Much needed advice

New / Eng hey_there
Oct 6, 2019 21 Comments

Hi blind users,

I have internship offers from jpmc sde (India), Amazon India and Microsoft IDC. Which one would you recommend considering work quality, engineering standards, career growth and full time compensation. Currently more attracted towards Amazon as they are expanding fast in India. Not much interested in a banking firm. However, I have zero know-how of industry. Your suggestions will greatly influence my choice. I welcome suggestions from members of other countries also. Thanks.


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  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    SDE at Amazon - 1 year FT + 6 months intern ; joined as a fresher
    JPMC is not a tech company. You won't grow as an SDE there.

    Out of Amazon and Microsoft, I would say go for Amazon. I've interned at both places, Microsoft Hyderabad and Amazon Bangalore and can tell you there's a huge difference in the learning curve. For starting out your career Amazon will give you the right environment to grow and actually learn skills that make you indispensable in the market in the longer term. I joined Amazon after my internship and worked there for 2 years, so can vouch for that. The only downside is your stocks only start getting vested after you've completed 2 years, so if you're planning to switch or go for Masters soon don't expect any cash to come in via that route.
    Microsoft, in contrast would probably pay a little more in terms of benefits and stocks (their free stuff can't be beaten). However, I wouldn't go for Microsoft at the beginning of my career simply because it doesn't have the same opportunities of growth at that level. If you're satisfied with your life and want to marry and settle down, go work at Microsoft because it'll give you the opportunity to do that. But right now, making yourself indispensable is key and Amazon would do that to you

    I hope this helped you, all the best. In the end, it won't matter. Go where your heart tells you to and where you'll fit into the culture best. Trust me, at the end of a few years, culture is all that matters and you need to belong else you'll always be frustrated
    Oct 6, 2019 1
    • New / Eng hey_there
      Thank you so much
      Oct 6, 2019
  • Which city is this?
    Oct 6, 2019 4
    • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
      Hyderabad for super shit food and super unmixing people. Telugus live in their own world, they don't mix with other people plus their obsession with Movies, Big Boss is very disturbing.

      In Bengaluru, Kannad people are way more Social and food is also better.
      Don't fall in the trap of Biryanis, Hyderabadi Food is pure shit, for some reason local people don't even know how to rate properly on Zomato or Swiggy.

      On the other hand, Bangalore is costly, very costly. You can book a flight in the cost of cab, and plus traffic problems.
      Water problems are same in both cities.

      But in Hyderabad there is a nice full fledged New Amazon Campus and a nice Microsoft IDC Campus. Both are in the same region, near to each other. Bangalore misses this part.
      Oct 6, 2019
    • Microsoft [hive]
      My experience have been different while working at Microsoft hyderabad a couple of years ago. You make friends with people easily as you world be living in gachibowli area which is only comprised of outsiders. Unlike Bangalore, in hyderabad, all tech people and offices live in the 5km radius of gachibowli. You don't have to interact with telgu or kannad people ever.

      Bangalore is so spread out that the bad traffic problem becomes a nightmare. Hyderabad has yet to hit traffic problem around gachibowli, jubliee hills etc. You would probably never go to old hyderabad, ever. Bangalore is old Bangalore. They constructed more buildings in that space without expanding or proper planning. It's terrible.

      If you have friends in hyderabad, you can meet them everyday. If you have friends in Bangalore, you'll meet a select few of them maybe twice a month. Mainly because of distance and traffic.
      Oct 6, 2019
  • Microsoft [hive]
    Amazon. They have the least restrictions in moving from team to team, and since you're a college student, you would be motivated to work hard without wlb anyway
    Oct 6, 2019 1
  • Oracle


    TC, teams at each company?
    Oct 6, 2019 0
  • eBay tbgv
    What are the offers?
    Oct 6, 2019 5
    • New / Eng hey_there
      I'm sorry. Yes it is 80k. Actually my son (one of 7 old iits) asked me about offers and I'm not in tech industry. Asked this question on his behalf for better insights. What do you suggest?
      Oct 7, 2019
    • Microsoft Rafale ✈️
      Go for Microsoft, it's very likely that he'll get job offer during internship. No more interviews, evaluation is completely based on internship and conversion rate is very high.
      Oct 7, 2019
  • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
    JPMC = NO
    Amazon, Microsoft = Yes
    Amazon = Bitter WLB
    Microsoft = Better WLB

    Try to join the Hyderabad IDC Campus or the new Hyderabad Amazon Campus, if you want to have the fun of working at a huge campus.

    If you are getting admitted in a Bangalore team with better work, that is fine as well.

    Amazon= Already a pricy stock, less chances of doubling or trippling the value.

    Microsoft= Very Cheap stock(compared to Amazon), can grow maybe 2x or 14x in the future. Who knows?

    And also, Amazon, only if you don't want to take the risk to work on Microsoft specific technology. Microsoft is nowadays, opening doors for open source. If you get to work on JavaScript, Python at Microsoft, this won't be an issue.

    Internally switching teams in Amazon is hard, since your Manager gets notified.
    Oct 6, 2019 1
    • Microsoft [hive]
      Manager getting notified if only when you have internally spoken and changed teams. People in Amazon do not use tools to change teams. Moving is easier than Microsoft cause in Microsoft, you have to give full interview loops.

      Other points are valid.
      Oct 6, 2019
  • New / Eng realsoft
    Amazon for good career growth and better pay. Msft for better wlb. No to jpmc.
    Oct 6, 2019 0
  • Salesforce newgrad01
    Amazon has long hours in some teams and it might burn you out.
    Amazon has good chances of L1 visa
    Oct 6, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Consultant micrusade1
    Which college is this?
    Oct 6, 2019 0


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