VMWARE Staff vs Amazon L5 offer

Cisco Csg
May 11 45 Comments

Received offer as VMWARE staff and Amazon L5.

Compensation are 10K difference. Which one to join ?

Plz take consideration of Future growth, Benefits, Work life balance.

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TOP 45 Comments
  • Cruise Automation sleitnfo1
    Take the amazon offer. Coming from Cisco your resume lacks luster and VMWare will solidify that. Do a short stint at amazon, it’ll help your future prospects.
    May 11 0
  • Amazon SmallMons
    Vote for VMware. No perks in Amazon
    May 11 0
  • Uber rRrRebU
    Amazon hands down - for growth and experience
    May 11 1
  • Amazon
    seattle'd

    Amazon

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    seattle'dmore
    A
    May 11 3
    • Cisco Csg
      OP
      Amazon offer in Bay Area.
      Why do you suggest Amazon ?
      May 11
    • Amazon
      seattle'd

      Amazon

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      seattle'dmore
      Future growth.
      May 11
    • Nvidia showeridea
      No way AZ in Bay area
      May 11
  • Facebook FlGo46
    As an ex VMWARE employee, my vote goes to VMware. Wlb is excellent. No pressure.
    May 11 0
  • VMware / Eng
    tyxS31

    VMware Eng

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    tyxS31more
    VMware because life is not just work
    May 13 0
  • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
    I don’t think either numbers are correct. OPs just exaggerating 😊
    May 12 6
    • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
      I had offer from VMware and they don’t even go to 340 for Sr staff. If you want peoples honest opinion you need to be honest with them. Should tell ur true TCs and don’t be a parasite
      May 12
    • Cisco Csg
      OP
      What’s was your offer and when ?

      VMWARE offering to compete Amazon offer. Is that your case ?
      May 12
    • Uber rrrrt
      This. OP obviously has no clue actual range thus keep asking people to not focus on TC
      May 12
    • Cisco Csg
      OP
      That’s correct. Don’t have time to negotiate more and need to accept one.
      May 12
    • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
      Then do it and stop sucking blood out of peoples brain.
      May 13
  • Accolade / Eng JefN
    Definitely VMWare. I have friends in both the companies. VMWare has a great wlb. Also, VMware has great perks too like unlimited PTOs, ESPP, etc. So 10k diff doesn't matter.
    May 11 0
  • New / Eng
    10yoe250k

    New Eng

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    10yoe250kmore
    There is no V in FAANG
    May 11 0
  • Salesforce checking..
    L5 330k is unheard off for amazon. How many yoe ??
    May 11 3
    • Cisco Csg
      OP
      11 YOE
      May 11
    • Amazon / Eng
      FwNL50

      Amazon Eng

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      FwNL50more
      Looks like its L6 Top of the band...Can you please review the no?
      May 11
    • Drive.ai fds
      Not for applied scientist.
      May 12
  • American Express bugger!
    I joined Amazon recently and even though initially I thought I had good wlb, my opinion has already started to chnage and this is a good team. The pace is really fast at Amazon and you ans the team is expected to deliver. Company name honestly don't matter much these days after 7-9 yoe. It's not like you won't get future interview options if you take VMware. I don't know wlb at VMware but if it is like anything what others saying, I would take that.
    May 11 2
    • New / Eng
      10yoe250k

      New Eng

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      10yoe250kmore
      You are low performer. I hope they will PIP you out pretty soon.
      May 11
    • American Express bugger!
      Care to explain how is caring for wlb tied to pip.
      May 12
  • Nutanix / Eng
    thebroken

    Nutanix Eng

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    thebrokenmore
    VMware definitely. If Amzn had any respect for you they would have offered L6 for your yoe.
    May 24 0
  • VMware bYBY23
    VMware, no doubt. Staff is pretty high compared to L5 at Amazon. Sr MTS itself will be L6 at Amazon. VMware always makes it to the list of 100 best companies to work for.
    May 11 0
  • Amazon deepdive!
    11 yoe, try to get L6?
    May 11 0
  • Cisco Csg
    OP
    Recruiter is not at all in a mood to negotiate the Level.

    VMWARE Staff is better than Amazon L5 ?
    May 11 2
    • Amazon
      seattle'd

      Amazon

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      seattle'dmore
      You may see it like this, for nearly the same compensation, do you want to have a bigger title or normal title. With bigger titles, there comes a truck load of responsibilities. It's your judgment call.
      May 12
    • VMware bYBY23
      11 YOE and SDE2 is normal at Amazon ??
      I don't agree here.
      I beleive it just takes one promotion to become L5 at Amazon but at least 3 to become Staff at VMware.
      And having VMW on resume can get you calls from all top companies.Don't worry about it.
      All the best OP.
      May 12
  • Microsoft no-sql
    Congrats, Both in Bay Area?
    May 11 1
    • Cisco Csg
      OP
      Yes
      May 12
  • Cisco Csg
    OP
    Plz poll for VMWARE vs Amazon joining ... No TC discussion or Brand
    May 11 1
    • Amazon
      seattle'd

      Amazon

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      seattle'dmore
      Why not add a poll with options of company/ title/ location/ tc.
      May 11
  • Amazon aks12
    L6 top of band is way high, almost 80k higher in bay. This seems mid band sde3
    May 11 1
    • New / Eng
      10yoe250k

      New Eng

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      Google
      10yoe250kmore
      More like top L5 considering recent offers.
      May 11
  • Cisco Csg
    OP
    340K Vmware vs 330K Amazon
    May 11 1
    • Samsung 566;)effyw
      Is it SDE at Amazon or Applied Scientist?
      May 11
  • Samsung 566;)effyw
    OP what is the position title and TC breakdown for Amazon L5?
    May 12 0