Offer review: AMZN/Bloomberg now or maybe GOOG

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figglyswe

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Bloomberg LP
figglyswemore
May 4 17 Comments

Currently in the offer stages and have a bit of a dilemma.

Have an offer from Amazon with 160 Base, 80 Y1/60Y2, 120 shares. At 1960/share that’s about 255/year. For SWE 2.

Google I have passed Hiring Committee but can’t seem to find a team. Have done two where there was no match and one found someone right before our call. These team matches were before HC, so hopefully passing HC will help with TM. Passed HC for L4.

Currently at Bloomberg with 265 TC (210 base and 55 bonus). Current Senior SWE.

Amazon is pressuring me to sign, I believe I can get them to 290/year if I am willing to sign this week. EDIT: I know I can keep pushing them. But if I have the leverage that I’m waiting for Google, I think I’ll get a better offer than keep waiting and finally accepting. EDIT Done

I don’t want to take the risk of Google Team Matching taking 6 months and then no offer at VP stage. My G recruiter knows I have this offer and a couple from other companies I wouldn’t accept anyway. He doesn’t know I wouldn’t accept the others obviously.

I am interested in the role at Amazon and the manager seems great. I have no clue about the Google role because I haven’t passed team matching.

Any thoughts on what to do?

YOE: 4.5 + Masters, all in the US

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Verizon Media / Eng trva12
    Can’t you join Amazon now and later if google comes back with a lucrative offer then leave and join Google?
    May 4 9
    • New / Eng
      figglyswe

      New Eng

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      Bloomberg LP
      figglyswemore
      OP
      @trav12 Burn bridges with Amazon because I joined and then leave right away. As a manager I’d be annoyed as the first three months are mostly training about internal software and the business. And thank you, this is a great problem to have.
      May 4
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      They work 9-6? Jesus that's even a lot. I have to appreciate my 10-5
      May 4
    • Amazon / Eng NoTime
      Yeah, 9-6 sounds horrible, I'd decline any team that asked that of me
      May 4
    • New / Eng
      figglyswe

      New Eng

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      Bloomberg LP
      figglyswemore
      OP
      What is more similar to average at Amazon because that is pretty average for Bloomberg and other places I’ve worked.

      Another reason I’m underpaid /s
      May 4
    • Amazon chipndl
      Try to push amazon for higher comp, tell that you have offer from google, then join Amazon and learn and be curious. You can then team match for a year if you still want to join google later on, or maybe you will love it at amazon and won’t move for 4 years
      May 4
  • Facebook Haggle
    You shouldnt take a job because you’re pressured by time. Push back in the recruiter
    May 4 2
    • New / Eng
      figglyswe

      New Eng

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      Bloomberg LP
      figglyswemore
      OP
      I know I can probably keep asking for more time but can’t wait 6 months if Google team matching keeps being so slow (been doing it for 4 weeks already). Rather if I can get amazon up to 290 because I have this leverage it might be worth it rather than risking google.
      May 4
    • Facebook Haggle
      Im telling you, you’ll regret it. Just push back. You’ll have more leverage with two offers in hand and actual details
      May 4
  • Chase / IT
    SnYB10

    Chase IT

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    Goldman Sachs
    SnYB10more
    Aren't you making more now @Bloomberg? Why leave for less?
    May 4 0
  • Apple woodkid
    Two flies were doing each other on my t shirt
    May 4 0
  • Google / Eng localhostt
    Did you join Bloomberg as a new grad? 260k TC seems great for 4.5 years of experience at Bloomberg.
    May 4 1
    • New / Eng
      figglyswe

      New Eng

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      Bloomberg LP
      figglyswemore
      OP
      No, as an experienced hire
      May 4