|In the event that someone wants to take a break from the typical startup life (e.g. after a burnout or because of shifted priorities in life) and work for a big company, what would HN recommend for a senior software engineer (late 20s) with a very solid background developed while working like a horse in startups for the past few years (and MS in computer engineering)?
These points (in random order) might be important:|
- Very very competitive salary and "deterministic" benefits (401k with good employer contributions, RSUs, cash bonuses, etc.)
- Challenging working environment where neat technical problems are still solved despite not being a startup, possibly with modern tools and technologies (e.g. not a "we use CVS as our SCM" shop)
- no more than 40-45 hours a week expected as per company culture
- Stable job (no serious failure possibility in the next 3 years or so for the company)
- Possibility of working from home (even just once or twice a week to break the routine)
- Main headquarters in SF bay area (where I'm located)
I'm of course expecting Google, Facebook, etc. But I'm curious to see what else might be there.