As someone who broke into Brain from a Tier 3 team, I think the ability to transfer within Google is really an underappreciated perk of this company. Just takes some good ratings, extended preparation, decent interviewing skills and half a year of free time. Might sound like a lot but the impact on my career trajectory was totally worth it - I'm leaving Google next month with a 40% raise for an even more cool project.
Amzn--you do not have a proper appreciation for what blackberry did. Their big innovation (and what made their devices must-have at the time) was being able to push email to the mobile device (without polling) in the era before apple and AT&T rolled out changes that helped the iphone (and its big battery) make that stuff look easy
I think you’re conflating “pleasure” for “satisfaction”. You can have the former without the latter, and vice versa. I don’t think it’s as simple as maximizing day to day pleasure, because we have first order wants and second order wants. Aka I want a pint of ice cream, but I also want a six pack. Both give me pleasure, only one gives me satisfaction.
RoR startups when they need to scale are particularly hilarious. You hire java developers and then there’s a turf war between legacy and next gen systems, and many scrapped and redesigned “2.0”s. Seen it over and over.
Joined Apple for significantly higher TC (>2 times), even though I had some reservations about the team. Left Apple in less than a year because of bad boss/work environment. To all those chasing TC, how do you survive if you don't like your job?
I like to travel. Once I’ve put in several months to get a startup launched or a project completed, I need a few weeks off to travel. I’ve left managers that wouldn’t sign off on that. The break is essential to my health and well-being.
I used to take only the highest TC. Now I want the highest TC and to build a product that makes a difference.
Culture is the top most thing ...if you feel appriciated by your boss you will never leave until other aspects are really not that great. Neputism and bad behavior can lower the productivity and drive anyone away....
Everyone loves more money, but for me the future and career progression is more important. Everywhere I have been so far is just interested in keeping employees where they are at, rather than progressively giving more responsibility.
Other: lack of job fulfillment. The company was going through a "transition" and the work literally disappeared as they "strategized". Its been going on for almost a year now with no end in sight. I guess this equates to bad management (which is also the case), but that translates to other problems across the company.
I loved working for the last manager I had, but the management chain above him is rife with incompetence. I don't know how he does it.
Left my last job because of terrible director level management that came in and created a toxic culture and ruined a great org. Aside from the horrible management and communication it honestly felt like he was “ethnically cleansing” the team too.