Offer evaluation

Aug 21, 2018 29 Comments

Cisco
Role- Software engineer IV
Total comp- 207K
Team- Have heard good reviews about the team. Non-networking team

Amazon
Role- SDE1
Total comp- 175K
Team- AWS
I wasn't told I was being interviewed for SDE1 role at the time of interview. I assumed all along that it was for SDE2 considering my YOE (3yrs before Masters outside USA). I have asked for reevaluation of offer considering I have a competing offer, but I doubt they will raise the role or numbers significantly.

Current YOE- 3+ after Masters

Which one should I consider?
Amazon brand will anyday look good on the resume, but is it worth going for a lower TC/role for a highly probable WLB screw up?

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Facebook / Eng NopeNope!
    Cisco?! It’s too early to retire, young man.
    Aug 22, 2018 1
    • Cisco Glasswall
      He works for Qualcomm, pretty sure he is already retired
      Aug 27, 2018
  • Proofpoint / Eng
    Q🐔🐥

    Proofpoint Eng

    PRE
    Symantec
    Q🐔🐥more
    I did not know that Cisco can pay this much
    Aug 22, 2018 0
  • Google zusammen
    They wouldn't offer you sde2 role just because you have 3 yoe + masters. It depends on the complexity of the project that you have worked on in the past and your contributions.
    Aug 22, 2018 0
  • Proofpoint / Eng
    Kya🐜

    Proofpoint Eng

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    Symantec
    Kya🐜more
    I knew, this guy trolling
    Aug 23, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng ta5dig
    No way U r getting soft eng 4 with 3 years of exp at cisco..!! Plus salary at cisco wont reach 207k until u r tech lead 2..!!
    Dont take sde1, take cisco and in 2 yrs get to amazon..!!
    Aug 22, 2018 0
  • Amazon bcjkpdhhab
    Cisco have really increased salary band. My TC was $140k as a Software engineer IV. I was promoted to that level.
    Aug 22, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Other hihowareu
    Work at Cisco for a year or two, see how it is. And if you don’t like it reapply to Amazon as SDE2 with more experience. As others have said you probably did not meet SDE2 bar this time around.
    Aug 22, 2018 0
  • Cisco Glasswall
    Cisco SE 4 is Grade 10 which breaks down as follows:

    Base: 140-150
    Bonus: 20-25
    RSUs: 25-30

    So his offer is not far off
    Aug 27, 2018 2
    • Proofpoint / Eng
      Kya🐜

      Proofpoint Eng

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      Symantec
      Kya🐜more
      Yoe, rsu is every year or 4 yrs
      Sep 1, 2018
    • Cisco Glasswall
      Every year
      Sep 4, 2018
  • Cisco Meraki2
    Another way to think is, offer from cisco looks high but stock from amazon has potential to dubble in coming yrs where as cisco, very less probability! So pick amazon... if u do well in 1-2 yrs u will be sde2
    Aug 25, 2018 2
    • Cisco Glasswall
      Cisco stock is up 50% in past 12 months
      Aug 27, 2018
    • Amazon megamorphy
      Amazon stock is extremely unlikely to double in the coming years. That would make it's a 1.8 trillion dollar company. Cisco is far more likely to double
      Aug 27, 2018
  • Google / Eng Trillion
    What do you mean by 3+ after masters?
    Aug 21, 2018 1
    • Qualcomm pcm1124
      OP
      3 years work experience after masters
      Aug 21, 2018

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