Which should i choose google vs amazon

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Chai1

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Apr 15 61 Comments

Which option is better
Google L5 280K
Amazon L5 303K
Google said they wont match amazon

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  • Google Mmkaay
    Amazon. I am dying to work there but couldn’t make it. Please help me 😢

    Edit:
    Consider this: at Google you will get an average of $120k-$150k annual refresher plus ~$20k cash bonus + way better benefits and perks

    I don’t know how is that even a question.

    Enjoy your free bananas and 1% annual raise and 0 stocks and 0 bonus at Amazon oh and also inferior benefits and culture lol
    Apr 152
    • Amazon hopelessin
      ...
      Apr 15
    • New wkn5x8w
      Lol this troll doesn't want competition and is asking you to go to Amazon
      Apr 15
  • Amazon KoUq26
    Google. Amazon TC is misleading:

    Check out this post! "How “refreshers” work at Amazon (Compensation)"
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/pVJmPiL4
    Apr 153
    • Google / Enghooli.xyz
      +1
      Apr 15
    • Amazon
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      So the first four years at Amazon are an advantage over Google in terms of money. Correct me if I am wrong.
      Apr 15
    • Amazon KoUq26
      No, Amazon has an implicit 15% growth rate baked into the stock, and it’s intended that your TC stay constant over the 4 years unless you get promoted.

      Google on the other hand will give you refreshers worth 120k over 4 years every year after the 1st and on top of that has no implicit 15% growth rate baked in. The annual bonus multiplier is also probably 20% at L5, correct me if I’m wrong. Also since the offer is at the lower end of L5, the annual raises will likely be bigger whereas Amazon L5 is actually above band I’d say.
      Apr 15
  • Microsoft shambu
    Not even a question. Google all the way. Not same league at all.
    Apr 150
  • New wkn5x8w
    Amazon, Google is dead my friend
    Apr 151
    • Amazon
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      Only google cloud is dead.
      Apr 15
  • Uber freddiri
    All these posts saying Amazon over Google?

    Is this real life?

    Also I feel like G probably makes up the 20k in perks and culture.
    Apr 154
    • Amazon / Eng
      Chai1

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      OP
      20k in perks I doubt I will eat that much of food or massage
      Apr 15
    • PTC bGuR03
      200 days per year * 15$ per day lunch * 1.4 (to adjust for tax) = 4.2k right there. + 2K in hsa.
      Anyways, enjoy your banana.
      Apr 15
    • Google Naxnax
      Lol @ culture. What kind of culture do you think google has@
      Apr 15
    • Uber hunchgum
      What kind of culture do you think Amazon has? 🤔
      7d
  • Lyft / Mktg
    BasedGod

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    BasedGodmore
    So the fuck what if it’s declining, people say Amazon sucks
    Apr 152
    • Ginkgo Bioworks gmo$
      Someone at Lyft seems salty about the stock..
      Apr 15
    • Lyft / Mktg
      BasedGod

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      BasedGodmore
      Listen bro, we’re in the business of moving people. If don’t step back I’m gonna move ya ass to the cloud, ya fee me? Better BACK UP dem files, lil bih.
      Apr 15
  • Uber hunchgum
    All these people from no-name-companies saying G is dead when they probably couldn’t even pass a phone screen. Give me a break.
    Apr 150
  • Amazon
    AmznEmpire

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    Google L5 is not even the same level as Amazon. G5=A6.
    Apr 151
    • Amazon
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      Agree, A6 = G5
      Apr 15
  • Amazon Noctis
    Google. Dont event look at Amazon. The culture is fucking awful.
    Apr 152
    • Glassdoor lazu
      Maybe it's you ?
      Apr 15
    • Yahoo aglose
      Culture depends on the managers and directors. Culture at Amazon also varies largely.
      Apr 15
  • Amazon trattt
    I would take Google just because it’s L5.

    Amazon L5 band ends somewhere around 250. Wonder how you are getting over 300. I didn’t know they go over 300 even if you get down leveled from L6.
    Or do you already work at Amazon and get a pay of 300 because of stock growth? Then you should definitely know about “the cliff”.

    On the other hand if you can get promoted soon, Amazon L6 SDE is very good role. And usually in most teams Amazon has some very interesting and challenging work at that level.
    Apr 151
    • Amazon / Eng
      Chai1

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      Already work in Amazon and L6 is due next cycle if all goes well
      Apr 15
  • Amazon hopelessin
    Depends on Amazon org and Google team match.

