Microsoft 64 to Facebook E6

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I have an on-site coming up for Facebook Infra Data Science. Before the whole process started, the recruiter in an email said they'll be considering me for IC6+ roles.

I've been a consistent high performer at Microsoft and in Amazon before this. Went from L4 to L5 in Amazon in 2 years and 62 to 64 in Microsoft in 3 years.

So I have some questions:

- How crazy is the workload for Facebook E6 compared to an Amazon L6?
- What are the expectations from an IC6 at Facebook? I'm guessing the ability to direct the work for a whole team, mentoring team members, etc. - this is something I already do in my current team at Microsoft. Is there anything else I need to be aware of?

Current TC: 240k (170k base, ~30k bonus, ~40k RSUs vesting per year)
Current Role: Sr. Data Scientist at Microsoft
Total YOE: 11

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  • Microsoft zunekin
    What’s the difference between E6 and IC6?
    Jul 5 2
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      According to the recruiter IC6 and M1 are both part of level E6.
      Jul 5
    • Chegg snt124
      E implies engineering as far as I know.

      So in regards to expected tc, very different
      Jul 5
  • Uber fbsowoz
    Amazon L6 is E5, E6 is more like L7. WLB is pretty bad from what I’ve heard. L64 to E6 should be considered as a promo.
    Jul 5 1
    • Microsoft / Data
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      It is definitely a promo, the reason was I told them I'm at 64 and I'll most likely get to 65 in a year so I'm not considering roles that are not at a Principal level. The recruiter then replied and said they would only consider me for IC6 given my YoE.
      Jul 5
  • Microsoft MsftSux
    Wow 240k for 64... Msft really sucks.
    Jul 5 2
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      Yeah, it's pretty low compared to the rest of the industry, but WLB at Microsoft is great, so just by being more "ambitious" than most people here, I've been able to get quick promotions.
      Jul 5
    • Microsoft MsftSux
      It all depends on your team, I kept getting "you haven't been long enough in your level yet to prove consistent results." I eventually had enough and left to Google for a 50% TC bump.
      Jul 5
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    IC6 is not equal to E6 comp wise
    Jul 5 5
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      They're literally the same thing. Not sure what you mean when they're not the same comp wise.
      Jul 5
    • eBay
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      Half the stock, same base. Data science (IC) stocks = 1/2 * SWE (E) stocks
      Jul 5
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      I see got it. Is it true for all Data Science teams? This role is in Infra, which from what I hear is a lot more technical than other Data Science teams. Even my phone screens were technical. Two rounds with coding, SQL, and ML/Stats.
      Jul 5
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      Maybe a Facebook employee can confirm but I know for a fact DS gets half the RSUs compared to SWEs at FB.
      Jul 5
    • Cisco fesK86
      Can confirm know many directors there. You are all partially right: SWE = core DS = double than analytics DS. Question is, did they get rid of core DS and now it’s infra?
      Jul 25