Facebook or Microsoft - New Grad Software Engineering

May 6 14 Comments

I have a New Grad Software Engg Offer from Facebook (Menlo Park) and Microsoft - Lvl 60 (Redmond). At Facebook, I will be joining the Bootcamp whereas I will be joining the Azure Security Team at Microsoft.

My Total Compensation at FB: 115K + 40K Bonus + 150K Stocks. I am still negotiating with Microsoft. They can exceed my FB offer with a higher base ( around 130K). I am a new grad with no prior work experience. Which role seems a better fit?

Thank you for the help!



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TOP 14 Comments
  • FB faster paced and better for learning imo
    May 6 0
  • Microsoft ok2Bwhite
    Microsoft better for new grad. Then move to FB after two years for a giant TC bump.

    If you do the reverse, MSFT will not grant as high of a TC bump at the mid level without competing offers.
    May 6 2
  • Microsoft robersbg
    Long term FB is better - CV, refreshers, learning curve, faster promos, apart from the fact that culture and perks are much better

    FB is a no brainer
    May 6 0
  • Facebook / Eng weejoi
    Why are people worried about comp. for a new grad. Go to the Bay Area, enjoy the weather, build career.
    May 6 0
  • Microsoft / Eng RandomBush
    You are good as long as it’s L60 and the base is bumped. Generally it can happen like they will try to do matching of your base salary with higher levels. The higher the level, the higher is the expectation from your Manager.
    May 6 1
    • Will there be high expectations from me at L60, compared to FB Bootcamp?
      May 6
  • LinkedIn Kwofjrjw
    Your comp will grow way faster at Facebook.
    May 6 0
  • Google / Eng

    Google Eng

    14 yoe engineer in tech
    Facebook will give you yearly rsu's that are around 10 times more than what ms will give you.
    May 6 0
  • Tableau / Eng TacW56
    Your income will stretch a LOT further in Redmond than CA. I suspect WLB is better at msft. Learning and career development is more dependent on team placement rather than company. Menlo Park office has a great view of a swamp. LOL.
    May 6 1
    • Any idea of the possibility of getting into desired teams at Facebook Bootcamp?
      May 6
  • Microsoft gfba68
    MSFT first, then FB after 2 or 3 years if they are able to match comp, which they should be able to. Don't stay long enough for the small refreshers to become a problem, though. Seattle is much cheaper
    May 6 0
  • Google 4EVR
    If Microsoft gives 130 + matches rest of comp with FB, then Microsoft is a better place wrt finance. It's cheaper in Redmond (comparatively) and you can always come back to FB with a higher jump in TC after 2 years
    May 6 0


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