Companies to interview with that can exceed Google TC.

Facebook TheNight
Apr 30 34 Comments

I’m interviewing with Google Uber and Lyft in a month. I want to add 1 or 2 more companies to the list.

I have 2.5 yoe. My criteria are:
1 - Company should be able to offer 280k-300k TC so I can use their offers to push Google’s offer up.
2 - Should be company I’m willing to join if Google doesn’t match.
3 - Has to be in Bay Area.

I’m thinking of Airbnb, LinkedIn and Twitter. Can they meet the 1st criteria?

Unfortunately Netflix only hires senior engineers.

Any other companies I’m missing?

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TOP 34 Comments
  • Pure Storage meemeep
    2.5 yoe and you want $300k TC?
    Apr 30 9
    • Oracle Elana
      Op is Indian
      Apr 30
    • Oracle / Eng aham
      Enjoy the bubble while it lasts. Make hay while the sun shines!
      Apr 30
    • Facebook TheNight
      OP
      @Elana nice guess but I’m not Indian :)

      @aham there’s no way this crazy tc will last and I intend to milk this period as long as it lasts.
      Apr 30
    • New / Eng
      duqO85

      New Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      duqO85more
      Yeah... Companies are definitely overpaying for junior engineers these days. It's ridiculous, but I guess get it while it's hot
      Apr 30
    • Don’t listen to the haters OP. I have 10 YOE and love seeing the youngins getting money.

      Like you said, milk it while it lasts. 💦

      Oh and, yeah, you’re on the right track — with Uber if you’re leveled at L4 you may have a shot at 300k+. Just make sure you do well in the interview, both coding and design/architecture questions.
      Apr 30
  • Facebook FaceTime
    Try Snap, their TC is very high.
    Apr 30 0
  • Google Ency467
    100% pay increase to $300k. Would be epic. Please report back with your offers and what they are!
    Apr 30 0
  • Facebook prospector
    Lyft is not in Bay Area
    Apr 30 6
    • Intuit readyTo🔥
      Menlo Park is not Bay Area
      Apr 30
    • NIO / Eng
      napstar

      NIO Eng

      PRE
      Western Digital
      napstarmore
      Umm Bay Area includes both SF and San Jose and whatever in between. So yeah Menlo Park is in Bay Area (and so is google)
      Apr 30
    • Intuit readyTo🔥
      Sorry, I was trying to point out the absurdity in saying Lyft (which is in SoMa) is not in the Bay Area.
      Apr 30
    • Capital One
      Drake

      Capital One

      BIO
      Nothing was the same.
      Drakemore
      Is SF considered part of SV?
      Apr 30
    • Salesforce hdhdjen
      SF is right next to the bay.
      May 1
  • Slack / Eng
    namelessyo

    Slack Eng

    BIO
    Looking women Chinese speakers for lunch in SF
    namelessyomore
    Mind sharing your current TC and why leaving?
    Apr 30 7
    • Facebook TheNight
      OP
      I get asked this all the time lol. TC is $150k. I’m an “enterprise engineer” at Facebook meaning I get paid significantly less RSUs. Even if I transfer to SWE my comp won’t be re adjusted.

      I like my team and I’m still learning but a year has passed and if I can make even 60-80% more outside of Facebook then I’ll take it.
      Apr 30
    • Google Ency467
      FB won't raise comp if you change job roles entirely? Sounds odd
      Apr 30
    • Facebook prospector
      Enterprise Engineer has lower bar than SWE, so no OP needs to re-interview.
      Apr 30
    • Slack / Eng
      namelessyo

      Slack Eng

      BIO
      Looking women Chinese speakers for lunch in SF
      namelessyomore
      Thanks for sharing. What is an enterprise engineer? Solution engineer?
      Apr 30
    • Facebook FaceTime
      Yes, only refresher will be aligned.
      Apr 30
  • Google will come at you with a lowball offer of 190k anyway. So technically many companies will be able to exceed that
    Apr 30 0
  • Pornhub has crazy ‘hard’ interviews
    Apr 30 0
  • Adobe / Eng tedxsg
    LinkedIn could pay you that much, if you get a senior swe offer from them.
    May 1 1
    • LinkedIn / Eng mort
      300k is near the upper end of Senior SWE band. Since OP has just 2.5 yoe, doubt we will offer that much(unless we really, really want them for some reason). 250k is more doable.
      May 1
  • Snapchat bFCN68
    Supply will meet the demand eventually
    Apr 30 0
  • Facebook FaceTime
    LinkedIn has no refresher
    May 1 1
    • LinkedIn / Eng mort
      There are refreshers, but it's not guaranteed
      May 1

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