Where do all the best engineers and scientists go to work these days?

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OHANA GANG

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Sep 5 12 Comments

Serious replies only please. I'm not necessarily talking about prestige, but moreso where you'll find

1) the highest total compensation,

2) the most research and technology-driven culture,

3) the greatest opportunity for impact and career growth.

I have a feeling it's Netflix in 2019, but interested in hearing opinions from Blind. I'd rather hear substantive comments rather than "lol my company good ur company bad", but I'll see what I can get.

You can also throw in outliers like RenTech, DE Shaw, etc. but those will obviously not be applicable to most people responding here.

Obligatory: $300k TC, 5 YOE

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  • Roku cruella
    Maybe academia should be an option.

    So should dod/nasa like orgs?
    Sep 5 2
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      Good idea. Any specific orgs like DOD/NASA?
      Sep 5
    • Roku cruella
      Don’t really know.

      But pretty sure dod used to have best minds back in the day. And the govt would have some org that hires brilliant comp scientists.
      Sep 5
  • Citadel Securities / Eng bluetiger
    Hard to generalize to entire companies - at any large tech company you’re going to have teams doing very innovative and impactful work and other teams designing GUI buttons
    Sep 5 3
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      How do you feel about Citadel then?
      Sep 5
    • Citadel Securities / Eng bluetiger
      In terms of impact, very happy with it: small teams, lot of responsibility, very little bureaucracy/politics, strong focus on results.
      Sep 5
    • Citadel Securities / Eng bluetiger
      I also think the lack of end users also means you can move a lot faster than you can for a lot of FAANG products
      Sep 5
  • IBM / IT IT 🎈
    IMHO, they tap out at FAANG and go onto founding and starting their own startups.
    Sep 5 0
  • New / R&D han5grüber
    So the trajectory was something like
    Bell Labs to NASA, then there was a drought where R&D spending went to nothing, Now Google, MSR, probably have two of the most diverse research divisions. Then there are places like the Simon's foundation
    Sep 5 2
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      Why do you say Simons? Do people actually work there, or is it really just professors consulting?
      Sep 5
    • New / R&D han5grüber
      Flatiron institute is what I meant
      Sep 5
  • New Dgvxryv
    Albertsons???
    Sep 6 0

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