Asked for y’all opinions earlier this week regarding Airbnb vs Facebook but I now have a harder decision. I have much more similar offers. I have 6 yoe with a TC of around 295k right now.
Airbnb: (Started negotiating but there should still be some room)
735k RSU with 1 year cliff
20% One time bonus
Senior engineer L5a
715k RSU with 1 year cliff
21k target cash bonus
108k target stock refresher
Culture, wlb, growth both personally and of the company are important to me. What would you guys negotiate for and which company would you go for and why?
- Airbnb also has a target stock refresher. Probably around 1/4 of your initial grant or around 200K for L5.
- In 2019, you can take up to 25% of your refresher as cash instead of RSUs.
- The 20% bonus is not a one time bonus. It has not been officially guaranteed to stay forever, but very unlikely it will be completely taken away. Most likely it will be simply changed to factor in individual performance (right now only company performance based).
15 days of PTO, but also 2 weeks of company wide shutdown during Christmas/New Years, so not too bad. I’ve come from a company with unlimited PTO and don’t feel PTO constrained here.
If culture and WLB are important to you, definitely Airbnb. In general, people are way nicer here and WLB is generally quite good.
Also food is much better than Uber’s and dinner starts at 6 haha
I would try to negotiate up to 800K RSUs and you’ll be in great shape