Affirm vs. Yelp for New Grad

Yelp / Other UKuIus
Aug 18, 2018 19 Comments

Have a return offer from Yelp and an offer from Affirm.

Unsure about which company is the best to start my career at :/

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TOP 19 Comments
  • FutureEngine
    QHXW24

    FutureEngine

    PRE
    Facebook, Microsoft
    QHXW24more
    Affirm all the way. Much faster growth, learning, better network and pre-IPO. Yelp financials are public. Healthy but much slower growth.
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
    Probably yelp
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Yelp nb8c
    you’re better off with affirm. Yelp pays the lowest in the industry and career growth depending on how much you kids ass. lol
    Aug 19, 2018 3
    • Yelp nb8c
      *kiss
      Aug 19, 2018
    • Affirm pineapplet
      Same as affirm 😂
      Aug 20, 2018
    • Yelp CapKirk
      Maybe you were a college grad or the quality of offers has improved. My TC isn't so bad
      Aug 20, 2018
  • Affirm xAaF60
    It totally depends on your personal desires/goals. If you are just maximizing for cash, or you want a bit more stability, or you think your manager/team is better at Yelp that might be better. If you plan to be around Silicon Valley startups for a while, you want the opportunity for advancement/responsibility sooner, or you want to stay in fintech, Affirm would be the smarter bet.
    Aug 18, 2018 0
  • Dropbox / Eng
    Yngwie

    Dropbox Eng

    PRE
    Jane Street Capital
    Yngwiemore
    IIRC Yelp is Python heavy whereas Affirm uses Ruby a lot, you might want to decide on that.
    Aug 18, 2018 2
    • Affirm idJwown89
      Not true, we are predominantly a Python shop.
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Dropbox / Eng
      Yngwie

      Dropbox Eng

      PRE
      Jane Street Capital
      Yngwiemore
      Ah sorry I was thinking about Upstart
      Aug 18, 2018
  • Affirm dVeJ5
    Yelp
    Aug 21, 2018 0
  • Lyft khxl17
    Yelp has a reputation for being a great place to start a career, then (unfortunately) leave after a few years to make more money elsewhere. But in terms of grooming new grads into fully formed software engineers, Yelp is pretty excellent at that.

    Do not know much about Affirm. Except that MaxL was a big backer of Yelp in the early days.
    Aug 21, 2018 0
  • Dropbox / Eng
    Yngwie

    Dropbox Eng

    PRE
    Jane Street Capital
    Yngwiemore
    what about other companies
    Aug 18, 2018 2
    • Yelp / Other UKuIus
      OP
      Offers explode this coming week
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Yelp / Other UKuIus
      OP
      So I do want to decide before then, middle of phone screens with other companies
      Aug 18, 2018
  • Epic / Eng Lcsd
    How does the offers look like? TC?
    Aug 18, 2018 2
    • Yelp / Other UKuIus
      OP
      Haven’t had the chance to talk to Yelp about the counter offer, but Affirm has the higher TC by about 30k
      Aug 18, 2018
    • Yelp sFCheez
      AFAIK yelp usually matches if they think you’re worth it, unless you’re outside the range they already defined for returnees
      Aug 21, 2018
  • Affirm ECXi40
    I would recommend Affirm. New grads have done well here. The good ones have grown very fast. I find most of my peers to be humble and talented.

    I would also recommend that you consider what you want to do.. join a fast moving startup if you want the experience and impact. The bigger the company, lesser your impact. Smaller the company, bigger the demand on you
    Aug 24, 2018 0