Google India or Facebook London Engineering

Mar 12, 2019 13 Comments

Being offered L4 Software Development profile at both companies. Compensation is competitive according to market standards at both places.

Which would be good career wise? I want to solve some real challenging distributed system problems. 5 year goal is to speak at a Scalability conference.

Current YOE is 5 years. Prior experience includes writing services according to business use cases from scratch but nothing exceptionally challenging.

Do I have a shot at a team from where I can meet my 5year goal? If yes, at which of these companies/locations?

Facebook does not preallocate teams and forces candidates to go through a bootcamp. My team at Google India is a business facing team, which I assume translates to not a lot of core development.

Can anyone help me make a decision?


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TOP 13 Comments
  • Google come2daddy
    London Facebook.

    Very few teams at Google India office do real software engineering work.

    Facebook would be demanding in terms of WLB , but moving out of India is a better choice. There is real chances you would be working on far more impactful from London FB office than Google India.
    Mar 12, 2019 0
  • Amazon Handsolo
    London without a doubt. From a white guy who likes Indians :). London will still be an international hub after Brexit and there is a huge Indian community that will help avoid homesickness.
    Mar 12, 2019 0
  • Facebook donraj
    Keep looking if u have a 5 yr plan...
    Mar 12, 2019 0
  • New TVzA32
    What is offered tc?
    Mar 12, 2019 0
  • Microsoft joyfull
    Google India. Reading comments by Indians living overseas is painful as most of them miss their family and have homesick. Most of them hate the cultures in western world as well and think white people discriminate them (according to many Blind comments). I personally don’t think white or any people discriminate Indians but they must have a good reason to believe so (then how come they appoint Microsoft and Google CEOs with Indians?). So comments are not to be trusted but it is evident many hate western culture and are stressed. I know a director who moved to India for kids education.
    Mar 12, 2019 2
    • Amazon random129
      Thanks for your thoughts but that’s not the evaluation criteria I’m looking for. Have mentioned how I’d like to evaluate in my post.
      Mar 12, 2019
    • Microsoft joyfull
      Well then London FB. You can come back to India later if you want.
      Mar 12, 2019
  • Expedia RESTup
    TC or GTFO
    Mar 12, 2019 0
  • New / Eng zzzzzz-ZZ
    current tc and offers ?
    Mar 12, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
    How much did Fb London offer?
    Mar 12, 2019 0
  • London. Change of location would expose you to a really different culture and help you become a better person in general. I moved to New York 6 years back and it's the best decision of my life.
    Mar 12, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng caltrop
    Hey OP, mind sharing your offers? It would help many others. As for your questions, I believe your best bet would be to join a FB Infra team in Bootcamp. Also London over Bangalore any day.
    Mar 12, 2019 0


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