Someone I know is considering two offers. Uber vs Amazon? Any input is much appreciated as far as which company is better and/or which offer is better
Uber(ATG) offer: Software Engineer(1) Base: 120,000
Target Cash:11,000 Target Equity Refresh: 26k
Start On Equity: 125,000 valued at like $33
Amazon(Kindle) offer: Base Pay: 123,000
Sign-On Payment Yr 1: 29,000 over 1 payment(s)
Sign-On Payment Yr 2: 22,000 over 12 payment(s)
I would index on career growth potential.
I think Uber being at an earlier stage has more learning opportunities with cool things to work on and still has a lot of upside from the equity, the two factors as to why I chose to join and I’m happy with my decision.
Anecdotally I had one friend at Amazon who quit after a year or so because they were bored.
Probably can’t go wrong either way, if after a year they don’t like it, it will be so easy to find the next job with that experience.