Awesome NY companies (that are not Google or FB)?

General Mills Confuzzled
Jan 28, 2018 45 Comments

Graduating with my masters soon and I’m starting to look at the job market to see if I should switch companies. What are some great NY companies I should be looking at? Uber? Spotify? Etsy?

I have about 10 years of experience in various database roles and am getting a masters in Data Science.

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TOP 45 Comments
  • Facebook / Eng CRbc25
    I heard Spotify doesn’t pay market.
    Jan 28, 2018 9
    • Facebook / Eng CRbc25
      Market isn't 50th percentile. Market means you pay what top firms pay. The terminology is the same in law and finance.
      Feb 2, 2018
    • Spotify IkPm12
      H6dsw: That’s not how percentiles work. It means that Spotify pays 75% of what the top of the market offers.
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Facebook kool8
      Facebook's official stance is top 30% so official is about the same. Practice matters more
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Spotify noobtella
      Spotify is not 75th. It's more like 65th-90th depending on role.
      Feb 10, 2018
    • Spotify / Other H6dsw
      Did I say that market was 50th? I did not. Talk to Comp&Ben (they are actually helpful) and get them to explain it for you if you'd like to understand it.
      Feb 13, 2018
  • Uber FhuO85
    Uber is pretty good in nyc, probably the strongest engineering team of any of their remote offices. Great place to work, I would encourage you to check it out.
    Jan 29, 2018 4
    • Tinder / Eng
      imacat🐈

      Tinder Eng

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      imacat🐈more
      Are you hiring non senior devs there?
      Feb 3, 2018
    • Uber FhuO85
      Yeah, not a lot of new college hires because the experienced pipeline in nyc is so good, but there are plenty of people joining with just a few years experience. What’s your skill set/experience?
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Tinder / Eng
      imacat🐈

      Tinder Eng

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      imacat🐈more
      1 year of exp, not including internships
      Feb 4, 2018
    • Uber m2"ina&.p
      +1
      Feb 9, 2018
  • Spotify Dhah
    If you want top pay and not finance there’s pretty much only google and FB in NYC. At Spotify you’ll take a pay (both starting and growth) hit, but they do offer European benefits. I’ve heard good things about Lyft but they’re super small in nyc.
    Jan 29, 2018 7
    • General Mills Confuzzled
      OP
      Seems like a pretty good place to start at least! Ive got young kids and my current place let’s me work from home whenever they are sick or have a day off from school. How is Spotify in that regard?
      Jan 29, 2018
    • Spotify fksjs
      Those are all doable :)
      Jan 29, 2018
    • Bloomberg drp3
      What is the growth hit you take? Are you referring to raises or opportunities to move up in the company ladder?
      Jan 31, 2018
    • Spotify fksjs
      Raises
      Feb 1, 2018
    • Spotify RLQy16
      Moving up the ladder is hard too since they prefer to hire externally for leadership roles.
      Feb 2, 2018
  • Etsy / Design UKkm50
    Etsy's hiring aggressively right now, competitive pay and really great benefits. Lyft over Uber for sure.
    Jan 29, 2018 4
    • Amazon / Eng Pro2d
      Didn’t y’all shit the bed last year and rescind offers?
      Jan 29, 2018
    • Etsy / Design UKkm50
      Totally did, it's true. The board replaced the CEO early last year and new leadership cut costs a lot, including a lot of staff and all the offers we had out. Which sucked. But since then, we've had two great earnings calls and stock prices are up again. So hiring is happening again too.
      Jan 29, 2018
    • Etsy OXeh81
      I guess it's time to sell my Etsy stock.
      Jan 30, 2018
    • Chase tjPE83
      Whats the TC like at etsy?
      May 30, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Pro2d
    I think Bloomberg is kickass
    Jan 28, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng CRbc25
    Lyft
    Jan 28, 2018 1
    • Tinder / Eng
      imacat🐈

      Tinder Eng

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      imacat🐈more
      I heard their NYC office only wants senior Candidates tho.. maybe someone from Lyft can confirm this..?
      Jan 29, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng vqXq75
    The tech market is dead there. I just left after 20 years. If you’re in a well-paying gig then you’re fine for now, but those looking are getting crappy offers (if any). Spare me the posts about hedge fund offers for $500K — those few offers are only possible to quant analysts with PhDs in math and expert C++ skills.
    Jan 28, 2018 1
    • Duck Creek / Eng czXq
      Checks out. Getting paid garbo for doing lots
      Jan 29, 2018
  • eBay / Eng
    #yolo

    eBay Eng

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    #yolomore
    Ebay!
    Jan 28, 2018 0
  • Amazon Teon
    Stay away from RTR
    Jan 29, 2018 2
    • Facebook / Eng CRbc25
      What’s that?
      Jan 29, 2018
    • Squarespace / Other aIcv13
      RTR = Rent the Runway, I’m guessing
      Jun 6, 2018
  • Squarespace hOsy52
    Check out Squarespace as well
    Feb 13, 2018 1
    • Chase tjPE83
      What’s the TC like?
      May 30, 2018
  • MongoDB Donkey Kon
    How about Mongodb who is HQed in NYC?
    Feb 2, 2018 1
    • Chase tjPE83
      What’s the TC like?
      May 30, 2018
  • General Mills Confuzzled
    OP
    Thanks for all the input. I’d love to work at the Googles and FBs of NY but realistically speaking I don’t think I’d do well right now. Everyone keeps talking about leetcode and studying for months to prep. Between finishing grad school, kids, and my current job... I don’t have time to do much else. The HOPE is that I can move into a great company after school, get some real world experience and finally work on a small number of leetcode then try my luck with Google / FB. It’ll take a few years but it’ll happen eventually. Late to the game compared to the new undergrads but it is what it is.
    Jan 29, 2018 1
    • Facebook / Eng CRbc25
      Better to start the leetcode now and work on it gradually
      Jan 29, 2018
  • LinkedIn Noid
    👋
    Jan 28, 2018 0
  • Pandora TtIC67
    Pandora has a great ny office with small eng team
    Mar 2, 2018 0

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