I'm a Master's student from CS background in US, about to start my FTE applications graduating May 2020. From my observation TC of new grad positions are less compared to direct SDE1/2 positions.
Is there any advantage applying to new grad positions compared to direct SDE1 /2 positions.
Target companies - Amazon, Microsoft, VMware, PayPal, Cisco, Walmart, etc.
I have 2 years of experience(India) + 1 year of internship experience in US by the time I graduate.
Share your thoughts!
You are correct about Amazon though. New grad offers are standard and non negotiable. If you can directly interview for a team for a role outside of university recruiting, you can negotiate your offer especially if you already have some work experience.
Not sure about other companies in your list.