PayPal or Amazon ?

Oath Dzzz12
Nov 7, 2018 24 Comments

I have offer from paypal for full stack engineer position(SE3) and from amazon for front end engineer I position, its AWS team based in seattle. Let me know your thoughts.

Paypal TC is close to 190k including everything.

Amazon yet to receive numbers.

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  • Amazon / Eng zmmznznznz
    Amazon can match or beat this. But in Amazon, front end engineer are treated as secondary citizen.
    Nov 7, 2018 5
    • Oath Dzzz12
      OP
      Really!!. How is the career growth like?
      Nov 7, 2018
    • Google / Eng JNJ
      Agree to this. I started as FE enginner in AWS and then moved to BE because of very little support from management.

      Management has very narrow attitude towards FE engineers. For example someone asked ‘why is it taking 1 month, how hard is it to add a button and do css changes.’
      Nov 7, 2018
    • Google / Eng JNJ
      This is the reason why amazon has such bad UI in retail and AWS. Another issue is retail uses internal UI framework which noone in the world uses. Lot of approvals needed for making UI changes in retail.
      Nov 7, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

      Vertivco Eng

      PRE
      YouTube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      FastPapuanmore
      The AWS UX is abominable. Absolutely horrible interface.
      Nov 7, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Amazon offers 190k+ comp targets for L4 Seattle? Seems high.
      Nov 7, 2018
  • PayPal / Eng
    maybeiam

    PayPal Eng

    PRE
    mphasis
    maybeiammore
    Great work culture@PayPal
    Nov 7, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng 4567
    Did you get sde 2 offer at amazon, you can get much more than that
    Nov 7, 2018 2
    • Oath Dzzz12
      OP
      Hr mentioned front end engineer I. So not sure if its sde2 or sde1
      Nov 7, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng ilia
      Sde I then
      Nov 7, 2018
  • Amazon cmonBruh
    FEE1 is equivalent to SDE1 which means you're probably looking at 150-160k TC if the offer is in Seattle. I would take PayPal in this case unless Amazon can give you a FEE2 offer.
    Nov 7, 2018 1
    • Oath Dzzz12
      OP
      True amazon offered overall 150k.
      Nov 7, 2018
  • PayPal codestar
    Please share the breakup of 190. SD3 is a good place to start. Merchant org offers good growth compared to FE at Amazon.
    Nov 7, 2018 0
  • PayPal djbtjfk
    What's your break up for Paypal TC?Although 190k seems about right.
    I suggest to continue interviewing and try to get into a better company, since folks here seem to mention that FE at amz is not that great.
    Nov 7, 2018 0
  • PayPal Plowyy
    What’s your YOE and which team in PayPal ?
    Nov 7, 2018 4
    • Oath Dzzz12
      OP
      6 yoe, team in merchants org.
      Nov 7, 2018
    • PayPal Plowyy
      Salary is about right and merchant team has some good people and work! Can you provide the break up ??
      Nov 7, 2018
    • PayPal Plowyy
      If you have time, try some more companies.
      Nov 7, 2018
    • Did you end up joking the merchants org or Amazon ?
      May 30
  • PayPal / Eng Ache-din
    Never join PayPal! It sucks!
    Nov 7, 2018 1
    • PayPal TNbp70
      Then leave. Unless you can’t/not good enough/just coasting?
      Nov 8, 2018
  • PayPal Bezosp
    Paypal , it still operates as startup
    Nov 7, 2018 1
    • PayPal Plowyy
      Lol, no!
      Nov 7, 2018
  • PayPal TNbp70
    Amazon culture is the worst. I’m surprised how people still consider them. That’s probably why they have to throw a bunch of money at you. Besides that Bay Area > Seattle.
    Nov 8, 2018 0

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