devs who’ve worked in both NYC and the bay, which do you prefer, and why?

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  • LinkedIn terracotta
    NYC for the vibrancy but Bay for the people
    Nov 16 4
    • OP
      Can you expand on this?
      Nov 16
    • LinkedIn terracotta
      NYC is pretty much unrivalled in terms of vibrancy, culture, fashion etc . There's nothing short of things to do there. But to me it never felt like home. People there are more social, but as someone that grew up outside the States it's always hard to connect on a deeper level I feel.

      Bay feels more homely, and the larger population of immigrants here make me feel more welcome. It's also easier to "stand out" from the crowd if you're well spoken and we'll dressed 😉
      Nov 16
    • OP
      Thanks my dude. Can I get your opinion in terms of TC and cost of living? Which one do you think is better in that regard?
      Nov 16
    • LinkedIn terracotta
      Personally I save more in bay area. LinkedIn provides free lunch and dinner so I only spend on weekends. In NY the company I was at didn't provide dinner so I ate out a lot. Also I went out more often so spent more money on random stuff.
      Nov 16
  • Amazon pKjdja
    Never worked in either but have visited Amazon's bay area office many times and went to school in NY. Bay area and NYC both have some really smart people. But bay area is too much tech for me. If you want to be surrounded by smart people from vibrant backgrounds like tech, finance, law, arts, marketing then NYC is the place.

    So if you want to grow the breadth of your knowledge then NYC, if you want to grow deep into tech only then bay area.

    If you want to work for Amazon or Microsoft then Seattle. Trust me, don't come to Seattle unless the company has their headquarters here. It's a very monotonous Amazonian or Microsofty culture here.
    Nov 16 0
  • Microsoft fuckcoding
    NYC
    Nov 16 0
  • Uber uKWz22
    NYC!
    Nov 16 0
  • Uber 󠀠
    Hands down NYC
    Nov 16 2
    • OP
      Why do you say that?
      Nov 16
    • Uber 󠀠
      Broad range of options to live with sane price tags, vibrant night life, diverse and massive dating scene, much more diverse industry scene. Apart from weather which you either love or hate, I don’t see any real advantage for me in bay area
      Nov 16
  • Facebook xAYp23
    I worked at FBNY and FB MPK. Bay Area all the way. I’m a single active guy with no car and date girls constantly in the bay. It’s more about who you are than the city you’re in.
    Nov 16 0

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