Amazon, Dropbox, Google or Lyft?

Microsoft wNcI71
May 3 37 Comments

Have these offers, all at Seattle area.

Team wise, Amazon and Dropbox have interesting projects and good wlb, Google hasn’t team-match so not sure, Lyft has OK project.
Would like to have some opinions on which one would you choose and why in 2 different cases:
1) Assuming all titles are SDEII and TC would be similar
2) Assuming Lyft offers Senior (Dropbox would probably match, and Amazon and Google probably won’t)

I’m asking because Tc is not the most important factor for me now. Career growth and having fun at daily work without sacrificing too much wlb are.

Any relevant information is appreciated. Eg. culture, politics, company future etc.

Thanks

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TOP 37 Comments
  • Tesla AutopiIot
    TC or GTFO
    May 4 1
    • Microsoft wNcI71
      OP
      Haven’t got the numbers yet. Also I listed 2 cases as above
      May 4
  • Amazon chipndl
    Google / Amazon > Lyft > Dropbox
    May 4 4
    • Dropbox . .
      Lol nice try
      May 4
    • Amazon chipndl
      Will be happy to hear something that contradicts this
      May 4
    • Google topCon
      Heard Dropbox food is quite good. Amazon has bananas
      May 4
    • Microsoft wNcI71
      OP
      Amazon on-site left me with sore throat because of all the talking (bq), and there was free coffee but no free milk. Interviewers looked pretty serious and not very happy
      May 4
  • Amazon Shelman
    Congrats! I think Lyft has good culture and growth opportunity.
    May 4 7
  • Amazon mmmmii
    Google > lyft > Dropbox > Amazon
    May 4 5
    • Microsoft bing0
      Is lyft really greater than Dropbox and Amazon?
      May 4
    • Workday NDEV76
      i have never heard anything positive about the work culture at Amazon
      May 4
    • Microsoft wNcI71
      OP
      Even for google L4 vs Lyft/Dropbox senior? Lyft senior’s TC is way higher than google L4’s
      May 4
    • Facebook FlGo46
      But didn’t you say TC is not the most important part?
      May 4
    • Microsoft wNcI71
      OP
      TC is not, title and scope is.
      May 4
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    I haven't heard great things about Dropbox's WLB. Personally, I would rank them: Google > Lyft > Dropbox > Amazon
    May 4 1
    • Microsoft wNcI71
      OP
      It seems the team I interviewed for at DBX has good wlb. Why do you rank Lyft prior to DBX?
      May 4
  • Dropbox . .
    Promotion and WLB is very similar to Google. Comp is a bit lower for the same level.
    May 4 2
    • Microsoft wNcI71
      OP
      Promotion is slow is DBX?
      May 4
    • Dropbox . .
      Definitely faster than GG and MS, but not that much faster
      May 4
  • New 0xX-Xx0
    Great to hear that career growth and having fun with daily work are important. Congrats!
    May 4 2
    • New 0xX-Xx0
      By the way, how do you think about Microsoft?
      May 4
    • Microsoft wNcI71
      OP
      MS is the safety net and good for parents and retirement if you come from other companies. But as it’s big and things depend on teams. Also it doesn’t usually pip so you’d expect to work with some incapable coworkers and be a cog in the wheel. Being there long enough you’d think MS is the best company in the universe and never see the outside world. Also MS underpays too much, especially to band 61-64 and immigrants on L1 visa who’re the major work force in MS
      May 4
  • Amazon Vaporeon
    Culture wise, I would definitely pick Lyft having a slight edge over Google, but I think startups generally have a better culture than monoliths - both are excellent companies. I've also heard great things about DropBox. Amazon is not great for culture but great for TC and skill growth.
    May 4 1
    • Microsoft wNcI71
      OP
      Really? I think Lyft can offer the highest TC among all 4
      May 4
  • Internet Brands g to googl
    What LCs did you get?
    May 4 3
    • Microsoft wNcI71
      OP
      LC?
      May 4
    • Internet Brands g to googl
      LC questions dude?
      May 4
    • Microsoft wNcI71
      OP
      Don’t remember, for G only 1 from LC, but most of questions are pretty classic LC types
      May 4
  • F5 Networks RRA
    The Big G. Do it.
    May 4 0
  • Microsoft jj24x7
    Congratulations !!!
    May 4 0