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Jun 10 24 Comments

~2 yoe have an SDE1 offer from amazon with tc - 180k (Seattle)
I like the team, HM and work being done there.

Google and Facebook seem to not have headcount. Should I take up the job and interview there(at g/f etc) when promoted to sde2, or should I wait it out and interview towards end of year?

Current TC - 100k

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Cisco ursomad
    So you’re thinking of turning down an 80% increase in TC for a potential opportunity to interview with G/FB later?

    I can’t tell if this is some attempt at a subtle brag or just actual stupidity. Of course you take the Amazon job right now
    Jun 10 9
    • New p9$/5
      OP
      @ursomad I see what you’re saying but I’m just trying to gather opinion here.
      Jun 10
    • Cisco ursomad
      Who cares if you’re SDE1 or 50. It’s $ that matters
      Jun 10
    • New p9$/5
      OP
      Well the idea is to grow vertically AND improve TC. Not just be at the same level for the next n years.
      Jun 10
    • Cisco ursomad
      You having some arbitrary number attached to your SDE ranking that’s completely different across companies and industries is probably the dumbest thing ever
      Jun 10
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      OP
      Lol.
      Jun 10
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    I'm in the same boat as you, Google definitely does not have head count. I am going to take the offer if I get TC like yours haha. I have $94k in the Midwest now
    Jun 10 8
    • New cCTI36
      I feel so depressed when I login to blind.. though I am addicted to it..these guys don't know how Midwesterners manage their lives with low TC
      Jun 10
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      THE LAND. Come down to Columbus though the TC is slightly higher I have found. But houses are pricier here too. It's depressing I agree, it's why I'm moving out. But it's a hard choice for me still :(
      Jun 10
    • New cCTI36
      Where are you going. Yoe? Background?
      Jun 10
    • Gap / Eng randUser
      Amazon, 2 YOE, work at gap after graduating from Ohio State as a computer engineering major

      Java Dev working mostly on the backend
      Jun 10
    • New cCTI36
      Congrats.seattle? Dmed u
      Jun 10
  • Amazon / Eng GoodOmen
    Have you talked to actual recruiters from G/FB? From my sources they’re not looking for junior engineers (less than 5 YOE).
    Jun 10 1
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      OP
      The g recruiter said they’ll have headcount by q4. No estimates for fb. How much time would an experienced hire take to get promoted from sde1-2?
      Jun 10
  • Microsoft / Eng JimmyRstlr
    Is this in AWS? That's pretty much top of the band for a SDE1.
    Jun 10 1
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      OP
      Not AWS
      Jun 10
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    Whats the TC breakdown? Expecting some numbers today or tomorrow for SDE1 in Seattle
    Jun 10 0