Not posting details because I think it’s easy to lose anonymity.
It’s 40% more than I make now and better than all competing offers I have.
But are the scandals too much? Is it a good company? Everyday there’s a new story about how bad FB culture is...
Current TC: $220k
- Facebook / EngUWBE87Facebook definitely does not have a bad culture or bad WLB. Articles tend to be from disgruntled former employees or Blind and does not represent reality.
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- Microsoft pieceofmFriends working at FB MPK and constantly work until midnight. Leaving work around 4pm, 1+ hr commute via shuttle, picking up kids, putting them to sleep then work from 9-12.
- That's not typically what you think when someone says "working until midnight" though and is a bit misleading... That maps more to like working until 7pm or 50 hours a week-ish, which isn't really too bad
In other industries like banking and consulting you actually work until midnight
- I really like the product (use Messenger and Instagram everyday) and excited to be joining soon but the scandals are making me scared lol
- Facebook is run like a startup at a massive scale. This is true of very few public companies. Amazon is another example -- think of all the negative press they had in 2015. If you had joined Amazon in spite of the negative press at that time, you'd have made a ton of money by now. Facebook is ambitious and is going to grow like crazy. If that excites you, you should definitely join.
- Not bad. Based on the numbers you see on Blind that seems low for an E6. But 40% higher is still good. Although at 220 you’re underpaid as a 65.
I wouldn’t worry about the press reports. If you’re unhappy with what you’re doing today, sure, take it. You can always come back as a 66, and get a new on hire grant, negotiate a higher base, etcJan 92
- My recommendations
I would try to get more of an idea of the TEAM culture. Teams can be very different within large organizations so don't just listen to the articles which are very broad. It's worth noting it's an issue possibly but doesn't mean it's something that is encouraged within the company or something.
- I agree with what have been said here regarding compensation, but it is not worth it for me because it is so chaotic that it is affecting my health.
- Fair enough. Not everyone prefers a startup kinda culture. This is a risk/reward play. Everyone has their own threshold. Some people like to even get out of the rat race in the Bay area. There is no right or wrong here. What's never possible is to get high reward for average effort -- unless you are from a privileged background.