Facebook’s 100k sign-on mic drop 🎤

Oct 19, 2019 45 Comments

I see on here FB new hires getting 100k just for signing. Is there a catch? Why does FB give new hires (especially new grads and early careers) such a yuge bonus? I do not see other FAANGs doing this. Is there a catch here or is FB just awesome that way?


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TOP 45 Comments
  • Oracle dnbhzc
    Because no one wants to join fb
    Oct 19, 2019 3
    • Facebook Tgko24
      To OP: only a select few get it - for returning interns that have proven themselves.
      Oct 19, 2019
    • Amazon bozonian
      I got a 100k bonus. It was because I was loosing my unvested stock at Amazon due to the cliff
      Jan 7
  • Oracle alwzangry
    Price to buy your soul.
    Oct 19, 2019 4
    • Facebook Tgko24
      it's what happens when you have to work at oracle
      Oct 19, 2019
    • Oracle alwzangry
      You think I was born at Oracle, kiddo?
      Oct 19, 2019
  • Zillow Group •com
    Honestly nobody wants to work for FB, they have to pay good money to make it attractive
    Oct 19, 2019 3
    • Facebook Pbuj80
      Is this a joke?
      Oct 19, 2019
    • Microsoft macrohardd
      At least fb will still exist in 5 years
      Oct 19, 2019
  • Google hypms
    Facebook $100k signon is mainly for return full time offer. Google does have similar incentive but you have to be super good, or have competing offers.
    Oct 19, 2019 16
  • Uber wow5569
    FB is not the only one able to a phat sign on.
    Oct 19, 2019 6
    • Facebook beow92!.’
      For entry roles? I have never seen that
      Oct 19, 2019
    • Apple kahnyay
      This isn’t true, as new grad recruiter told me he’s never given anything above 50k
      Oct 19, 2019
  • Facebook / Product kygo
    It’s equally tough to crack. I’d say the sign-on is justified. As much as people hate on the company, it’s still one of the best places to work at, with the best talent. Of course, like others stated, with the turbulent time the company is going through in terms of screw ups and bad press, they have to pay more to get the best engineers.

    PS - Not a SWE.
    Oct 19, 2019 2
    • Microsoft 7777777777
      Highest TC
      Oct 19, 2019
    • Neurocrine Neurocrine
      How does fb product pay compare with engineering pay?
      Oct 19, 2019
  • Apple Azrael3
    Also, the interviews at FB can be much tougher than other FAANGs (Amazon is tough due to their recruiters being shitty and bar raisers being an ass most of the time, not objectively tough)
    Oct 19, 2019 1
    • Facebook neco
      I've also found a lot of my Amazon interviewers to be very cold and rude. They only take notes rather than try to guide the interviewee along if the missed something. Interesting to hear this from someone else
      Oct 20, 2019
  • Citadel Securities / Eng bluetiger
    I thought they stopped giving out the huge signing bonuses a year ago?
    Oct 19, 2019 1
    • Salesforce


      Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix
      Nope. Friend of mine got one in NYC just a few weeks ago.
      Oct 19, 2019
  • LinkedIn zbgd35
    Do they give these for product or just eng ?
    Oct 19, 2019 0


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