Is Google/Airbnb Better?

Facebook lalallalal
Aug 21, 2018 40 Comments

I'm sick of Facebook. My work is boring and I'm working with internal tools with no bloody documentation. Stack overflow is pointless here. Yet they expect us to move at the speed of light. My team members don't care much for me. I plan on moving to Google/Airbnb after I hit my 1 year mark. I'm pretty good with Leetcode. Would these problems be better there?

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  • Facebook / Eng
    fb2017

    FacebookEng

    PRE
    Google, Oracle
    BIO
    worked at Oracle, then Google, now Facebook.
    fb2017more
    I work four times harder in fb than in google, and I make twice as much. So worth it or not depends on who you are.
    Aug 22, 20189
    • LinkedIn / EngNo Ember
      For the sake of clarifying, that means you’re making half the money! (on a per hour basis)
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      fb2017

      FacebookEng

      PRE
      Google, Oracle
      BIO
      worked at Oracle, then Google, now Facebook.
      fb2017more
      Yes. But the problem is that the time is wasted if not work.
      Aug 22, 2018
    • LinkedIn / EngNo Ember
      That’s fair. At least for single people.

      But it doesn’t make sense for people with families/kids. I think that’s what makes Google more attractive to the more seasoned engineers (who are usually older, so probability of having family is higher).
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Google recode69
      No way you make twice as much
      . But on blind you can be whoever you want so congrats
      Aug 22, 2018
    • LinkedIn / EngBuffy VS
      No way she can work 4 times harder either. 40x4=160 hours per week!
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      fb2017

      FacebookEng

      PRE
      Google, Oracle
      BIO
      worked at Oracle, then Google, now Facebook.
      fb2017more
      First, I don't work 40 hours at Google. Second, my level is higher than in Google.
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      fb2017

      FacebookEng

      PRE
      Google, Oracle
      BIO
      worked at Oracle, then Google, now Facebook.
      fb2017more
      Also, I didnt join fb right after I left Google.
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Airbnb jim.hodlen
      if you have more job responsibilities that’s not a fair comparison is it
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Facebook vkd7kd
      Fwiw my fb offer was roughly 2x of what I made at google. I work 2x hours with 2x intensity.
      Aug 22, 2018
  • Google recode69
    Come to Google.. it's way better
    Aug 22, 20183
    • Facebook / EngBootyboy
      Yes, join G and make them reach 100k employees soon.
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Google recode69
      Haha that stat is totally irrelevant. You actually have staffed teams for infra and frameworks.. so you're life will be much saner. But if you want to do hacker nights with 21 year olds without family or life and glad that you had more impact by getting some 60 something grandma addicted to a dying Facebook app.. go ahead..
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Airbnb (SJW)^N
      😂 amen
      Aug 26, 2018
  • Come to Uber
    Aug 21, 20181
    • Cisco Hadooper
      I don’t think the $900M loss last quarter is gonna help recruit anyone haha
      Aug 21, 2018
  • Facebook jpdB23
    Why not change teams?
    Aug 21, 20183
    • Oath Gbjiyc375
      Wondering the same. Is it hard to change teams at FB?
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Facebook fhaksoqbre
      most teams are similar
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Facebook lalallalal
      OP
      Because it is the FB culture I hate not my team.
      Aug 22, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng870
    If you are complaining about not being able to rely on stackoverflow I don't see how joining google will help
    Aug 22, 20182
    • Facebook lalallalal
      OP
      I heard they have incredible documentation there.
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Google gdude
      Lol. Most things are either in beta and have documentation “planned some time next quarter ” or already deprecated. However office hours are really helpful.
      Aug 22, 2018
  • Airbnb Pb67xt2o86
    Airbnb is trash
    Aug 22, 20181
    • Tesla LEETCODER
      Ok. Could you explain why?
      Aug 23, 2018
  • Airbnb (SJW)^N
    Don’t come to Airbnb, go to Google. I left a nice gig at Google for more (paper) money at Airbnb and I sincerely regret it.
    Aug 22, 20184
    • Google recode69
      What do your regret? Curious to know
      Aug 23, 2018
    • Airbnb (SJW)^N
      Engineering << Product at Airbnb, and the problems aren’t that interesting. It’s not a tech culture, and there’s a lot of unnecessary office politics. IC’s are kept on a short leash by “visionary” managers who don’t like to feel threatened by capable grunts.

      Airbnb likes to sell candidates that there’s so many engineering challenges that it’s a great place to be, but these challenges are there in the first place because of ill equipped management not doing things well in the first place.
      Aug 23, 2018
    • Google iEyT46
      You can come back to Google anytime if you want. Why stick in Airbnb if u think bullshit
      Aug 27, 2018
    • Airbnb (SJW)^N
      That’s my intention
      Aug 28, 2018
  • Facebook / OtherTechie5038
    Leaving for Airbnb!!
    Aug 24, 20181
  • Airbnb / EngFemaleEng
    Join us at Airbnb. StackOverflow is not useless here. I used it today. Admittedly it may be getting less useful as we move more to internally-built tools and frameworks. Our culture is good—internationally, not accidentally. Our CEO is sharp and is an excellent leader. Our tech stack is Ruby, Java, and JavaScript if that matters to you.
    Aug 22, 20180
  • Airbnb is pretty solid (some bias 😄). The engineering problems you’ve described im sure is in every company
    Aug 22, 20180
  • Airbnb Belóng
    Airbnb is great! Come join :-)
    Aug 31, 20180
  • Uber / Eng
    meowimacat

    UberEng

    BIO
    Im a cat 🐈! Meowww...
    meowimacatmore
    Come to Uber 😀.
    Aug 22, 20180
  • Uber Jfyv57
    We work really hard at Uber but the problems we get to solve are incredible, and the people are all great imo. You should try interviewing here
    Aug 22, 20182
    • Facebook stayme7o
      Why are the problems incredible at Uber? I’ve already heard the revolutionary transportation pitch. Is there more to it
      Aug 22, 2018
    • Uber / Eng
      meowimacat

      UberEng

      BIO
      Im a cat 🐈! Meowww...
      meowimacatmore
      Running a distributed dispatch system at scale is no easy feat..
      Aug 22, 2018
  • Microsoft ghost
    But you make so much money...
    Aug 22, 20180

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