Facebook/Google vs startup for personal growth
Hello. New grad here and recently got an offer from Facebook and a startup. Interned at Facebook this summer and got a very strong return offer (110/220/75). However, work was a bit boring and I feel that growth is pretty slow (referring more to learning than promotions). Also got an offer from Google for similar TC.
The first year TC of F will be ~100k higher than the startup. I felt that I really aligned with the values and culture of the startup, and there is a lot of potential for growth. They also have a very strong network and I feel that I'd learn a lot more and build stronger connections working there. It's an early stage startup and won't be able to get even remotely close to FANG level TC.
Am I crazy for even considering turning down Facebook for the startup? My priority is 100% growth and in the grand scheme of things, 100k probably isn't that much. However, 100k is still a lot of money in my position as a new grad and I'd like to get more perspective.