Targetting High Paying Companies

Jan 20 31 Comments

Jolted down high paying companies in below categories:

By stable I meant company has no crazy hire/fire policy, growth potential and huge cash to survive the competition.

Risky but pays well:
Dropbox (Don't see any upside here, google/amazon drive may eat consumer business. Onedrive and box holds large share of enterprise business ), Short on cash

Snap ( Growth is stagnant and tiktok is big threat to snap than is facebook), Short on cash

Netflix (Can't say much about this)

Square (Stripe is eating their business and last quarters results were kind of flat)

Uber (Great company, kind of monopoly but burning cash like anything) They might get out of multiple small businesses (Eats, bike share) which means layoffs. I don't see path to profitability until self driving car comes into the picture ( uber has stopped investing in this)

Lyft (Same as uber)

Pinterest (Google has recently stopped showing pinterest results, it should impact their business in big way) Heading in same direction as Yelp and trip advisor

Airbnb ( Not sure about their growth, no foreseeable plans for IPO)

Stable & pays well

MS 63 (5 Years Exp) TC 240K (No counting stock appreciation) and aiming for atleast 300K TC.

I am on H1b and my wife works on H4 dependent. Which companies should I target based on my situation (Need to keep my visa active as my wife dependent on me)?



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TOP 31 Comments
  • Facebook hblk
    Why is Dropbox Pinterest risky but Amazon is stable?
    Jan 20 6
    • Amazon OyQW43
      In reality yes, as long as you have competing offer. Perks part I agree.
      Jan 20
    • F5 Networks xnign
      When the next recession hit, those risky companies stocks probably get cut 50-90%. Some might even go under.
      Jan 20
  • Amazon bobifkdnx
    probably the 2nd category?

    can add Oracle cloud but not sure which category these days
    Jan 20 0
  • New CJwV33
    Amzn, fb, and apple can be high pressure, so probably doesn’t fit under the “stable” category. Unless by “stable” you are referring to company stability rather than job stability
    Jan 20 0
  • Ironclad / Legal ⌐(ಠ۾ಠ)¬
    What's wrong with Microsoft?
    Jan 20 4
    • Ironclad / Legal ⌐(ಠ۾ಠ)¬
      How about comparing to doordash?
      Jan 20
    • DoorDash dvvkigsx
      Sure. Even dd pays better for software engineers than microsoft. Though rsu comp is not liquid right now.
      Jan 20
  • Amazon ggameover
    I thought Tableau/Salesforce wouldn’t match FAANG?
    Jan 20 2
    • Microsoft codingGuru
      They don’t?
      Jan 20
    • Microsoft Chym06
      Salesforce can beat Amazon and Microsoft offer certainly
      Jan 20
  • LinkedIn iwndn
    Google has not stopped showing pinterest results in search..are you high? Can you post your source for this news?
    Jan 21 0
  • Facebook catslol
    Jan 20 0
  • Airbnb qwemnbpoi
    To address your comment about IPO, Airbnb publicly announced last year plans to IPO in 2020.
    Jan 21 1
    • Microsoft codingGuru
      Still the risk of stock tanking..
      Jan 21
  • Microsoft Chym06
    I have added my reasons for putting certain companies in risky category. I might be wrong but this is just my intuition
    Jan 20 1
    • Nope looks pretty good, any more on your mind ?

      Trying to think how you would categorize the other top N companies.
      Jan 20
  • EATON / Eng LCMonkey
    It's not just TC, you also need to consider learning potential. For example: work at companies like Salesforce is super shit but yeah pays well and has good WLB in general. But you won't learn anything new or technically challenging there. Up to you how you would like to balance..
    Jan 21 0


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