There are no slackers in Silicon Valley
Castillo: The pace is definitely much faster here compared with other companies I have worked for. Technically, there are no office hours and everyone hustles to get the job done. I’ve come to accept that my role and responsibilities can change from week to week given how fast the company is growing. It can change from leading a project involving several regional teams to learning a new programming language needed to create reporting dashboards that the whole company will use.
Antonio: It really depends on what type of company you are working for. If you are working in a startup expect to work long hours including weekends and holidays. In a startup your team is always fighting to make sure that everything works. If you are in a mid- to large-sized company there will be times that you will need to work extra hours. But these hours are pre-determined so you can prepare for them.
Tan: As for me, I’ve learned to work within the bounds of eight to 10 hours a day as that’s the only way that I will be able to accomplish all other things that I want to achieve.