General thoughts on working for TikTok? Initial instinct is ‘no’ but curious to hear what others think!

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Your initial instinct is correct

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The benefits are good but you get a side of existential dread from farming data from children for the CCP

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^🤣 and you base this assessment off what exactly? Please provide proof of your assertion that ByteDance isn’t accumulating the data. Thank you.

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Chinese tech firm culture is 996 aka 9am-9pm 6 days a week. Obviously that culture doesn’t completely permeate the US and culture is team dependent, but if you’re working with international teams it will come into play in a big way

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SO works in the marketing space and TikTok will continue to receive revenue from brands for at least 5 more years and that experience will directly translate to the next digital marketing platform.

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How is the culture / WLB? Chinese tech companies are notorious for awful WLB.

I interviewed with them recently but the culture didn’t resonate well. The manager in the first interview was openly claiming that the team should be flexible to work at any time including supporting team in Singapore.

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Wait please elaborate?

Why is your initial instinct no? I think it would be cool. It’s a growing platform and tied to entertain (a lot of artists/new music being discovered through it among other ways it’s tied to entertainment). I’d give it the opportunity.

Your SO works there so let’s get that referral and the referral bonus for y’all!! Kinda being serious lol

Go for the $$$$

It'll follow you if you take it. Not all people might care, but some would. Same thing with Saudi companies, etc

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