Should I leave Amazon Lab126 for Apple?

Amazon runaway
Dec 7, 2017 18 Comments

I’ve been at Amazon for 1.5 years in an EPM role. Current base salary is $107.5k, total comp of $155k this year with a possible increase to about $165-170k total comp with a promotion (my manager is applying me for promotion Q1 2018). I’m currently an L4, would be promoted to L5.

I just got an offer from Apple to be ICT3, base salary $140k, signing bonus $20k, $25k RSUs per year, to make a total comp of $185k in the first year. Also an EPM role.

Does the offer from Apple seem reasonable? Would it make sense to leave Amazon?

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Amazon / Product Gucci Gang
    I’m unclear as to why you are unclear.

    Enjoy Apple.
    Dec 7, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Product
    Karsa

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    Karsamore
    I'd take apple over Amazon personally
    Dec 7, 2017 0
  • Microsoft SHug34
    You’ll also get an annual bonus at Apple which you don’t at Amazon
    Dec 7, 2017 0
  • Apple chipotlefa
    EPM roles at Apple are nonsense. Product manager at Amazon is way more valuable.
    Dec 7, 2017 1
    • Amazon runaway
      OP
      Both are EPM roles in hardware, not product manager.
      Dec 7, 2017
  • Amazon
    Benny Lava

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    Benny Lavamore
    Apple over lab126 any day.
    Dec 8, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt
    pork&Beans

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    pork&Beansmore
    Amazon has more upside than Apple. Use the Apple offer to (1) get more in your current role and (2) work on something better (if you want different work).
    Dec 10, 2017 0
  • Amazon thus
    Take Apple. Your current comp is shitty.
    Dec 8, 2017 0
  • Apple / Other qazwd
    Take Apple, EPM is a great role, i know a few people who made the exact same move and are very happy
    Dec 7, 2017 0
  • Symantec LLbv28
    Take Apple. At the end of the day what matters is the pay check. Also Apple is a great company too so you are not loosing anything
    Dec 7, 2017 0
  • Amazon mizmiz
    Hardware teams in Apple burn out in 2 yrs. EPMs get treated like crap.
    Dec 14, 2017 2
    • Amazon
      Benny Lava

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      Benny Lavamore
      Coming from Amazon?
      Dec 14, 2017
    • Amazon mizmiz
      Coming from anywhere.
      Dec 14, 2017
  • Microsoft QRZj34
    Are both offers in same city?
    Dec 7, 2017 1
    • Amazon runaway
      OP
      Yup, both Bay Area (offices about a 15-20 drive from each other).
      Dec 7, 2017
  • Intel YfUr04
    Take Apple, I would do that.
    Dec 7, 2017 0
  • WRKSHP / Eng
    Depends on which company/team you'd rather work for.
    But the pay looks good - I got a similar (but slightly lower) offer last week elsewhere with similar experience.
    Dec 7, 2017 0
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    NewAirFam

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    NewAirFammore
    I think amazon would have more growth over apple. Also take next hike and then negotiate with apple if you want to go to apple. I personally don't like Apple.
    Dec 7, 2017 0