Cisco vs Amazon - Which to choose?
Currently a G6 TPM at Cisco, San Jose within the software group - 27 months of relevant experience in the role.
Received a competitive offer from Amazon, Seattle for L5 Program Manager - Non Tech and TPM, chose the former (since this particular role aligns more with my long-term goal of moving to a PM-T role within Amazon)
On informing my manager at Cisco, they have offered to promote me effective immediately through an off-cycle promo to a G8, with a 21% increase in my total compensation (base + bonus). It does not match the Amazon offer (difference of about 13%), but good enough for a Cisco TPM with limited experience as per Glassdoor/LinkedIn Salaries etc.
Which should i take up? Should i continue staying at Cisco, or relocate and move to Amazon Seattle? Is the move from Bay Area to Seattle worth it? What other factors should i be considering - for me, the money is not the primary factor of consideration.
Any inputs would be helpful.