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Why is leaving for Microsoft not seen as good as FAANG? I’d argue Microsoft is probably better than Netflix at the minimum

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FAANG is(was?) a group of companies whose stock price grew rapidly a while ago. It’d probably be a different set of stocks now. As far as career progression and TC goes, there are several companies that offer high TC and growth. Don’t pay much attention to the FAANG label. Also, Netflix pays outrageous salaries and has one of the best returns, so Microsoft wouldn’t really be comparable to Netflix.

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I think the all-in combo is still higher and they might offer some form of ESPP. Regardless, go to Microsoft for good WLB and Netflix for intense work and high comp.

Just curious how is the progression in FAANG? From what I hear it’s the same all across outside of consulting!

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Take me with you

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Doesn't pay as much and growth isn't as steep in terms of comp progression.

Agree with M1. Different splits of pay but normally comparable. Blanket statements of “growth isn’t as steep” or “pay isn’t comparable” is misleading.

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I am not complaining. Oh, I got an offer from Amazon, but went with Microsoft.

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