Jumping back into rat race (ex-Google), 10 YOE, where?

New XPKJ24
Jun 4, 2019 10 Comments

I'm currently in talks with FB, Goog, Uber, AirBnb, Cruise Automation, Amzn, and a couple startups.
At this point in my career I want to optimize for upward mobility, truly interesting work, and of course TC.

I was previously at Goog and of course the perks / TC was nice, but the projects weren't really world shattering and I didn't like the whole "Be Googley" cult mentality.

I'm a normal SWE 10YOE but I have a pretty decent math background, but not rigorous enough to make it to the hedges unfortunately. I'd like to work on something that interfaces with the real world vs. say Cloud infrastructure. (I used to work on Maps).

Where should be on my radar? Uber, Cruise, and Airbnb are the ones I'm most interested in at the moment.


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TOP 10 Comments
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    Can't go wrong with any of those (despite Amazon getting memed to death by 🍌 on here), although I haven't heard great things about Cruise recently.
    Jun 4, 2019 1
    • New XPKJ24
      What's wrong with Cruise? Product isn't living up to hype?
      Jun 4, 2019
  • Twitter / Mgmt jBSx17
    + Square, Stripe, Coinbase, Robinhood if you're interested in fintech
    Jun 4, 2019 0
  • PayPal / Eng Ldyu87
    Atlassia , okta, twillio.
    Jun 4, 2019 1
    • Google nrvD43
      good choices +1. Although I don't know much about okta, the other two are pretty solid from what I hear.
      Jun 4, 2019
  • Snapchat L6; >12yoe
    Jun 4, 2019 3
    • Snapchat L6; >12yoe
      Lol. I no longer work there! But, it satisfies your requirement of teams that work on products that interfaces with real world.
      Jun 4, 2019
    • Facebook shubidubi
      Jun 4, 2019
  • Google nrvD43
    I feel like everything including customer facing products interface with cloud nowadays especially at big tech companies...
    Jun 4, 2019 0


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