Choosing between Facebook, Adobe, LinkedIn

Aug 7, 2019 35 Comments

All three gave me verbal offers, I dont know the TC yet. Levels are similar: E5 and Staff SWE. The work are all interesting to me.

Assuming TC are about the same, which would you choose?

Update:

Thank you all for the votes and inputs. They all have pros and cons, and I believe I would be happy working at any of these places.

I have decided to go to Facebook partly for these reasons:
- 2 friends at FB told me they work very hard, but have no plan to leave and would recommend me to join.
- 2 friends at linkedin said the WLB is good, coworkers are nice. But in terms of growth/comp, one is consider leaving after initial 4 years, the other friend would choose FB if given the chance.
- Adobe didn’t work out on the offer.

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  • Facebook 11040206
    Compensation and interest being equal I think it comes down to intangibles. How do you value resume building? Are you a person focused on maximizing perks? Etc.

    I think Adobe is a DISTANT 3rd.
    Aug 7, 2019 10
    • Adobe URBT36
      @KnJi67 what org are u working in at 30 hrs/week?! I put in a min of 50/wk due to high demands and it never seems to slow down in the two years I’ve been here.
      Aug 8, 2019
    • Adobe zipzop
      Honestly in DMe with a point product adjacent project, yeah 50-80 is totally possible. I worked 80+ incl many weekends leading up to MAX a couple years in a row. It really depends. Then in some other roles max/summit was still tracked but the project not as critical to it, and you just dont feel those crunches. And entirely different CloudTech roles that you see business based milestones that have so many dependencies that the minimally provided requirements change monthly such that the work becomes almost hypothetical.

      The org, group, and role entirely dictate the WLB. The benefit of Adobe is you can find anything along that continuum internally once you've been here for a year.

      Just my 2c approaching 10y
      Aug 8, 2019
  • Adobe / R&D Spidey™🕸️
    I would choose LinkedIn but if TC is comparable which I doubt it will be, I would pick Adobe over Facebook any day. We will take care of your holistic wellbeing instead of treating you like a sweatshop worker.

    If you want a tour of Adobe or want to grab lunch to talk more about the work culture here feel free to DM me.
    Aug 7, 2019 2
    • Salesforce DREAMkid
      Respect that's nice of you. We need more people like you on blind
      Aug 7, 2019
    • Intel LG75
      OP
      Thank you, from my interview experience adobe folks are very nice.
      Aug 8, 2019
  • Salesforce DREAMkid
    Linkedin. Haven't you been watching all the blind posts lately about Facebook.. be careful what you wish for.

    If you fall into good team it's worth it
    Aug 7, 2019 3
    • Salesforce DREAMkid
      💰 talks my friend. I've seen many googlers even regretting. Wlb is not universally bad it's mostly bad based on what I read. But if you are lucky it's a lottery.
      Aug 7, 2019
    • Facebook easzss
      Exactly - what you read. Don't be so easily misguided. WLB is not as bad universally or even majority throughout the company - otherwise I wouldn't be here.. Anything else is hearsay.
      Aug 7, 2019
  • Facebook pXUp53
    LinkedIn mate. Fb if you want to make your life stressful
    Aug 7, 2019 1
    • Facebook / Eng daZzleD
      Agree with this post.
      Aug 7, 2019
  • Intel LG75
    OP
    Update:

    Thank you all for the votes and inputs. They all have pros and cons, and I believe I would be happy working at any of these places.

    I have decided to go to Facebook partly for these reasons:
    - 2 friends at FB told me they work very hard, but have no plan to leave and would recommend me to join.
    - 2 friends at linkedin said the WLB is good, coworkers are nice. But in terms of growth/comp, one is consider leaving after initial 4 years, the other friend would choose FB if given the chance.
    - Adobe didn’t work out on the offer.
    Aug 14, 2019 1
    • Adobe tDYD64
      Mind sharing the nos now?
      Aug 14, 2019
  • Deutsche Bank >>>
    What’s wrong with FB? It was the most desired place in some recent Blind topics
    Aug 7, 2019 1
    • Facebook easzss
      Overblown WLB concerns. Your mileage will vary. Just remember not everyone on here with a FB name is an actual employee. Ex-employees, former interns, contractors with an axe to grind will post shit.

      If you want the downlow, consult your own network via alumni or friends. Do not trust blind.
      Aug 7, 2019
  • PayPal / Eng
    Ohgu

    PayPal Eng

    PRE
    Intel Corporation
    Ohgumore
    Facebook. You can move to insta WhatsApp or other cool orgs.
    Linkedin is small compared to FB , although Infra team is best at Linkedin and they have high bar for hiring.
    Aug 7, 2019 0
  • Adobe / Sales
    scotchy

    Adobe Sales

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    Adobe
    scotchy more
    Fb & Li are consumption platforms. Adobe creates software to create and build careers (Li a close second).
    Family has worked at Fb & Li. If between the two: Fb < Li.
    Aug 8, 2019 0
  • I agree with my colleagues about Adobe’s work/life balance. If that’s important to you, you’re likely better off here than the other companies. I’ve interviewed at Amazon and Google, haven’t really been impressed with their “we’re going to immediately down-level you and then work you to death” attitude.

    I wouldn’t work at Facebook if it was the last company on earth.
    Aug 8, 2019 0
  • LinkedIn / Eng The zapper
    Staff for infra will pay $$$$$ easily 420k+, prob 450k+. Not sure if e5 can compete
    Aug 7, 2019 2
    • Adobe Brick01
      interesting, what location is that? I don’t think the OP mentioned
      Aug 9, 2019
    • LinkedIn / Eng The zapper
      Bay Area check out comp.fyi
      Aug 9, 2019

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