Citadel Securities? Good alternative to FAANG?
Would you recommend it for a software engineer position (in infrastructure related to trading, not an algo dev or similar)? Let’s assume TC ~ $500k (I’ve been told that from preliminary discussions with recruiter).
Let’s also assume a couple FAANG offers, Netflix and Facebook specifically, at E5 for ~ $400k TC.
I haven’t done big companies before, just small startups throughout my 8y career. I am used to long working hours but I’m sure in the startups I’ve been exposed to less talented people than the average quality at FAANG. I’ve been a top performer at all my startups but don’t think will be able to be that distinguished in an environment with so much talent, from what I read everyone there is really hungry for recognition.
What would you choose? How is the environment in Citadel Securities?