Do big names on resume matter?

Sep 17, 2019 13 Comments

I am going to change into a new job soon. My end goal is to maybe move to Google 3 years down the line(I couldn't get in right now, because no team match). I was wondering how much do brand names matter on the resume. My 2 offers right now are Amazon & Qualtrics. Amazon is a much bigger brand name v/s Qualtrics. While Qualtrics has better work life balance and perks. I also feel I will get more ownership of projects at Qualtrics compared to maybe Amazon.

I am not afraid of putting in the long hours if needed, but my fear is if I move to a lesser known company, maybe I will not get calls in future. Any thoughts would be really appreciated.

Current TC: 120K
New TC: 220K
YOE: 2 years


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TOP 13 Comments
  • Kaspersky Lab / HR

    Kaspersky Lab HR

    It doesn't really matter between Amazon and Qualtrics, both are good enough. The role is more important. If you're looking to move to Google look into what experience will be more useful in Google.
    Sep 17, 2019 0
  • Microsoft oftgroct
    Imo it will matter. With faangmulla companies you have higher chances to get the first interview. But qualtrics is known as well so make sure to take up good projects and drive.
    Sep 17, 2019 3
    • Microsoft oftgroct
      Sep 17, 2019
    • AT&T MsdR32
      Ah, I guess that makes sense. I wonder how long they will stay independent.
      Sep 17, 2019
  • Zynga parott
    Expedia + Qualtrics is good enough
    Sep 17, 2019 0
  • Qualtrics / Eng QREP11
    Amazon is more worth it, brand name matters a lot
    Sep 17, 2019 0
  • Autodesk swedsong
    Im curious. I had offers from amazon and Glassdoor. I picked Glassdoor so hoping to see others thoughts
    Sep 17, 2019 2
    • Glassdoor pawu
      I've been long enough on blind to know that Amazon is one of the worst companies to work for (search blind history for bananas or depression).
      Sep 17, 2019
    • Autodesk swedsong
      Facts from what I’ve gathered too. :p
      Sep 17, 2019
  • Facebook


    Big names don’t matter unless you ain’t got em.
    Sep 17, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng Chad🕶
    What's the role and the two offers?
    Sep 17, 2019 1
    • Expedia Group gGjP16
      Its SDE-2 positions at both the places. And the 2 offers sum out to be exactly 220K plus/minus 1-2K
      Sep 17, 2019


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