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How is working 9-5 vs FANG?

Google R1chCh1gga
Apr 24

Started recruiting, realizing most high paying firms (e.g. Two Sigma) outaide FANG are 9-5. I work 11-6 (sometimes 12-6), anyone who's shifted from or to a normal hour job, how was it?

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  • Amazon AMZSDE2
    lol 11-6 at a FANG company? No wonder you are looking for a job.
    Apr 242
    • Google R1chCh1gga
      OP
      Doesn't count my frequent WFHs
      Apr 24
    • Amazon Gjdhs
      Not everyone works at a sweatshop like Amazon
      Apr 24
  • Oath JJEc61
    Doesn’t Netflix actively promote a good wlb?
    Apr 245
    • Apple Gg56fh
      I heard a bizarre comment that if your manager at Netflix sees you working after hours frequently, they’ll figure you’re not as talented or effective and manage you out.

      It sounds like fear mongering. Please tell me this is false.
      Apr 24
    • eBay stephens
      This is false.
      Apr 24
    • Apple Gg56fh
      Thanks
      Apr 25
    • Netflix ricewater
      Netflix managers don't care how many hours you work, just that you need to deliver on time. If you are really good, the wlb can be surprisingly good. Like take 2 days a week wfh and nobody cares. If you are not, it's hard to survive.
      Apr 25
    • eBay stephens
      Do they ask leetcode style questions in interviews at Netflix?
      Apr 25
  • Two Sigma dLcV53
    Engineers don't have to work 9-5 at two sigma
    Apr 242
    • Google R1chCh1gga
      OP
      'Have to'?
      Apr 24
    • Two Sigma dLcV53
      Depends on the team I guess. For some, there is no judgement if you come in at 11.
      Apr 24
  • Microsoft sny9
    How has your performance been 11-6?
    Apr 241
    • Google R1chCh1gga
      OP
      Pretty good. Manager likes me and I'm doing the kind of work (C++ infra) that I like doing.
      Apr 24
  • Facebook dunkmaster
    That legendary Google work-life balance. When I'm ready to retire I hope it's still like that
    Apr 240
  • Oath JJEc61
    Looking at all this, I’m overall happy with my job. I arrive in my office at 8:45 am. Have my breakfast and sit in front of my laptop doing my own work (blog, edx, reading, etc.) until 10:30. Then do actual office work till 3 pm. Sneak into the back stairs for a 20 min nap and then work again till 5 pm. Wrap up everything and leave at 5:30 pm.

    Go back home to cook amazing food and share it with friends and have some great conversations.

    I have a B or B+ career earning 130k as total comp but love the balance my job gives me.
    Apr 250

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