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Should I move to New York?

Dec 5

Currently in CA (Not Bay Area), and offer from current company at 103k (base) + 5.5 (bonus) + 10k (joining bonus).

Have an offer from Bloomberg LP in New York at 142k(base) + 18k(bonus) + 10k (relocation).

My plan is to study and move to a FAANG within a year.

Pros for New York:
1. If I move to New York, chances are that I will not need to move again - as many FAANG have offices there.
2. Fiancé currently working in a different state and she would find it much easier to find a good job in NYC as compared to San Diego.
3. Bloomberg will add value to my resume - hence help me with FAANG ?

Cons for New York:
1. Expensive
2. More stress
3. Bloomberg havent told me which team I will join.

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  • Cisco 67jdk32a
    Take the opportunity to move and have the nyc experience before you have kids.
    Dec 50
  • Spotify hPYg38
    I’m from NYC so my opinion will obviously be bias. Ultimately you will get more for what you pay for in NYC. Everything is accessible, you don’t need a car, food is incredible, your never bored and it’s not as expensive as everyone thinks it’s only as expensive as you make it. I make over 6 figs but I have friends who are elementary school teachers who live fine here, we still hang out and do some of the same things.

    I do love San Diego and I actually have family there, so it’s always nice to visit. But I wouldn’t live there unless I was older and maybe ready to retire.

    It’s way better here than the Bay Area (again IMO). I’ve been there so many times, and I still don’t get the apeal. We have the same companies as they do and the same opportunities. Our tech scene is huge here and only getting bigger, but it’s not the only scene which I love. So don’t let the “gotta be in the Bay Area” BS fool you.

    Good luck on your decision.
    Dec 53
    • OP
      Thanks for taking the time and giving me your perspective.
      Really appreciate it 😀
      Dec 5
    • Vertivco / R&D
      WARP ZONE!

      VertivcoR&D

      PRE
      YouTube, American Bureau of Shipping, Facebook
      WARP ZONE!more
      Where do the elementary school teachers live without going into a deep deficit?
      Dec 5
    • Spotify hPYg38
      Queens
      Dec 5
  • Salesforce dhjvduczs
    You may not like the winters
    Dec 51
    • OP
      I was thinking about that too, but I think overall I will be fine.
      Dec 5
  • If under 30, just do it.
    Dec 50
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    CompassEng

    PRE
    Google
    FUPayMemore
    It’s always yes.
    Dec 50
  • Egencia / Eng
    lazy_lad

    EgenciaEng

    PRE
    Expedia, Siemens Healthineers
    BIO
    Software engineer always on the lookout to explore alternative domains or career paths.
    lazy_ladmore
    What is your YOE?
    Dec 54
    • OP
      New grad.
      Dec 5
    • Google / Eng
      qEGt36

      GoogleEng

      PRE
      Bloomberg
      qEGt36more
      They pay that much for new grad????
      Dec 5
    • OP
      Yes, but NYC is really expensive.
      My calculations show 160k in NYC is equivalent to 120k in San Diego.
      Dec 5
    • Google / Eng
      qEGt36

      GoogleEng

      PRE
      Bloomberg
      qEGt36more
      I doubt San Diego is that much cheaper. California is not exactly Kentucky.
      Dec 5
  • Bloomberg $ROPE
    It's a "graded lab" but they don't actually rate you on it. We got our job assignments the day we handed our projects in, so no way to grade that quickly.

    Bloomberg was aight. Incredibly chill, but not somewhere you want to spend more than 1-2yrs at since there's so much legacy and proprietary stuff (and most engineers here are pretty shit).

    Leaving for a unicorn after 6mo, so your exits are good. Had interviews at any company I wanted, incl Two Sigma, Robinhood, and other hard-to-dos.

    Also just lie and say you have a competing offer. Bloomberg should be able to pony up between 25-50k signing + 10k relo.

    Glhf!
    Dec 51
    • OP
      Projects were individual? And How long was this for? 3 months?

      I heard some companies ask for proof of other offers. Dont want to risk it.
      Dec 5
  • OnDeck max2387
    Don't like if they ask u are going to be in a soup. But yes it helps a lot for sure. I am joining BB in a week too. Good luck man.
    Dec 60
  • Uber / Eng
    meowimacat

    UberEng

    BIO
    Im a cat! 🐈 Meowww... Fancy feast is my favorite kind of kibbles 🐱
    meowimacatmore
    Ya man I'd take it, NYC is a fun place to live. I think Bloomberg should be fine, people go from Bloomberg to fang
    Dec 50
  • Bloomberg ebarbop
    Get a competing offer that's better and Bloomberg will give u signing bonus as well
    Dec 53
    • OP
      Too late for that now. Have a couple of days to make my decision.
      Dec 5
    • Bloomberg ebarbop
      Still a better offer. Tax is about the same in CA vs nyc. If you get a roommate rent is not too ridiculous.
      Dec 5
    • OP
      Thanks - and yes it’s most likely going to be Bloomberg
      Dec 5
  • Bloomberg ebarbop
    Also bb didn't tell you what team you'll join because u pick top x teams you wanna join after training. The teams pick new hire base on training performance in case demand more than slots.

    Also nyc for a bit will be fun, seems like a fair amount of transitions to FANG afterwards. I myself met 2 already
    Dec 52
    • OP
      How they they rate your performance during training? Tests?
      Dec 5
    • Bloomberg ebarbop
      Good question I didn't ask what exact mechanism is. I haven't started yet. I do know there are no test like a school exam but there are projects in training that you will work on.
      Dec 5
  • Google / Data
    345gaba2

    GoogleData

    BIO
    10yoe BI/DW/python
    345gaba2more
    Do it.
    Dec 50
  • IBM
    84u74u4i

    IBM

    PRE
    Blue Origin
    84u74u4imore
    Sap has an office in San Diego?
    Dec 50
  • SAP kbron
    I would not move there. Too much cold, no car, your life changes a lot. All shopping delivered to home. No thanks
    Dec 50

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