Is leaving Google a retrograde in one's career?
I am struggling with my current work and consider to move to another company (if moving to another team failed).
If you go to Facebook/Linkedin/Airbnb/Uber/Pinterest and get higher pay, obviously it is not a retrograde. But if you go to Microsoft/Amazon you probably will not get a good enough pay and the "level" of company seems to be lower. I was wondering if there are many people who leave Google and go to some company that is not considered as the same level of Google. If they do this, how do they explain to their friends/relatives why they leave Google and join a lower-level company?