Need Advice: Microsoft to Amazon

Jun 4, 2019 34 Comments

Is moving from Microsoft to Amazon right decision?
Microsoft level 62.
Amazon L5.
Location: Hyderabad India.

Microsoft
Fixed INR 31 Lakhs
Performance Bonus = upto 20%
Stocks: INR 3.5L per year (not completed 2 years, so nothing vested till now)

Amazon:
Fixed INR 30.5L
Sign on bonus , first year 19L, second year 14.5
Stocks: 19

YOE: 8


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TOP 34 Comments
  • Hell no. Amzn holds back so much unless ur there for a long time. Takes 3 years to vest 401k and most of stock is after 4 years
    Jun 4, 2019 6
    • Purchasing power parity?
      Jun 4, 2019
    • New / Eng
      kratosss

      New Eng

      PRE
      Cisco, Amazon
      kratosssmore
      Yes, thankyou. That warrants that one can still earn a whole lot of money in a 3rd world country and live with a respectable and comparable standard of living.
      Jun 4, 2019
  • Go attend Indeed, ServiceNow and Salesforce. Use this offer to further negotiate. Not much of a rise for a switch to Amazon. Staying at MS for 2 years for 63 doesn't make sense either
    Jun 4, 2019 2
    • Microsoft / R&D ^^^
      And uber too.
      Jun 4, 2019
    • Microsoft mhfhhdjs
      Agree with above . Uber salaries are pretty good provided the stocks don't tank much
      Jun 4, 2019
  • Airbnb casa
    L63 to Amazon L5 is a downlevel. L6 is the senior level at Amazon
    Jun 4, 2019 1
    • Microsoft GLxg56
      OP
      My level is 62 currently in Microsoft
      Jun 4, 2019
  • Microsoft Zumbas
    Why would you accept a decrease in base pay?
    Jun 4, 2019 7
    • Microsoft GLxg56
      OP
      I don't see any hope in my skip.
      Yes I agree there are good teams in MS as well. But I don't know how to find one.
      Also I am sure should I reject the Amazon offer in the hope that I will find a better team in MS in future and I will be able to get into that team.
      So I have to take a call on only one thing, should I accept the offer and move on or should I wait for some time complete a year and then look for good teams.
      I am currently in CSEO(MSIT) org.
      Jun 5, 2019
    • Microsoft Zumbas
      ^^^is right. It's usually never a good idea to talk badly about your previous org.
      The review cycle is here so you can probably stick it out for a few more months, and then look for a team.
      Jun 5, 2019
  • Microsoft / R&D ^^^
    19 stocks? Are you kidding us? Or you averaged 19 per year?
    Jun 4, 2019 7
    • Microsoft / R&D ^^^
      Try other companies. Put papers in MS and ask for counter offer.
      Jun 4, 2019
    • Microsoft mhfhhdjs
      MS generally doesn't do counter offer.
      Jun 4, 2019
  • Microsoft mhfhhdjs
    TC & YOE. Without any details there is no way to help .
    Jun 4, 2019 2
    • Microsoft GLxg56
      OP
      Updated
      Jun 4, 2019
    • Microsoft mhfhhdjs
      Low offer for 8 YOE . I would suggest you to try for Uber, Rubrik, etc to boost up the TC
      Jun 4, 2019
  • Depends on the TC and you prospectice promotion for L63 at Microsoft
    Jun 4, 2019 1
    • Microsoft GLxg56
      OP
      Updated, 63 is not happening for 2 years at least
      Jun 4, 2019
  • Nvidia bojackhors
    Oh you're going to "love" this change in "culture"
    Jun 4, 2019 0

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