Where should you aim after FAANG?

Amazon Bezos’sEgo
Apr 14 35 Comments

After getting FAANG, it’s kind of hard to find the next thing to go for. I know this is probably fairly complicated, but from a purely TC perspective, what do you aim for next? Prop trading firms? Startups?

TC: 160k

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  • Microsoft > DROP *
    Aim for FIRE.
    Apr 14 4
    • Amazon Bezos’sEgo
      OP
      Haven’t seen that acronym used before. What does that stand for? Or are you memeing?
      Apr 14
    • Financial Independence to Retire Early
      Apr 14
    • Amazon Bezos’sEgo
      OP
      Oh duh. I don’t know if FIRE is for me. I wouldn’t know what to do with myself tbh.
      Apr 14
    • Facebook xyzxyzjn
      Same
      Apr 14
  • Netflix hello420
    Another FANG
    Apr 14 0
  • Lam Research rektkid
    Yes aim startups but at higher level like principal or manager . No more IC . Ask base + bonus ~ 250-300k and 500 k rsu . Work your ass if for 5 years and pray
    Apr 14 2
    • Amazon Bezos’sEgo
      OP
      This makes sense. Maybe grind at FAANG to senior and then try to make a jump to principal/manager? From what I can tell getting promoted as an IC past senior at most places is pretty difficult, even for really good engineers.
      Apr 14
    • Qualtrics
      acewolf

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      acewolfmore
      I think it’s kind of hard to become a first time manager at that point even if you’re from FANG but not impossible
      Apr 14
  • Roku clarencee
    I went to Roku
    Apr 14 5
    • Apple franciscan
      y
      Apr 14
    • Amazon Bezos’sEgo
      OP
      How does the pay and WLB compare?
      Apr 14
    • Roku clarencee
      WLB Depends on team and level. Also depends on which of the fangs you’re asking me to compare against. Overall, the move was good. Comp at lower levels is favorable, but isn’t as great at more senior levels. Still good though.
      Apr 14
    • Apple franciscan
      What do you do at Roku if you don’t mind sharing?
      Apr 14
    • Roku clarencee
      Removes my anonymity. Sorry.
      Apr 14
  • Amazon Vaporeon
    Unicorn startups are usually a solid choice
    Apr 14 1
    • Compass 905
      💁🏻‍♂️
      Apr 14
  • Facebook Pbuj80
    Since F recently has lots of negative news so I won’t list it here but the difference between G and Amazon could be as much as Fang and some non-fang.
    Apr 14 5
    • Amazon Bezos’sEgo
      OP
      Interesting. I know they pay more than Amazon based on levels.fyi, but I didn’t think it was that huge.
      Apr 14
    • Apple iCould
      i think fb guy was referring to a combination of wlb, pay and respect outside of the company. Amzn is not considered a prestige company to work for
      Apr 14
    • Amazon Bezos’sEgo
      OP
      Ah. Makes sense
      Apr 14
    • GoDaddy / Eng gooddaddy
      From the first link when you Google FAANG:
      "FAANG is an acronym for the market's five most popular and best-performing tech stocks".

      The acronym was coined by an investor, not an engineer, so I'm not sure why engineers on Blind (and elsewhere) obsess over it. But apart from Amazon, the other companies are probably some of the best to work at as an engineer.

      Getting back to your original question, I agree with the sentiment in this comment. Any other company in "FAANG" could double your TC.
      Apr 14
    • Amazon Bezos’sEgo
      OP
      Big N might be a better way to put it. Although Amazon is a hard sell nowadays to be included in Big N.
      Apr 15
  • Pornhub
    Apr 14 0
  • Uber / R&D jidao
    There is no such thing as faang, Amazon was never part of it, so worry about that once you get into fang, no point worrying right now
    Apr 14 1
    • Apple iCould
      Amazon is A in fang, according to Cramer who coined the term
      Apr 16
  • Lam Research rektkid
    So does one need to leave the Bay and go to NYC ??
    Apr 14 0
  • Microsoft pichaindl
    HFT firms. Lots of $$$
    Apr 14 0
  • Facebook public2
    Try fang?
    Apr 14 0
  • Facebook / Eng
    Moonwalk

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    Moonwalkmore
    I'm not sure about FANG.

    But anywhere is better than Amazon.
    Apr 14 0
  • Amazon / Other Valon
    Prop trading companies. Make a lot as a trader, you’ll have 8 figure Upside
    Apr 14 0
  • SAP kimsoo
    Aim for Amazon’s CTO.
    Apr 15 0
  • VMware ItsAlrite
    FNG
    Apr 15 0
  • Airbnb abshdirb
    A PLUS
    Apr 14 0
  • Apple iCould
    Worked at G, now at Apple. To me the next thing would be to start my own business, not necessarily in tech. Working for hire is just a glorified form of slavery.
    Apr 14 0