Best companies to work for in Seattle

Microsoft PURL43
Nov 30, 2018 250 Comments

I am currently working in Microsoft as SDE 2 and looking for a switch. What companies are offering great packages in Seattle area including startups as long as package is good.
Current TC 180k

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  • Motorola AQtz77
    Amazon :)
    Nov 30, 2018 44
    • Adobe Born2Run
      👆🏻This...
      Dec 3, 2018
    • Spotify WizzAir
      Any company that offers best of both worlds?
      Dec 3, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      AWS
      onMyWaymore
      Spotify? ;)
      Dec 3, 2018
    • Amazon RxPD12
      My guess is Google?
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Spotify WizzAir
      Spotify is chill and work on some cool things sometimes. But we dont make much money.
      Dec 4, 2018
  • Groupon LuvGrpn
    Groupon, some hot stuff is getting baked in prod and engg in order to prove ourselves!
    Nov 30, 2018 12
    • Groupon afrostwolf
      Groupon is a garbage
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Groupon H5754
      Clearly my fellow Grouponers does not share my enthusiasm :p

      PS: As a swe I can confidently say, we DO NOT live in the fear of lay-offs. There was just ONE lay-off in the entire history, that too about 200 under achievers among 10k employees :|
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Facebook AyyoLeMayo
      All of my friends at groupon left cuz they felt like company didnt know what it was doing
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Groupon EFwM14
      AyyoLeMayo, I know a lot of people in the industry, and they’ve all said the same—no company seems to know what they are doing, these days.
      Dec 3, 2018
    • Microsoft BoRk67
      @H5754 that’s a bunch of b.s
      Dec 6, 2018
  • Facebook pipirupiru
    Airbnb
    Apple
    Dropbox
    Facebook
    Google
    Indeed
    Lyft
    MemSQL
    OCI
    Uber
    Valve
    Nov 30, 2018 14
    • Facebook / Eng :?
      @userg7: read the original post
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Indeed tobyzieg
      Indeed is great if you’re looking for WLB and a place to stay for 3+ years. The compensation structure is set up that you make some serious extra bank starting the third calendar year. Senior levels will get a check for like 140k in January
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Unity vRoO76
      Unity
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Microsoft YAtm0
      What’s WLB?
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng :?
      WLB = Work life balance
      Dec 6, 2018
  • Microsoft Gambini
    Uber and Facebook probably pay the best, followed by Google. You can however do better than 180 wherever you go at L4.
    Nov 30, 2018 0
  • Square / Eng barthelion
    Square! We’re a new office here with competitive comp and (in my opinion) pretty cool projects. PM for info if you want.
    Dec 1, 2018 10
    • Square / Eng barthelion
      Personally I can’t speak to raise / refresh as I’m only just coming up on my nine months here, but I can say it’s the best job I’ve ever had and I’m extremely excited about what I’m working on.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Square / Eng ssspppaaa
      @stripe our refreshers are in general OK but not impressive.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • New / Eng RzOT50
      How many people are in the Square office and/or what are you hoping to grow to?
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Vertivco / R&D
      Warp Zone!

      Vertivco R&D

      PRE
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      Warp Zone!more
      Do not buy into the lies and disinformation.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Microsoft Gandalfee
      How big is the office currently and where is it located if I may ask?
      Dec 5, 2018
  • Zillow Group eSdM58
    Zillow
    Dec 1, 2018 3
    • Zillow Group Zilowman
      Great place to work
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Splunk / Eng
      MrSplow

      Splunk Eng

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      Microsoft
      MrSplowmore
      I’m worried about the company since they started getting into property acquisition. Do you feel that might end up being a drain in the company given the current housing concerns?
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Zillow Group / Product
      ZG product

      Zillow Group Product

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      ZG productmore
      That’s where our massive opportunity is. Have u bought a house? The process is painful. We’re doing something about it.
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Uber Rocco69
    Homeless
    Dec 1, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn sadfcbasy
    in fact I know one with greatest package in Seattle, Tableau
    Dec 1, 2018 8
    • Amazon Vbntrb
      They’re about to go bust..
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Tableau fBCz83
      Pick Tableau if you want to work at a company that respects its employees and makes customers a priority.

