FAIR vs Amazon Alexa AI as a PhD fresh grad?

GE / R&D EtdK43
Sep 16 12 Comments

Which one is better in terms of usual TC, work life balance? It would be great if you can provide some pros and cons. Thanks

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  • Google burnItDown
    Both are bad if you value work life balance.
    But Facebook is a better paymaster and a stronger brand in the AI space
    Sep 16 2
    • GE / R&D EtdK43
      OP
      Thank you
      Sep 16
    • Facebook easzss
      varies, there are some deep mind people at fb who have said their wlb has gotten better
      Sep 16
  • Amazon JCarou
    Don’t do Amazon. It’s pretty bad for PhDs
    Sep 16 4
    • GE / R&D EtdK43
      OP
      Thanks. May I know why?
      Sep 16
    • Amazon JCarou
      You’ll likely come in as an L4, which is one of the lowest tech roles and gains the same respect as a college hire or intern (slightly higher salary). I’m an L5 (SDE) and it’s crazy to me that I’m paid more than people who just spent 5-6 years of their lives in school. I assume it’s better for scientists at most companies
      Sep 16
    • Qualcomm / Eng ggnori
      Is it the same case with new grad phds who come in under applied scientist job class? I figure with their background in research they should be L5 or so.
      Sep 16
    • Apple rainyDayz
      I think PhD come in at L5.
      Sep 16
  • Facebook Spartacuss
    How is this a question?
    Research scientist at FAIR is a completely different league than at Alexa AI. In TC, in the quality of your peers, in WLB, in about every metric.
    Sep 16 2
    • GE / R&D EtdK43
      OP
      I think asking something to know is not wrong.
      Thanks for your input.
      Sep 17
    • Facebook Spartacuss
      You're right, asking questions is not wrong. I should've phrased my reply better
      Sep 17
  • Illumina syTY05
    Do PhD also get paid well as SWE in Facebook Google than Amazon?
    Sep 16 0

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