New York VS San Francisco

Jul 12, 2018 19 Comments

Amazing community here. Thanks to all for contributing.

I spend my last 15 plus years in New York. Have experience as project manager / program manager and consultant with BCG all in financial services risk compliance etc.

What would be an ideal career for me to move to SFO / valley area .
Product management a good career move
Project management
Stake holder / Sales and Marketing

What would be an ideal comp I can expect. Who would be potential target companies. I am fine with not continuing in finance.


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TOP 19 Comments
  • Amazon 123raj
    Jul 12, 2018 6
    • Amazon 123raj
      Nyc is much better in terms of everything- crowd, diversity, things to do,vibe
      Jul 12, 2018
    • LinkedIn orly
      With 15 yoe, you are most likely not single any more, neither are your friends. So there won’t be more things to do in nyc especially in the winter.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Amazon 123raj
      Winters in nyc are fun. I mean christmas season in new york? Come on now! Who doesnt like that?
      Jul 12, 2018
    • New / Product pmny
      True single and 1 Baby. 2 years old.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • American Bureau of Shipping / Other

      American Bureau of Shipping Other

      BP, Gilead Sciences, Shell
      After 6+ years switched from Project Engineering in heavy industry sector to CMMS (Computerized maintenance management system) and Data Analyst role.
      If have kids, and decent work experience- good idea to get to CA. Never will be back after. Dry climate, better food and get more s’more smiles.
      Jul 29, 2018
  • Apple / Eng AngryCat
    Stay in NYC. The Bay Area is overpriced and boring. Super overrated. Doesn’t even compare.
    Jul 12, 2018 1
    • New / Product pmny
      Thank you. Those who stay there. Why so? I heard all my friends who moved there making 400 to 500K. While they where struggling to crack even 200 here. Wondering what’s happening?
      Jul 13, 2018
  • Apple / Eng JobsHand
    Stay in NYC!
    Jul 12, 2018 1
    • New / Product pmny
      Jobshand. Thanks but what is holding back you folks in SFO.
      Jul 12, 2018
  • Two Sigma / Eng shhhhhhhh_
    Amazing community here? 🤣
    Jul 12, 2018 1
    • New / Product pmny
      Lol. Isn’t it fun flying blind.
      Jul 12, 2018
  • Apple / Product LaIj61
    The grass isn’t greener on the other side in SF. Tech jobs aren’t as glamorous as they seem and SF is crazy expensive
    Jul 12, 2018 2
    • New / Product pmny
      I hear that my friends are saying the compensation is good to put up with the craziness.
      Jul 12, 2018
    • Apple / Product LaIj61
      Depends on the role and company. Compensation varies drastically between technical and non-technical roles
      Jul 12, 2018
  • AdRoll / Product adsboi69
    after taxes and housing, that increase doesn’t halfway pay for your downgrade in city
    Dec 21, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng Fleabee
      5 month old thread, man.
      Dec 21, 2018
  • New / Product pmny
    Agreed. Any specific range for product manager in FAANG.
    Jul 12, 2018 0


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