Best time to join fb/google?

Apple / Eng cho Chang
May 23, 2018 22 Comments

I have almost 8 months of experience but my TC is only ~185k (plus signing bonus plus annual bonus). What’s the best time for me to join fb/google to optimize my comp and career trajectories?

Should I try joining as L3/E3 as soon as I reach my first anniversary and don’t have to pay back the signing bonus?

Or should I wait until I have around 3 years of experience and try joining as L4/E4?

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TOP 22 Comments
  • New 3CPO
    You lost me at “I have almost 8 months of experience but my TC is only ~185k (plus signing bonus plus annual bonus).”
    Esp. the “only” part.
    May 23, 2018 1
  • Amazon / Eng sde3
    Try to get 9m experience, it will push your TC to 400k not including bonus.
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Collusion
    If you don't get to 800k TC by 10 months, just commit sudoku cuz it means you're trash
    May 23, 2018 2
    • New me1st
      You mean seppuku smart guy?
      May 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Collusion
      Woosh
      May 23, 2018
  • Amazon / Other
    noodlePool

    Amazon Other

    PRE
    Amazon
    BIO
    Sr TPM at Amazon in Seattle. 200k TC 11 YOE
    noodlePoolmore
    These TC comparison contests, and Blind in particular, are spoiling (read destroying) these kids. *almost 8 months* *only 185k* 😂
    May 23, 2018 2
    • New 3CPO
      If he ONLY had NINE months of experience, I’d totally disagree with you!!
      May 23, 2018
    • Booking.com b.ab
      hahaha wtf, 8 months is not in my book as "experience".
      Join a team + ramp-up up to (actually) productive level is at least 2 months. So you (maybe) contributed for 2 quarters

      experience
      May 23, 2018
  • SAP desigal
    Well fb google wont help you kid. Play the big game. Build something and you will be worth millions with a career trajectory you could never imagine. Play it from inside ;)
    May 23, 2018 1
    • BAE Systems 552pv
      What does this mean?
      Jun 13, 2018
  • Google yue
    8 months and ONKY 185k. You will find this only in Bay Area. Move when you no longer find interesting opportunities at Apple or find an interesting opportunity at fb/g.
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    Ryuwusbfua

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    IBM, Cisco
    Ryuwusbfuamore
    Am I being memed

    What an honor
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Oh God!
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Pediasure
    8 months and only 185k tc - that’s such a shame :( how are you even sleeping
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Facebook fakeny
    Troll lol
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Facebook public
    Millenials are the best!
    May 23, 2018 0
  • New / Eng MaulIsBack
    If your work is interesting wait until you can join at T4/E4. Maybe interview once a year until then and see if you get an offer worth moving for even without a level jump.
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Terrybl
    You must be terrible negotiator. Almost everyone I know makes more than 240k TC as campus hire
    May 23, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      Ryuwusbfua

      Amazon Eng

      PRE
      IBM, Cisco
      Ryuwusbfuamore
      Are you being serious or
      May 23, 2018
  • Twitch Buckhead
    Lmao so entitled
    May 23, 2018 0
  • New AMex31
    Interview anyway just to get good at interviewing as well as to see what you manage to get.
    May 23, 2018 0

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