Is Apple as good as FANG?

Amazon nacskv
Sep 13 27 Comments

Am I going for a downgrade if I accept their offer?
I worked for a month in a non-FANG company (it's a well known one, but don't want to offend people, so no names) and it was horrible. The general level of the intelligence of the developers was way below the average level at Fb/Amzb/G (I worked at these). I got out of that company in a month and don't want to work in such environments ever. So I'm trying to see where Apple falls.

P.S. I should have known people's average level from the easiness of the interview questions. At FANG the questions are not easy, but for Apple the interview questions were very easy and that's why I'm afraid.
Please comment if you have worked at Apple and one of the FANG.

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TOP 27 Comments
  • HBO yakko
    Why the hell are you at Amazon if you’ve worked at Facebook and Google before. That’s a pretty big step down
    Sep 13 3
    • Microsoft / Eng unoriginal
      Maybe a contractor and they switch whenever their contact runs out?
      Sep 13
    • Amazon nacskv
      OP
      Google was good but not much of interesting work, joined FB for money but the workload was high. Joined Amazon for money and interesting work and it was good. I can say on average the level of the engineers in these companies are very similar. Amazon does have terrible managers though (way below G/Fb).
      Sep 13
    • Salesforce
      OHANA GANG

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      OHANA GANGmore
      It's fascinating that, on Blind, this kind of elitist nitpicking usually comes from people who don't actually work for a FAANG (and can't demonstrate that they actually did, either).

      It seems like people outside of FAANG are more preoccupied with elite navel gazing than the elites themselves...
      Sep 13
  • Uber twhgj466
    Apple has a very different process than most fang companies. I have seen lot of teams don’t even ask a single leetcode type of question! It’s very team specific. Many of them are infosys consultants who turned FTE. I am not degrading them, but many have put in lot of efforts to get in as FTE. The interview questions which these guys ask might be very different and depressing compared to FANG! It’s hard for them to search job because many don’t have leet skills. So either if they like it’s gonna be easy or else it’s a time pass and you can have a nice view of Apple offices. I doubt if they even have common platform or engg teams like google or Linkedin. One will write Scala , the other team will write java and that’s the sense I got. One team doesn’t know what other one does
    Sep 13 3
    • Amazon nacskv
      OP
      Hmmm, didn't know this. Thanks
      Sep 13
    • Salesforce
      OHANA GANG

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      Can confirm, this mirrors my experience as explained in another comment.
      Sep 13
    • Apple oddout
      True. Something i was shocked to learn for a company like Apple. But upside is, you do get freedom and really explore new technologies.
      Sep 13
  • Google Narpreet
    Apple makes superior products. I'd go there.
    Sep 13 1
    • Amazon nacskv
      OP
      Totally true about the products. But is that a strong enough indicator?
      Sep 13
  • Zyzyxtech ⚽️s
    Depends on the group at Apple. Then also, there is a whole spectrum of people on the smartness scale. But the work culture won’t be as shitty as Amazon.
    Sep 13 0
  • Adobe NEYU02
    And no, I don't think people would be offended, most people are self-aware enough about these things.
    Sep 13 0
  • Oracle ultradowny
    As with every company, depends on the group.

    And name the darn company. You can't be elitist and inoffensive at the same time
    Sep 13 0
  • Apple oddout
    Depends on teams, have seen shocking variation because each Apple group have their own interview criteria. You should be able to assess people in that team during interviews. Do not join if you’re not impressed. I posted my experience about ‘no technical’ interview for a splunk engineering position. Strong reason for me to abort the process.
    Sep 13 7
    • Amazon nacskv
      OP
      Omg, seriously?!
      How is it at Salesforce? Do you have any experience with FANG to compare it with Salesforce?
      Sep 13
    • Salesforce
      OHANA GANG

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      Yeah, I used to work at Netflix before moving to the East Coast. And Google before that.

      Salesforce is fine. Mostly a rest and vest place. Supreme work life balance, I idle at about 10 hours a week. Not a great place for new grads.

      That being said, I still had to write some fucking code to get hired here.
      Sep 13
    • Amazon nacskv
      OP
      10 hours/week?! How's the pay then?
      Sep 13
    • Salesforce
      OHANA GANG

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      I earn about $300k per year. It's full time on paper, but in practice not a lot needs to get done
      Sep 13
    • Amazon nacskv
      OP
      Sounds perfect for retirement. Thanks for the info.
      Sep 13
  • Apple
    ST8Pr1d3

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    ST8Pr1d3more
    Which team in Apple?
    Sep 13 2
    • Amazon nacskv
      OP
      Domain search.
      Sep 13
    • Salesforce
      OHANA GANG

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      Well that's your problem right there; Apple and "search" don't go together
      Sep 13
  • Credit Karma Fries 🍟
    Microsoft?
    Sep 13 1
  • Adobe NEYU02
    Seriously man name the company. Wouldn't be too surprised if it's my company 😉😁
    Sep 13 0