Aug 11, 2018 - 09:52 PM
Landing a job with one of the internet giants such as Google, Apple, or Facebook is Tough with a capital "T." These companies only hire the best of the best because oftentimes, they do their hiring from within. That said, if you're wondering if you get a job at a prestigious company, such as Google, Apple, or Facebook, but the company offers menial pay, should you still work for them, the answer is, it depends.
Before you accept any position, you should ask yourself what your long-term goals are. Do you just want to make a living until something better comes along, or do you want to work your way up the corporate ladder?
If you just want to make a buck and move on, leave positions at prestigious companies to those who actually want to grow in the ranks and find a position with a small boutique or no-name firm. However, if you want to be lunching with Zuckerberg in your future, take the low pay position with grace.
Fast Company agrees for several reasons. For one, experience at a prestigious company often trumps a long-list of experience. It can also result in a better salary in the future, give you a boost in identity, and send a signal about your quality to other future employers.
Jan 17, 2019 - 02:32 PM
Is this your first job? If so, you may want to take the job to boost your resume and to increase your potential job opportunities in the future. Will you be able to live on the pay provided? Google, Apple, and Facebook’s main offices are in a very expensive part of the country (the San Francisco Bay Area). You should be sure that you will be able to cover your basic needs, including housing and bills.
If you are not entry level, are you able to land a comparable job at another company for more money? If so, you should evaluate how much value the Google, Apple and Facebook brand names add to your resume, and whether or not having those names on your resume is meaningful to you. Before you take a low wage, you may want to consider negotiating up your pay. There are many websites that provide an inside look at the salaries at these companies. The more you know, the more prepared you will be to negotiate. Whether or not you decide to take a low wage is really up to you. You should first reflect on the value the job will bring to you. And, you should weigh whether or not you are personally in a financial situation to take less money.