FB/G: Grass greener on the other side

Google Ex-FBer
Jul 10 44 Comments

When I was at FB, its blind channel was full of complaints about crappy code, bad wlb, high stress, etc. and folks advising to switch to Google, Airbnb etc. for a better life.

I was there for 4 years, was fed up with the hectic life and moved to Google.

Now on Google’s blind channel I see folks complaining about low salary, promo difficulty, less perks (compared to FB) and are advising to join FB 😂😂

Now I wonder if I made a wise decision going from FB to Google. 🤦‍♀️ Future doesn’t look great at G (financially)

I wish I had access to Google’s internal group before.

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TOP 44 Comments
  • Amazon prestige🧐
    Come to amazon 😂
    Jul 10 3
    • Amazon / Eng bCxp50
      Crappy code, bad WLB, high stress, low comp, promo difficulty, NO perks. But, yes, bananas. Amazon's got it all, baby.
      Jul 10
    • Facebook kobay
      FB wlb + msft salary + no perk = amazon
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft
      temp_

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Amazon
      temp_more
      ^this
      Jul 11
  • ICU Medical / Mktg
    user3.0

    ICU Medical Mktg

    BIO
    Trying my own thing but doing something for someone else. 🤷🏼‍♂️
    user3.0more
    Go to Albertsons.
    Jul 10 0
  • Apple / Eng Marijuana
    Assuming you got a raise moving to G
    Jul 10 13
    • Facebook / Eng TCYOE
      Mine is pretty good. Work ~30 hours a week (very lax on wfh wed), EE/GE ratings. TC 300K, YOE 4.5
      Jul 12
    • New QktS50
      @TCYOE do you mind sharing which org are you in? I am in bootcamp now and wanna try different places out.
      Jul 12
    • Facebook / Eng TCYOE
      My org doesn’t have openings right now (checked last week). But if you join the Fb blind, there is a good thread on what to do in boot camp to find good teams.
      Jul 13
    • Apple appl3
      Are there interesting teams with good WLB in New York office?
      Jul 13
    • New QktS50
      @TCYOE ohh that’s nice. Lemme check it out. Thanks for the pointer!
      Jul 14
  • Facebook
    asdgjytre

    Facebook

    PRE
    Microsoft
    asdgjytremore
    Just hop back and fourth to keep it balanced!
    Jul 10 3
    • Neurocrine LC is life
      Lol
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft
      devices

      Microsoft

      PRE
      Apple
      devicesmore
      For maximum effect, same team each time.
      Jul 10
    • Google Ex-FBer
      OP
      😂
      Jul 10
  • Adobe jjjx12
    You sound really impressionable. Find a place that fits your beeds, not everyone else's.
    Jul 10 1
    • Google Ex-FBer
      OP
      Yeah I realize that too, not sure if there’s any easy way to fix it
      Jul 10
  • Uber / Eng mH7bSe
    If you want more money, F.
    If you want WLB, G.
    Jul 10 1
    • Google Ex-FBer
      OP
      LinkedIn pays less than G
      Jul 10
  • Amazon OrngKing
    Where is it easy to switch teams? G or Fb?
    Jul 10 3
    • Google Ex-FBer
      OP
      At FB it’s tricky due to PSC, not sure about G
      Jul 10
    • Google FatEarther
      What is PSC ? It is very easy at Google btw.
      Jul 10
    • Google Ex-FBer
      OP
      PSC = FB’s notorious performance review process
      Jul 10
  • Apple / Eng djaodhev
    Well if you want to move to apple never get in ist.. crappy code for sure
    Jul 10 0
  • Amazon / Eng PrimsAlgo
    Just quit since these fang jobs are so bad
    Jul 10 0
  • Google pxel
    There was some thread which mentioned Linkedin as a sort of middle ground between the two extremes of G/Fb. Any thoughts on that?
    Jul 11 2
    • LinkedIn jebIsaMess
      not sure if linkedin is even on par with Gs comp
      3d
    • AnchorFree / Eng 🍪 cookie
      Friend of mine just signed at LinkedIn for senior SRE. 180k / 300k / 20k. Smth like 5-6 YOE. WDYT is it comparable? (I have no idea but it's a decent TC for SRE I think. Double of what I'm making. Luckily I at least make Dollars instead of Ruble!!! Yay!
      32m
  • Nvidia uosbjew
    What's uncertain about G's financial future?
    Jul 10 2
    • Google Ex-FBer
      OP
      G doesn’t pay much, raises/refresher/promotion situation isn’t that great like FB
      Jul 10
    • Intel leedle
      Different company at 100k people vs <20k
      Jul 10
  • AnchorFree / Eng 🍪 cookie
    come to work for AnchorFree man! Do you want me to refer you? We'll IPO at a 50 billion dollar valuation in a few years, join us! :D We have no internal group on blind coz everyone's happy.
    35m 1
    • AnchorFree / Eng 🍪 cookie
      P.S. Everyone is happy coz they just got relocated from rural Russia and now they have salaries of 1k $ instead of 1k Ruble!!! 1k Rubles is not much you know! :D
      34m
  • Facebook leetbitch
    Run for President
    Jul 10 1
    • Google Ex-FBer
      OP
      On visa lol
      Jul 10
  • SAP ksYR03
    What’s the comp at google and YOE. Also what perks does google doesn’t have but FB has? I guess food etc is same class
    Jul 10 0