Stay in Facebook (E4) or Google L4

Facebook XWdu76
Jul 14 16 Comments

PhD + 1+ y.o.e.
Hey Blind members. Recently got offer from Google (L4).
I am working for Facebook(E4) with 1+ y.o.e.
Google is the security team at Sunnyvale. Google provides higher package. I am very confused at this moment and would like to get views from the community. Any candid feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Expedia bexg
    TC or GTFO
    Jul 14 9
    • Facebook XWdu76
      OP
      PERM application, promotion opportunity, new culture...
      Jul 14
    • Google stokes
      Promotion to E5 should take similar amount of time at both places. And even if it takes 1 year longer at Google (due to ramp up) you'll still come out ahead in terms of money earned over time.

      PERM it depends on what stage you're at but it can be easily transfered.

      Culture - you aren't going to stay at FB for your entire life right? So it's not a horrible idea to try out different companies.
      Jul 14
    • Facebook lnstagram
      At G you can stay at L4 forever. I know people struggling 3-4 years to get to L5.
      At FB you must promo within 3 years and most do that in 1-2 years. Also, FB pays more on average and there’s no yearly delay for the firs refresher.
      Jul 14
    • Google stokes
      True. L5 promo at FB is faster but the comp difference is too significant in OP's case. No point leaving money on the table. L5 at Google isn't so hard anyway (median is probs 2 years).
      Jul 14
    • Facebook Vasu56
      With 25% difference in TC. Definitely go to Google. You can try for E5 at FB after 1-2 years with solid initial rsu grant.
      Jul 14
  • Facebook sdfdcgdsh
    Early on in your career maximize expertise over TC. Think about how this job would set you up for the next. I’d go with the offer that gives you the best opportunity to grow skills. If that happens to be the highest paying, that’s awesome.
    Jul 14 0
  • Google L4 with 1yoe??
    Jul 14 1
    • Facebook lnstagram
      You’ve missed PhD part
      Jul 14
  • Facebook lnstagram
    E4 of course.
    At G you’ll stuck at L4 forever.
    At FB you’ll promote in 2 years or less.
    Jul 14 2
    • Facebook XWdu76
      OP
      No promotion signal from manager.
      Jul 14
    • Facebook lnstagram
      You don’t have a chance to not promote to E5 at FB.
      If you don’t promote, you get 🔥 and goto G L4.
      Jul 14