FB vs LinkedIn

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Sep 14 33 Comments

I have verbal offers from LinkedIn and actual offer from FB...this is for data analytics position...both at same level. Which one should I pick? My preference is good WLB and quality of work as against to TC.
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  • LinkedIn youNme
    If WLB is what you prefer and you got the same TC, then why are you asking? Everyone knows that FB is a sweat shop and LinkedIn has among the best WLB in the valley. Need I say more? Okay, promotions happen faster at LinkedIn. Need I say more? Okay, MSFT stock is unstoppable. Need I say more? Okay, you don't have to worry about the social manipulation that is going on at FB. You work with a clean conscious at LinkedIn. Need I say more? Okay, our CEO does his 1:1's by walking around campus so you always run into him and can ask him questions. He doesn't walk around with a team of bodyguards. Need I say more? Okay!
    Sep 14 7
    • Quora iSjP52
      Fb data is extremely hard to be promoted in
      Sep 14
    • LinkedIn youNme
      If they give you less than FB, put the FB offer in front of them. They will match.
      Sep 14
    • Facebook easzss
      Please do say more. You'll win a lot of candidates with this type of promotional banter.

      OP: Data analytics has pretty good WLB.
      Sep 14
    • KPMG / Consultant Uncle Peat
      I can't tell if this person is triggered or not, lol.
      Sep 14
    • PayPal / Creative cusoon
      OP
      What do you mean by that?
      Sep 15
  • Amazon / Eng
    AnyReqs?😟

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    Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
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    Sep 14 0
  • Facebook ojeK42
    Work - Some teams at LinkedIn have better work than FB and vice versa. Even though FB has bootcamp it's hard to figure this out as managers and team members are trained to sell their team. Overall FB will have better challenges on an average.
    Wlb - LinkedIn hands down. There is no comparison here.
    Pay - both these companies were on par for pay with FB being slightly higher. But with recent Microsoft alignment, I've heard LinkedIn refreshers have gone down.
    Perks - probably LinkedIn here for the things that matter. LinkedIn gives 2 weeks off plus unlimited PTO but FB has 21 days vacation. Food is great at both the places. Facebook has more facilities overall but they are not required. Health reimbursement was higher in LinkedIn than FB.
    Stock - Microsoft stock is doing exceptionally well compared to FB so no question here. Microsoft also has a great future potential with azure and subscriptions but FB might have run out of growth with it's product offerings.
    Internal mobility - LinkedIn has limited options due to their product offerings. FB has much wider options for you to move around with lots of different problems to solve.
    Culture - FB performance cycle is not geared towards employee growth and more short term focused. This causes additional stress and impacts wlb. Not the case at LinkedIn. But average person at FB is smarter than average person at LinkedIn. Both companies take the best possible care of their employees but Facebook has a record of firing more people than LinkedIn from my perspective.

    You can use these datapoints to evaluate your situation and what you expect in your new role. Again some people might not agree with one or more of these points.
    Sep 14 0
  • LinkedIn Wiener
    LinkedIn, better WLB, almost no refresher. Difficult promotion. Not so interesting work.

    Facebook, automatic refresher. Better brand value. I don’t know much about anything else.

    I might come back to LinkedIn to ‘retire’.
    Sep 14 1
    • Facebook easzss
      yup - lots of LI to FB, not in reverse
      Sep 14
  • LinkedIn fprjdifek
    LinkedIn undoubtedly has better WLB. Also MSFT stock is killing it relative to other tech stocks. I think FB pay could be higher though later down the line. LinkedIn is not great with stock refreshers.
    Sep 14 0
  • Amazon hufezvi
    LinkedIn. Facebook’s great days are over. Now comes the protracted and painful collapse of zuck’s empire.
    Sep 14 7
    • LinkedIn youNme
      LinkedIn tech stack migrating to Azure. We'll kick your ... even harder Amazon.
      Sep 14
    • Amazon / Eng batou
      tech stack migration has nothing to do with what I said. In addition, I don't see any overlap between Amazon products and LI’s products. So where to kick? If there is a kick, it may be from azure, not LI.

      LI has no new feature or product. Or is migration to azure the only thing LI can really talk about?
      Sep 14
    • LinkedIn youNme
      If you are using Kafka, then you know what products LinkedIn puts out. Invented here. Now building the next, but can't say more. Wait till we open source it. Then you can use it, free of charge.
      Sep 15
    • Amazon / Eng batou
      Yes. I agree LI WAS a leader in terms of open source contribution.

      However
      1. Kafka has been released for 8 years.
      2. I was talking about LI’s new features & products (owned by LI for consumers). Open source projects, though initially developped at LI, are not owned by LI.

      LI application has no new thing. If there is, please let me know.

      3. LI infrastructure is dying. As you said, LI is moving to azure stacks.
      Sep 15
    • LinkedIn youNme
      Moving to Azure does not mean we will be using their storage, stream or search products. It just means we will be using their data centers, their hardware with better pricing, and some management software they have. We are just moving our products to their fabric. We are doing this so we can scale faster, reduce cost, get closer to our users due to greater number of data centers they have.

      We have innovation everywhere, but much of it is not for member use but for recruiters, companies and other entities that use our services. The free stuff, or premium stuff you see is just the tip of the iceberg.

      But also remember that LinkedIn is a 4500 engineering company. The test of the employees are in sales. So not the 100000+ engineers Amazon has. Naturally we don't have as many products as Amazon. It is a medium size company. What is nice about it is that we all pretty much know every team in engineering.
      Sep 15
  • Facebook ojeK42
    LinkedIn for sure
    Sep 14 2
    • PayPal / Creative cusoon
      OP
      Why would you say so? Would like to to hear your reasons
      Sep 14
    • Facebook ojeK42
      See my response below
      Sep 14
  • Facebook Pbuj80
    If you are aiming for good wlb then surely go with LI. I heard LinkedIn has good food too. Otherwise I don’t see it as a hard question.
    Sep 14 0
  • I can’t even get an interview at LinkedIn. Was supposed to have an on site and the recruiter ghosted me
    Sep 14 0
  • PayPal / Creative cusoon
    OP
    Thanks for your these insights!
    Sep 15 1
    • Philips
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      Can you please share your interviews?
      Sep 15
  • Cisco spartin23
    What was the offer breakdown?
    Oct 11 0
  • PayPal / Creative cusoon
    OP
    What details you want?
    Sep 15 0
  • PayPal / Creative cusoon
    OP
    I want to hear more from FB people ( just to remove my bias, if possible)...as some one mentioned above data analytics has better wlb than engineering...is that across most analytics team?
    Sep 14 0
  • PayPal suckpal
    LinkedIn
    Sep 14 0
  • Amazon / Eng batou
    what teams at LI? Blind says LI’s application teams are shit show.
    Sep 14 0

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