Snap - worth it?

Viacom Diederdas
Oct 10, 2018 22 Comments

Been a lot of bad news in the press lately, getting eaten alive by IG, botching the redesign, lowest ever stock price, leaked memo.

Would you still take a SWE job there?

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Uber nplf20
    The only answers worth listening to, are the ones from Snap employees. Can everyone else keep some silence and allow them to talk please?
    Oct 10, 2018 4
    • Microsoft Grabbb
      They are busy at work
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Microsoft richardhea
      They are busy interviewing.
      🍆
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

      Compass Eng

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      Google
      FUPayMemore
      Snap still has employees?
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Snapchat / Eng
      streak

      Snapchat Eng

      PRE
      Google
      streakmore
      Nope.
      Oct 17, 2018
  • Snapchat
    Kla617

    Snapchat

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    Google
    Kla617more
    I’d definitely advise joining. Keep the sign on (6 month I’m assuming?). If you hate working here after that time, free to leave and other companies will definitely pick you up. We’re at a very dynamic time for the company, but the risk (in my opinion) is well worth the reward. TC 377k per year. Could be double that in another 12 months, or less. The people i work with are pushing hard, but everyone actually seems to really enjoy their impact.
    Oct 11, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng BadNews
    Depends where you come from. If it’d give me a 20%+ raise I’d take it. It’s still good to have it on your cv, even if it’s for two months and they go bankrupt.
    Oct 10, 2018 2
    • Nielsen / Eng
      iamnot

      Nielsen Eng

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      iamnotmore
      You're probably right but the latter half of your last statement is definitely a solid possibility at this point. Reports are being released that Snapchat will have to "go begging for cash in 2019".
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Viacom Diederdas
      OP
      This is what I'm thinking, but with a decent signing bonus as well. The bonus would tie me over if they go belly up or go through a round of layoffs soon (first in first out right?)
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Snapchat / Eng camera-co
    I certainly wouldn't join now, but then again, I always worked at other big name companies. If it's a clear step up, I'd still join.
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • Square OXYe80
    No.
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • Snapchat fQgT31
    It's a challenging time for the company obviously. Join only if it's a better position or comp. What team are you aiming at?
    Oct 10, 2018 1
    • Are Snap PM Interivew similar for FB/Google?
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng
    TC $1

    Microsoft Eng

    BIO
    🍐
    TC $1more
    Depends on how good you are at leetcoding because you'll probably have/want to get another job within 2 years
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    Compass Eng

    PRE
    Google
    FUPayMemore
    No
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft aFLj53
    All the good things about working for Snap are already gone.
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Grabbb
    If your office is in Venice beach how long do you think you can survive ?
    Oct 10, 2018 3
    • Microsoft aFLj53
      If you put all your stuff in a shopping cart, a long time apparently.

      You might have to fight people to keep them from stealing your traffic cones though.
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Hulu DaddyBig
      The engineering office is not in Venice Beach. It is next to the Santa Monica airport. You get to see planes take off and land
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Snapchat / Eng
      streak

      Snapchat Eng

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      Google
      streakmore
      That's one of the offices, not sure who works there. The one I work doesn't have a view, miss the ocean views :(
      Oct 17, 2018
  • Facebook Cnrye
    Join snap 2.0 aka Instagram
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • Oath Rat-a-tat
    Nope.
    Oct 10, 2018 0

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