Microsoft or LinkedIn for new grad??

New eOXJ84
Nov 21, 2019 15 Comments

Hello guys, what do you think is better for a new grad? Numbers are better at LinkedIn, but growth and learning are things I want to prioritize. I really want to work on distributed systems and/or backend services.

Azure org in Redmond.
110k base, 120k worth of rsu over 3.5 years, 50k signing across first two years, 10% target bonus

Full stack team in Sunnyvale.
125k base, 175k worth of rsu over 4 years, 20k signing, 10% target bonus

I do think LinkedIn has better refreshers but not sure how long I'd stay/if it will matter a lot.



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TOP 15 Comments
  • VMware / Eng

    VMware Eng

    Microsoft, Hulu
    Pick your poison, you are working for Microsoft one way or another 😅
    Nov 21, 2019 5
    • LinkedIn mohaha
      Bullshit. Then see the talent flow. More people go from MS to LI or vice versa? That company has bigger scale does not mean it is more worthy to join. F the hiring bar doesn't matter. You really don't care when u work with lots of incapable people? Top engineers in both comp are both great but on avg MS is much lower. Isn't this a common sense that this is propotional to TC and hiring bar?
      Nov 22, 2019
    • PayPal / Eng

      PayPal Eng

      Intel Corporation
      I have prominently seen Linkedin people brag about how good their hiring bar is . Does it even really matter? . In past 2 years tell me one great feature Linkedin launched compare it with Microsoft . You will get your answer. Higher TC does not co relate to top engineers. You can easily clear LinkedIn’s interview by just following LC questions .
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng SwiftSocks
    I’m surprised the LI base isn’t higher. Is that normal? With taxes, the offers feel similar. Anyway, based on current offers, the money will go so much further in Washington, and you’ll have a higher quality of life as such, but go to with the team that interests you most.
    Nov 21, 2019 0
  • Pivotal prodd
    In the long run,
    both you and your tummy would be happy w/ [in]

    They have amongst the best food 😋
    and are doing great as a biz
    Nov 21, 2019 2
    • New eOXJ84
      Haha is the food really that good?
      Nov 21, 2019
    • Pivotal prodd
      Nov 21, 2019
  • LinkedIn suevdb
    Any day LinkedIn. Don't even think about it.
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • LinkedIn TfAO31
    Let’s just say we don’t have LinkedIn engineers knocking down the doors of Microsoft nearly as much as they are trying to get [in]
    Nov 23, 2019 0
  • Amazon tenseflows
    Were you an intern at LinkedIn or completed a full loop? Either ways, LI seems better
    Nov 21, 2019 0
  • Microsoft pxXW78
    Nope, LinkedIn’s refresh is not great
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • Microsoft presci
    Li has no guaranteed refreshers. That said Microsoft’s guaranteed refreshers are not worth noting, so, both negate each other IMO. Comes down to team etc.
    Nov 22, 2019 0


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