What are the top firms for designers? Is it same as eng?

Facebook / Eng Yawgdra dr
Sep 5 11 Comments

Would the best firms for eng generally also translate to being the best firms for designers too?

I know at FB, eng is treated as first class but designers are also pretty important and get paid well + get challenging projects + learn from other high caliber designers.

Would it be also fair to assume firms like below are great for designers too? Any others I’m missing?

Facebook
Google
Apple
Netflix
Linkedin
Uber
Lyft
Airbnb
Spotify
Robinhood
Amazon
Microsoft
Dropbox
Slack
Tableau
Pinterest

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Pinterest gEdS27
    Pinterest emphasizes on design. Susan Kare is at Pinterest.
    Sep 7 1
    • Facebook / Eng Yawgdra dr
      OP
      Oh that’s good to know! Their UX is certainly beautiful
      Sep 7
  • Cruise Automation oacf24
    For designers, I’d say the tier is Airbnb / Apple at the top in terms of prestige. Spotify would also make the list.

    Tableau, Microsoft, Amazon aren’t really as highly regarded as others... some key startups are missing from this list (ex. Robinhood)
    Sep 6 1
    • Facebook / Eng Yawgdra dr
      OP
      Thank you! Added Spotify and Robinhood! Heard good things about them
      Sep 7
  • Dropbox / Eng hhdoteb
    I know designers at DBX got pretty substantial pulls
    Sep 5 2
    • Facebook / Eng Yawgdra dr
      OP
      Sorry could you clarify what a pull is? Is it the total comp?
      Sep 7
    • Dropbox / Eng hhdoteb
      Power. Designers can block launches and whatnot
      Sep 7
  • Spotify / Eng
    agdk

    Spotify Eng

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    agdkmore
    Ehhhh ymmv for design at Spotify. Not a designer but have heard enough of them complain about lack of defined career progression and dealing with product and eng politics where design is usually given the backseat to both.
    Sep 8 1
    • Cruise Automation oacf24
      Spotify is a desirable company among designers looking tho
      Sep 8
  • Airbnb avqx65
    Isn’t Apple pretty big on design too?
    Sep 5 1
    • Facebook / Eng Yawgdra dr
      OP
      Thanks forgot about Apple, added to list. Yeah their industry design guidelines seem like it’d be a great place to work
      Sep 5