Salesforce vs amazon

Microsoft che84
Mar 30, 2018 48 Comments

Have an offer as L6 SDM in amazon and director in Salesforce. Salaries being comparable, which is a better place to work.

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  • Salesforce Mulesoft
    Blindly go for Salesforce. Amazon will suck the life out of you
    Mar 30, 2018 2
    • Amazon My101
      I can vouch for that
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon / Other
      BitRabbit

      Amazon Other

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      500 Startups
      BitRabbitmore
      You will be an Amazombie.
      Jan 14
  • Microsoft tzzm01
    Hear Amazon Alexa actually has managed to have better work life balance over other teams like AWS/ retail
    Mar 30, 2018 6
    • Amazon Echoed
      Ummmmm NO that’s not true. Talk to anyone on the team, they’re exhausted and don’t have work/life balance.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon AMZNslave⚓
      If anything it’s worse. Some people may be fine with 80 hour weeks as they are doing something “cool”, but the WLB is not good
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon pBvK83
      That used to be the case in Alexa but with an influx of leaders from retail/other parts of Amazon, Alexa is getting worse everyday.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon Hyd86?4
      No, WLB is the same. ~65 hour weeks or so. Source: I’ve worked in all the orgs you’re talking about.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon 4321
      I have not heard anything good about WLB at Alexa. There might be pockets where that's true.
      Mar 31, 2018
  • Salesforce FakeMarcB
    Work => Amazon
    Life => Salesforce
    Title => Salesforce
    Compensation => Amazon (long term)
    Learning => Amazon
    Mar 31, 2018 0
  • Amazon HpbR02
    Salesforce. Congrats. I couldn’t clear even sr. Manager interview at salesforce. That’s great that your resume got shortlisted and u cleared the onsite. Salesforce interview is harder than Amazon
    Mar 30, 2018 0
  • Amazon Jamesson
    No brainer...Go to Amazon if you don’t have young kids/family and can spend plenty of time in office.

    Financially you will do much much better at Amazon in long run.

    Also if got lucky, you will get to work with some really great engineers (not sarcastic).
    Mar 30, 2018 2
    • Amazon NoStranger
      +1 for young kids.
      Amazon Alexa is one of the better orgs of Amazon with lots of exciting works.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng mabuhay
      Alexa = lots of work , aggressive deadlines
      Mar 31, 2018
  • Salesforce / Eng
    IxIz10

    Salesforce Eng

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    IxIz10more
    Salesforce is better WLB but stock refresh is rare at Salesforce
    Mar 30, 2018 4
    • Amazon / Eng
      jdhwhicjeb

      Amazon Eng

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      jdhwhicjebmore
      Same for amazon.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon JXQm20
      Same for amazon
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon peccasaur
      Not same for Amazon in my experience.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Salesforce nqPF76
      Refresh basically happens for ICs as you run out, but sometimes you get parallel vests. So far I’ve seen it regular every 2-4 years.
      Apr 5, 2018
  • Microsoft che84
    OP
    Infra team and TC around 300. Amazon Alexa and comp is 330k. Yes there is slight difference in comp but i am ok with it.
    Interested to know how is the learning and growth opportunity in salesforce.
    Mar 30, 2018 6
    • Amazon Jamesson
      Doesn’t 300K is low for Director level position? Or level is inflated than rest of industry?
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng gg ok
      Salesforce probably has title inflation.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Salesforce / Eng
      NextOne

      Salesforce Eng

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      NextOnemore
      Confirmed that SFDC has title inflation, especially for management track
      Apr 1, 2018
    • Salesforce / Eng MMWY88
      “Director” level for ICs at sfdc is principal member of technical staff.
      Apr 1, 2018
    • Salesforce Notme19
      Why lower salary means title inflation? Sfdc is not very good with stocks compared to Amazon Msft or FB
      Apr 1, 2018
  • Microsoft MulderFox
    Amazon is a better brand but a terrible place to work I think. Go if you want the brand on your resume
    Mar 30, 2018 0
  • Salesforce &2234~]]
    Details about role and comp?
    Mar 30, 2018 0
  • Amazon ' drop
    L6 sdm in Amazon here and wlf is great. Also comp has gone up significantly because of stock vest. Like others say, it really depends on the team, but it's pretty easy to switch if you're in a bad team.
    Mar 31, 2018 4
    • Amazon / Eng Sde-π 
      What org?
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon ' drop
      AWS
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon Hyd86?4
      Wlf is great? You like wolfing? Maybe your WLB is good because you’re an SDM, jerk.
      Apr 1, 2018
    • Amazon ' drop
      You do know that AWS is BIG, right? There are many different orgs with many different teams. AWS has more people than all of Salesforce...
      I'm an sde2 btw...
      Apr 1, 2018
  • Salesforce / Eng Boredd
    I will suggest Amazon, at one point in my life I also had both the companies as option and I regret big time for choosing Salesforce. Amazon stock has tripled in 2.5 years and whereas Salesforce has not even doubled. Amazons growth is amazing, they have better rewards if you are a good performer and they have yearly RSU refresh. Salesforce on the other hand just have one advantage and that is you can do alright even being a slacker. You might come with a good salary in Salesforce but then increments become so hard here.
    Mar 31, 2018 1
    • Salesforce InfraMgr
      Agree with Boredd on the slacker part.
      Mar 31, 2018
  • Amazon diinoshaur
    Director it is
    Mar 31, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng mabuhay
    Salesforce no doubt. If you hate wlb, no, I mean if you love working a lot, then join Amazon.
    Mar 31, 2018 1
    • Salesforce / Eng Boredd
      FYI, wlb is a biggest myth. It all boils down to how much efficient you are. Some people can do the same work in 2 hrs and some take 2 dats for that. So it all depends on you. I have frnds in Amazon who never complained about not having wlb and they are earning a lot more than me. So I will prefer giving 7-8 hours a week for getting 50k more a year.
      Mar 31, 2018
  • Microsoft ArbitraryC
    What level are you at msft? Don’t you already make more?
    Apr 2, 2018 0
  • Microsoft tzzm01
    Interesting, well at least on my team work life balance is great and my friends on skills never have mentioned work life balance being a problem. Though at the end of the day maybe it comes down to your expectations on work as well.
    Mar 31, 2018 0
  • Dell Stfu3641
    Amazon for sure. It’s a better growth company and I think their stock will do better in the long run
    Mar 31, 2018 0
  • Oracle Sebseb
    Details about comp , team your background , what’s a good fit . What do u prefer , money , work etc ? More details will be bye r
    Mar 30, 2018 0
  • Salesforce PNlK41
    You should also think about commute since the two are probably in SF and South Bay, respectively. Both companies have shuttles.
    Mar 31, 2018 2
    • Salesforce / Eng
      IxIz10

      Salesforce Eng

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      IxIz10more
      OP might be in Seattle
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Salesforce Gardener
      Yeah I'm curious to know where he is.
      Mar 31, 2018
  • GE 0914
    Seems SF pays much less
    Sep 4, 2018 0
  • Amazon FBIEA
    Director at Salesforce is not as high as Director at Amazon. L6 SDM at Amazon == Director at Salesforce
    Apr 4, 2018 0