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If you want a relatively high paying job, I recommend working at a FANG. Depending on the team you’re on, you’ll get to work on some hard problems at massive scale. It’s a great opportunity to learn. Note: this is not true on every team.

The trade off is that these jobs often come with immense stress and a lack of work life balance.

I took the FANG route and even bounced around big tech companies to get bigger pay increases. Financially it worked out extremely well, but emotionally I had to figure out how to deal with constant stress, anxiety, and at some level my job became a significant part of my identity.




> The trade off is that these jobs often come with immense stress and a lack of work life balance.

Not at all. I have a close friend making close to $500K building internal dashboards at FANNG. He's on at 10 a.m. and off by 5 p.m. Every day. The only time he and his team are stressed are the final few days of a project, and that usually requires working "overtime," according to him, which is past 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


I have friends at fang and although it varies, generally I can't say they have work-life balance. they are mostly expected to justify their pay.

on the other hand, other f500 companies offer similar benefits, possibly more stocks in value and better work-life balance.

but again, it varies company to company, even between teams and between different people.


Not debating you on the work life balance part, but I’m curious to know which F500 companies have total comp comparable to big tech.


wife of friend is UX designer at Wix about 4 years now I was surprised compared to friends in early stage cyber security often not getting as much.




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