Amazon vs EYP

Hi everyone,

I have offers from Amazon software engineering and EYP SSG for junior summer and am not quite sure how they compare. So far I've loved all the people I've talked to at EYP so the culture there is definitely better. Also, their focus on software companies is something I'm really interested in. However, Amazon just pays so much more (almost $4000/month more this summer) and I anticipate FT pay to be much higher too. If I'm looking to eventually transition into strategy roles in tech/startups, which would you recommend?

Thanks!

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  • Summer Associate in Consulting
Feb 12, 2021 - 9:50pm

Congrats on the offers! As someone who interned at EYP, I'd say go Amazon without a doubt. If tech is the area you want to be , and you have a tech offer , why not go directly in? EY-P has also recently gone through some restructuring, which has made legacy Parthenon folks upset, and could potentially be going through more restructuring in the future. The one thing I will say, however, is don't make your decision on summer pay. There are bigger implications for your full time career that are worth more than summer differences (not withstanding, I'd still say go amazon)

 
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  • Analyst 1 in PE - Other
Feb 13, 2021 - 1:41am

To preface, I'm not in consulting but work in venture / growth and have many friends at EYP. SSG is the legacy Bulger Partners group and is highly respected for software PE DDs and growth strategy work. 

Exiting from SSG to a strategy/ops role in tech or even a seat an investment fund would not be unheard of. Look to linkedin for exits, they are all solid.

On the other hand, Amazon SWE will lead you to great SWE / PM jobs at a variety of tech co's but not strategy or biz ops. The skillset just doesn't translate and there's good chance you'll need an MBA or need to make other intermediary moves 

 
Feb 14, 2021 - 1:55am

junior_throwaway

So far I've loved all the people I've talked to at EYP so the culture there is definitely better.

Consultants are very deceiving. They appear very nice when they're selling projects and recruiting people. However, once you start working, they'll be riding you like a horse with no shame. You'll be pulling long hours doing completely meaningless tasks. And people who seemed very nice will treat you like shit but do it with a smile.

Amazon is definitely a clear winner here. Congrats and good luck.

 
Feb 15, 2021 - 1:51pm

yes, from what I've read warehouse workers are in awful conditions, but intellectual workers (software engineering, etc.) are in great conditions. and OP is in the second category.

 
Feb 15, 2021 - 4:51pm

Would strongly recommend Amazon SWE.

As someone who chose MBB over big n tech, the pay and wlb (though probably less at Amazon) difference is going to be significant. Unless you really love the work in consulting and/or money isn't an issue, tech is likely the better option since you'll still have terrific exits and trajectory. Consulting will probably place better for strategy and finance (e.g. PE) roles though - worth considering if that's something you're dead set on.

If you don't like Amazon, it shouldn't be too difficult to land another SWE/PM/DS role in tech or re-recruit for consulting

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