New grad: tier 1 hft company vs Google. Same TC

Google / Eng 🥇TC
Oct 21 32 Comments

Google: Bay area
HFT (High frequency trading): NYC

Target is to max career boost + TC in 7 years.

TC: ~270K

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  • Salesforce dev01
    How are you getting 270k for a new grad role ?
    Oct 21 8
    • Facebook
      abcd23

      Facebook

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      abcd23more
      What’s Google’s base?
      Oct 21
    • Google / Eng 🥇TC
      OP
      Standard 125k base
      Oct 21
    • Salesforce dev01
      Any suggestion on how to get interview with HFT. I got rejects from Citadel, Jane Street, HRT for internship.
      I am doing MSCS in Gatech
      Oct 21
    • Google / Eng 🥇TC
      OP
      They contacted me. Probably you should polish your LinkedIn
      Oct 21
    • Microsoft o0o0O0Oo0
      Can you see your LinkedIn?
      Oct 28
  • Microsoft cptlsm
    Renaissance?
    Oct 21 8
    • Microsoft cptlsm
      But this is an anonymous forum lol
      Oct 21
    • No it's not. Amazon fired an employee for their comments on Blind
      Oct 21
    • Microsoft cptlsm
      Ooh tell me more
      Oct 21
    • Akuna Capital / Eng reTRIEval
      I don't think rentec does HFT (at least not primarily)
      Oct 24
    • Microsoft cptlsm
      They have to. I would rather hold a bag of poop than some of their holdings. It has to be a super short term strategy.
      Oct 25
  • Jane Street Capital xnfjs
    I've worked at both and plan to stay in trading. TC is higher, and WLB is better in the ways that matter to me. You might be in the office slightly longer hours (45-50 per week), but there's no oncall and no remote access, so you can't do any work after hours. And I find the time in the office much less stressful.
    Oct 22 2
    • Jane Street Capital JBoC63
      I don’t think the no remote access is standard outside of JS
      Oct 24
    • Jane Street Capital ifjfnfjf
      Yes, I could have been more clear that all the pros I listed are based on my experience at JS and may or may not apply to other trading firms.
      Oct 24
  • Juniper Pliny Jr.
    HFT will pay more in the long run. You're in the super elite tier buddy with HFT. Go grab your fortune!
    Oct 21 0
  • Citadel / Eng
    BrutеForce

    Citadel Eng

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    BrutеForcemore
    Google
    Oct 21 5
    • Google / Eng 🥇TC
      OP
      Why?
      Oct 21
    • Google is much more chill than finance. To each their own though.
      Oct 21
    • Google / Eng 🥇TC
      OP
      I interned at Google but it seems that most of colleagues are coasting, and the career&TC boost is very slow at my PA, possibly 2-3 yrs for L4 with <5% annual TC boost.

      Edit: typo
      Oct 21
    • Citadel / Eng
      BrutеForce

      Citadel Eng

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      BrutеForcemore
      On avarage valley has way better wlb and comparable tc. If you like financial stuff though go for it of course. There's no wrong answer.
      Oct 21
    • Snapchat / Cust. Srv. tahcpansss
      Coaching? You mean coasting?...
      Oct 21
  • Akuna Capital / Eng reTRIEval
    To max TC in 7 years, HFT and it's not even close.
    Oct 24 0
  • Google hypms
    Grass is always greener on the neighbor. Lol. Tech tech people will say HFT, HFT people will say high tech. If we can get people *work(ed)* in both...
    Oct 21 0
  • Microsoft ®@©∃©@®
    BS or MS? (assuming not PhD for L3)
    Oct 29 1

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