BayArea > Irvine/LA

Google / Strategy Pelligrino
Mar 10, 2019 9 Comments

Has anyone ever transferred south? Is there a comp drop? Is it a standard? Where can we find these geo comp differences? TIA.


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  • Amazon Melgizecci
    I moved from Seattle to LA (Santa Monica) and i really like it. cost of living is higher but better weather is worth it.
    Mar 10, 2019 1
    • Way better weather.
      Mar 11, 2019
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    • That’s how they justify their lower pay. Really, COL is high in desirable areas, but low(er) in undesirable areas. On average it makes the COL seem lower.
      Mar 10, 2019
  • Your base may stay the same. But overall TC will go down.

    COL is less down there, but the nice pockets are just as expensive.

    LA is a cluster F. Unless you’re young or childless, you likely won’t like it. Irvine/OC is the best area if you have kids. The beach culture down there is very laid back, which comes across as boring for the younger crowd. Everything is master planned and landscaped. It’s a complete reality bubble down there that is both good and bad depending on your perspective.

    I’m an OC guy myself.
    Mar 11, 2019 0
  • Boeing mSQV31
    Irvine sucks, if you’re gonna go south at least go somewhere worthwhile like Santa Monica or San Diego.
    Mar 11, 2019 0
  • Western Digital western_D
    You wanna live in Irvine because it is IRVINE; no other place like here: clean, nice housing, quality of living. However, very few opportunities.
    Mar 11, 2019 1
    • Boeing mSQV31
      Irvine is like living inside a big mall. It sucks.
      Mar 11, 2019
  • Google / Strategy Pelligrino
    Haha I guess I was trying to ask my google colleagues about our comp policy. Clear COL differences like Bay Area vs Atlanta would be obv but I didn’t think LA had a significant cost of living decrease. Esp where our offices are in west LA.
    Mar 11, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng ZeroDrift
    What companies are in that area that are FAANG tier?
    Mar 10, 2019 0


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