I keep seeing posts about engineers who work at FAANG. They seem to love it and that’s great. It also seems like this is some mythical creature to long after. So, what is it? Why is it so great?
Seems to me like the pay isn’t much more than what I can make on the East Coast with much lower living expenses. I am currently making 150K as a senior engineer with a $1300 2000 square foot home. Seems to me that relocating for FAANG my costs would skyrocket and I would end up losing money in that deal.
Is it the culture? The challenge? The prestige? What is it? Seems like there are a ton of great companies to work for that aren’t FAANG.
You can make 300k+, which is a lot more. You don’t have to buy, just rent. Having a FAANG on resume will enable you to make more if you move back to East coast.