      If you thrive on beating your opponent, your primary motivation is career growth, or if you just want to work on the coolest tech trends, Tableau probably isn’t for you.

      If you want to grow as a leader, love working with a team to achieve great things, bring a service mindset instead of ego, and believe work is more about the outcome than the method, you could be really happy at Tableau.

      We do tend to sink or swim on stock. In my experience salary is lower than others, but TC tends to be higher carried by the stock. We’re growing fast, which helps. Customers love the product and the company.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Tableau 🔥it
      Don’t pick Tableau if you are a women. The company is bro - and only respects bro.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Tableau fBCz83
      Wow, I’m hurt to hear you say that, and really sorry you had a bad experience. Mine has been the opposite.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Tableau Pete@Nerv
      Tableau is pretty great. The complains that salary is low and stock might make up for it is valid. It’s still risky even though it’s doing well now. This year almost made up for the three previous years for me. There are some bro culture problems that range anywhere from awful to non existent depending on where in the company you land. Hopefully we are fixing that but management needs trained or cleaned up first. My advice is that I would give for any enterprise if you can find the right team and manager your experience will be awesome, but don’t settle for a less than stellar team.
      Dec 3, 2018
  • Snapchat jodice
    Not Snap
    Dec 1, 2018 6
    • Snapchat jodice
      It's going down the drain
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Snapchat Evan
      I donno which way it’s gonna go buy as of now, new hires are still paid top of market.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Snapchat jodice
      And here's HR chiming in
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Snapchat Evan
      Whatever dude.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Vertivco / R&D
      Warp Zone!

      Vertivco R&D

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      Only if you went to MIT or worked at the Big 7.
      Dec 2, 2018
  • Zillow Group / Product
    ZG product

    Zillow Group Product

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    Amazon
    ZG productmore
    Zillow. We’re doing really interesting stuff. Consumer facing products. HQ in Seattle. Great time to take a look at us.
    Dec 1, 2018 9
    • Stripe / Eng Ab4521
      SDE I. I was also leveled similarly elsewhere. My thoughts are they lowballed me because all my other offers were unicorns and they didn’t care for paper money competition.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Groupon STCO30
      Zillow matched my google offer; think they do well on comp.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Zillow Group / Product
      ZG product

      Zillow Group Product

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      Amazon
      ZG productmore
      Yeah not sure what happened but if you’re looking again, it’s worth your time to take another look.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Vertivco / R&D
      Warp Zone!

      Vertivco R&D

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      Warp Zone!more
      Am currently taking another look. Haven't heard anything back yet. It's been weeks.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Microsoft Gandalfee
      Does Zillow have office in Bellevue? I responded to Zillow recruiters several times and never received any replies back over at LinkedIn. Strange.
      Dec 5, 2018
  • Microsoft Bedi
    Try splunk too, they have low hiring bar and pays well much better than 180k
    Dec 1, 2018 21
    • Vertivco / R&D
      Warp Zone!

      Vertivco R&D

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      Warp Zone!more
      I see that there are 5 openings for non-senior programmers. That's all?
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Splunk iorm72
      Not sure.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Splunk / Eng
      MrSplow

      Splunk Eng

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      Microsoft
      MrSplowmore
      Just apply, someone will get back
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Vertivco / R&D
      WARP ZONE!

      Vertivco R&D

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      WARP ZONE!more
      1 out of 3 of my applications have just been rejected.
      Dec 4, 2018
    • Microsoft Gandalfee
      Interview performance is not correlated to how good he was in his previous job. Current interview system actually favors underperformers who have a lot of time for studying interview questions. Most of my colleagues who went to Google and Facebook were low performers or someone whose team was about to be laid off and they got assigned little to no work. As long as tech companies don’t respect the experience gained in other companies, we are just favoring people who are willing to sacrifice their life for studying or people with no job.

