I'm L62 in Microsoft, and have been here for a good 5 years. I have, for the most part, coasted along the shores of complacency that is Bing - and as such, I feel I'm an engineer with sub-par skills.
I have been able to bag a job at Uber for level 4.
I hear Uber is very competitive, and I got to thinking, what if I can't perform at the sde2 level at Uber ?
So would the kind folks of Blind help me understand how cut throat Uber is? How does the work life balance and engineering talent compare, to an average team in Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon ? Is Uber given the same treatment as FAANG ?
Before you kind folks turn violent, my current TC is 195k (yes, yes, we're Microsoft:( ), and TC at Uber including paper money is around 260k.
That said, for better or worse, over the past year improving wlb is a top priority for all engineering at uber
Honestly, software engineering is not rocket science. As long as you’re willing to learn and improve you’ll do just fine.