Thinking of leaving Apple (Bay Area) for Target (Minnesota) - Good Move?

Apple Meerajdhd
May 20 18 Comments

Tired of constant pressure, bad wlb, rat race, ever-growing real estate and taxes of bay area.

Current TC: 320K

Target offered me the job of a developer in Minnesota (150K TC), thinking of moving out.

YOE: 8

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  • Microsoft / Mgmt Dunph
    Seems like a truly awful move
    May 20 0
  • Microsoft / Eng dKWp30
    The quality of life is much higher (lower CoL) in Minnesota
    (Midwest) than it is in the Bay Area.
    May 20 2
    • Salesforce linusklava
      You only get to live quality life 60% of the year. Other 40% is hibernation
      May 20
    • Apple
      economyded

      Apple

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      economydedmore
      I mean sure, if you like having nothing to do and being near nothing interesting within 10 hours drive...
      May 20
  • 3M / Other uhgm57
    There is a steep drop in technical understanding between MN and the FAANGs. I made a similar move of FAANG to MN Fortune 500. Absolutely regret it.
    May 20 2
    • Amazon hot 🍞
      Like 3m? Lol I interviewed with them and they bored me to tears
      May 20
    • Indeed brazen
      Lol 3M is a nightmare.
      May 20
  • Cadence afomonei
    I back ur choice op. Personally I will also dash for it if it locates at Maui instead of Minnesota (I fear winter and long night tho)
    May 20 0
  • Indeed brazen
    Target and Target people are NOT worth that paycut. The politics, the culture, outside lifestyle if you’re not use to Minnesota nice is all frustrating. Don’t do it. Plus Target can do better on that offer. They like to lowball in that region. Target is definitely low balling and probably using Cali against you. Also your take home pay after the taxes ... ick. It’s going to feel like a worse paycut when you’re living there. I wouldn’t do it.
    May 20 0
  • Apple / Eng SgtTickles
    I grew up in the Midwest

    That’s a major downgrade
    May 20 0
  • ConocoPhillips 629-$
    There are way better places than Minnesota with good WLB and COL
    May 20 0
  • New fSca65
    Go to a less demanding tech city like LA
    May 20 0
  • Microsoft ouija
    One family member relocated from Bay Area to MN. He is an EE grad, was working in biotech. He got a promotion and good salary and pay. He quickly became a director there. He is pretty happy. But your offer isn’t good enough, IMO. Plus winter is brutal there.
    May 20 0
  • ON Semiconductor OoooOOOoooO
    looks like you're on your way to Albertsons. Life doesn't end at FAANG, try other opportunities :)
    May 20 0
  • F5 Networks baba-
    Terrible weather. Take some other job in the Bay Area.
    May 20 0
  • Microsoft tlKM06
    I love minneapolis. Try to negotiate for more with Target though.
    May 20 0
  • Google / Eng
    CodeRust

    Google Eng

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    CodeRustmore
    I don't know man! I probably won't go to Minnesota even for the same pay. I don't even want to go and live in Austin, TX. So .. that's just me.

    Also, think about the kind of work you would do for Target. Why not look at Seattle, Oregon, Boston or LA?
    May 20 0
  • New
    notTeslaa

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    notTeslaamore
    That sounds like a huge pay cut!
    May 20 0

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