Amazon L5 applied scientist ii in Alexa automotive team based in Santa Clara: 175k base + 148 stocks + 200k sign on
Uber L4 machine learning engineer in uber eats based in SF: 153k base + 9600 rsu + 65k worth annual refresh and cash + 25k sign on
Amazon says they can possibly increase by another 8-10% on the entire compensation if I give verbal accept and process is gonna go through the director. The cost is no raise or stocks refresh in first two years.
Uber says they can possibly give another 20k sign on if the other offer is really competitive.
Which one is more promising? How should I negotiate to improve？
PS：I will give more information here about my preference. The role in Uber is more like an engineer role, in which you work with the DS and implement their prototype model into pipeline, while the AS role in Amazon provides you the chance to do some your own research. Besides, I am not sure if there will be any on call for Uber MLE, but probably not for AS in Amazon.
Secondly, Uber is in downtown SFO, which is quite far away from my girlfriend, who works in Google Sunnyvale office.
However, as many mentioned, the opportunity of IPO of Uber is also really attractive. That's why it is hard for me to make the decision.
At $1600 per AMZN share:
Year 1: 287k
Year 2: 310k
Year 3/4: 270k
“Meaningful RSUs” for the first two years are not important and if anything the guaranteed cash in this market may be preferable.
Whether or not the Uber offer over the four years will lend to more money in the long run is a separate argument.