Does anyone actually care about what product they’re working on? Or are people just joining these FAANG companies for high TC only and dont actually care what they work on?
I’m a new grad, and although I chose a lesser prestige company, Amazon, I at least made a huge effort to find a product I was passionate about. And the work is very interesting and exciting.
I know that Google offers awesome benefits, food and higher TC but I would hate my life if all I did was work on some internal tool used to measure some random ass ad metric by some business folks. It sounds like finding a “cool” project is much more difficult at a place like Google due to all overachievers working there so my chances would be next to slim as a ‘stupid’ new grad of leaving this internal tool team. Am I looking at this in the correct way? I get lots of hate for staying at Amazon from my friends. But then I ask them what they work on and it’s usually some internal tool or some advertising dashboard bullshit.
EDIT: TC 150k. YOE 1
Don't jump companies just for higher TC/prestige if you are making comfortable money and find your work exciting and fulfilling. Your new role might crush your soul.
In any case, Amazon is a reputable company and you should not have problems getting interviews from any of the FAANG companies if you choose to move in the future.
What exactly is the problem with your friends? Are they giving you hate just because you work at a "lower prestige" company? If so, it's time to find a new set of friends.