    Lots of Google teams working on stupid shit these days. Fewer at Amazon.
    Apr 153
    • Amazon hopelessin
      Also for the record yo need to include the yearly bonus - no bonus at Amazon and your stock doesn’t vest year 1!
      Apr 15
    • RichRelevance zodian
      Isn't that par for the course at Google? Hype something up, realize it's ass, cancel the project, repeat.
      Apr 15
    • Amazon hopelessin
      Amazon delivers much better in my experience, even if internally it’s held together with chewing gum and tears
      Apr 15
  • Microsoft MereDork
    You're gonna lose at least 20k in benefits joining Amazon over google
    Apr 1510
    • Amazon / Eng
      Chai1

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      What benefits
      Apr 15
    • Amazon / Eng
      Chai1

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      I did comes to around 5k at most
      Apr 15
    • Microsoft shambu
      Even compared to Microsoft, it's like 20k lost benefits. (401k match, espp, health insurance, stayfit). Not to mention the additional vacation and sick days you get.
      Apr 15
    • Amazon / Eng
      hSKq16

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      hSKq16more
      Yea 401k match at Google is significantly better
      Apr 15
    • Morgan Stanley / Engnycgandalf
      How much % does Google match vs Amazon ?
      Apr 15
    • Microsoft MereDork
      If you think its 5k ur losing... by all means join amazon.
      Apr 15
    • Google / Eng
      aluminum96

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      Google match is 50 cents for every dollar, up to the IRS limit
      Apr 15
    • Amazon Bezos’sEgo
      @aluminum96 Seriously? No cap? That’s pretty insane compared to our shitty 401k plan lmao
      Apr 15
    • Microsoft shambu
      And no 3 year cliff and no restriction on using funds for trading unlike Amazon. Amazon 401k is the shittiest I've seen.
      Apr 15
    • Amazon Bezos’sEgo
      Yeah. It’s pretty awful tbh
      Apr 15
  • Amazon yhagayavaj
    I would take Google just on the band. Check levels.fyi
    Apr 152
    • Amazon hopelessin
      Google promo process is impossible though so consider how far in you are too
      Apr 15
    • Amazon / Eng
      Chai1

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      What do you mean I thought Amazon L6 was harder
      Apr 15
  • Ginkgo Bioworks gmo$
    Amazon, Google is becoming lame
    Apr 150
  • RichRelevance zodian
    G in Seattle Amazon in bay?
    Apr 150
  • Northrop Grumman / EngHowCouldYu
    Amazon. Google is dying
    Apr 150
  • Salesforce Ghdvrh
    Google is declining
    Apr 150
  • Microsoft leetworld
    Pay seems low for Google L5. Also Amazon L5 is more like L4 at google and low e5 Facebook, and low senior 63 at Microsoft for reference.

    Maybe op is confused and got L4 Google offer?
    Apr 161
    • Amazon / Eng
      Chai1

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      No it's L5 in Google and i already work in Amazon and I will become L6 this quarter
      Apr 16
  • Facebook smje50
    Google is much better company to work for than Amazon. Better perks better vest schedule, better 401k match.
    Apr 150
  • Oracle 6444dd
    Google has a better working culture. Amazon is a sweat shop. Depends what is important to you.
    Apr 151
    • Microsoft grm
      They might have better culture but don't have better work
      Apr 15
  • Amazon LazyLama
    At Amazon, going from L5 to L6 is a herculean task plus G5=A6.
    I would take Google purely due to better WLB and higher level!
    Apr 151
    • Amazon hopelessin
      I’m pretty sure it was a typo. Nobody would get slotted a higher level at Google and still make less than Amazon
      Apr 15
  • Apple Cookenberg
    280K is kinda low for L5 - I’d expect tree fiddy at least
    Apr 160
  • Amazon Bezos’sEgo
    I think I’d say Google. I like Amazon, but I think the extra perks + prestige at Google are worth the slight pay hit.
    Apr 150
  • Facebook whodattt
    You shouldnpost numbers. Amzn tc hard to judge because of big signon Nd backfilled rsus.

    Google seems like L4 SWE
    Apr 160
  • Amazon Queen B
    Google for sure - Amazon sucks
    Apr 150
  • Amazon / Product
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    Your very thought means Amazon > Google. 2020+ it’s Amazon’s time to rule the world. Google takes a backseat.
    Apr 150
  • Northrop Grumman / EngHowCouldYu
    Google is losing its edge
    Apr 150

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