I'm getting an offer from Facebook London and Shopify Canada

New HSDS51
Sep 2 17 Comments

Hi,
I'm moving from Dubai to either WhatsApp London or Shopify Canada for a PM role. I have 5 years experience in Product Management and I'm expecting to hear an offer from both soon.
Can you please share some insights and what I should be expecting in both roles?

In Dubai, we are paid the gross salary, no taxes at all. It would be amazing if someone can help me manage my expectations, and also share some insights to help me choose between Montreal and London.
Thank you

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Qualcomm NqAf57
    What's your TC in Dubai? You might be in for quite a shock. The UK and Canada have pretty high tax rates.
    Sep 2 0
  • Microsoft Bork13
    Imo London, more money, its international and FB is more prestigious internationally than Shopify.

    As well I assume you will be closer to home.
    Sep 2 0
  • Manulife Financial yumBlondes
    take your gross income and half it. that's your take-home pay in both countries. also london cost of living is significantly higher than Montreal Canada. My guess is London costs double but you can google that.
    Sep 2 3
    • Microsoft Bork13
      Oh yeah and no opportunities in Montreal you will have to move out to find a new job
      Sep 3
    • Amazon / Eng kfhsirhfjd
      This is ridiculous. I earn more than 200k and I paid 28% of my salary as taxes last year.
      Sep 4
    • Morgan Stanley anony101
      @Microsoft You are mistaken. Montreal is a growing hub these days.Its on the verge of becoming next AI hub
      3d
  • Uber / Eng Hotwheelz
    Shopify if you want a growth stock if the offers are similar.

    Share your offers when you get them please.
    Sep 2 0
  • Shopify / Eng
    lzSF63

    Shopify Eng

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    Salesforce
    lzSF63more
    If you are wondering which one you should join then perhaps Shopify isn't for you. FB and Shopify have completely different values and business models, which intersect in some areas but with vastly different business models. (I know I couldn't work for Facebook because of its business model)
    Sep 2 2
    • Uber / Eng Hotwheelz
      Can you expand on your answer?
      I am a fan of your CEO and hence your company. Though to be honest, it's only from his podcast appearance. I would love to learn more about your culture and values.
      Sep 2
    • Shopify / Eng
      lzSF63

      Shopify Eng

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      Salesforce
      lzSF63more
      A lot is already documented online so I won't go too much into it, but let's say Shopify handles merchant and buyer data with extreme care, whereas for Facebook data is the main way it makes money.

      If one doesn't care about this sort of stuff, then perhaps they shouldn't work for Shopify.
      Sep 2
  • Airbnb kYFK02
    Shopify seems like a better product and they are surging
    Sep 2 0
  • Zynga cdev6676
    London -please avoid Canada.Job opportunities are nil outside 4-5 companies.
    Sep 2 2
    • Manulife Financial yumBlondes
      this man is exaggerating. not true
      Sep 2
    • Zynga cdev6676
      Ugh -name ten world class companies in Canada ?Im sure London has all of that and more
      Sep 2
  • SAP / Eng wyGk17
    What is the TC that u were offered in Montreal?
    Sep 25 0
  • DocuSign 10charonly
    Do you want to live through Brexit? It will definitely be interesting.
    Sep 2 0
  • Oracle IUnknown<>
    FB in London.
    Sep 2 0