Accepted Slack offer Vs Google

Apr 21 37 Comments

Just accepted an offer from Slack over Google. TC at both companies is ~500K. Took slack as it is going DPO in few months and work seems more interesting. Did I make the right decision ?

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  • VMware / Eng
    tyxS31

    VMware Eng

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    Microsoft, Hulu
    tyxS31more
    Google is not going anywhere, Slack is in a special time that isn't going to happen again, it is the right choice, congratulations
    Apr 21 0
  • Square oIG3eA
    You’ll know next year
    Apr 21 0
  • Amazon Pipilika
    No
    Apr 21 0
  • Snapchat emuF03
    Have you interviewed Snapchat yet? You could get 700k~
    Apr 21 16
    • ClearDATA zjDm22
      Wow, I really hope it isn’t a Hail Mary because the company’s going down. How’s morale at Snap HQ?
      Apr 21
    • Snapchat emuF03
      Yeah, that’s the plan!
      Apr 21
    • Snapchat emuF03
      The morale is okay, as the stock price is getting back to IPO price.
      Apr 21
    • ClearDATA zjDm22
      I think better targeted ads can make it a more attractive investment. Hope you guys do well, enjoy your TC, Snap!
      Apr 21
    • Snapchat emuF03
      Thanks! I would go back to FANNG if it does not work well :(
      Apr 21
  • If you didn’t have FAANG on your resume, I would’ve gone with Google. The reputation matters a lot on your resume.

    On the other hand if Slack IPOs and doubles its valuation or something, the money would be more than worth it. So 🤷‍♂️

    Worse case scenario, the Google offer will last a very long time :)

    Good luck and congratulations!
    Apr 21 5
    • Facebook / Eng iuji
      I think G offer is good for 1 year. That said I agree having FB or G on resume opens many unlocked doors.
      Apr 21
    • Amazon / R&D
      ps.ily

      Amazon R&D

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      Google
      ps.ilymore
      Google offer deadline lasts an entire year? Wut
      Apr 21
    • Nvidia pWBl45
      Offer expires within a few months, but they say if you change your mind within a year it’s still good. In my case they reached out 1.5 years later to say it’s still valid if I’m interested.
      Apr 21
    • Offers don’t really expire in Silicon Valley
      Apr 21
    • Facebook inj
      Do you keep the same offer TC?
      Apr 22
  • Facebook / Eng iuji
    500k is a shit ton of $$$. What's your level OP?
    Apr 21 0
  • Microsoft ekwkannc
    Yes
    Apr 21 0
  • Amazon / Eng Vijay anna
    Years of experience
    or
    get the fuck out
    Apr 21 0
  • F5 Networks RRA
    For what role, OP?
    Apr 21 0
  • Facebook hhxtgbii5$
    Get into tier 1 first. Than toy around with others
    Apr 21 0
  • Amazon / Eng DeepObsess
    🍿
    Apr 21 0
  • Sina.com / Eng
    WLB

    Sina.com Eng

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    Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google
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    Software Engineer and former phd candidate in biophysics
    WLBmore
    no, always google
    Apr 21 0
  • Microsoft
    myan

    Microsoft

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    Sup, brah?
    myanmore
    Yes, you made the right choice.
    Apr 21 0
  • Google L7@AWS
    At what valuation are your Slack RSUs determined?
    Apr 21 0
  • OnDeck GPgj02
    There is a lot of hype around slack. It might do well during the IPO and hold on for a while after, but the thing with one trick ponies is that they end up saturating the market. Saturated market = slower growth = Lower p/e = sad engineers
    Apr 21 0
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery / Eng mouthwash
    Congratulations. What is your role op?
    Apr 21 0

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