Company Tiers

New mkmF70
Apr 30, 2018 18 Comments

I’m going to be applying to SWE jobs in LA soon and wanted to get some thoughts on my rankings of most desirable companies. The main factors to consider are pay, wlb, and future opportunities.

Top
-Google
-Snapchat
-Netflix (probably don’t have the experience for this)
-Facebook(do they have engineering in LA?)

Solid
-Amazon (Ring, Twitch included)
-Hulu
-Tinder
-Riot
-Microsoft
-Honey
-Dollar Shave Club
-Disney(not sure on this one)
-True[X] (also not sure)

Good enough
-Promising startups (any recommendations?)
-SpaceX
-TrueCar
-Edmunds
-Nordstrom

Undesirable
-Government contractors

Also a few companies I’d like to hear more about if anyone has any insight on them are

-Smarkets
-Oscar
-Honest Company
-GoodRx
-OpenTable

If you have any companies to recommend or changes to the rankings I’d love to hear them.

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Two Sigma dLcV53hbb
    Snapchat should be moved down a tier.
    Apr 30, 20183
    • New mkmF70
      OP
      Is that due to predicted stock depreciation or wlb concerns?
      Apr 30, 2018
    • Two Sigma dLcV53hbb
      Recent layoffs, lower comp for new offers due to stock, talent bailing, and AMZNs stupid vest schedule.
      Apr 30, 2018
    • New mkmF70
      OP
      All fair points, although I believe they vest evenly now
      Apr 30, 2018
  • TrueCar 7linmg
    TrueCar is a negative. They are busy moving out of legacy code into a ruby based stack. You're skills will stale. Promotions are based on who you know. Highly political. WFH policy is changing to demand more office time.
    Jun 29, 20180
  • Amazon / Enggldnhndcfs
    Nordstrom has epic WLB and pays competitive with Microsoft and amazon if you have competing offers.
    May 7, 20180
  • Hortonworks ruJB85
    Silicon beach area has the highest paying companies which includes the top tier you mention. The further east, the lower the pay. It should be easy to job hop and look for future opportunities if you work in silicon beach area.
    Apr 30, 20180
  • TrueCar Jx3$8-
    Truecar is a lot better now that the replatforming efforts are complete.
    Nov 29, 20181
  • Netflix / EngBlndrThngs
    Netflix doesn’t have much (if any) Engineering is LA
    Apr 30, 20180
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    • Google / EngTech2long
      Edmunds is a car website...really?

      Dollar Shave Club is a company that does monthly shaving deals.

      TrueCar compares prices with cars in your area to use as leverage when buying used or new.

      Where do you live? Which rock?
      Apr 30, 2018
    • Google / EngTech2long
      They’ll send you shavers and razors every month for a small subscription fee, contrast to buying them at a pharmacy or other store for more usually.

      I’m surprised you’ve never bought or owned a car. I find that weird, but then again I’m a car person. I can’t imagine life without a vehicle.
      Apr 30, 2018
    • Google / EngTech2long
      This is true, but it doesn’t mean you won’t want to leave the city. Besides, if you’re someone into cars and automotive, then of course you’d have one.
      Apr 30, 2018
  • Tinder / Eng
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    Dollar shave club, Disney, true[x], move down a tier.
    Apr 30, 20181
    • Opternative lenkhj
      why do you say that about true[x]?
      May 5, 2018
  • Disney GKgi22
    If you join Disney from any large, reputable tech company you will be sorely disappointed. Pay rarely measures up as they bank on their name to draw people in. The tech is largely outdated and it can be cutthroat political.
    Dec 12, 20180
  • TrueCar aciU33
    TrueCar has great pay, WLB, and career growth opportunity. DM me if you’re interested.
    Apr 30, 20180
  • Microsoft justdan
    I would get the offer first and then compare vs ranking companies without any context. You need to consider total comp and what you'll be actually doing once you get there.
    Apr 30, 20180

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