Ask for position in canada

Microsoft Batman007
Feb 20 16 Comments

I have an interview at Facebook Seattle.
Recruiter said at Facebook if you get selected you will choose team after boot camp.

If I get an offer can I ask for position at Toronto Canada office? Is there any negative impact in asking that?

I am aware that salaries in canada are very less but I have family reasons to move.

Current TC: 170K (people usually ask for this here before replying)

Edit: does other companies give such choices I.e. Oracle, Uber,Apple, Google,Amazon etc

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Facebook whoyoube
    You can’t choose a team in a different location, you can choose a team in boot camp that sits in the office you start in. If you interview in Seattle and start boot camp, you’ll have the choice of teams at that site. If you want to interview for a different location then you should tell the recruiter ASAP. Doing it this way around will elongate and make for a messy process.
    Feb 20 3
    • Microsoft Batman007
      OP
      If I tell them that I want to interview for canada location and if they don’t have any opening there then they would not even take my interview. If there are no open position in canada then I would stay in Seattle. But I would like to interview. I was thinking of telling recruiter only if I get an offer.
      Feb 20
    • Facebook whoyoube
      Tell them now. Be open - it won’t affect your interview at all. Not sure why you think it would. They can check with the Canada office and let you know what positions are available. Telling them at the offer stage isn’t transparent and the recruiter won’t appreciate it.
      Feb 20
    • Microsoft Batman007
      OP
      “Not sure why you think that” - because there is no openings in canada that matches my background. But you are right I should be open from start
      Feb 20
  • Facebook ghsufusga
    Facebook doesn’t have an eng office in Toronto
    Feb 20 4
    • Microsoft Batman007
      OP
      Do they have any dev office in canada?
      Feb 20
    • Facebook ghsufusga
      I believe Vancouver is one of them but it’s not a full eng office either. Mostly boot campers.
      Feb 20
    • Microsoft Batman007
      OP
      What does mostly boot campers mean?
      Feb 20
    • Facebook ghsufusga
      In this case, it’s usually people that can’t get an h1b, so they are put in Vancouver
      Feb 20
  • VMware vDude
    Don’t know about fb but ours is like 60% of Bay Area pay.
    Feb 20 3
    • Microsoft Batman007
      OP
      I am totally OK with less pay
      Feb 20
    • Microsoft
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      It’s much, much less. So much less. Also taxes are higher, and COL is higher.
      Feb 20
    • Microsoft Batman007
      OP
      I know that but situation is such that I don’t have much options
      Feb 20
  • IBM faghan
    If you consider cost of living, salaries are not less but you have to negotiate more.. Cause people are willing to accept lower salaries given there are fewer options...
    Jun 24 1
    • IBM faghan
      Current tc: 177k with 8yoe ... Current offers average $300k
      Jun 24
  • Amazon Rand0guy
    PM me if you would be interested in Amazon canada @Batman007
    Feb 25 0