Facebook vs Apple for SWE with 7 YOE

Glassdoor Tier123
Feb 1 20 Comments

In the Final stages of interviews with these two companies, have other offers but I’d like to work for one of these in my next gig.

Facebook as a product company and their wlb doesn’t excite me as much but their engineering talent pool is top notch

I love Apple products and their services but engineering talent is not sub par with Facebook and Google. Also, Apple seems more ethical company to work for

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  • Apple hfr
    I don’t get this. When I did a screen at Facebook the people who interviewed me were so clueless and uninteresting I told *them* I wasn’t interested in proceeding. My coworkers here are great. What fucking brilliant engineering talent does Facebook supposedly have? I literally don’t know anyone whose skills I respect who would work there. (I don’t really know why I interviewed. The recruiter seemed oddly nice and I guess I figured why not?)

    Anyway. If we lose decent people it’s to google. And judging by the inbound most of the former Facebook folks get rejected for my team whenever we find one we hope might be good and give them an interview.

    Admittedly, the teams I work with at Apple are excellent and so there’s a lot of folks outside that where the engineering talent seems to be... significantly less good. So if your other offer is with one of those maybe it wouldn’t make sense to join. :)
    Feb 1 6
    • Oracle krkofkxj
      What do you work on at Apple?
      Feb 1
    • Apple hfr
      The software (and sometimes hardware) for all the product lines we’ve shipped and some of the ones we haven’t. That’s about as specific an answer as I can give you.
      Feb 2
    • Oracle krkofkxj
      That was a rhetorical question. Answer it for yourself then ask if you really should be bashing software companies.
      Feb 4
    • Apple hfr
      Yes. And you’re an idiot.
      Feb 5
    • Oracle krkofkxj
      That was not a question.
      Feb 5
  • Apple iRotten
    In Apple if you join the wrong team. You are over.
    Feb 1 5
    • Glassdoor Tier123
      OP
      This one is for Apple Media Products, how are the teams in AMP?
      Feb 1
    • Apple iRotten
      Go Facebook.
      Feb 1
    • Glassdoor Tier123
      OP
      Ok, can you explain why?
      Feb 1
    • Apple hfr
      Ugh. Yeah. A choice between working on iTunes or working at Facebook. How about neither and you keep interviewing?

      AMP isn’t the worst team in the company, but it’s far from the best either. I bet you can find another place to land that’s better if you interview around some more.
      Feb 2
    • Apple iFartMaxS
      IMG QA teams definitely No No. they made you play formats and upper case lower case. And the retail shits lie and gang. Since they have no where to go in the valley, you work there, just as bad or worse than living in East Palo Alto or Oakland.
      Feb 3
  • Tableau Zero Cool
    "Fb's engineering talent is top notch"
    "Apple seems more ethical"
    Couldn't disagree more
    Feb 1 1
    • Oracle krkofkxj
      Yea they shat on national security for a sales publicity stunt when they refused to help the FBI unlock that iphone.
      Feb 1
  • Facebook newkidz
    Id say FB if you want to invest in your career, Apple if you want more WLB.
    Feb 2 0
  • Rakuten iuUh62
    Apples WLB can be just as bad or worse than FB.
    Feb 1 0
  • Apple iRotten
    Apple HR protect bad managers. And you are stuck if you are in wrong team!
    Feb 1 1
    • Glassdoor Tier123
      OP
      Well, you can always quit
      Feb 1
  • Rakuten iuUh62
    It gets harder to leave as you gain seniority, especially if you have appreciated RSUs that other companies cannot match.
    Feb 1 0