Amazon or Microsoft offer?

New / Eng hackslash
Oct 9, 2019 40 Comments

New grad.

Amazon(Seattle) -->
base: 112k
1st year sign on: 36k, 2nd year sign on: 36k
Stocks: 120k (5, 15, 40, 40)
AWS

Microsoft(Redmond) -->
base: 110k
Sign on: 50k (over 2 years) + relocation 🥜
Stocks: 120k
Azure Data

Which is better for both career and TC growth.

Edit: Amazon has revised the offer. 120k stocks and 2nd year sign on 36k. What should I do now? They said it's very rare in new grad case. MS has also increased stocks to 120k.

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TOP 40 Comments
  • Capital One sakL14
    You got Amazon to negotiate for new grad? That’s a first!
    Oct 13, 2019 0
  • Facebook fLgm03
    An additional difference in the comp structures is also that Msft offers a cash bonus every year (usually about 10% for the entry levels) while amazon does not
    Oct 9, 2019 0
  • Microsoft doherinda2
    Microsoft is not truthful in their recruitment in regards to relocating and with our current Diversity and Inclusion directives you will want Amazon if you are a white male or asian
    Oct 9, 2019 5
    • Facebook truth1001
      @aopq a return intern offer isn't relevant, not that I necessarily agree with doherinda either
      Oct 10, 2019
    • Amazon FEAX60
      Amazon isn't perfect by any means, but this comment is a blatant lie.
      Oct 14, 2019
  • Apple sfhjgg
    Amazon is much better for career growth for a new grad.
    Oct 9, 2019 0
  • Microsoft doherinda2
    Location?
    Oct 9, 2019 4
    • New / Eng hackslash
      OP
      I'm not generalizing it but the interview was also least technical with only 3 LC easy questions asked based on string and arrays.

      At Amazon I screwed up a 2d character dp ques (lc hard), that's why hesistant to negotiate.
      Oct 9, 2019
    • Amazon n1Uwbwo0
      Amazon was hella easy technically lol. The only hard part is LP
      Oct 9, 2019
  • Microsoft chickefngr
    Position? Team? 50k sign on wtf
    Oct 9, 2019 3
    • New / Eng hackslash
      OP
      MS l59 azure data
      Oct 9, 2019
    • Microsoft chickefngr
      I can in as a MACH 2016 in CSS starting salary 82k + relocation and 4K stock level 59
      Oct 9, 2019
  • Facebook truth1001
    Ex-microsoft here, Definitely go with Amazon especially since you had a good experience with the team. Try to negotiate. Msft has some of the worst team mobility in the industry imo, requiring full interview loop to change orgs. If you end up not liking azure data you're fucked, and you really have 0 control on what team you end up on.

    One thing though I believe that msft 401k match is far superior to Amazon's so take that into account for TC as well, find the details and also mention that in negotiation, amazon should offer more to make up for it
    Oct 10, 2019 4
    • LinkedIn aopmn
      How much more did u get from Amazon ?
      Oct 10, 2019
    • New / Eng hackslash
      OP
      2nd year sign on 28k to 36k and stocks from 80k to 120k. I am asking for 150k though.
      Oct 10, 2019
  • New / Eng hackslash
    OP
    Why the poll is skewed? The companies are so much comparable. I initially thought of going to Amazon. Please comment your suggestions with some points.
    Oct 9, 2019 1
    • Microsoft / Eng Cringe!
      Because Amazon sucks balls. Only go there if the comp is 30-40% higher than Microsoft.
      Oct 9, 2019
  • Did amazon negotiate with you as a new graduate?
    Oct 19, 2019 0
  • LinkedIn izumi
    Microsoft bad
    Oct 9, 2019 0

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