Deciding between two offers

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I have got an offer from Facebook at e4 level (iOS engineer) and from Apple (mid-senior position as well). Compensation wise both are almost on the same level.

- In FB, I will get the opportunity to focus more on App-development and consumer-facing products which I have wanted to do for some time now
- In Apple, I have met the team and manager and I feel really good about the work on the team

What other factors should I be considering?
Any help is appreciated!

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  • How many YOE do you have?
    May 28 2
    • Verizon Media / Eng
      xxcC15

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      2yrs. This would be my 2nd job out of college
      May 28
    • Wow those are some nice offers for 1yoe. You are in a real good position (:
      May 28
  • Bloomberg Tfkk01
    Who you work with more important then what you work on for your success.
    May 28 0
  • New / Eng PzdY38
    Care to share the offers?
    May 28 3
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      xxcC15

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      Both are ~300K and the difference between them is ~10K
      May 28
    • Twitch / Biz Dev Riw948f92
      Congrats man. That's incredible for 2 yoe
      May 28
    • CenturyLink going2fb
      Op, do you mind sharing fb breakdown?
      May 29
  • Tim Apple is the way to go
    May 28 0
  • Microsoft jesus-
    If its same comp. why would you pick fb over any other major tech with better culture and wlb such as apple, ms, google.
    May 28 2
    • You said Apple has better culture and wlb than Facebook. I don’t agree. Apple has terrible WLB if you didn’t know. On par with Facebook.

      Regarding culture, IMO Facebook culture is better. People are very open about what they are working on. At apple, they have a cult like culture of insane secrecy. I’ve read stories where team members literally disappear for months to work on a special “project” alone. They can’t even tell their teammates about it. Not even the manager may have details about it.

      If you work at apple, expect to not be able to tell your friends what you work on. In many cases, you can’t even mention the name of the org.
      May 28
    • New zsax
      Lol... plenty of reasons, much better refreshers than ms, generally rewards high performers more, faster career growth, engineering culture preferences, more software focused infra/scale challenged than Apple
      May 29
  • Box λλ
    I'd be concerned about possible regulatory action against Facebook causing their stock to drop. Given all their scandals and PR issues, I'd say Apple
    May 28 0
  • Verizon Media / Eng
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    I went with Facebook.. I still pretty much love the Apple team but I felt I can explore more areas in FB.
    Jun 19 2
  • AT&T / Eng
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    How many people at Facebook are trying to work at Apple?

    How many people at Apple are trying to work at Facebook?

    There’s your answer.
    May 29 2
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      Do you have those numbers? :)
      May 29
    • AT&T / Eng
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      It should be no surprise having any familiarity with Blind that there is a reason why, despite the acronym FANG having gone through many permutations, it will ALWAYS have an F and a G.
      May 29
  • Cisco / Eng jazk27
    How did you prepare for the interviews?
    May 29 1
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      Leetcode! And also at my current job I got to work closely with my architect so my design sense has become strong. I think they liked that
      May 29
  • Microsoft jesus-
    Make a poll.

    Also apple
    May 28 1
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      xxcC15

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      You are saying pick apple?
      May 28
  • Verizon Media EIWt20
    Work life balance and open source contributions are good at Facebook. But by joining Apple you will get 25% employee discount on Apple products.
    May 29 0
  • Twitch / Biz Dev Riw948f92
    Factor in commute time.

    Also factor in free food at fb but prob not at apple
    May 28 0
  • Oath silentab
    Which one did you decide ?
    Jun 17 0
  • Clearstream.TV / Eng JobSearch
    Sent you a pm Verizon
    Jun 4 0
  • Cisco SFXH32
    Team and management are priceless. If they’re really good you’ll do things you want and more over time imho. I say Apple, because if I get a good feeling about team and management I’m sold.
    May 29 0
  • Cisco / Eng
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    Wow votes are so close 🍿
    May 29 0
  • LinkedIn hgfth
    FB offer breakup?
    May 28 0