Top Hedge Fund vs. FAANG

Bloomberg Dreamlife
Oct 12, 2018 13 Comments

How do recruiters/the industry look at software engineering roles on your resume at top hedge funds vs at FAANG? For example, Two Sigma vs. Facebook? Which one would be a better brand?



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TOP 13 Comments
  • Facebook k2sDF
    tbh after working at FB, I feel like the quality of SWE is much higher at a smaller, more selective company
    Oct 12, 2018 3
    • New LCCe61
      Isn’t that implicit in being a small, selective company? I feel like you could find similar situations in a larger company but it would be team dependent, but I may be wrong.
      Oct 13, 2018
    • Facebook k2sDF
      i agree that it’s common sense / implicit, but still a lot of people seem to worship the quality of SWE at FAANG
      Oct 13, 2018
    • Google / Eng

      Google Eng

      Same feeling at G. It's basically hiring shit tier people now.
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Google shridar
    Faang is more versatile. And in HF, there's really only TS and maybe a few quant shops like jump and Jane street.
    Oct 12, 2018 0
  • Microsoft FEBx80
    I recently got offer from two sigma. They have contract like you can’t join other finance domain company. It means that even after working with two sigma, you can explore next opportunity only with tech . In short you have to move back to tech again.
    Oct 12, 2018 5
    • New LCCe61
      You going to take it?
      Oct 13, 2018
    • Facebook k2sDF
      non compete is standard in finance. not guaranteed it will be enforced unless you have a lot of insider knowledge
      Oct 13, 2018
    • Microsoft FEBx80
      I am still thinking . Issue is if you join another finance company, you will not be paid deferral bonus which gets accumulated and paid one year after termination
      Oct 13, 2018
    • Qualcomm


      Qualcomm, AMD
      Can you post TC breakdown? Also post current TC.
      Oct 25, 2018
    • How does deferral bonus work? Say 10% is deferred and you don’t get it unless/until you leave and only then if you don’t stay in finance? Or is there a vesting portion only?
      Feb 26
  • Nielsen / Eng

    Nielsen Eng

    For swe-> FANG has slight edge
    For quant-swe-mle-> depends heavily on what you've done
    Oct 12, 2018 0
  • / Eng jetsetting
    Tech is the better brand at the moment. Hedge Funds have lost a bit of their luster. Two Sigma / Jane Street are still pretty good cultures and approach par with FAANG, but your Bridgewaters and Citadels are not as good.
    Oct 12, 2018 0