I am currently working in a good position (as a planner, non swe) with good flexibility and wlb in Seattle. Also have a good standing in my organization.
I recently got a call from Facebook to interview and cleared it. After a couple of back n forth on compensation, I am Ok with what they offered. Base comp. 30% more than current and FB level equity and sign on.
However, position is out of Menlo Park or Denver whichever I choose. I would leave my good job in Seattle, wife will have to hunt for a job in a competitive market. CA being CA and crazy expensive will eat away from salary gain, will probably have to keep the Denver option open. Start from scratch on a new job. My wife is also expecting which makes this a life changing and tough decision and want to make sure I take the right step.
Simple Question- Is Facebook worth it to make this move ?? Do share ur experiences. Looking for some feedback.
Edit: we are expecting twins so I am shitting my pants on this decision. Wife wants to go for it. My wife is in IT. FB is flexible on joining because of pregnancy. On a visa.
1) FB WLB is really bad. Discussed on several occasions here.
2) FB fires really fast.
Unless you are pretty good at what you are doing, you are risking too much. You’ll be moving to MPK or DEN, then what if things go south? You’ll be stuck in a different city. There is no jobs at Denver.
At Seattle, you could always go back to your old job. Relocation to a different city makes things really complicated.