Amazon or Uber?

New / HR
Didgeridoo

New HR

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Google, U.S. Army
Didgeridoomore
Dec 1, 2018 28 Comments

Hi all! I currently have offers from Amazon and Uber. Compensation aside, do any of you have experience working in People Operations/HR/Recruiting of either company? I'm trying to make my decision based on which company will allow me the most growth potential, has a good work environment/culture, and mobility to move with the company. They're both for senior positions, so the scope SOUNDS the same, but I'd love to hear how it really is working in People Ops of these companies. Thanks in advance!

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  • Target / Eng .¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Amazon isn’t fake money like Uber is (at least in terms of RSU income).
    Dec 1, 2018 6
    • New / HR
      Didgeridoo

      New HR

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      Google, U.S. Army
      Didgeridoomore
      OP
      They've been talking about 2019. The recruiter was pitching that as well as circulations around the news. If it were the previous CEO, I would question, but the new guy is legit it seems.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Capital One have you been living under a rock?
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Capital One / Eng desu
      I've only heard about Robinhood getting serious about an IPO with their search for a CFO.
      I heard Airbnb also got a new CFO.
      I've heard of no such preparations for Uber in terms of who tf is going to handle the books.
      Spotify's IPO was being made a big deal at least a few months in advance.
      "2019" just sounds too hand-wavy. The Saudi Aurabian oil Aramco IPO completely fell apart after having a similar non-commitative announcement.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Uber has gotten a new CFO recently after searching for several months. They have had a clear path towards IPO since early this year and they've been following through.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Capital One / Eng desu
      Guess I have been living under a rock. I haven't had time to closely watch the news lately. Thanks
      Dec 1, 2018
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    • Citibank / Eng $$>RSU
      That’s the whole point of RSU vesting scheduled. The geniuses in tech decided to make them essentially liquid which will fuck their business mid to long term.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • New / HR
      Didgeridoo

      New HR

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      Google, U.S. Army
      Didgeridoomore
      OP
      I kind of felt that way too. The base and bonus is really nice, but 5% for the first year, 15% the second, and 20% every 6 months thereafter screams long term commitment to reap the benefits of equity. It's smart on their part to protect themselves against the people who leave in a year or so though. If you spend 729 days or less there, you walk away from 95% of the equity.
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Salesforce kshuenkkj
      The whole point of RSUs are to keep you around
      Dec 1, 2018
    • New / HR
      Didgeridoo

      New HR

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      Google, U.S. Army
      Didgeridoomore
      OP
      @kshuenkkj somewhat true, but everywhere else is typically 25% each year. And when going through offer negotiation, you should always make sure the competing company factors in what you'll be walking away from. Whether it's in the form of equity of their own or bonus. With that, you're never really "locked in". The real purpose of RSU is to motivate people to crush their work and build better products to increase their pay secondarily.
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Please join Uber and fix their HR
    Dec 1, 2018 0
  • Amazon PicaChin
    People Tech (if thats the group you would join) really sucks
    Dec 1, 2018 2
    • Salesforce kshuenkkj
      Why?
      Dec 1, 2018
    • Amazon PicaChin
      Lots of empire builders and self promoters, no vision (changing direction every year) and shitty software to maintain
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Citibank / Eng $$>RSU
    Cleveland steamer or dirty Sanchez?
    Dec 1, 2018 1
    • New / HR
      Didgeridoo

      New HR

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      Google, U.S. Army
      Didgeridoomore
      OP
      Haha noted
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Capital One / Eng desu
    Amazon seems really good for growth, as long as you're a high performer
    Dec 1, 2018 0
  • Uber KyrN00
    Have loved working at Uber
    Dec 1, 2018 1
    • New / HR
      Didgeridoo

      New HR

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      Google, U.S. Army
      Didgeridoomore
      OP
      What do you love most?
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Salesforce kshuenkkj
    Go with Amazon
    Dec 1, 2018 1
    • New / HR
      Didgeridoo

      New HR

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      Google, U.S. Army
      Didgeridoomore
      OP
      Why do you say that?
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Amazon / Product
    BlindSheep

    Amazon Product

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    Expedia
    BIO
    TPM
    BlindSheepmore
    I trust the new CEO
    Dec 1, 2018 0
  • Amazon PAxv45
    interview more companies.
    Dec 1, 2018 1
    • New / HR
      Didgeridoo

      New HR

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      Google, U.S. Army
      Didgeridoomore
      OP
      I've interviewed with plenty. Narrowed it down to these two based on the level of the role and area I'd be supporting. All were within thousands of dollars of each other with comp, but didn't feel as good about the leadership (manager and team) as I do with these two.
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng IAmJob
    Recruiting is commission based right?
    Dec 1, 2018 1
    • New / HR
      Didgeridoo

      New HR

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      Google, U.S. Army
      Didgeridoomore
      OP
      No, that's agency life. Corporate recruiting is regular salary as everyone else.
      Dec 1, 2018
  • Capital One / Eng desu
    Wait.
    >HR
    Well, Uber has no HR. So, that sounds like an easy path to leadership
    Idk what to say about Amazon's though
    Dec 1, 2018 0