FAANG vs Prestigious large startup

Oct 15, 2019 20 Comments

Curious to hear from people who have worked at both - which is better for TC and career growth?

By prestigious large startup I’m referring to companies like Stripe, Lyft, Pinterest, Databricks, Quora

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  • Riverbed Technology blindban
    Databricks pays peanuts, Quora is dead
    Oct 15, 2019 11
    • Google / Eng EtMW70
      Unless they give you 2M in equity, you can't retire with that if it grows 4x. Because you know taxes, lots of taxes. And Bay area cost of living.
      Nov 16, 2019
    • Databricks databrick
      Taxes on options are a lot better than income. And yes, senior engineers best ~$2MM during 4 years at Databricks.
      Nov 16, 2019
  • Stripe > FAANG > the rest of those companies
    Oct 15, 2019 5
    • I think Airbnb is great if you don't mind doing boring work. Airbnb doesnt need to deal with the scale like other tech companies.
      Oct 15, 2019
    • Ericsson lftl47
      Stripe / Databricks / Pinterest -> FAANG > rest

      FAANG prestige is still there, but people seem to complain more and more that they don't feel like they are actually contributing or standing out.
      Oct 21, 2019
  • eBay eBaby!!
    This post is so Indian. Who r u trying to impress by joining prestigious company? Who really cares where u work? Jeez. Enjoy life and do what u like
    Oct 15, 2019 0
  • Databricks retreat
    It really depends on the stage of your career, what your interests are and value. Databricks is probably the fastest growing and most technical out of all the ones you listed. (I worked at a FANG company before).
    Oct 15, 2019 0

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