It’s tree fiddy time!!!

New POYH38
Nov 9, 2018 24 Comments

Just wanted to post here to give back to helpful(mostly) community! I hope this post helps people who are trying to switch jobs and get better TC.

I read a lot of helpful threads in blind. Started preparing around end of May. Interviewed with 5 different companies. Got 2 offers. Accepted an offer from one of the FANG companies as engineering manager in September. The role is at L5 equivalent. Pretty happy with the bump. I know it’s not the top end of the pay range I have seen here but I really don’t care.

TC - just about 350k
190k/15 %/525 over 4 years

YoE ~ 10(7 as IC)

Turned down an offer of ~280k.

Previous TC about 200k.

Don’t ask me to name the companies. Not really comfortable doing it. Happy to answer other questions.

Resources used:
CtCI
Leetcode
Grokking system design interview(found it to be but repetitive)
Donne Martin GitHub page
Saw a lot of presentations from different companies on how they scaled their architecture. Honestly I really enjoyed this part.

Went back to refresh my basics around algorithms and ds.

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Google elephan
    Welcome to LinkedIn dawg!
    Nov 9, 2018 0
  • Google twinacdp
    thank so much!!! And congrats :) big win for you
    Nov 9, 2018 1
    • New POYH38
      OP
      Thanks!
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Google / Eng quix
    Good job dude!
    Nov 10, 2018 1
    • New POYH38
      OP
      Thanks man!
      Nov 10, 2018
  • New / Eng RzOT50
    Assuming they were different how comfortable were you with the coding languages of each company? As an engineering manager how much emphasis was on coding?
    Nov 9, 2018 1
    • New POYH38
      OP
      FANG companies don’t really care what programming languages you code in during the interview. At least 1 or 2 coding rounds, 1 or 2 system design and some manager/behavioral interviews.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Microsoft WUOS
    YOE?
    Nov 9, 2018 1
    • New POYH38
      OP
      Updated the post. Good question :)
      Nov 9, 2018
  • IBM
    83638269

    IBM

    PRE
    Blue Origin
    83638269more
    What's your social?
    Nov 9, 2018 1
  • Congrats!!! Just curious which “A” you chose to omit from. FAANG? ;-)
    Nov 9, 2018 2
    • New POYH38
      OP
      Thanks! I wanted to keep it a bit ambiguous.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng TBoon
      Amapple? Appazon?
      Mar 24
  • New gtik58
    What was the best piece of advice you received from someone on blind that helped you with the move?
    Nov 9, 2018 2
    • New POYH38
      OP
      Nothing really stands out. It’s just scouting different threads. Others interview experiences. Resources people used for their preparation. I will add those to the post.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • New gtik58
      Thanks a lot.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Workday tech1024
    What does "IC" mean in "YoE ~ 10(7 as IC)"?
    Nov 10, 2018 1
    • New POYH38
      OP
      Individual contributor
      Nov 10, 2018
  • Wayfair / Eng
    Weighfare

    Wayfair Eng

    PRE
    KAYAK
    BIO
    Boston
    Weighfaremore
    How did you prepare?
    Nov 9, 2018 1
    • New POYH38
      OP
      Just added the resources I used.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Gartner fetachz
    Anyone willing to share grokking system design interview?
    Mar 23 0
  • Adobe tDYD64
    No cash signon?
    Nov 10, 2018 0
  • Mentor Graphics / Sales
    #SheToo

    Mentor Graphics Sales

    PRE
    Cadence, Synopsys
    BIO
    A Siemens business..
    #SheToomore
    Ur still underpaid according to blind
    Nov 9, 2018 0