Amazon and Hulu offers please help me decide

Dec 19, 2019 19 Comments

Hi blind, so I was fortunate to have gotten 3 offers here they are:

current tc (0 unemployed - was ~135k, ~2yoe)

Amazon - los angeles
rounding numbers to avoid giving myself away
Sde 1 (140k base, 7k reloc, 50k signon/2yrs, 58k rsu/4yr 5/15/40/40)
cant get specific on the team but if you could help please tell me to dm and i can disclose info. its a newish team and manager seems pretty cool, anticipates 40-50 hour work weeks

hulu - los angeles
(145k base + 20k signon + 20% bonus/yr, 45k/3yr for long term cash incentive plan, unknown amount of reloc assistance)
not sure what level this is at maybe someone else has an idea? seems to be one higher than newgrad?

carta - sf
150 base + some shares (if anyone know more about working there that would be great!)

Leaning towards Hulu right now because it seems like a cool place to work + comp, but just a little wary of everything going on with disney now owning a majority share of the company and if its stilla safe place to go (dont want to get laid off randomly)

Amazon has the notoiously bad wlb (not sure if manager is being truthful about what he anticipates just to get me to sign) and pip culture which I am not a fan of, but it may look better on my resume in the future? (not sure where hulu is on rankings vs amazon)

Id greatly appreciate any advice on which company to choose as well as if I can get more comp from Amazon/Hulu

#amazon #hulu

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Jumpcut xOMR03
    Hulu used to be a total shit show. All the good engs I know left in a hurry. All the bad stayed for a long time. If you don’t have any FAANG on your resume yet, I say take amazon . If things get crappy there, you can use the name and get a job at another top company in LA. Hulu is in a state of transition after Disney acquisition. So it could have turned around. But it won’t do shit for your resume in the future.
    Dec 19, 2019 7
    • Pure Storage alsk6bau
      OP
      Oh btw do you know how the layoff culture is at either amazon or hulu? Thats one thing i dont want to deal with at my next company. Both of my first 2 jobs ended in layoffs RIFs
      Dec 19, 2019
    • Jumpcut xOMR03
      I have t heard of either laying off people as they both keep hiring and expanding. In terms of firing, amazon will fire underperformers. At Hulu, you can underperform and work there forever.
      Dec 19, 2019
  • Congratulations!
    Dec 19, 2019 7
    • eBay omid
      was this at pure storage? when was this? In 2019?
      Dec 19, 2019
    • Pure Storage alsk6bau
      OP
      No some other company
      Dec 19, 2019
  • Hulu / Eng
    huluswdev

    Hulu Eng

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    huluswdevmore
    I know some people that moved from Amazon in SM to Hulu. Amazon SM is a satellite office which was a bad thing from their experience. Always better to work at the HQ imo. Hulu has better WLB and depends on the team but I’d say majority of people here are smart. Can dm me and I can maybe give some info about the Hulu team you’re offer is for. Hulu may not be fang but the challenges in the work is still up there imo
    Dec 20, 2019 0
  • Amazon bMrd67
    Take AMZN for the name. Try to last a year or 2.
    Dec 21, 2019 0
  • Pure Storage alsk6bau
    OP
    Anybody? I would be super grateful for any insight!
    Dec 19, 2019 0

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