product as well, not sure about how the tech culture is over there. Given all this, Sweden is the only good thing about the Truecaller offer.
      Aug 9
    • Fast Enterprises, LLC $€£
      What this person said. Just living in a different country/culture for a few years with the opportunity to travel all over Europe is worth a lot more than reflected in the TC. I did the same and wish had done it even sooner in my life. You can always move back to your home country if in a couple of years you decide it's not for you.
      Aug 9
  • Salesforce usual
    It’s possible that you can come to US from Amazon India.
    Aug 8 0
  • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
    TC is okay, better in Amzn India. This boils down to if you want to relocate or not.
    Aug 8 0
  • Here's a hard fact you won't hear from others: if you are not married or not in a committed relationship, you are going to find it very hard to find a girl to marry. Girls in India prefer guy to be in either India or US or at worse London.

    Stay in India.
    Aug 9 3
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      offByOme

      Bloomberg Eng

      PRE
      Bloomberg LP
      offByOmemore
      Worst advice ever.
      Aug 9
    • Take it or leave it.
      Aug 9
    • Fast Enterprises, LLC $€£
      😂 this is the kind of BS I come to Blind for lol
      Aug 9
  • Adobe adhoc-bee
    Failing to understand your bonus. Can you explain your bonus.
    Aug 8 3
    • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
      16 lacs will be distributed over the first year, as Amazon gives only 5% of the stock grants in 1st year.
      Aug 9
    • Adobe adhoc-bee
      Op mentions 16 lakh + 12 lakh + rsu. Not sure what if these are joining bonus or rsu
      Aug 9
    • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
      16 lacs will be first yr joining bonus, and 12 lacs second year. And there will be RSUs equivalent to 16 lacs for 3rd and 4th year (40%), first year it will be 5% only.
      Aug 9
  • At only 3 YOE, just explore the beautiful Europe that’s all. Screw the TC. Unless you are eventually aiming for a relo to US; in that case Amazon is better
    Aug 9 2
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      offByOme

      Bloomberg Eng

      PRE
      Bloomberg LP
      offByOmemore
      Moving to the US from the EU shouldn’t be that hard either ...
      Aug 9
    • Maybe easier if you are with Amazon, but with TrueCaller ?
      Aug 9
  • ION Group
    CuriousBoy

    ION Group

    BIO
    I love to learn new skills ! #Beatboxing #Juggling#BBoying
    CuriousBoymore
    What is your current TC ? And how did you negotiate with Amazon ?
    Oct 25 0
  • Ola vvmr46
    Hi, Im in a very similar situation as you. What did you finally do? Would love to know. Please ping me if you see this.
    Oct 15 0
  • New
    mdhap

    New

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    Electronic Arts (EA)
    mdhapmore
    52000SEK for 3YOE sounds really good in Sweden. Average monthly salary for 3 YOE is 40-42000 max
    Sep 26 0
  • Amazon kratos12
    Hey, where do you currently work?
    Aug 9 0
  • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
    Current TC and company?
    Aug 9 0

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