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Your top reasons to leave a company

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Jan 1

What are your top reasons to leave a company?

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  • Facebook
    Instagrаm

    Facebook

    PRE
    Google, Microsoft
    Instagrаmmore
    At G I lacked interesting projects (good luck switching teams and joining a cool one!).

    FB pays slightly better, provides more freedom and impact.
    Jan 125
    • BlackBerry
      GrumpYVet

      BlackBerry

      BIO
      Putin is my bitch
      GrumpYVetmore
      Lol @ Jeff. I don’t care what you think about us.
      Unlike you we don’t try to screw the competition, as we focus on our customers. Do reread those leadership principles to get the idea 💡
      Jan 3
    • Google / Eng
      actim

      GoogleEng

      PRE
      Nvidia
      actimmore
      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.
      Jan 3
    • Google L7@AWS
      How did you break into Brain? Was it worth it? Are all SWE roles in Brain really that much more interesting than your average team at G?
      Jan 3
    • Dexcom xXhT11
      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
      Jan 3
    • Amazon DwgtSchrte
      Actim, can you please share your story of transitioning to brain and then to this new position? Asking as someone with no ML experience.
      Jan 3
    • Microsoft / EngmXFA80
      Surprised to hear FB pays more than G. I thought G was the top paid of the big 4 for same level / experience
      Jan 3
    • Google nooglerx
      No FB generally pays more. LinkedIn can beat Google’s package as well but with no guarantee on refreshers.
      Jan 3
    • Google / Eng
      lena33

      GoogleEng

      PRE
      Salesforce
      lena33more
      What about intenal startup incubator at Google? Did anybody try that? I saw their projects, pretty cool
      Jan 4
    • Microsoft
      Sharkweek

      Microsoft

      BIO
      I print money.
      Sharkweekmore
      What is this “impact” nonsense with you FB folks. FB is going the way of MySpace in a few years.
      Jan 5
    • Comcast / Mgmt
      aethernet

      ComcastMgmt

      BIO
      Various media and tech companies
      aethernetmore
      Remember Friendster?
      Jan 6
  • Facebook
    slothmachn

    Facebook

    BIO
    .
    slothmachnmore
    The most underrated reason is getting a month or two off.

    It's easier to find a new job with a fat sign-on than it is to get two months off unpaid at a FANG
    Jan 110
    • Google nooglerx
      LinkedIn FTW!
      Jan 2
    • Google / Eng
      rQsc13

      GoogleEng

      PRE
      Qualcomm
      rQsc13more
      Unpaid? I thought we were talking about paid... DAMNN
      Jan 2
    • L3 Technologies / FinanceTeltic
      Month or two off? You quit your job, then find a job?
      Jan 2
    • New AxoN33
      Wait, a FANG made you take 1-2 months off unpaid? What was the reason?
      Jan 2
    • VMware BobbleHat
      He/she is saying get a new job with fat sign on bonus then take a couple months relaxing before starting.
      Jan 2
    • Facebook fJMm25
      Why did someone mention LinkedIn, do they allow a lot of unpaid leave?
      Jan 2
    • Google nooglerx
      They have unlimited paid time off, why do you need unpaid leave? I know in reality more than one month will be difficult but it will still be easier to get a month off.
      Jan 2
    • Facebook fJMm25
      I didn't know they had unlimited PTO. cool
      Jan 2
    • Facebook
      slothmachn

      Facebook

      BIO
      .
      slothmachnmore
      I get four weeks of PTO, but if I could take more – paid or unpaid – I absolutely would.

      Since I can't, I'll do it by quitting instead.
      Jan 2
    • Yeah but you take 2w off at Google, miss your okrs and get fired ...
      Jan 2
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    • IBM / Other
      jianyang

      IBMOther

      PRE
      IBM
      jianyangmore
      The time piece seemed Heideggerian
      Jan 2
    • Glassdoor sjoybmfx
      Beautiful writing but you don't get more upvotes because you didn't put in your TC.
      TC or GTFO
      Jan 2
    • New / Engmichalumni
      You work at Amazon, I cant see how that can be pleasure at every moment. Especially when those moments are at 2AM Saturday nights with your pagerduty going off.
      Jan 2
    • Google PgM1
      Mind sharing the titles of the books?
      Jan 2
    • Google HKuz40
      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.
      Jan 3
    • Facebook IMhH26
      The power of now by Tolle
      Jan 3
  • Microsoft
    Sharkweek

