Why You Should Leave Your FAANG Job



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Dalton Caldwell and Michael Seibel discuss the struggles of working at FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) and how to strategize leaving a big tech job to become a founder at a startup.

Apply to Y Combinator: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/
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Chapters (Powered by https://bit.ly/chapterme-yc) -
00:00 - When you should quit?
01:00 - What value can technical founders extract from a FAANG job?
03:21 - Assumptions - Why working at FAANG makes sense?
03:48 - Reality of the job
06:01 - Transferable Skills
08:35 - Path to get funded
10:55 - The retention trap - What's the company trying to do?
15:31 - When to get out?
17:31 - FAANG Optimization
18:56 - Plan at the start
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