Facebook E5 @ 343k TC vs Twitter Sr SWE @ 340k

Akamai Technologies hpBF22
Nov 8 23 Comments

all things considered which would you take?

location = Boston
yoe=12

fb = 190k base 15% bonus 500k rsu 20k sign on
twitter = 185k base 20% bonus 475k rsu 20k sign on

fb = famous for hire and fire culture with large # of wlb and stress complaints on blind and glassdoor
twitter = virtually no wlb complaints.

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TOP 23 Comments
  • LinkedIn Anarkali
    Twitter might sound less evil and more woke but the stock will keep dropping. Go with fb.
    Nov 8 2
    • Twitter
      🐨 koala

      Twitter

      BIO
      I got a bio now. Do you?
      🐨 koalamore
      Incorrect. Now is a good time to get in Twitter.
      Nov 8
    • LinkedIn Anarkali
      Dm me
      Nov 9
  • Riot Games SinOfGreed
    Twitter less evil imo
    Go with your heart
    Nov 8 0
  • Amazon yXeA43
    $3k is less than 1% difference in TC, and working at a company with a better culture (or at least a better reputation) is worth a lot more than that IMHO.
    Nov 8 0
  • Twitter / Eng jIxh65
    Twitter because you will have ESPP benefits
    Nov 8 1
    • Twitter / Eng ItsRon
      Mega RSU refresh at FB tho.
      Nov 8
  • VMware random##
    Puzzled why this is even a question - why even consider Twitter?
    Nov 8 1
    • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
      OP
      Because of the wlb complaints on blind and Glassdoor. If it wasn’t for that FB would be more attractive.
      Nov 8
  • Twitter / Eng ItsRon
    If you want to grow your skills and work on fast projects, Facebook.

    If you want to work with a bunch of juniors and have great WLB, Twitter.
    Nov 8 4
    • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
      OP
      What skills would I be growing at Facebook, PHP/Hack, c++ ?
      Nov 8
    • Twitter / Eng ItsRon
      I don’t think it’s really about what language you use so much as complexity and impact of new projects. Learning new languages is easy.
      Nov 8
    • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
      OP
      How are the projects at twitter do you feel they are lacking impact and complexity?
      Nov 8
    • Twitter / Eng ItsRon
      Yes I do but I’m not advising he go to Twitter for that.
      Nov 8
  • Uber hummus1
    Twitter ceo is a man baby, go work for the baby man instead
    Nov 8 0
  • Bloomberg $ocrates
    Would consider facebook only for 150k+ more. Facebook is INTENSE
    Nov 8 4
    • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
      OP
      Do you know anyone who works there?
      Nov 8
    • Bloomberg $ocrates
      Plenty over the years but not in your location specifically.
      Nov 8
    • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
      OP
      Can you summarize what you heard about them?
      Nov 8
    • Bloomberg $ocrates
      Pressure to come up with cool projects and perform well. Working after office hours is quite common. High bar for performance hence firings.
      Nov 8
  • Amazon QYFO56
    You should ask fb for 600stocks and 100k sign on
    Nov 8 2
    • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
      OP
      Yea i agree.

      Essentially FB offers tend to be high for a reason - you need more sign on and money to justify the risk and stress. I'm not surprised Twitter with equivalent pay came out ahead in this poll.
      Nov 9
    • Amazon QYFO56
      Are these final numbers, I was able to get 600and100
      Nov 9

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