Airbnb, Google, Facebook Which to choose

Snapchat / Eng yRRz16
Nov 18, 2018 41 Comments

Been in Snap around 3 yrs and time to leave this camera company. Luckily got offers from these 3 and all at level 4.

What TC should I expect in general? Any chance to get level 5 from any of them? Airbnb seems to offer good RSU, higher base (180k) and higher cash bonus. However should I prefer f or g for a more shining resume?

TC ~300k YOE 3

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TOP 41 Comments
  • Salesforce NGCx18
    Airbnb because of future value and upside
    Nov 18, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng Googoli
    Google - low risk, good rewards
    Airbnb - high risk, high rewards
    Facebook - really?
    Nov 18, 2018 2
    • Apple yEdW78
      200 not happening for next 4 years
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Google / Eng Googoli
      @xyzy - Good joke.
      Nov 18, 2018
  • Google ↙️
    there’s not a “correct” answer. it depends on your values etc. I had the same choice a few months ago and I chose google because it has satellite offices so I can move locations in the future without reinterviewing. It also has the prestige with the name. And I can tell you i don’t regret it one bjt as the tooling and resources we have here are insane. beyond what you can imagine from outside.

    it also depends on team choice. I got an awesome team at google so it was worth it. but if you have better team at fb or airbnb do that
    Nov 18, 2018 3
    • Google ↙️
      i also wanted to add that airbnb could be overvalued as a unicorn and who knows when ipo will happen. Also, there will be a recession eventually and idk how well these unicorns will hold up compared to big companies
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Oath Mk4
      Airbnb was created in 2008 and thrived during the last recession. I don't think it will be any different this time
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Google ↙️
      last recession it was worth nothing. this time it’s huge and overvalued. could lose a lot of valuation and employees
      Nov 18, 2018
  • Google 🌲 fiddy
    Dude TC or gtfo
    Nov 18, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng zmmznznznz
    What was asked during coding interview?
    Nov 18, 2018 7
    • Snapchat / Eng yRRz16
      OP
      Google asks coding questions why FB I inteeviewed mobile position mostly design and experience with simple coding
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng HelloGuys
      Didn’t get what was asked. Are all questions from leetcode and G / FB tagged? Lc medium / hard?
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Apple yEdW78
      I have come across many people who don’t reveal anything meaningful that helps others but want to get full information from others
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng zmmznznznz
      What was area Google focus for coding questions?
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Snapchat / Eng yRRz16
      OP
      Sry I didn't buy LC premium so I'm not sure if they are labeled. In general Google's questions are harder than others, but in general just medium difficulty. Still it can be challenging to finish in time on whiteboard
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng HelloGuys
      But did you find the questions that were asked on Leetcode? For both G and FB?
      Nov 19, 2018
    • Snapchat / Eng yRRz16
      OP
      no exact same question. I interviewed mobile position in FB so coding is domain specific
      Nov 19, 2018
  • Dropbox gdnz
    For the same TC, GG > AB > FB.
    Nov 18, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Ink8i
      Agreed
      Nov 18, 2018
  • Microsoft jazzer
    I would pick FB or Airbnb. You are so early in your career, I would go to a place with faster career growth where you can work hard and grow quickly. Goog is a great but not known for meteoric rises
    Nov 18, 2018 1
    • Google ↙️
      fb is pretty big now. not the same small company is once was
      Nov 18, 2018
  • New / Eng uhYr23
    I'd go for Airbnb. You can always go to GF
    Nov 18, 2018 5
    • Google 🌲 fiddy
      You can't go to Google feeling properly levelled unless you're entering as a new grad or entering as an L4 with 2-4 yoe, or entering as L5 with 6-7 yoe (super unlikely).
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Google / Eng Googoli
      Agreed. The best way to grow in Google is to come in early in your career. Later hires are always low balled.
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Lyft GAaq12
      Why going to G as L5 is unlikely?
      Nov 18, 2018
    • New / Eng uhYr23
      I see people on blind all the time with 10 YOE get to L4 at google.
      Nov 18, 2018
    • Snapchat / Eng yRRz16
      OP
      I'm mostly on the same page with u at this time. Google seems to default low ball on all candidates these days
      Nov 18, 2018
  • Facebook Zuccy
    Go to Google. Shoot for 300k comp as T4
    Nov 18, 2018 0
  • Airbnb Xrlpwj
    You should share numbers and make this into a poll.

    If numbers are the same, Google.
    Nov 18, 2018 0
  • Facebook WellThat
    How can we help without TC numbers? All we have to go by is Airbnb is offering 180k salary
    Nov 18, 2018 0
  • Airbnb / Other Keithkwan
    TC or gtfo
    Nov 18, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng Googoli
    Google. No brainer. Unless others are offering more level and atleast 30% more comp.
    Dec 14, 2018 2
    • New / Eng MSFT_fte
      Really why? I understand you're biased towards google, but objectively why google brand adds %30 value?
      Dec 14, 2018
    • Google / Eng Googoli
      It’s not the brand but rather the unpredictability of other stocks. FB is in existential crisis right now and there is no telling if it’s stock will ever recover to its former glory. AirBnb has good potential but like any pre IPO company stock is bound to take a hit once it goes IPO. 30% will act as a buffer against all these. Any less and you are risking your TC going down instead of up after you join.
      Dec 17, 2018
  • LinkedIn Lolllllll
    Share your numbers
    Nov 18, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng andone
    Airbnb for higher comp. Google for technology. FB if you can get E5 (don’t know if it is possible to do additional rounds)
    Nov 18, 2018 0
  • Facebook 한국
    I’d take Airbnb. The base is sick, refreshers are good, I think they’ll ipo higher than 30bn. All good choices though. Can’t go wrong!
    Dec 14, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng smsn sns
    What you decided and what was your final TC at these companies?
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • TripAdvisor pPnr11
    hey I got the same case and could you please let me know what is your final choice and final TC? Thank you
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • Pinterest / Eng Breadmakin
    I would say google for now. Liquidity is optimal.
    Nov 18, 2018 0
  • Expedia / Eng anony🐭
    Expedia.
    Nov 18, 2018 0