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).
- 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.
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- 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.
- @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.
- 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.