Which new grad offer should I choose?

New uVAi44
May 4, 2018 17 Comments

Have an offer from apple for around 150k and an amazon subsidiary for around 180k. I know apple scales better because of refreshes and Amazon doesn't give refreshes or bonuses. Which offer should I take. How fast can my TC grow if I go to apple?

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  • Google mapleleaf
    Refreshers only matter if you plan to stay in the company for a while. As a new grad, you're likely to jump within a next few years so choose the place where you feel like you'll grow the most.
    May 4, 2018 4
    • New uVAi44
      OP
      true but if promotion is fast and comp is good, I don't mind staying for a while
      May 4, 2018
    • LinkedIn Fnwpcur
      That was my thought coming into LinkedIn also as a new grad. I intended to leave a year or two in. But now I'm almost 3 yrs in and my total comp is around 275k, which I think would be hard to even get a match for outside of FB/G with my years of experience.
      May 4, 2018
    • LinkedIn qcsW65
      @Fnwpcur are you a senior swe? Sounds really good! I'm curious as to how much of it was due to Microsoft acquisition
      May 4, 2018
    • LinkedIn Fnwpcur
      Yeah Senior. Some of it is due to MSFT for sure. I've gotten 4 grants total, starting grant plus 3 refresh grants. All of the grants combined at face value is 360k, which would be 90k a year but with MSFT appreciation it's almost 120k a year at current price. Of course I'll hit 4 yrs next year and will have a big grant rolling off so hopefully that gets refilled.
      May 4, 2018
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    • Apple / Eng
      🍎 is shit

      Apple Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      🍎 is shitmore
      How is apple’s culture worse than amazons?
      May 4, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      MagicCap

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      Oracle
      MagicCapmore
      Wtf you can negotiate as a return intern?
      May 4, 2018
    • Apple Szekrdd
      Apple over Amazon any day. Which team at Apple?
      May 4, 2018
    • Apple Animalfarm
      Mind sharing your negotiating strategy?
      May 5, 2018
    • Apple Animalfarm
      Apple’s perk is not bad at all
      May 5, 2018
  • Apple jvSQ82
    Go for Apple.
    May 4, 2018 2
    • New uVAi44
      OP
      Any reasons?
      May 4, 2018
    • Apple jvSQ82
      Apple has better brand value. More options to work on. What are your factors? With Amazon you are stuck for 3 years due to vesting. Apple if you don’t like you can change anytime.
      May 4, 2018
  • Apple would probably be a bigger buff on your resume but I would guess Amazon is not that far off
    May 4, 2018 0

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