    Microsoft

    BIO
    I print money.
    Sharkweekmore
    My previous company wouldn’t let me leet at work. No leeting is a dealbreaker. Now I’m at Microsoft where I can leet whenever I want as much as I want and I couldn’t be happier.
    Jan 16
    • New / Product
      Freemason

      NewProduct

      BIO
      I make stuff and I’m super into it.
      Freemasonmore
      What is “leeting” I dont get this. Sorry out of the loop.
      Jan 1
    • Microsoft
      Sharkweek

      Microsoft

      BIO
      I print money.
      Sharkweekmore
      First rule of leetclub is... we don’t talk about the leetclub.
      Jan 1
    • Intel bimmy
      I think he means “yeeting”. Google it.
      Jan 2
    • Google / Engskrondo
      It's l337
      Jan 2
    • Evernote z444
      wtf that's kinda creepy

      not like you're watching porn, just sharpening your skills over here
      Jan 2
    • SoFi nwOY38
      Leetcode for the confused.
      Jan 2
  • New / Product
    Freemason

    NewProduct

    BIO
    I make stuff and I’m super into it.
    Freemasonmore
    Bad boss makes everything else not matter. Good boss makes everything else doable, even higher TC.
    Jan 11
  • New / R&D
    JohnMcPop'

    NewR&D

    PRE
    Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
    BIO
    sex on the beach
    JohnMcPop'more
    Horrible boss
    Jan 16
    • Apple / Eng
      iHateFruit

      AppleEng

      PRE
      Apple
      iHateFruitmore
      Same, I left Apple because of a shitty boss
      Jan 1
    • New / R&D
      JohnMcPop'

      NewR&D

      PRE
      Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
      BIO
      sex on the beach
      JohnMcPop'more
      Were you on pip as well?
      Jan 1
    • Apple / Eng
      iHateFruit

      AppleEng

      PRE
      Apple
      iHateFruitmore
      Yeah. I felt I was doing well but he was just an asshole and would micromanage everything I did.
      Jan 1
    • New / R&D
      JohnMcPop'

      NewR&D

      PRE
      Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
      BIO
      sex on the beach
      JohnMcPop'more
      What team were you in? I always wanted to work at Apple, maybe I'll avoid this team when someone refers me
      Jan 2
    • KPMG None!
      Where you at now?
      Jan 2
    • New / R&D
      JohnMcPop'

      NewR&D

      PRE
      Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
      BIO
      sex on the beach
      JohnMcPop'more
      I still dream to work at Apple someday, can someone refer me?
      Jan 4
  • Google GnaSkItSlf
    I have been to 5 companies and maybe 9 different teams. Only 1 was good because of the manager. I still feel I haven't done anything important in my life.
    Jan 23
    • Google / EngDenice
      "I still feel I haven't done anything important in my life"

      This hit too close to home.
      Jan 2
    • Maybe a job is not your cup of tea - find out what you are passionate about
      Jan 2
    • Oracle / Product867539
      What constitutes “important”? It’s also important to enjoy your life, be with people you love, etc.
      Jan 2
  • New complow
    Awful tech. I’m looking at you, Ruby on Rails/jquery/bootstrap startups!
    Jan 11
    • New / Product
      Freemason

      NewProduct

      BIO
      I make stuff and I’m super into it.
      Freemasonmore
      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.
      Jan 1
  • Google GnaSkItSlf
    There's a saying that people quit bosses not jobs.
    Jan 20
  • Apple HBD
    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?
    Jan 22
    • Apple / Eng
      iHateFruit

      AppleEng

      PRE
      Apple
      iHateFruitmore
      Apple has one of the most toxic work environments. I left after 1.5 years of torture and pain.
      Jan 2
    • Apple WPUV58
      Depends on the team, really.
      Jan 11
  • Facebook alt_qq
    Shittiest manager of my life at MS, bad managers there can have wayyyy too much power
    Jan 22
    • Microsoft MMKy42
      MS has some absolutely awful managers that know nothing about business or technology. They're literally modern-day paper pushers with fat salaries.
      Jan 2
    • Facebook alt_qq
      Yeppp

