Amazon SDE2 vs LinkedIn Senior SDE

Gracenote / Eng obiy54
Jan 24, 2019 55 Comments

I have 2 offers on hand. Amazon is offering around 215,000$ annual comp for Seattle location. Apparently LinkedIn is offering the same for San Francisco location.
I am confused with what should I chose. Amazon obviously makes sense money wise but I really feel work environment at LinkedIn would be much better than Amazon. Frustrating part is LinkedIn recruiters are not ready to budge on numbers
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Amazon : fashion tech
LinkedIn : one of the recently acquired startup

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TOP 55 Comments
  • Veritas VRPIrisNBU
    Go for LinkedIn
    Jan 24, 2019 1
    • Nielsen obiy54
      OP
      Can you explain why do you feel so
      Jan 24, 2019
  • Amazon beje2
    Recommend Amazon, $215k in sfo is like $180k in seattle
    Jan 24, 2019 6
    • Mesosphere / Eng Onesie
      I was pointing to your earlier comment about it being a myth. Not everyone likes living in a suburb. I don’t. Duh!
      Jan 25, 2019
    • Tableau krxi15
      @asurion... you are missing the 10% state tax that seattle doesn’t have.
      Jan 25, 2019
  • Amazon Northman
    Lol LinkedIn is only considered high tier because of their comp. The actual work and learning at Amazon will be much, much better, as long as you are in a high growth area. I am not familiar with fashion tech, but it sounds like a promising area.
    Jan 24, 2019 2
    • LinkedIn youNme
      Oh, is that why everyone one is using the open source technologies developed at LinkedIn, like Kafka?
      Jan 26, 2019
    • LinkedIn 123$
      Apache Kafka, Samza and restli.
      Open source widely used technologies built at LinkedIn
      Jan 26, 2019
  • LinkedIn 123$
    Amazon is a sewer and cesspool and worst place for career growth
    Jan 26, 2019 8
    • Amazon HouseBezos
      Keep faking until Satya closes LinkedIn down.
      Mar 17, 2019
    • LinkedIn danchev
      Who gives a fuck.....I can go work at any company I want. Looks like you can't that's why you choose to drink Amazon's leadership principle shit juice.
      Enjoy having bezos jizz in your mouth.
      Mar 17, 2019
  • Veritas VRPIrisNBU
    Better culture, WLB and frankly I feel better challenges ( depends on team though). Amazon will burn you out in 4 years or less.
    Jan 24, 2019 1
    • Amazon hsl44428q
      Like always it's team dependent so take this with a very big grain of salt
      Jan 24, 2019
  • LinkedIn youNme
    Fact is, you will switch companies every few years. That is how you really learn and grow. In Seattle, you only have Amazon and MSFT as real players. In Bay Area you have 100s of real players, like Google, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, and a ton of startups. These companies are head quartered here for a reason. That is the reason why real developers come here despite the cost. You build your career here. Just go at a cafe in downtown Palo Alto and listen to the conversation at the next table. Someone is in the early stages of the next big thing. That is why techies come here. The opportunity to do much more.
    Jan 26, 2019 0
  • LinkedIn swDN58
    If you are young and single go to Amazon. It will be much better for your future growth and wealth. If you work for 4 years at Amazon, you will graduate as a saught after engineer.
    Jan 25, 2019 0
  • Amazon BeffJizzos
    Do you have any pending interviews?
    Jan 24, 2019 4
    • Nielsen / Eng confusedSo
      Twitter and Salesforce
      Jan 24, 2019
    • Amazon BeffJizzos
      Yeah dude... Looks like LinkedIn in SF is the best choice. But if you want to learn and one day be competitive to get into Google or FB I'd go with Amazon. The system design knowledge you'll get at Amazon is unparalleled.
      Jan 24, 2019
  • Oracle redvsblue
    Try to make Amazon budge on numbers like get it to $230-$240k and just go to Amazon. You’ll get stressed out but you’ll learn a lot. 215k is too low for SF. I wouldn’t move there with less than 300k.

    Your offers make me assume you’re young person with less than 3yoe so perhaps you care more about impact and TC, not necessarily WLB. If you get stressed out at Amazon, can always leave after a year. Other companies love people from Amazon because they know a lot.
    Jan 24, 2019 0
  • Microsoft 0xdeadbeet
    What is fashion tech? Is that the “make clothes on demand” efforts? If so I’d take that in a second. Will revolutionize clothing manufacturing over next 5-10 years, and every other manufacturer will need to compete, so you’ll have some really critical domain expertise.
    Jan 24, 2019 2
    • Nielsen / Eng confusedSo
      Have you heard about their prime wardrobe initiative?
      Jan 24, 2019
    • Oracle redvsblue
      I know someone who used to be on prime wardrobe team. He said it was teh sux. Lol don’t go.
      Jan 24, 2019

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