Cisco vs Amazon offer

Nov 14, 2019 41 Comments

Amazon : SDE 1 (downleveled)
TC: 185k
Alexa team work seems okay. Not that great

Cisco: Grade 8
TC: 210k
Big Data team , Im interested!

Yoe: less than 4
Location: Bay Area

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  • Cisco mosalahhh
    G8 and 210k? TC breakdown?
    I highly doubt that. You're either full of BS or don't know how to calculate TC
    Nov 14, 2019 5
    • Amazon rice_eater
      Is g8 a sde2 at cisco?
      Nov 14, 2019
    • Cisco mosalahhh
      Nope compared to SDE1 at Amazon
      Nov 14, 2019
    • Akamai Technologies reog
      OP
      Base + (12%) bonus + stock/4 comes to $204k and $10k sign-on....rounded to 210k
      Nov 14, 2019
    • Cisco / Eng DiscoBisco
      Why so afraid of posting numbers bruh 🤔
      Nov 14, 2019
    • Cisco marawana
      Yeah fake news someone been watching too much CNN
      Nov 15, 2019
  • Amazon zergling
    Am in Alexa. Please avoid it. It sucks donkey balls
    Nov 14, 2019 1
    • New / Eng
      AmazonEng

      New Eng

      PRE
      Facebook, Amazon
      BIO
      Facebook, Amazon Software Engineering.
      AmazonEngmore
      Alexa Domains - Information, Alexa Shopping - International, or other? Which team are you on?
      Nov 14, 2019
  • Amazon rice_eater
    Poll and cisco
    Nov 14, 2019 1
    • Akamai Technologies reog
      OP
      Attached
      Nov 14, 2019
  • Cisco VChr123
    I would also vote against Cisco, not much TC appreciation will happen in Cisco even if you stay 4 years, compared to Amazon. Lots of inefficient engineers and managers, so no good learning scope in Cisco
    Nov 14, 2019 2
    • Amazon rice_eater
      Wlb > all
      Nov 14, 2019
    • Cisco
      🦙 Alpaca

      Cisco

      BIO
      I am the Alpaca. DM me if you want to cuddle.
      🦙 Alpacamore
      Disagree, new teams at Cisco have good wlb and decent pay
      Nov 14, 2019
  • Cisco randomihb
    Just moved to Amazon. Great learning curve here.. choose cisco if u want wlb and slow pace; dont care abt learning new things.. else amazon
    Nov 15, 2019 2
    • Cisco Be_happy
      Your family is going to forget you. You are now going to compete with H1Bs who works 15 hours a day. Your call
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Cisco randomihb
      Lmao.. enjoy family time dude.. big LR coming this jan in cisco
      Nov 15, 2019
  • Cisco 7&8%x
    $210K as a G08?? That's not possible even for the Bay Area
    Nov 14, 2019 2
    • Cisco / Eng DiscoBisco
      Possible with RSUs which you get if you have competing offers
      Nov 14, 2019
    • Cisco NnMk28
      It is possible. I can confirm
      Nov 14, 2019
  • Cisco kutt
    Save yourself from PIP and bananas. You will have great time at Cisco. Some teams have lot of work. Plenty of learning opportunities. Bananas,orange,pears and dry fruits as snacks
    Nov 15, 2019 0
  • Cisco marawana
    What’s Cisco offer breakdown?
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • Cisco / IT
    haroprease

    Cisco IT

    PRE
    Cadence Design Systems
    haropreasemore
    Why join Cisco when the earnings was sloppy and fy20 rev was adjusted below consensus? As is there is always an element of suspense on when you would get laid of, especially with your higher TC(comparing other Cisco employees) you would pretty much have to check if your key card works every hour. go Amazon and switch teams internally asap
    Nov 15, 2019 7
    • Cisco guessing
      ^+100 to this. Zone 3 in your grade, and you are an automatic prospect..
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Cisco jakegndlf
      High TC gets laid off first? That makes zero sense.
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Cisco guessing
      Significant difference between 'prospect' and 'laid off'.
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Yup if you are zone 3 you need to be a 10x... if your not carrying the team then you’re probably out, hence why most new hires don’t last long
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Cisco jakegndlf
      Oh, that makes sense then.
      Nov 16, 2019
  • Cisco / Eng jazk27
    Which BU in Cisco?
    Nov 14, 2019 1
    • Cisco marawana
      He said big data team - probably Shanthi?
      Nov 14, 2019

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