      And they have the power to promote the people who further their agenda and push out whoever they want, regardless of other inputs
      Jan 2
  • Amazon / EngLLM
    Oil. Only if it stabilizes around $100/barrel. 1200acre mineral trust in the heart of the tuscaloosa marine shale. Not worth the mega millions until we get off foreign oil.
    Jan 21
    • Yelp / Otherkrs
      This is the only right answer.
      Jan 2
  • Intel / Engonerhief
    Better work that would lead to career progression.
    Jan 10
  • T-Mobile grambles
    CEO walked around slapping a baseball bat against his palm while you were working.
    Jan 22
    • Glassdoor sjoybmfx
      Did you ever throw a ball at him ?
      Jan 2
    • T-Mobile grambles
      Should have at very least.
      Jan 2
  • Netflix login
    Used to chase higher TC but after I hit $X, I start chasing for better boss and cool projects even if I had to take a small pay cut.
    Jan 23
    • Google PgM1
      Whats your X?
      Jan 2
    • Netflix login
      Do you know why I posted X in the first place?
      Jan 3
    • Amazon brig
      Not really, it's an anonymous forum
      Jan 3
  • Microsoft newyorkhky
    #1 reason for me: management creating a toxic environment and abusing the loyalty of people who believe in the work. Am seeing this more and more across the company.

    When I see this behavior and then read MS is 15th on the top workplace to work list, I wonder what the hell is going on.
    Jan 21
    • JCPenney Pano
      Left JCP for similar reasons. The IT management progressively got increasingly toxic. 6 managers over 3 years for the team and they went from good to okay to awful people with selfish attitudes.
      Jan 2
  • New / ITScruffy
    You show up to work and someone has shit on your 10th floor lobby and spread it on the glass doors. Best morning EVER
    Jan 20
  • Amazon / Eng
    Jdifhgwsh

    AmazonEng

    PRE
    Amazon
    Jdifhgwshmore
    In addition to money, the main reason I wanna leave is to stay fresh
    Jan 22
    • Google / Eng
      rQsc13

      GoogleEng

      PRE
      Qualcomm
      rQsc13more
      Huh? Like Amazon fresh?
      Jan 2
    • Amazon / Eng
      Jdifhgwsh

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      Amazon
      Jdifhgwshmore
      Haha, nah, I meant like meeting new girls after a while
      Jan 2
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    • Capital One VzVV82
      That's some haircut
      Jan 2
  • Amazon Ihiv06
    Sawcon
    Jan 21
  • Chase tjPE83
    Tc only increases by 4% max every year...
    Jan 20
  • New / EngAussieSWE
    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.
    Jan 20
  • Capital One lbvX03
    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....
    Jan 20
  • Tesla tumbri
    Pay
    Jan 21
    • New / R&D
      JohnMcPop'

      NewR&D

      PRE
      Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
      BIO
      sex on the beach
      JohnMcPop'more
      Pal
      Jan 4
  • Microsoft DangerRngr
    Starting my own
    Jan 50
  • Shitty team and shitty management, they laugh at the underprivileged over here and place bets on who will breakdown first
    Jan 40
  • New / Design
    htHV20

    NewDesign

    PRE
    GoPro
    htHV20more
    Bosses bosses bosses
    Jan 30
  • GE vWjg66
    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.
    Jan 30
  • Udemy / EngKfeoxb
    Other: Leadership turnover - having to onboard and rebuild relationship with 3 managers in one year. Promises by former ones falling through.
    Jan 30
  • Other : start up my own company
    Jan 20
  • Veritas uqKs84
    I didn't get a raise I was promised and it left a bad taste in my mouth
    Jan 20
  • Williams-Sonoma XhIP67
    Trump
    Jan 20
  • PayPal ftdd65
    Fundamentally disagreed with the mission statement of the company. Wasn’t inspiring and was more about market share.
    Jan 20
  • PayPal wknu08
    Other: change in HR policies.
    Jan 21
    • Sephora playah
      What HR policy could have possibly been so onerous to make you leave?
      Jan 3
  • New / R&D
    JohnMcPop'

    NewR&D

    PRE
    Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
    BIO
    sex on the beach
    JohnMcPop'more
    Fuck the boss
    Jan 80
  • Uber
    Fastwave

    Uber

    PRE
    Uber
    Fastwavemore
    Isn’t it most often your boss?
    Jan 80
  • Salesforce / Eng
    tnRo08

    SalesforceEng

    BIO
    Infrastructure software dev
    tnRo08more
    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.
    Jan 50
  • Capital One AWRM27
    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.
    Jan 40
  • Udemy / EngKfeoxb
    Other: lack of growth opportunities - similar to “lack of interesting projects” other folks have mentioned
    Jan 30
  • Microsoft NowWhat?
    All of the above at my current company
    Jan 30
  • New / ITrcafelanrd
    Bored
    Jan 20
  • Aetna nonzero
    For me it's when work is not challenging enough
    Jan 20

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