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Astana, Kazakhstan • 02 December 2022

Kazakh Software Engineer Reveals Why He Chose Meta Over Amazon

Galymzhan Kenzhetayev shares what it’s like working in a FAANG company in London

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Galymzhan Kenzhetayev
Galymzhan Kenzhetayev
Galymzhan Kenzhetayev
Galymzhan Kenzhetayev

META 2:0 Amazon

Galymzhan Kenzhetayev
Galymzhan Kenzhetayev
Galymzhan Kenzhetayev
Galymzhan Kenzhetayev

Life in London

Though I have to say, the prices here are really high. I am able to save up here less than I would if I worked in Kazakhstan.

Galymzhan Kenzhetayev
Galymzhan Kenzhetayev

‘You can’t rely on your hard skills alone’

Galymzhan Kenzhetayev
Galymzhan Kenzhetayev

This is what I think distinguishes large tech companies in the West. You can’t rely on your hard skills alone to move up the career ladder—you need to have communication skills.

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