I have verbal offers from Google and Netflix , didnt prepare much, but very confused if i should take them up due to the soon family events, my wife needed a change from the rut and she joined a startup and so she is working like 12 hours a day. We want to have kids soon like in the very near short term. i have 7 YOE at Salesforce and I am very happy, yes the compensation could be little higher, but it can always be higher anywhere you go. I get 6 months of leave as a primary care giver where as my wife gets only 6 weeks , im very established in my company so its super stable , im confused if i should take up these offers seriously and move in an already busy work schedule ? atleast for first one year i would need to spend long hours to prove myself, that is something thats stopping me. especially Netflix with such crazy WLB and their history to fire employees left and right. thoughts ? any perspective here ? looking for a balance between work and family life.
Can only speak for Netflix: i have a newborn, and my wlb is fine. I work 9-5, and so do most of my peers. But when we work - we WORK. No one is cruising, and those who do - get fired. If you want to cruise, and don’t feel like bringing your A-game every day - then Netflix is probably not good fit for you.