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New grad design at FB, Google, or Reddit?

New / Designrwx86
Apr 9

Got offers from FB and Google, and Reddit is keen about me but unsure about career growth/support for new grad versus other two.

Recent fb news has me a little worried too, outside looking in. Google seems like you just get thrown to the masses whereas FB has dedicated new grad program.

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  • Google Facebook
    FB
    Fast moving culture of same aged folks: you’ll learn a ton. Perhaps meet your love :) Plus discounted stock if you join now. Make L3->L5 in 4-5 years.
    Then goto G (with 4-5 years of experience you almost guaranteed get L4, even if you were L5 at FB, but with nearly same L5 comp as you had) and work hard to learn even more until you reach L6 and stay there for a while: enjoy the great wlb.
    Then either rest&vest until retirement, or start your own company/join early startup as one of the first employees. Or become a manager and work 20h per week at most.
    Apr 95
    • New / Designrwx86
      OP
      Yeah I'm leaning fb
      Apr 9
    • Amazon / OtherDjyrdhrvb
      Haha “perhaps meet your love.” They say there are only three real sources of business value - help someone make money, help them save time, or help them get laid. Adding that third one onto the mix is probably more valuable than +x% in comp haha.
      Apr 9
    • Google Facebook
      FB population is usually younger and more socializing, thus you have higher chances to meet a nice guy/girl in there with similarly stellar career path.
      Apr 9
    • Intuit UwKH24
      pro tip: dating at work isn't the best idea
      Apr 9
    • Amazon / OtherDjyrdhrvb
      Eh if the company is big enough you can meet people to date that are from the same company but not “from work”
      Apr 9
  • Amazon difnai
    Why would you even consider reddit?
    Apr 95
    • New / Designrwx86
      OP
      Like the product a lot, team was chill, and redesign is a big challenge that seems fun to tackle, but has high risk of going wrong
      Apr 9
    • Square SSSJ
      Reddit web redesign confirmed?
      Apr 9
    • New / Designrwx86
      OP
      ...it's already been confirmed. Just Google reddit redesign
      Apr 9
    • Reddit / OpsHdusj644
      Yes. Launched to 1% of users last week.
      Apr 10
    • Reddit jGvR81
      You’ll have way more impact at reddit than at those other places.
      Apr 20
  • Google lVWm63
    not google, it’s super boring for new grad
    Apr 91
    • New / Designrwx86
      OP
      This is for design
      Apr 9
  • Facebook / Enginstandidl
    New grad? Definitely fb
    Apr 90
  • Dropbox Juicefun
    FB for sure
    Apr 90
  • Airbnb Amds46
    Google, no brainer
    Apr 90
  • Reddit / OpsHdusj644
    There's still a lot of work to do on the redesign. I don't work on that team, but I feel like that's a pretty unique opportunity.
    Apr 112
    • Uber noshizzzz
      What's going on with the Reddit mobile app? Is there a separate team that works on that?
      Apr 22
    • Reddit DzrI52
      Lots of teams work on features for the apps. There’s also a core team.
      Apr 22
  • Google Designbad
    Hated my experience with Facebook, loved my experience as a designer at Google
    Apr 92
    • New / Designrwx86
      OP
      Shed any more light on this?
      Apr 10
    • Google Designbad
      I think Google offers much more of an opportunity to take complete ownership of a product area, facilitating faster career growth, promotions, etc.

      They both are massive companies and sacrifice craft at certain times, but I really think the work coming out of Facebook is far from inspiring (despite having incredibly talented designers and IG is doing some cool shit). Google is making significant strides forward (biased? Maybe), but some teams are more design driven than others.
      Apr 10
  • Google R1chCh1gga
    Which is highest tc
    Apr 90

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