Apple -> F/G

May 21, 2019 17 Comments

Have been struck with bad wlb and same work for few years at Apple. There had been few recruiters approaching me from Google and Facebook and would like to give it a shot.

I am focused on infra and sre work, my heart wants to be in google. I would like like to know if anyone that moved to F/G and felt like day and night from Apple?

Infra overall at Apple is average with stale tech stack from what I worked, wondering how’s the overall stack from an infra engineering and SRE is.

Eventhough I don’t mind working few hours extra each day, it’s mostly bandaid work and not learning anything new. So, kinda wanna make a move.

Yoe - 10
TC - 300


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TOP 17 Comments
  • Apple / Eng omgaapl
    The problem is that L5 pay at Google is typically less than ICT4 at Apple. OPs comp seems like an outlier.
    May 21, 2019 6
    • Apple / Eng omgaapl
      My ict4 refreshes at meets have been higher than that by a good margin..
      May 22, 2019
    • Facebook / Eng nxujee
      Then join FB. Refreshers ranges from $120-$360k for E5.
      May 22, 2019
  • Facebook / Eng ngisq
    You should try for IC5 at F/G. TC will be higher, WLB better in both.
    May 21, 2019 2
    • OP
      Thanks, is wlb better in F? Heard the same stories there as well.
      May 21, 2019
    • Facebook / Eng gisret
      Better than in Apple for sure. Comparable or worse than in Google.
      May 22, 2019
  • Google nrvD43
    Join Google, SRE is well respected here and the infra is always evolving. Good WLB as well - usually reasonable on call hours also compensated additionally.
    May 21, 2019 2
    • OP
      Do you mind sharing how a day of a SRE looks like at google?
      May 21, 2019
    • Apple / Eng srand()
      There is probably a video on YouTube with this title where a kid shows how amazing his day was.
      May 23, 2019
  • Microsoft shsnsjb
    Get a job offer first dude
    May 21, 2019 0
  • Low comp, switch anywhere should yield > 300k
    May 21, 2019 1
    • OP
      Thanks but not just about comp
      May 21, 2019
  • New Liste
    I can’t weigh-in on the transition but it sounds like you know what the right next step is :). No harm in opening up a conversation with the recruiter - may help build confidence in what’s best for you.
    May 21, 2019 0


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