Zillow Customer Analytics AI Team?

Oracle techlord
Jun 1 14 Comments

Any thoughts? How's the team and management? Is the company supportive in terms of H1B visa (Master's cap student). I have two more tries. Or should I just go and join Microsoft?

TC offered by Zillow: 205k (Seattle)
TC offered by Microsoft: 160k (Seattle)

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Microsoft yhirkigc&$
    Ask MSFT to match the Zillow offer. If they don't come close, join Zillow. If h1 is not picked next year too, you may try MSFT again.
    Jun 1 6
    • Microsoft yhirkigc&$
      Your profile seems good enough to get call from MSFT.
      Jun 1
    • Oracle techlord
      OP
      I really hope so. I am struggling between the decision because it is brand plus visa stability (MSFT) vs amazing pay plus work (Zillow)

      Thank you for your kind words and inspiration. It’s a tough decision!
      Jun 2
    • Microsoft yhirkigc&$
      Visa wise MS would be better I guess. They take good care of it. Lawyers are much more experienced. After all MS sends folks to Canada, if it goes wrong.
      Jun 2
    • Oracle techlord
      OP
      Do you suggest taking Microsoft and in future aim for better opportunities and give up higher salary now for stability?
      Jun 2
    • Oracle techlord
      OP
      Also I’ve been struggling to find out if my team at Microsoft is good or bad. It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide any insights.
      Jun 2
  • Microsoft yhirkigc&$
    Zillow offer for Senior position? Offer breakdown?
    Jun 1 3
    • Oracle techlord
      OP
      Zillow:
      Base Pay: 145k currently
      Sign-on Bonus: 50k over two years
      Relocation: 10k
      Housing: Free for first 1 month
      Stocks: 75k over 4 years (Expecting increase to 150k in stocks)

      Microsoft:
      Base Pay: 117k currently
      Sign-on Bonus: 25k over one year
      Relocation: 5k
      Stocks: 130k over 4 years

      Oracle:
      Base Pay: 120k currently
      Sign-on Bonus: 20k (Already gave it)
      Relocation: 10k (Already gave it)
      Stocks: 145k over 4 years (Getting my first 35k)
      Jun 1
    • Microsoft yhirkigc&$
      How long at Oracle?
      Jun 1
    • Oracle techlord
      OP
      1 year at Oracle.
      Jun 1
  • Microsoft yhirkigc&$
    SDE or Data Scientist?
    Jun 1 2
    • Oracle techlord
      OP
      Machine Learning Engineer
      Jun 1
    • Oracle techlord
      OP
      Role at Zillow is Machine Learning Engineer, role at Microsoft is SDE.
      Jun 1