Does Facebook SF really pay more?

Microsoft CasiusClay
Jul 23 19 Comments

It seems that base for SDE2 at Microsoft is only around ~20k less than an E4. When comparing COL, it seems like a wash. What am I missing? Is it in the stock?

Edit: Specifically comparing FB Menlo Park vs. Msft Redmond

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Facebook BeingCoder
    What level is sde2? Fb has same pay everywhere within US.
    Jul 23 13
    • Facebook / Retail bookfacer
      Yes even for SWE... or so they say
      Jul 23
    • Microsoft oppensive
      Great point about college options. You forgot CalTech! A lot of kids in Seattle area go to UC Berkeley because there is no option after UW. The gap between UW is too big and UW itself is not a popular country wide option except CS program (even this is kinda local).
      Jul 23
    • Facebook / Eng
      dividebyz

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Facebook
      dividebyzmore
      Not everything revolves around kids
      Jul 24
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      For singles and couples without kids yes. Otherwise not.
      Jul 24
    • Microsoft oppensive
      Kids are more important to many parents than even themselves.
      Jul 24
  • Facebook derpd
    I'm not sure I understand your question, but yes stock and refreshers in particular are significantly higher. Also, FB has a large presence in Seattle. Promotions are also considerably faster.
    Jul 23 2
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      This might confuse OP. When you say stocks and refreshers are higher it means for the level and not location.
      Jul 23
    • Microsoft CasiusClay
      OP
      Updated the question but your answer makes sense.
      Jul 23
  • Facebook public2
    Yes.
    Jul 23 0
  • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
    Yeah they pay more to cover for train pass fee
    Jul 23 0