CTO of Startup vs SWE at FAANG

Amazon / Eng Bluh
Nov 13 19 Comments

CTO position offers 7% equity and 100k a year
SWE position pays 130 TC

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  • Cisco
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    CTO sounds like a massive title inflation. CTO is not someone who programs
    Nov 13 9
    • Cisco
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      Yeah like seriously thats why I said its a massive title inflation, Amazon thule needs to read. based on OP even asking this question implies that OP sees the CTO title juicy, which in reality is just a title inflation. If I see a dude who has CTO on his resume, I will probably laugh and throw into a no hire pile
      Nov 13
    • Snapchat QaH7er3PxL
      Cisco u should exercise humility. No hire pile at Cisco lol, now that's a joke.
      Nov 13
    • Cisco
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      Lol its funny how a sexting app employee is bashing a multi billion dollar sales company. Just because you work at a popular company and earn ridiculous number of RSUs, doesnt make you that special to bash on Cisco 😂
      Nov 13
    • Snapchat QaH7er3PxL
      I'm bashing ur arrogance, Cisco is merely context.
      Nov 13
    • Cisco
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      Ty for contribution
      Nov 13
  • Magic Leap dark_night
    If you really have to ask this from blind, SWE for sure! It takes lots of preparation, commitment and opportunity loss at least the first two years as a CTO
    Nov 13 0
  • Compass
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    What’s the startup do? How much funding do they have? How long of a runway? Geographic location?
    Nov 13 1
    • Amazon / Eng Bluh
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      Real estate tech startup. 2m in funding, FL
      Nov 19
  • SWE at FAANG. 100k CTO is a joke and will be a red flag of your resume, imho. I assume you don’t have experience.
    Nov 13 2
    • Amazon thule
      I've never seen those as red flags when interviewing, just as an experience that wasn't strictly honing skills more relevant to FAANG SWE roles - sometimes it's better than seeing a no name company SWE role tbh. Depending on experience level it can also be very impressive to see someone with expanded responsibilities.
      Nov 13
    • @thule, what’s your YoE?
      Nov 13
  • New rTo23
    You can always come back to FAANG right?
    Nov 13 0
  • Facebook 484d9r
    Take the startup if you are solving for something really hard or cool. Your experience will put you on a different trajectory.
    Nov 13 0
  • Bloomberg Mike BB
    Keep in mind that the 7% equity will get diluted with funding rounds!
    Nov 13 0

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