Amazon vs Microsoft evaluation



Dec 6, 2019 13 Comments

Hello Blind! I have been fortunate to receive new grad offers from Amazon & Microsoft. Please feel free to share your thoughts on the offers/ company information.

Amazon Seattle (L4)
112k base, 26k+22k bonus, 80k stock over 4 years

Microsoft Redmond (L59)
110k base, 25k bonus, 70k stock over 3.5 years

I'm inclined towards joining Microsoft since I liked the team I interviewed with & good WLB as I've heard. However the TC seems less & currently trying to negotiate.

Edit: I'm a master's student


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TOP 13 Comments
  • Amazon D)(66WQ
    You should be L60 at Microsoft if you’re a masters student. Negotiate
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Amazon rice_eater
    M$ and negotiate again
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Microsoft kapps
    Undergrad or master?
    Dec 6, 2019 2
    • Microsoft kapps
      I think the base pay is high for l59. But you should be l60?
      Dec 6, 2019
    • Microsoft ajdks
      The base pay is exactly what it should be for l59
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Microsoft iVXJ80
    MS changed the offer for masters to lv59 this year unless you interned at MS before.
    Dec 6, 2019 1
    • Amazon D)(66WQ
      That’s unfair to everyone who already came in at level 60, some even came in at level 61 with masters a couple years back.
      Dec 6, 2019
  • Negotiate with MS to get 120k Stock + 50k sign on
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Google dinoball
    Hi, this is a no-brainer. Microsoft stock is skyrocketing like crazy every day!!
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Microsoft AHKn56
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Microsoft _guli
    Negotiate with MS. I was able to push them from 70k to 120k stock easily with another similar offer. You should be able to do it without much hassle by leveraging Amazon offer.
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • FactSet


    Msft should be able to give 120k or upto 125k...msft over amzn
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Facebook buss
    Did you try to negotiate with MS?
    Dec 6, 2019 0


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