Should I move to Bay Area if I want to get into Facebook/Google/Apple

New Baboly
Oct 29, 2018 13 Comments

Would moving to Bay Area a better idea than staying in Seattle if my goal is to get into Facebook, google, or Apple HQ in the future?

(Received an offer from a company in Palo Alto, so relocation is covered)

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  • Amazon / Eng
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    Other than Apple the other two have offices in Seattle. Since these companies also often offer relo the only thing being in Bay Area gets you is maybe into social circles for people that work there.
    Oct 29, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Apple is in Seattle too.
      Oct 29, 2018
  • eBay / Eng
    seat

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    Yes, the Bay Area is the best place in the world. You will have so much fun here and you’ll instantly fall in love
    Oct 29, 2018 3
    • I smell sarcasm
      Oct 29, 2018
    • Amazon tgm
      Actually I honestly love it. It has its problems, insane cost of living, poor (or no) proper city planning leading to traffic and bad infrastructure. But, I love the mild weather, the wide variety of things to do and the interesting people (I have exposure to a non-tech community, so I'm not always hearing about insular problems of techies). Definitely prefer it to Seattle, which I found harder to socialize in.
      Oct 29, 2018
    • Microsoft TellMyWifi
      Agree with tgm. Spent six years in SF and then 5.5 in Seattle. Bay Area wins hands down.
      Oct 29, 2018
  • Amazon tgm
    If they want you, these companies will bring you from whereever you are, unless there are visa issues.
    Oct 29, 2018 0
  • Microsoft TellMyWifi
    If they want you, they will bring you down. Moving does nothing.
    Oct 29, 2018 2
    • Microsoft DOyu71
      Does nothing other than increase you col/taxes by 30%
      Oct 29, 2018
    • Microsoft TellMyWifi
      Right. And you get that increase before the pay bump.
      Oct 29, 2018
  • Facebook chux
    Moving might help if it means you end up making friends who work at those companies who can give you a referral, assuming you don't already have some.
    Oct 29, 2018 0
  • Apple laylow
    Apple has seattle office now. So you can be in seattle and work for any of them.
    Oct 29, 2018 0
  • Facebook Martian343
    Yes
    Oct 29, 2018 0