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Switched to FAANG from big 4, I had a great time when I was at big 4 but now I am facing lots of pressure, as everything seems extremely critical and my boss is giving me a lot of pressure. I am in my early 30s but I feel like a slave and not having a life everyday. Is it a sign for a new job?

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I worked at apple for 3yrs pre COVID. It’s an Apple thing. I literally had to sleep with phone by my head while there. Consulting is a breeze in comparison.

Sounds like I dodged a bullet declining my offer 😅

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What are the expectations of you now, and how are they different from what was expected at big 4?

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I’m feeling the same way as you, came from another big company (not b4) and really overwhelmed at apple

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I think this is an Apple thing. My first 6 months were insane. I learned to not get stressed over every project/analysis and it’s been better since.

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What did you expect?! Come on, you really didn’t see that coming going to work for FAANG?

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My gf is an engineer at FB and her team constantly works 50+ hour weeks, not to mention PSC (their performance review) is stressful AF for engineers

I would say Google is the only FAANG I have heard consistent things about their WLB. Having said that, I bet OP is at Google and proves me wrong

You’re probably making 2-3x now, isn’t the workload expected?

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Making more and working more has very little correlation

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I laughed. Nothing is actually as critical as they ever say with perhaps the exception of life or death moments. Consulting is never life or death. To your question, the pressure sucks and the money
, is it worth the trade of your life, your mind or your worries?

You made it into FAANG and B4. The world of industry is your oyster. Find somewhere that brings better balance.

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How long have you been at Apple? Could it just be the adjustment period? Trying to spin this positively, of course.
But if you’ve been there for a while and can’t impose limits to the pressure, it might be time for a new job.

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I thought FAANG was chiller than B4

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- Remote
- Program Manager at SaaS company to Program Manager at AWS
- Current TC = $200k
- New TC = $300k

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Why did you leave big 4 if you were having a great time?

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$$

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OP: How long before did you switch? Which Big 4 are you comparing too?

I am on same path so wanted to understand.
My targets are Google and Apple for supply chain.

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