Salesforce Research vs. Amazon AWS

New fEdj11
Jun 6 17 Comments

I have offers from Salesforce Research and Amazon AWS for a scientist position (YOE 6 after Phd). Both compensations are comparable with base of 185k and TC is 390k.

Amazon: RSUs are 230 vested 5%, 15%, 40%, 40%
Salesforce: RSUs of price 570k vested 25% every year

Any comments on Amazon AWS life and Salesforce Research life?

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Microsoft oldiemoo
    Isn't 185k less for your educational qualifications? Negotiate! Please
    Jun 6 3
    • eBay eday
      That’s the base
      Jun 6
    • Microsoft oldiemoo
      That's what! It's very less
      Jun 6
    • New fEdj11
      OP
      overall TC is close to 400k. I updated the post
      Jun 7
  • Amazon jtGV66
    Amazon base is not 185
    Jun 6 2
    • Microsoft ind!an
      180 is the last
      Jun 6
    • New fEdj11
      OP
      I have the offer written. 185k base (Bay area)
      Jun 7
  • Microsoft oldiemoo
    See base is what you need to look at. You anyways can't sell stocks until they vested. By the time they get vested, you plan to sell them these companies will add few more.. most of the the time people end up not using it. I don't know why people emphasis so much on TC. Apart from joining bonus and base, other stuff like health insurance and stocks - you will not be using on daily basis. You're salary will be 185k - taxes = 13k per month. Which is less for your educational skills and yoe. Rest is your wish. Negotiate. I didn't negotiate despite having an offer. Also ask at what level they are hiring you.
    Jun 7 1
    • New fEdj11
      OP
      Amazon has a cap on base which is 185k. In the first year, only 5% Amazon stocks are vested but they give 180k lump sum to meet the compensation of the first year. They will do the same next year when 15% stock will be vested. In other words, I will be getting cash at the end of every year whether by selling vested stocks or in the form of cash from company.

      I have negotiated quite a lot and now there is not much chance to further increase it.
      Jun 7
  • Salesforce / Eng Gjjdhjekej
    Stock?
    Jun 6 1
    • New fEdj11
      OP
      Salesforce 550k. Amazon 230
      Jun 7
  • Amazon Aidwn
    how much tc in total?
    Jun 6 1
  • New __tro50
    You’ll learn a lot in AWS; wlb depends on team
    Jun 6 1
    • New fEdj11
      OP
      WLB is on thing that worries me about Amazon
      Jun 7
  • Amazon bezoz999
    Is this for senior applied scientist at Amazon ?
    Jun 10 0
  • New fEdj11
    OP
    I updated TC and RSUs
    Jun 7 0