Take hedge fund offer or keep studying for top tech firm

Nov 22, 2019 23 Comments

Chasing
1. brand name on the resume to wipe the wework sludge off my resume
2. TC

I have an offer on hand for $350k (200k base, 150k bonus) TC at a top hedge fund that I went on a practice interview for. I've spent about ~75hrs of prep doing ds/algos/LC grind but probably need another 75 hours to be ready for interviews.

Do you think I should take this offer or grind another 1-3 more months and try for a tech firm?

Current TC is 200k base + worthless RSUs

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TOP 23 Comments
  • Citadel BrutеForce
    Run from that cursed We work as soon as you can.
    Nov 22, 2019 3
    • Schonfeld / Eng
      9527

      Schonfeld Eng

      PRE
      Intel, morganstanley, citadel, etrade
      BIO
      coding monkey
      9527more
      Well if the top hedge fund is Citadel, you might want to think twice
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Citadel BrutеForce
      You know, sometimes words can really hurt.. 😔
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Google hkdh
    a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • Tableau FSnE78
    Go to the Hedge fund - run from wework as fast as you can, things are going to go from bad to really bad - investors are going to start demanding clear profit paths and being that wework doesn’t have any - well you get the picture. Keep grinding and in a year or two if your not happy you can always get more offers and move somewhere else.
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • WeWork LAuW62
    Is the hedge fund Citadel?
    Nov 22, 2019 3
    • WeWork LAuW62
      How was citadel offer last year? Considering interviewing with them.
      Nov 22, 2019
    • WeWork NzrS23
      OP
      Citadel offer was wack honestly. It was a for a data eng role and I think I messed up by not exerting how senior I was. They came with a weak 225K TC and I didn't even bother engaging with them. 5 EOY as SE 3 as an EE
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Samsung
    chajimogo2

    Samsung

    BIO
    Stressed out but surviving
    chajimogo2more
    Unless you are an insider it’s only a matter of time before the next round. Probably in January or Feb? I would take the offer and run
    Nov 22, 2019 2
    • WeWork NzrS23
      OP
      I'm on a team that they are banking their future on lol
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Samsung
      chajimogo2

      Samsung

      BIO
      Stressed out but surviving
      chajimogo2more
      Ok then you have awesome leverage :)
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Citadel HaFQ36
    If you don't mind sharing, what's your current YoE?
    Nov 22, 2019 1
    • WeWork NzrS23
      OP
      5 EOY as a SE, 3 as a Electrical engineer
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Bloomberg GO<GO>
    Simple: take the offer and delay your start date with a sage margin
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • Google pilgrim
    Why not interview with one tech firm with your current prep? If it doesn't go well, you can always try again in 1-2 years.
    Nov 22, 2019 3
    • Google pilgrim
      Perhaps you can ask the hedge fund to give you a couple of weeks to make up your mind, while you pursue this interview?
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Google hkdh
      Two Sigma, BlackRock or Jane street
      Nov 22, 2019
  • New iuBu43
    Take the offer in hand.
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • AT&T MsdR32
    How much is WLB worth for you? Hedge fund pays more than top tech usually.
    Nov 22, 2019 0

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