Does it really make a difference where you work?

New phloem
Jun 11 13 Comments

it feels like minor comp differences and team specific differences aside, it really doesn't matter where you work if the company is top tier. It's all the same people who rotate between these. Here thinking about Google, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb among others

Some have more mature tooling, some are faster as a function of being smaller etc but all in all, is there really a big difference?

Does that ring true?

Any folks who have worked at a subset of these companies care to share their thoughts?

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Amazon amaholic
    Depending on your goals even different teams within the same company can make a big difference!
    Jun 11 0
  • Facebook teetees
    Oooh look at me with all these fancy offers pretending that I don't care. Are the rest of you anonymous fuckheads proud of me because my parents weren't?
    Jun 11 1
    • New phloem
      OP
      Removed the offending part
      Jun 11
  • Google Karam2
    Being at a top tier company helps you get better jobs/offers in the future. If I only think about the present, I would leave Google for ShitCo, LTD for more money
    Jun 11 4
    • New phloem
      OP
      Makes sense! Does Google have an obvious advantage in that over other companies?
      Jun 11
    • Amazon Bill.
      I thought the top companies pay more than others and it would be hard to get similar offers at a ShitCo?
      Jun 12
    • Google Karam2
      Not necessarily. Many good Fintech companies, snap, etc pay more
      Jun 12
    • Amazon Bill.
      That is good to know. thanks
      Jun 12
  • Facebook PqXs
    I think G is a different tier of maturity from the other three — in terms of tooling and how things are run.

    Besides that I think it’s just the problems the companies are trying to solve that may or may not appeal to you and only if you get in relevant teams as well.
    Jun 11 1
    • New phloem
      OP
      Agreed! Problems and teams seem to be a more interesting way to think about companies to work at.
      Jun 11
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    tOp TiEr
    Jun 11 0
  • LinkedIn boringdude
    Some you’ll work 80, and 30 elsewhere! Makes a huge difference.
    Jun 12 0
  • Lam Research rektkid
    What about 🍎?
    Jun 11 0