yoe 4+, target tc 2020 is 325k currently at linkedin bay area. exceeds.
offer from two sig rougly 380k tc NY
internal transfer linkedin remain 323k to Ny
both will probably reset my lv2-3(E5/6/sde3/staff) progress so im not considering that.
i value freefood at linkedin to easily be 25k before tax and two sigma doesnt have free food, so two sigma is really only 30k extra before tax (~15k).
as well, two sigma probably has worse WLB, but im also relatively certain two sigma rewards perf more than linkedin and higher performers can jump over tenure. im down to pull the 12 hours if its worth. i just feel i cant catch up to ppl my age (because they started at linkedin as new grad), and im just perpetually in a wait list at linkedin one step behind.
im wondering from midterm or long term which would be a better decision? should i ask for more and how much? i heard engineers hit a wall and try to go to google at two sigma after ~senior engineer equivalent because fang starts pay more and has more manager opportunities.
In Two Sigma you’re going to also have to deal with shitty monoliths, which you cannot replace because they are virtually a tar ball of undocumented requirements and business logic baked in.
To me the food is worth far less, so I would move for the money and the (dubious) prestige. But if food is worth that much to you, just stay at LinkedIn maybe?
In Two Sigma you might have trading restrictions to consider as well.