Should I accept two job offers?

Dec 13, 2018 29 Comments

In the final moments of job search. Signed an offer letter with FAANG, background check starting, and I have no more interviews left. Starting in Jan 2019.

I'm super afraid that some shit might go wrong, 2019 budget refresh leads to head count reduction, team gets laid off, black swan event etc. I also cannot overstate the importance of this move - this is the MOST IMPORTANT career and life event of MY LIFE. I'm coming from a no name midsize company in the Midwest, i really cannot understate how impt this is. If shit hits the fan, I'll be screwed and I have to restart interview (it took me 6 mths and 20 on-sites to get to where I am) and I will literally go NUTS if that happens.

Therefore, I'm thinking to accept two offers. The FAANG offer and another tier 2 company with a later start date. Once I start at FAANG, all is good then I renege the other offer.

Dick move I know, but this move is so important that if it blows up I'll either go crazy, or on a rampage. Lucky I don't own guns.

What does blind think?

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Microsoft cricket5
    You’re good. Accept both.
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • Microsoft cricket5
    Bro, have a stiff drink, yell “moseltov!” To yourself in the mirror and then accept both offers like the devious cunning whipper snapping dragonfly that you are!

    Go get em!
    Dec 13, 2018 4
    • OP
      I kid you not... I really don't want to do this.
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Microsoft ☑️Needful_
      Why? Business isn’t emotional.

      You’re acting emotional.

      Remove the emotions.

      You’re going to hedge your risk by accepting both offers. There’s no feelings here.
      Dec 13, 2018
    • OP
      Ok from a business perspective, I may get a bad reputation. Especially when working in the bay area where people know other people...
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Apple applpark
      Nah I think you are overthinking this, there are millions of people in the Bay Area. Unless you’re someone famous or high up nobody will even remember you. I know people who reneged on offers and then years later went back and reinterviewed and joined those same companies.
      Dec 13, 2018
  • Facebook rboV77
    Blind thinks you are a dick. Do you expect the FANG company to pull the offer because of cause? They all have enough that they won’t have funding issues and pull. If you absolutely need the security, then slow roll the other company. Tell them you can’t make a decision over the holidays...
    Dec 13, 2018 4
    • OP
      I don't want to do this, but there's no way I can drag out the other offers for another month.

      But what if something goes wrong? Employment is 'at will'. Maybe stock market will crash next week, all FAANG lose 90% stock value, massive layoffs.

      Let me ask you, if the consequences of FAANG not following through with the offer is DEATH, like you will literally die, and the only option is to be a dick like I described, would you do it?

      Besides the Bay area has lots of talent, so at most the other company loses a month time most of it is holidays so it's almost no issue for them since hiring stops at year end.
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng MPK.
      Yes and a huge asteroid can also obliterate all living creatures on earth next week as well. If FAANG made you an offer, they will honor it.
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      nMve02

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      OP, assuming all you said above happens, then if faang can’t keep you what made you think a tier 2 company will keep you? IMO, you are over reacting.
      Dec 13, 2018
    • OP
      Lots of reasons. I moved to the bay area, a week before I start, I get into an accident. I yell some colorful words, oh fuck it's my manager! Next day offer rescinded.
      Dec 14, 2018
  • Walmart.com ToKL28
    Totally fine.
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • Airbnb fly_away
    Dude you are being paranoid. Relax OK? Nothing to worry about FANG's offer. Do the right thing and don't burn any bridges. The valley is small, you never know who will be your next boss / colleagues, don't be a dick.
    Dec 13, 2018 8
    • Square / Eng SQ
      You're making quite a stretch in your advice.

      I'm just taking your advice to not be nice. Otherwise I would starve or develop depression and kill myself. Thanks! I feel better already.
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

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      Alright. I will add some or two words to cover this edge case.
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Apple Vhff45
      @fastpapuan: idiot ..
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Vertivco / Eng
      FastPapuan

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      @Vhff45 what I said is truth. Why on Earth are you so infatuated with fucking beating down victims? What is wrong with you?
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Apple Vhff45
      That’s a reach. OP post is about what to do with taking on two offers. You brought on victimhood and all that non sense. Get a life, troll elsewhere.
      Dec 13, 2018
  • PayPal Aq30x
    I dont think u need another offer. FANG usually take care of you
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • Oath
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    If a company can extend an offer and rescind.

    Similarly, you can accept an offer and rescind.
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • Kaneva Player-1
    I would accept FAANG offer, and tentatively pass on the 2nd, letting them know that you are taking the position at FAANG and would definitely like to consider them if things fall through. They might come back with a better offer you cant refuse.
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • Salesforce profiles
    You'll likelier to lose both if you say yes to both. If somehow they catch wind that's what you're doing (ex. they used the same background check company, etc), they'll drop their offer.
    Dec 13, 2018 1
    • TriNet AYwy24
      This is a Black swan event
      Dec 13, 2018
  • New / Eng - -
    Do not worry about tier 2 corp. Proceed with your plan. You are approved.
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • TriNet AYwy24
    Do what you got to do, but be aware that there will be a bridge burnt based on who you stand up
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • Airbnb Dontbesure
    One thing to know if you are obliged to share this with the companies or not? I’m asking since I don’t know but I’m almost the same.
    Dec 13, 2018 0