Which offer to choose?

Google hlaR50
Oct 15 6 Comments

My friend has 2 offers right now:

Google London: Wear OS and Fit team
Level: L4
base: 78k gbp
stocks: 119k usd (vesting: equally every quarter)
sign on bonus: 5k gbp
annual bonus promised: 15% at least

Amazon London: Prime Video team: Network Edge subteam
Level: SDE 2
base: 67k gbp
stocks: 75k usd (vesting % per year: 5,15,40,40)
bonus: 25k, 20k gbp

Tried negotiating with both the companies, these are the final numbers they have offered.

His background:
YOE: 4 years
Currently: Android Lead at a tier1 company (not FANG) in India.
Worked on Android for a good portion of his time.

Right now, he's inclined towards google due to extra money, perks, better WLB and a better name on resume.
But he thinks that team is better at amazon since he's able to switch to backend there which he has been wanting to do for some time now.

Please provide your opinions.
Also, should he negotiate more? It has been already two iterations with both companies.


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TOP 6 Comments
  • New BAiM58
    Google. No brainer here.
    L3 or L4?
    Oct 15 2
    • Google hlaR50
      edited the post, L4
      Oct 15
    • New BAiM58
      So the TC is 120k pounds = 152k dollars.
      On levels you can see a guy managed to get 180k dollars as a L4 in London.
      Only issue in your friend case is that he is not in the UK and needs a visa. Which obviously doesn't put him in the dominant position.
      Oct 15
  • Groupon / Eng sleepy
    First of all congratulations for a great offer from India. It’s easier to settle down in UK and Google is a great company. Go ahead and join Google.
    Oct 15 0
  • New / Eng

    New Eng

    Facebook, Amazon
    Google for sure. (I used to work in Prime Video London)
    Nov 7 0
  • TBC Corp. PIIu07
    Oct 15 0


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