Facebook DS versus Quora DS

Facebook Horace_ham
Nov 15, 2017 15 Comments

I'm a senior at college and I have two job offers, one from quora and one from Facebook, both in data science. I interned at Facebook last summer in DS. I'm unsure which to take. I think the Facebook brand goes far but apparently Quora has a good reputation in the valley. Also I think I'd learn way more at Quora and have more diverse and interesting projects. Does anyone know about culture at Quora or anyone on the DS or engineering team? Would it be easier to move from Quora to FB or vice versa?

Comp is about the same. Quora is actually higher but a lot of it is illiquid stock option. Quora also has a rotational ML engineering program which sounds interesting.

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  • Databricks / Eng
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    Does quora even make money? Most likely it wont have a great exit so i would pick fb
    Nov 15, 2017 5
    • Oracle kdnjd4ut
      Quora has ads now. But quality died years ago.
      Nov 15, 2017
    • Facebook Warstars
      70% of Quora user base is non US, it will be an uphill battle for them to make money but yes MS will acquire them at some point
      Nov 16, 2017
    • Facebook / Other $9
      Why will Microsoft acquire Quora?
      Nov 20, 2017
    • Facebook Warstars
      Cuz MS acquires for no reason, how is LinkedIn model beneficial for MS?
      Nov 20, 2017
    • Facebook / Other $9
      So you mean MS acquires everything? Should I pitch my Uber for prostitutes idea to them?
      Nov 20, 2017
  • Box / Other DontExpose
    Quora for sure
    Nov 15, 2017 1
    • Facebook Horace_ham
      OP
      Any reason why?
      Dec 19, 2017
  • Facebook / Other iGxL58
    You will get a lot of product and business perspective at FB. It is fast paced though and may not include doing any Machine Learning (if that’s you interested in).
    Nov 15, 2017 0
  • Facebook / Other $9
    Quora for sure.
    Nov 16, 2017 1
    • Facebook / Eng h0d0r
      Just wondering, why?
      Nov 19, 2017
  • Uber Catinabox
    Do you mind me asking how much your offer was? I was in a similar boat a year ago, and am wondering how the comp has changed.

    As for which company to choose, i would think more long term. If you’re good enough to get a fb offer, youll probably be able to get it again in the future. I though the quora interview was harder, which is a testament to the kind of people i would be working with
    Nov 16, 2017 0
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    • Microsoft Bye bye
      Isn’t it analyst
      Nov 15, 2017
    • Facebook Horace_ham
      OP
      My job won't be in core DS
      Nov 15, 2017
  • Google tentenths
    Surprised that it would be Quora.
    Nov 15, 2017 0

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