Facebook vs Stripe

Amazon / Eng Scsjiixxjw
Oct 3 44 Comments

I know this is a frquent poll, but i’m hesitate to decide conisdering WLB in FB.

I got several offers as following:

FB,E5
TC: 350K + bonus + unknown signon(didnt discuss)
Pros: money and brand, 1 level higher.
Cons: WLB, team is not good

Stripe: L2
TC: 300K, but base is low
Pros: growth and team
Cons: money, low base.

Snap: L3 in Seattle
TC: 300K include bonus.
in the middle

Google downleveled me to L3 (not sure why).. I don’t think they can compete though.

TC is same as levels.fyi, FB pays highest, as the level is higher. > snap > stripe.

yoe: 3

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TOP 44 Comments
  • Airbnb MnOz61
    E5 at 3 yoe is phenomenal
    Oct 3 9
    • Amazon / Eng Scsjiixxjw
      OP
      I was told no enough YOE and rejected by robot twice..
      Oct 3
    • Airbnb MnOz61
      Trust me, you’re young, it’s okay to have your wlb suffer a bit. You’re getting what, 380k tc pre refreshers... Learn to love what you do, save money, etc etc
      Oct 3
    • Amazon / Eng Scsjiixxjw
      OP
      Thanks for advice! Lean to FB again now 😂
      Oct 3
    • New lgne56
      Google likes to tell you that FB levels aren't as valuable as Google levels... But when you hit the rubber in negotiation it will be as valuable. So don't take their word for it.
      Oct 4
    • Amazon / Eng Scsjiixxjw
      OP
      Thanks, I don’t know why they always down level people.
      Oct 4
  • Facebook easzss
    How did you get an E5 interview with only 3 YOE? That is E4 territory. This feels like a troll post
    Oct 3 7
    • Amazon Spartucus
      Seriously, there's no way Facebook is hiring E5s with 3 YOE even if they're from other top companies. He just won't have the experience to be a senior engineer
      Oct 3
    • Facebook easzss
      I'm now curious why OP is wasting time like this with imaginary offers. To make himself feel better?
      Oct 3
    • Amazon Spartucus
      Maybe comparing future offers he might get? Like when I played a MMORG back in the day I'd compared what my character would be at level 100 (there were multiple evolutions it could take) when I was level 1 way before even getting there.
      Oct 3
    • Amazon / Eng Scsjiixxjw
      OP
      That’s real. The concern is WLB and pressure. I don’t know how is the team.
      Oct 3
    • Amazon Spartucus
      I have limited data (more anecdotal tbh) but I've heard bad stories from Facebook. I know a couple who from FB to Amazon for WLB
      Oct 4
  • FB just because of E5, it opens more doors for you later on
    Oct 3 1
    • Amazon / Eng Scsjiixxjw
      OP
      Yeah, I heard some opinion on that.
      Oct 3
  • Amazon catowayne
    Honestly, as a 2.5 yoe at Amazon myself, I would be scared to join FB at E5. I’d feel overleveled and jumping into a senior position that seems like it would demand a lot more than amazon L5. I’d go with Stripe. They have a far better culture and it shows from the different founders. Can you help me with how you studied and managed to pass all these interviews? What was key to Stripe?
    Oct 3 6
    • Amazon catowayne
      SF will be fine. Even 150 base will be atleast 7.5k a month. A 1br is 3.5k max if you look around. You’ll have money leftover.
      I don’t see how my daily work helps me pass FB interviews of 1 LC med and 1 LC hard in 30 mins. I hear Stripe’s are much more thoughtful to day to day eng work though.
      Oct 3
    • Microsoft seatli
      I don’t think FB asks one medium and one hard for 30 minutes. From what I gathered, either two easy mediums or one hard in 45 minutes
      Oct 3
    • Amazon catowayne
      Recruiter said my phone screen will be 45 mins but includes 10 mins talking about past experience, so to plan for 30 mins doing problems and specifically mentioned practicing leetcode, where I’ll be asked a med , and maybe solve it iteratively then recursively. Or iteratively and then another question that’s a hard. Lmao. Fb is wild
      Oct 3
    • Amazon / Eng Scsjiixxjw
      OP
      You are ok, they need 2 problems, but not necessary hard. You get interview and you get high chance to pass.
      Oct 3
    • Microsoft TOwT85
      @scsjiixxjw, how tough would you say stripe interview process is compared to, say, amazon or Microsoft? I have phone screen coming up
      Oct 4
  • Google RefactorG
    Do the needful and add your numbers.
    Oct 3 1
  • Amazon sCFz68
    How was the Facebook E5 system design interview? Their prep broadcast was very high level and the pretend candidate didn’t give very detailed answers
    Oct 4 0
  • Spotify / Eng
    agdk

    Spotify Eng

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    agdkmore
    Congrats on getting E5! For what it's worth, I'm at 4 YOE and recruiter for FB told me E5 is what's expected for all engs to hit so reassured me that me getting E4 offer is better for me in terms of expectations and having time to ramp up and deliver impact. If you join as E5, those impact expectations are way higher starting day 1. Not sure how 100% true that is but looking on blind that sentiment seems true. Just heads up if you're considering FB.
    Oct 9 1
    • Amazon / Eng cHcsavd
      Thanks for the notice! I also talked about the concern with hr and mgr, and they said they trust me can be successful at the level :( , I probably need some confidence though.
      Oct 10
  • Amazon / Eng batou
    Congrats op! mind sharing which org&product and which level at amazon?
    Oct 3 3
    • Amazon / Eng Scsjiixxjw
      OP
      Im sde2 in aws
      Oct 3
    • Amazon / Eng batou
      do you mind sharing which product you are working at? I’m at cdo and consider which aws team to transfer to.
      Oct 3
    • Amazon / Eng Scsjiixxjw
      OP
      That depends on opening though. Search and talk.
      Oct 3
  • Uber kgutcbkh
    Whats the breakup of 350K FB E5 offer? Please
    Oct 15 0
  • Amazon / Eng Scsjiixxjw
    OP
    Can guys let me know more about Stripe?
    Oct 4 1
  • Google mebR05
    Got FB E5 with 2YOE. Has fb waterdowned the level?
    Oct 3 1
    • Amazon Spartucus
      What degree do you have? PhD?
      Oct 4
  • Facebook
    kICb20

    Facebook

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    kICb20more
    FB internal transfers for SWE arnt THAT hard, so I wouldn’t let the bad team deter u too much
    Oct 3 1
    • Amazon / Eng Scsjiixxjw
      OP
      team I don’t know whether it’s bad or not. But not meet my interest, and hesitate of WLB and what happened recently...
      Oct 3
  • Amazon Spartucus
    How did you convince Facebook to interview you for E5? That's too fast for someone with just 3 YOE.
    Oct 3 0

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