Are there two “schools” of engineers: FANG and non-FANG?
By “schools” I mean two separate networks of engineers with little overlap. And by FANG, I don’t strictly mean those 4 companies exclusively.
When I get kinda spammy recruiter InMail, I look at the companies. They’re usually smaller. I look at the list of employees on LinkedIn, and there is so little overlap in network— maybe I have a handful of 2nd / 3rd degree connections. Most engineers in these jobs occasionally do contract work, but bounce around roughly annually.
On the other hand, if I consider opportunities with places like ServiceNow or Sony or other local players, I see plenty of folks that have bounced around between these companies and Intuit.
So— are there essentially two disparate groups of software engineers? Or this just sample / observation bias?