Surviving Boston winter

Amazon alexaa
Sep 5 11 Comments

Just got an offer for Amazon Boston and planning to move. 2 questions:
a. How to survive the Boston winter
b. Is TC 300k good enough for this location?

Reason to move: Awesome project to work on.

YOE: 8 yrs

300k is TC. The base is about 180k. Just wanted to clarify. Also, have a family (wife, 1 kid) and will be relocating from Seattle.


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TOP 11 Comments
  • Volvo / R&D ascnrdrkly
    The Boston winter is best survived in LA.
    Sep 5 0
  • Microsoft goddamnit
    Lots of Irish coffees
    Sep 5 0
  • Google o
    A. Buy wearher appropriate clothing. Nice gloves go a long way. B. 300k is definitely enough to live comfortably off of, but may preclude owning houses in specific neighborhoods.
    Sep 5 0
  • Cisco hUb638
    a. Its ok, its not as bad as Chicago
    b. Yes, you could live right next to Amazon office and still save up plenty
    Sep 5 0
  • Intel Pointless4
    Hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows
    Sep 5 0
  • Abbott / Eng ssJG63
    I used public transportation for 6 months internship during winter period.its not that bad
    Sep 5 0
  • Live Oak Bank

    Live Oak Bank

    Hot chocolate!
    Ritz Carlton serviced residence 1bd is like 4300/mo. So that tells you the top of the market.
    Sep 5 0
  • Amazon alexaa
    BTW 300k is TC. The base is about 180k. Just wanted to clarify. Also, have a family (wife, 1 kid)
    Sep 5 0
  • Cisco mosalahh
    Boston is amazing. Winters are cold but there's heavy snowfall only 3-4 times. Perfect for doing all sorts of winter sports. Easy to survive. Start loving clam chowder.
    300k TC is great for the location.
    Sep 5 0
  • Google foony
    300k is great there. As for the winter: man/woman up. It makes you appreciate the other three seasons even more.
    Sep 5 0
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical / Ops Takeda
    A. If you really cannot tolerate cold (say, if you grew up in the SW), you could consider living within a few blocks of work. The office is in Kendall Sq, right?

    B. More than enough. Boston living isn't as bad as people think. Not even close to CA
    Sep 5 0