Why FAANG comp is lower than non-FAANG in London?

Amazon gYLH88
Aug 31 13 Comments

I am based in London and I’ve had fancy brand name companies reach out for interviews as well as non branded companies.

Generally the branded companies are paying 40% less TC and offering the same level / a junior role vs non branded offering a higher level postiok (not just by title but work projects also) and 100k+. I have seen non-finance places offering even 150k TC also but when I speak to FAANG they outright say they wont be able to match that. Consulting places are confortably paying 120k ish.

If you try to even negotiate they say they have a salary band to be fair and I should for the brand name etc.

I am almost worried that taking the 100-120k offers pushes me out of FAANG until leadership stages?

Has anyone else experienced this? Thoughts?

ps I’m not an SDE.

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  • Bloomberg / Eng
    offByOme

    Bloomberg Eng

    PRE
    Bloomberg LP
    offByOmemore
    Never lose your postiok!
    Aug 31 2
    • Amazon gYLH88
      OP
      What’s that?
      Aug 31
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      offByOme

      Bloomberg Eng

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      offByOmemore
      I lost my postiok once, it was no fun.
      Aug 31
  • Facebook CA-Gal
    I have a low level postiok
    Aug 31 0
  • Amazon Dr 𓂸
    Not my experience. I regularly get offered as low as half my current TC. Very few positions (mostly finance) match or exceed FANG.
    Aug 31 4
    • Amazon gYLH88
      OP
      Are you in the UK? Very curious what ranges are being offered and current comp range? Are you on the engineering side? I’ve been offered lower than my TC but these are rare - I tend to be offered 40% or more of my current TC. Wonder if I got scammed at my FAANG lol.
      Aug 31
    • Amazon Dr 𓂸
      SDE2 100k TC London. I get offered as low as 50 but usually 70-80k. My highest offer so far was 120k. Rarely I get offered more than my current TC
      Sep 1
    • Amazon gYLH88
      OP
      Ah for SDE this is true but I meant for other roles. :)
      Sep 1
    • Amazon Dr 𓂸
      Is it? 🙄
      Sep 1
  • Facebook / Product rickz
    I get “great roles” for a fraction of my TC. More a function of how awful UK recruiters are....
    Aug 31 3
    • Amazon gYLH88
      OP
      Do you have some sample numbers? Curious about this.
      Aug 31
    • New Monono
      If you think recruiters in the UK are useless, you should try the US.
      Aug 31
    • Amazon gYLH88
      OP
      I can’t work in the US... UK citizen.
      Sep 1