Good top tech company to work for in current scenario

Microsoft ninjab010
Jul 28 14 Comments

I understand this is super open-ended and is highly dependent on the team.

With regards to a L5 or SDE2 position.

Microsoft - Laid back culture, politics, legacy and old technologies.
Amazon - Bad culture, Bad WLB.
Google - Work is getting mundane with emphasis on maintenance kind of stuff.
Apple - Non-competitive TC.
Netflix - Only hires Senior.
Facebook - This seems good with fast paced development, competitive TC, new tech and lots of learning but company isn’t stable both stock wise and as a whole in terms of privacy.

Again, only listing top tech companies. And asking for a very general perspective as descriped above.

Any correction or help or addition to the perspective above and any other options?

P.S: Only serious and healthy discussions please. This could be useful for everyone to get an insight as to how each company and check for how compatibility works.

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TOP 14 Comments
  • McAfee JohnMcPee
    Albertsons - Top TC, top culture, no politics, fast paced, <insert other superlatives here>.
    Jul 28 0
  • Twitter / Data KC1
    General sense I get at Twitter a year in: Good but not top market TC. Over processed for how small we are. Values nice people, maybe too much so-- gets in the way of stuff getting done sometimes (but I'd rather err this way that deal with a stream of toxic assholes, I've done both). Pretty flexible letting people switch roles, know some folks at junior and director levels who switched teams within 3 months of joining the company. Bit of koolaid culture, but that's pretty normal in tech lol. Some teams are awesome, some are absolute clown shows-- I'm lucky enough to be in former and have been unlucky enough to work with the latter. Garbage recruiting in my experience and through grapevine.
    Jul 28 1
    • Microsoft ninjab010
      OP
      Hmm..Interesting..
      Jul 28
  • Bloomberg TCaaS
    New tech at Facebook? I’d love to see some examples.
    Jul 28 1
    • Microsoft ninjab010
      OP
      That was just what I heard. Please add what you feel.
      And also to add my comment was from the perspective that make fast break fast makes the learning fast.
      Jul 28
  • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
    Albertsons is pretty good I hear
    Jul 28 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    Any1hiring

    Amazon Eng

    BIO
    Anyone Hire Product Manager :)
    Any1hiringmore
    Apple pays really well right?
    Jul 28 3
    • Apple localpost
      Yes not sure why OP thinks otherwise
      Jul 28
    • Oracle / R&D TLead
      Apple couldn't compete with my Amazon offer recently.
      Amazon offered 265k.

      Apple - Requested for 245k, they offered 225k. While Recruiter, Hiring Manager, Director approved the offer and gave a heads up saying they are moving forward, the VP didn't approve it saying it's too much. The org I interviewed for is AMP Data Science.

      I noticed that Apple couldn't compete with other FAANG offers not only in my case but also when some of my friends got offers. Now, this may not be the situation with all the teams and orgs as it varies widely, OP is correct to an extent about Apple not being able to compete.
      Jul 28
    • Microsoft ninjab010
      OP
      We are talking about Comparison here and the above replies justifies my perspective.
      Jul 28
  • Apple beachboyz
    Why do you think Apple's TC is not competitive? If you think Apple's TC is not good enough, you should say the same thing about Amazon.
    Jul 28 3
    • NVIDIA / Eng denvCoder9
      He works at Microsoft :)
      Jul 28
    • Oracle / R&D TLead
      Apple couldn't compete with my Amazon offer recently.
      Amazon offered 265k.

      Apple - Requested for 245k, they offered 225k. While Recruiter, Hiring Manager, Director approved the offer and gave a heads up saying they are moving forward, the VP didn't approve it saying it's too much. The org I interviewed for is AMP Data Science.

      I noticed that Apple couldn't compete with other FAANG offers not only in my case but also when some of my friends got offers. Now, this may not be the situation with all the teams and orgs as it varies widely, OP is correct to an extent about Apple not being able to compete.
      Jul 28
    • Microsoft ninjab010
      OP
      We are talking about Comparison here and the above replies justifies my perspective.
      Jul 28

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