Is it worth moving to Florida for a Software Eng. position at Magic Leap

Infinera qPIr08
Feb 7 35 Comments

Trying to get an idea how Magic Leap is doing and is it worth moving from the Bay Area to Florida ?

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TOP 35 Comments
  • Apple / EngMojaveX
    Tough one. Not many big tech companies in Florida if you choose to leave Magic Leap. But you get nice weather, and no state income tax
    Feb 76
    • Microsoft BcrX06
      Bay Area weather is fine.
      Feb 7
    • Infinera qPIr08
      OP
      With the experience I get should be easy to move back to the Bay Area right?
      Feb 7
    • Microsoft BcrX06
      Harder to network with people.
      Feb 7
    • Magic Leap sunday3
      Should be pretty easy to get offers with relocation etc
      Feb 7
    • Infinera qPIr08
      OP
      Offers back to the Bay Area right?
      Feb 9
    • Magic Leap sunday3
      Exactly. Moving is a pain in the ass, but at least getting offers to relocate back to the Bay Area at the typical FANG etc should not be hard at all.
      Feb 16
  • Microsoft BcrX06
    Unless you like Florida.
    Feb 70
  • New ktFx33
    Florida beaches are the best in the world. Interview there and see for yourself.
    Feb 73
    • Infinera qPIr08
      OP
      I don’t really care about the beaches
      Feb 7
    • New ktFx33
      What do you care about?
      Feb 7
    • New ktFx33
      Ok excluding Southeast Asia like Palawan
      Feb 8
  • Amazon VEoy51
    It’s Dania Beach, which is realistically 2 hours away from the cool part of South Florida/Miami. There’s nothing to do except golf, eat seafood, or retire in that area. As for Magic Leap, they have offices around the world but I’m afraid they’re burning way too much cash for any sustainability with their product.

    Now, if we are talking about Miami, there are some areas definitely better worth living in than the Bay Area.
    Feb 76
    • Infinera qPIr08
      OP
      On a company level as well, Magic Leap isn’t worth joining?
      Feb 7
    • Magic Leap / Engohnorandom
      HQ is not in Dania Beach, it's in Plantation, a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale. It's about 1hr away from Miami and 20 mins from Ft. Lauderdale. Both have a nightlife although obviously Miami's is bigger.
      Feb 8
    • Infinera qPIr08
      OP
      How do you like working at Magic Leap so far? Do you see a future in the company?
      Feb 9
    • Magic Leap / Engohnorandom
      I like it because there is lots of opportunity in improving as an engineer, developing engineering practices here, in leading, and in learning (new tech, etc). It feels like a large, well funded startup outside of the tech bubble of the Bay Area, which has the benefit of more freedom and less micro-management, but the downside of less local talent and ecosystem.

      I think our product has immense potential under the condition that we can find our niche, produce real revenue, and continue to develop AR/MR as a viable platform for developers to make a living in and consumers to use.
      Feb 10
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIGProduct

      PRE
      Deloitte Digital
      BIO
      Counseling CxOs for AI-first strategy !
      Ragingmore
      I bought the product. It's a piece of crap.
      Feb 16
    • Magic Leap jPDQ86
      I'm sad to say I really don't think we're going to make it. We have amazing engineering from hardware to software, but I think the management of the OS group is just *terrible*. Leading through fear, threats and cursing, and causing people to stress their way to a hacked together release. If we don't get rid of those guys I think we have no chance against the likes of Microsoft/Google/Apple and whoever else decides to compete. The amount of politics going on at the high levels is beyond me.
      3d
  • PayPal hot4heels
    You could have stopped at Florida. Answer is no.
    Feb 70
  • Microsoft BcrX06
    No.
    Feb 70
  • Lending Club Zhe$$$$$$
    Hurricane 😱
    Feb 71
    • Infinera qPIr08
      OP
      Thanks Lending Club
      Feb 9
  • AIG / Product
    Raging

    AIGProduct

    PRE
    Deloitte Digital
    BIO
    Counseling CxOs for AI-first strategy !
    Ragingmore
    No
    Feb 160
  • Tesla / EngTesl@
    Ask them to offer you a role in bay area office if they have a match here
    Feb 70
  • New DvVM00
    FL? fuck no
    Feb 70
  • Company has no future but excellent at raising money. If you are going to learn how to raise money, do it.
    Feb 71
    • Amazon VEoy51
      I haven’t looked at their fundraiser report, but there’s a lot of millionaires in South Florida, either real estate tycoons or South American dirty money.

      On the plus side, any investor who funds ML gets a 5-star resort paid to stay in Miami when they come to the office.
      Feb 7
  • New IUOc04
    This is out of law - TC or GTFO!
    Feb 71
  • Magic Leap Leaper17
    It depends on what you want to accomplish. Have a 3-6-9-12 month plan and see if the experience is what you are looking for.
    Mar 90
  • New / Product
    qGcU18

    NewProduct

    BIO
    Designer and business development prefers working with innovation teams, design labs. Highly conceptual, communications, motivator and team leader.
    qGcU18more
    True, Florida has very low level people, I've looked into it myself and backed off.
    Feb 280
  • New IUOc04
    I know some guys working at ML in Dania Beach, they have VERY low level, with such employees company can’t make a breakthrough. I would not recommend joining FL team.
    Feb 90
  • Magic Leap WFOF81
    I would say join if you are passionate about AR/MR and role you're looking at is in a unique area you want to grow.
    Feb 90
  • New IUOc04
    What is the TC?!
    Feb 70

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