Square vs Amazon A9 offer comparison

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I currently have 2 offers in hand from Square and Amazon A9.

Square
TC: 270k
Base : 170k
RSUs: 400k (over 4 years)
Joining bonus: 10k
Level : L5
Location: San Francisco

Amazon A9
TC: 270k ( as per the recruiter)
Base: 182k
1st year : 80k
2nd year: 62k
Stocks: 107 (number of RSUs)
Level : SDE 2
Location: Palo Alto

I haven't negotiated with Amazon and the numbers from Square are final. How do the offers compare? Considering that there would be no refreshers from Amazon is it possible for me to negotiate the TC close to 300k?

I also have interviews with Google, Facebook and Uber next week . Should I be holding off the negotiation with Amazon until I'm done with these interviews?

YoE: 5 yrs

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  • Square neue
    SQ has pretty big upside. Lots of growth potential left. We’re also doing work that’s legitimately good, so there’s that too.
    Apr 13 2
    • Square neue
      I mean, no? Which other companies stock has 12x over the last 3 years? We were the Yahoo Finance stock of the year last year. Or do you mean about the “doing good work” part? You definitely can’t say that about a lot of companies.
      Apr 13
    • Coursera zVfi31
      K
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  • Amazon ww2ko6
    Ya hold off until you have other offers from Google FB and Uber. As it stands, Amazon TC over the next four years seems higher by ~10k. But that shouldn't matter much.
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  • Cisco meowwww
    Yoe?
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  • Amazon Vaporeon
    I’m leaving Amazon for Square due to the culture. Take that how you will
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      Are you leaving A9?
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    • Amazon Vaporeon
      Nah just regular Amazon
      Apr 14
  • Asurion rm -rf /
    You may get refreshers from Amazon after 2 years. Square offer looks solid. This is a bad time to join Uber as they will offer you RSUs which are overvalued. Ask Amazon and Square to hold off and try Facebook and Google.
    Apr 13 0
  • Goldman Sachs nahidegi
    Can you share your interview experience with A9?
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      It was leet code medium + the usual Amazon LP questions
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  • Oracle nodejs
    How much did A9 offer finally?
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  • Microsoft 😝$$?
    How were design interviews?
    Oops or system design?
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    YOE?
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