      This is already well known issue. I think OP of this thread is unaware of this due to limited exposure to US interview world (because of visa).
      Dec 5, 2018
  • Redfin / Eng embiggens
    Redfin! I have Steve Ballmer levels of love for this company.
    Dec 1, 2018 5
    • Zillow Group / Eng
      Hollowed

      Zillow Group Eng

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      Motorola
      BIO
      Praise the Sun!
      Hollowedmore
      Nah
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Microsoft MMKy42
      Haven't heard good things.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Facebook Kukachaka
      Fix you Estimate and Hot House models. They do not work in the current market.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Atlassian YfEJ12
      There was another thread a week ago about Redfin horror stories
      Dec 3, 2018
    • Redfin / Eng embiggens
      @YfEJ12 I found that thread. One person mentioned "horror stories" with no details or follow up, even when others asked. I don't know - certainly hasn't been my experience here
      Dec 3, 2018
  • Basically no company in Seattle is worth driving into Seattle for work everyday. Find another company on the Eastside
    Dec 2, 2018 7
    • Chase #HustleBee
      is traffic that bad?
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Lots of companies have shuttles that pick u up and drop u off, like Facebook.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Tableau fBCz83
      Moved to Seattle, bought a bike. Better food, coffee, bars, parks, and overall quality of life. Happy to leave the tail lights behind.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Microsoft aiNP74k
      Facebook Occulus on Eastside too
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Microsoft Gandalfee
      Seattle based usually has more younger folks without family. That means usually worse work life balance. Much more fun for singles though.
      Dec 5, 2018
  • Cruise Automation TheDJT
    Cruise is opening a new office in Seattle. Hiring 200+ engineers
    Dec 1, 2018 4
    • Microsoft Gandalfee
      Who to contact?
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Cruise Automation TheDJT
      Dm me
      Dec 5, 2018
    • BMW DorA13
      I know this post is old now, but are you guys still hiring?
      Sep 24
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      c++4me

      Cruise Automation Eng

      PRE
      Tesla Motors, Facebook
      BIO
      Ex-Tesla, Ex-FB Tech Lead
      c++4memore
      Yes we’re still hiring getcruise.com/careers/jobs
      Sep 24
  • Cruise Automation EWX4Q
    Cruise Automation is opening an office in Seattle and expecting to grow to 200 engineers in 2019
    Dec 2, 2018 5
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng (Ω,A,μ)
      Need anyone who knows about radar?
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Sandia National Laboratories XGcE00
      Recruiter reached out a month ago but didn't pursue because I didn't see a Seattle office. Dang.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng (Ω,A,μ)
      How's Sandia, seems like some good work goes on there?
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Sandia National Laboratories XGcE00
      I like it a lot. Wide diversity of interesting projects. Leaving because I want to move to Seattle and just for a change.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Cruise Automation TheDJT
      Feel free to apply directly or DM me your info and I’ll forward to our respective teams. Check out our openings:
      https://bit.ly/2ALpcEc
      Dec 2, 2018
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    Twitter.
    Dec 1, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Even new grad SWE1’s get 170k TC + 20k signing at twitter Seattle without negotiating.
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Uber ACHY82
    Try Uber. Really competitive now in Seattle
    Dec 1, 2018 1
  • Stripe / Eng Ab4521
    Stripe, Lyft, Airbnb, and Grab all have very good packages.
    Dec 1, 2018 0
  • Apple Snut Ella
    Gates Foundation
    Dec 1, 2018 0
  • Microsoft febdec
    Grab maybe?
    Dec 1, 2018 4
    • Google / Eng poogers
      Stop memeing Grab.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
      @__@

      Microsoft Eng

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      Citrix Systems
      @__@more
      I actually suggested Grab, didn’t mean to meme :O
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Indeed / Eng ajf81
      Don't go to Grab
      Dec 3, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
      @__@

      Microsoft Eng

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      Citrix Systems
      @__@more
      Any specific reasons?
      Dec 3, 2018

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