Your top reasons to leave a company

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Jan 1 115 Comments

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 1 25
    • Microsoft / Eng mXFA80
      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

      Google Eng

      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

      Comcast Mgmt

      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 1 10
    • 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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    • 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 / Eng michalumni
      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 1 6
    • 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 / Eng skrondo
      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

    New Product

    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 1 1
  • New / R&D
    JohnMcPop'

    New R&D

    PRE
    Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
    BIO
    sex on the beach
    JohnMcPop'more
    Horrible boss
    Jan 1 6
    • New / R&D
      JohnMcPop'

      New R&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

      Apple Eng

      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'

      New R&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'

      New R&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 2 3
    • Google / Eng Denice
      "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 / Product 867539
      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 1 1
    • New / Product
      Freemason

      New Product

      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 2 0
  • 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 2 2
    • Apple / Eng
      iHateFruit

      Apple Eng

      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 2 2
    • 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 / Eng LLM
    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 2 1
    • Yelp / Other krs
      This is the only right answer.
      Jan 2
  • Intel / Eng onerhief
    Better work that would lead to career progression.
    Jan 1 0
  • T-Mobile grambles
    CEO walked around slapping a baseball bat against his palm while you were working.
    Jan 2 2
    • 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 2 3
    • 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 2 1
    • 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 / IT Scruffy
    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 2 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    Jdifhgwsh

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    Jdifhgwshmore
    In addition to money, the main reason I wanna leave is to stay fresh
    Jan 2 2
    • Google / Eng
      rQsc13

      Google Eng

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

      Amazon Eng

      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 2 1