Best time to join fb/google?

May 23, 2018 22 Comments

I have almost 8 months of experience but my TC is only ~185k (plus signing bonus plus annual bonus). What’s the best time for me to join fb/google to optimize my comp and career trajectories?

Should I try joining as L3/E3 as soon as I reach my first anniversary and don’t have to pay back the signing bonus?

Or should I wait until I have around 3 years of experience and try joining as L4/E4?


Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 22 Comments
  • New 3CPO
    You lost me at “I have almost 8 months of experience but my TC is only ~185k (plus signing bonus plus annual bonus).”
    Esp. the “only” part.
    May 23, 2018 1
  • Amazon / Eng sde3
    Try to get 9m experience, it will push your TC to 400k not including bonus.
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Collusion
    If you don't get to 800k TC by 10 months, just commit sudoku cuz it means you're trash
    May 23, 2018 2
    • New me1st
      You mean seppuku smart guy?
      May 23, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Collusion
      May 23, 2018
  • Amazon / Other

    Amazon Other

    Sr TPM at Amazon in Seattle. 200k TC 11 YOE
    These TC comparison contests, and Blind in particular, are spoiling (read destroying) these kids. *almost 8 months* *only 185k* 😂
    May 23, 2018 2
    • New 3CPO
      If he ONLY had NINE months of experience, I’d totally disagree with you!!
      May 23, 2018
    • b.ab
      hahaha wtf, 8 months is not in my book as "experience".
      Join a team + ramp-up up to (actually) productive level is at least 2 months. So you (maybe) contributed for 2 quarters

      May 23, 2018
  • Well fb google wont help you kid. Play the big game. Build something and you will be worth millions with a career trajectory you could never imagine. Play it from inside ;)
    May 23, 2018 1
    • BAE Systems 552pv
      What does this mean?
      Jun 13, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    IBM, Cisco
    Am I being memed

    What an honor
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Google yue
    8 months and ONKY 185k. You will find this only in Bay Area. Move when you no longer find interesting opportunities at Apple or find an interesting opportunity at fb/g.
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Oh God!
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Pediasure
    8 months and only 185k tc - that’s such a shame :( how are you even sleeping
    May 23, 2018 0
  • Facebook fakeny
    Troll lol
    May 23, 2018 0


    Real time salary information from verified employees