A lot of engineers set their career goal as working at one of the major tech giants. I think this is mainly due to years of essentially propaganda telling people they aren't a "real" engineer unless they jump through all the hoops required to work for those companies.
In reality there are a bunch of other great companies that pay just as much as companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc. In fact, many of them pay more. In recent years it has become well known that many of those big companies will give you a lowball offer unless you have a competing offer from another company.
The companies I talk about in the video above are:
- Snowflake computing
I'll be covering a lot more of these lesser known tech companies so be sure to follow or subscribe on YT