Please help me compare offees

Nov 15, 2019 49 Comments

Current : L63 at Microsoft india
TC: 80k USD
60+13 bonus+ 7 stocks
Experience: 9 years
Backend developer

Three offers
1. Uber Amsterdam Level 5a
TC : 185k Euro
120+20 bonus+ 45 stocks

2. Square canada Level 5
TC : 210k CAD
145+ 10 bonus+ 55 stocks

3. Microsoft Seattle Level 63
TC : 187 USD
160+20 bonus+7 stocks
MSFT stocks are low because they're the same as India.

I would like to compare these offers purely based on current savings and future monetory growth potential.

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TOP 49 Comments
  • Uber ptp
    If you are on visa, Uber is super risky, Microsoft will be safer.
    Nov 15, 2019 6
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      Does uber give signing bonus?
      Also how are the refreshers?
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Uber ptp
      I know a colleague who was just laid off and he was on L1 visa, you don’t wanna be in that situation
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      Ok
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      Can you please answer this
      How are the refreshers? And sign on bonus?
      Nov 16, 2019
    • Uber ptp
      You will have to negotiate sign-on bonus by telling them about your competing offers, otherwise there is no sign on. Refresher is based on performance and is on managers discretion
      Nov 16, 2019
  • Alarm.com fqBK55
    That's a really great offer from Uber, but you should consider whether you think that company has a future. I don't think so, personally.
    Nov 15, 2019 3
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      Even i have some doubts.. but can't really predict.
      Also earnings call was bit comforting
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Alarm.com fqBK55
      A big chunk of the comp for their offer is stock so you should think about how confident you are before making your decision. I don't think you can go wrong though, Amsterdam is probably a really cool place to live.
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      Yes there will always be some doubt thanks for the information bdw
      Nov 15, 2019
  • Citrix Systems / Eng ಅವನೌನ ಹಡಾ
    9 years in India !! Why move out now ? I would be happy with that TC in India. Honestly feel that’s so comfortable for living in India
    Nov 15, 2019 6
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      Yes the mandate is to make some money now so location and other things don't matter.
      @mhfhhdjs thanks for being on point
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Adobe adobebest
      OP are you in azure? How long have you been in MSFT as L63.
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      One year. Office org
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Adobe adobebest
      Is it office 365? How is learning in office org? It's great you could crack Uber and would suggest you joining that.
      Nov 16, 2019
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      Learning in idc is limited. Join only if TC is high or chances to move to USA
      Thanks for Uber.
      Nov 16, 2019
  • New / Eng
    kamstrik3

    New Eng

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    kamstrik3more
    Amsterdam and Canada offer you a lot less ability to move to another company
    Nov 15, 2019 3
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      L1 visa is equally restrictive which msft will sponsor
      What are the options in that case?
      Nov 15, 2019
    • New / Eng
      kamstrik3

      New Eng

      PRE
      Citadel
      kamstrik3more
      The fact of being in the US gives you a better shot at hearing back when applying to US jobs. If you're interested in staying in Seattle or moving to the Bay or whatever you can work towards a green card
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Booking.com Glen Fofel
      This. There is only a handful of companies that can match this TC in Amsterdam. And they will be boring ones.
      Nov 20, 2019
  • Square iUkK50
    Choose Square. Gain experience and possible Canadian citizenship and then move to USA. Square is a solid company. (Not biased, I don’t work there anymore)
    Nov 22, 2019 1
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      Infact from work prospective, square is my first choice.
      But i am afraid the salaries in canada are way too low and till i get pr and move to USA, i won't be able to save much.
      Nov 22, 2019
  • If you're young and single...pick amsterdam.
    Nov 15, 2019 1
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      Married. No kids.
      Nov 15, 2019
  • Square kTtI24
    All great offers. Your personal happiness is super important, so ask yourself where in the world you’d like to live.
    Nov 21, 2019 0
  • Amazon trailblzer
    How much are you able to save in India in USD?
    Nov 15, 2019 2
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      15k USD a year
      Nov 15, 2019
    • Nokia / Eng scre
      With that much salary in India,I would not move out. You come abroad then your expenses goes proportionally up.so at the end purpose of saving a lot of money won't be fulfilled. For your salary,I would move out of country if I would be tired of india, looking for new challenges, want to settle in first class country.
      Nov 18, 2019
  • Credit Karma 🐨Koala
    Microsoft will sponsor H1B once you come here on L1, then H1B is not restrictive and you can jump to companies in Valley
    Nov 15, 2019 1
    • Microsoft roots_
      OP
      How easy is the H1B visa? Any problems with lottery system?
      Nov 15, 2019
  • Microsoft roots_
    OP
    Hr here suck they think they are paying out of their pocket
    Nov 16, 2019 0

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