Citadel/Instagram/Netflix choice

Jet.com / Eng DOiF17
May 26 45 Comments

EDIT: Choose Netflix
Recently got offer in these three. Netflix is in bay area, the other two will be in NYC. TC is similar but with different stuctures.
Citadel HF: backend developer position in hedge fund department. Comp is heavy on bonus.
Instagram: E5 with top TC with structure you can expect with other fb offers.
Netflix: All cash. Backend position on media platform.

I'm seeking advice/perspective on the growth potential of me as an employee and the whole company, and also on the location between bay area and nyc.

I also have some specific questions.

For citadel: There is no performance multiplier on bonus, I woud like to know how the bonus target for swe role will be adjusted for next year if I'm a top performer this year?

For facebook/instagram: What does the wlb look like in NYC office? I heard nyc office is going through a big expansion. Is it true?

For netflix: How is the internal mobility look like? There is just one level in netflix. If in the future I want to move other companies, will that hurt my package and leveling in new company?

If someone has experience in two or all three these companies, and can share some comparison, that will be super helpful for me.

The technical challenges in these companies look like at the same level of interest to me. For the next 5 years. I would like to focus on learning technology/practices and eventually shift focus to engineering management/ run my own startup.

P.S. 4YOE with bachelor degree, married.

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TOP 45 Comments
  • Google Pqmz
    Don't take Citadel with these other offers. Engineering is a support function. NYC isn't even the HQ. All three are known to be stressful churn and burn places, but the degree may differ. Bay Area vs. NYC choice could be based on your lifestyle preference.
    May 26 3
    • Jet.com / Eng DOiF17
      OP
      Thanks for your opinion. I understand engineering is a support function in citadel, but do you have some insight into the technology used there?
      May 26
    • New nickle
      Citadel tech just as good if not better, more prestige too
      May 26
    • Yelp O(ln(e))
      Some of the tech at Citadel is good, some is bad. Citadel Securities is better for tech on average, hedge fund side is more 2nd class. You can read more about it on blind, there is a noticable difference between the two.
      May 26
  • SAP / Eng OiAt12
    TC or GTFO
    May 26 0
  • Uber
    ✅📝

    Uber

    PRE
    Facebook
    ✅📝more
    Offer details please.
    May 26 2
    • Jet.com / Eng DOiF17
      OP
      400K to 450k
      May 26
    • AQR auroraz
      Wow that’s cray with 4yoe bachelor’s. So you’re only like 26?

      What’s your field, is it ML?
      May 27
  • Facebook Haggle
    How’d you get senior offers with 4 yoe?

    I can speak to IG in nyc. We’ve got a pretty good culture here. We have happy hours often and have the nicest floor in fbny with a smoothie shop on the same floor. Office is central in nyc. Also We’re opening up more floors.
    May 26 1
    • Jet.com / Eng DOiF17
      OP
      Thanks for sharing this. I will cover your question in another thread about interview preps/reflections.
      May 26
  • Uber rRrRebU
    TC or GTFO .... share breakdown
    May 26 1
    • Jet.com / Eng DOiF17
      OP
      don't want to show the breakdown since I know the recruiter is on blind. TC breakdown is also out of picture in this discussion.
      May 26
  • AnchorFree 🍪 cookie
    What's your tech stack? The offers are pretty sick already, for 4yoe. Do you have some advanced niche expertise like AI\ML\etc?
    May 26 6
    • AnchorFree 🍪 cookie
      So, what are your top skills, Java, C++? Erlang, Haskell?:))) I'm really curious, please share
      May 26
    • AnchorFree 🍪 cookie
      Or what you're basically saying is a bachelors level knowledge plus average 4yoe backend\frontend\fullstack coding, lead to 400k offers in Netflix? O_o
      May 26
    • Jet.com / Eng DOiF17
      OP
      in short words, you need to take a lot of responsibility and grow leadership skills in these 4 yrs, not just coding and deliver projs. Java/F#/python is what I use in job.
      May 26
    • AnchorFree 🍪 cookie
      Aha! F#. I knew that. Some advanced niche skill. Functional programming. Did you write production F# code?
      Yeah leadership skills are in demand for sure. Thanks for sharing!!
      May 26
    • Jet.com / Eng DOiF17
      OP
      jet.com is an F# shop.
      May 26
  • Two Sigma / Eng mgre
    Finance bonuses are basically opaque equity grants, you can expect it to grow yoy.
    May 26 5
    • New Scurvy
      Guaranteed for first year at most hedge funds , isn’t it ?
      May 26
    • Two Sigma / Eng mgre
      I have never heard of an offer that wasn't guaranteed
      May 26
    • Jet.com / Eng DOiF17
      OP
      but how much does it grow yoy typically based on your experience?
      May 26
    • Two Sigma / Eng mgre
      I have heard TC grow between 5% and 30%, so the same as any tech company.
      May 27
    • New Mesos
      Can I DM you for a TS referral ?
      May 27
  • AnchorFree 🍪 cookie
    Btw, tax wise, what's better: "all cash" or equal offer but RSUs? (In terms of netto cash that year after tax)
    May 26 1
    • Jet.com / Eng DOiF17
      OP
      good point
      May 26
  • Apple ygtg
    Is the interview prep link to the thread you made?
    Jul 16 0
  • Citadel kg124
    Only if citadel securities side
    Jun 1 0
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Cannabis
    Mind sharing Interview prep details?
    May 26 5
    • Jet.com / Eng DOiF17
      OP
      Will do in a separate thread
      May 26
    • Apple ct.Thanos
      Is there a thread yet :D
      May 26
    • Oracle alskdj1029
      Wondering too
      May 26
    • AQR auroraz
      Wondering
      May 27
    • New ksrimt
      Wondering
      Jun 21
  • Do you have competitive programming background?
    May 26 1
    • Jet.com / Eng DOiF17
      OP
      No such background. CS major in college though.
      May 26
  • Proofpoint VFao62
    Getting e5 with 4 yoe is quite exceptional. Mind sharing some tips?
    May 26 1
    • AnchorFree 🍪 cookie
      +1 , please share! (12yoe, 170 TC)
      May 26
  • Amazon / Eng
    asdf;lkj

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    asdf;lkjmore
    Please share your interview prep post here.
    Jul 16 0
  • Netflix Zero Cool
    I smell BS.
    May 28 0
  • Two Sigma / Eng mgre
    Did you go to HYPSM?
    May 27 0
  • Amazon jsidhsnan
    OP, mind letting us know here in this thread once you share interview prep strategies.
    May 26 0
  • New Scurvy
    Is Citadel first year TC guaranteed ??
    May 26 0
  • New numaye
    What is your background?
    May 26 0