Which company would you choose?

New cvVz44
Jul 20 18 Comments

Company A:
TC: 67k
Commute: 25 minutes
Home office: No
Working time: Fixed 9-5
Vacation: 28
Dev team: 8 (juniors - intermediate; 1 senior)
Founded: 2009
Profitable: Since 2011
Notebook: Dell or Mac
Company: Established with nearly 1k customers; privately owned; IT security
Misc: Young team (under 30 years); out of 8 dev they got 3 working students who are working part time, remaining 5 are full time employees; only one really experienced dev who is also the CTO; once a week free lunch

Company B:
TC: 85k
Commute: 50 minutes
Home office: 2 times a week
Working time: flexible
Vacation: 32
Dev team: 4 (junior - senior)
Founded: 2018
Profitable: No idea; but recruiter said company is fully financed for this year.
Notebook: Whatever you like
Company: Start Up; Backed up by big company; construction industry
Misc: They advertise with good WLB; quite; young but experienced developers

Tech stack of both are similar (Java 11; Hibernate; JS-framework (Angular resp. VueJs); MySQL). Working time: 40h/w. Location of both companies is in Southern Germany

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Visa / Eng Jdmfe
    Both sucks
    Jul 20 1
    • New cvVz44
      OP
      For German standards they are ok.
      Jul 20
  • Airbnb kYFK02
    Move To the Bay Area
    Jul 20 2
    • New cvVz44
      OP
      Not possible. Got family here.
      Jul 20
    • Facebook bigdiq
      Thats not how moving works.
      Jul 20
  • Airbnb kYFK02
    Ah I’m interested in Germany but that comp is brutal. Taxes probably arent that great either

    Is there not a southern Germany google location or something?

    Is that 50 mins one way? If so then not that one. I value after work time a lot
    Jul 20 1
    • New cvVz44
      OP
      Yes, one way. So. Nearly 2 hours per work day.

      I don't know anyone who earns more than 100k. You have to be like CTO in a big company.

      Yes, there is Google in Germany. But I don't think I'll get in and if so, I don't think they'll pay me more than 90k.
      Jul 20
  • Google ReQ17u
    Total difference is 18K. Though not a big number by itself but it is 25% of salary. I would go for B. 50 mins is not a big commute time if you have wfh option as well. Go for B.
    Jul 20 0
  • Facebook cuck
    Why is this not a poll?
    Jul 20 0
  • Travelzoo deetcode
    B. 85k is quite nice for Germany.
    Jul 20 0
  • New / Mgmt sbrubles
    B!
    Jul 31 0
  • Jet GgcE62
    B
    Jul 20 0
  • Microsoft Rooot
    B
    Jul 20 0
  • Google / Eng batmobile
    I was gonna vote B but the commute time is a pain...
    Jul 20 0
  • Google / Mgmt am°blind
    A
    Jul 20 0
  • Oracle / Eng sofakinghi
    Negotiate offer b to have at least another day working from home or more. If they have commuter benefits that would help also.
    Jul 20 0
  • Bloomberg 1337c4lyfe
    MySQL? The practices behind scaling that would give you the wrong idea about how to do system design, but it’s a start I guess. The difference in pay makes the commute worth it IMO. Besides, if you work from home 2x/week, it kind of evens out.
    Jul 20 0
  • Tibco software / Eng !mlikoj!
    A
    Jul 20 0

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