Any software engineer working in Byton santa clara?

Visa / Eng sysout
May 16, 2018 26 Comments

Wan to know how the culture is. Any other inputs on the company are also welcome. Can it beat tesla?

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Google / Eng QERc68
    Interviewed there. Barf.
    May 16, 2018 5
    • Visa / Eng sysout
      OP
      Can you giv more details?
      May 16, 2018
    • Google / Eng QERc68
      What do you want to know? Chinese owned company (barf), open plan office (barf), offer 50% lower than current TC (barf barf barf). If you have a specific question I can try to answer; PMs accepted too.
      May 16, 2018
    • Visa / Eng sysout
      OP
      Would like to know how much they offered , rsus and the position they offered.
      May 16, 2018
    • Google / Eng QERc68
      Was a firmware job with the infotainment team. Equity meaningless; it’s an illiquid startup. Salary I talked them up to 215k (I think? It was a while ago), but they seemed pretty shocked about it.
      May 16, 2018
    • BYTON hellotechi
      I am having a blast here , love the startup environment with mix of automotive and consumer industry veterans ~ don’t think they low ball regarding comp. haven’t seen that happen. If the expectations are high from candidates they will not go overboard in desperation. This maintains a good balance within the company
      Jun 27, 2018
  • 50% lower? Wtf. How do you say suck it in chinese
    May 16, 2018 5
    • Google / Eng QERc68
      To be fair they weren’t allowed to ask me (yay new laws) but clearly not a good offer. I just said no.
      May 16, 2018
    • That's why you should always ask for the range up front. Otherwise you will end up wasting your day
      May 16, 2018
    • Google / Eng QERc68
      🤷🏼‍♂️sometimes I like to interview just to feel like a stud.
      May 16, 2018
    • Yes a sub 50 percent stud
      May 16, 2018
    • Google / Eng QERc68
      Fair enough. I don’t normally expect to be lowballed like that. In this case I think they just have no idea.
      May 16, 2018
  • Humble Bundle qLiO02
    Chinese company with low hiring bar running out of funds and just like anything made in China very poor quality. Work for a real company instead of wanna be. It won’t last money is going to be gone soon since they can’t pay vendors.
    Aug 28 0
  • BYTON uSJS27
    I’ve been here a month; culture is great. They easily beat out an amazon base pay+bonus in my case; and they were not “shocked” to hear what I was making and what I was offered at amazon. Only risk is that amazon stock was much better (obviously) than the options at Byton; but I was fine taking the risk to try a new industry. And, the team I interviewed with at byton were far cooler/nicer/had better attitude than the note taking automatons I met during the Amazon onsite.
    May 21, 2018 2
    • Visa / Eng sysout
      OP
      Which technology you work on?
      May 21, 2018
    • Amazon Koyl86
      @uSJS27 how has it been so far working for Byton? My friend has an offer for a engineering position. Trying to get some data before taking a decision.
      Jan 29
  • New sbno88
    They won't beat Tesla is the giant Byron is nothing
    Feb 15 0
  • New sbno88
    This place sucks don't work here.
    Feb 15 0
  • Amazon VTech Bro
    One of my former coworker in another company joined recently. Unlikely it will beat Tesla but since it is a startup-ish company you will likely get more exposure to what you want to do.

    No, you won't get FANG salary outside FANG, even in American companies. My friend is Indian and still got an offer and accept it, if that means anything.
    May 17, 2018 3
    • Visa / Eng sysout
      OP
      Any numbers on package?
      May 17, 2018
    • Amazon VTech Bro
      No
      May 17, 2018
    • Amazon Koyl86
      Is your coworker still working for Byton. Any idea on how's the company doing lately ?
      Jan 29
  • BYTON hpeL57
    Great culture and amazing people to work with on cutting edge stuff. Salary very competitive.
    Jan 26 1
    • Amazon Koyl86
      How long have you been working? How's the company doing ?
      Jan 29
  • Samsung crooks
    So any info on salary for senior/staff software engineer for adas team ?
    Sep 6, 2018 1
    • BYTON scmik
      Seems like Sr. Staff and Staff are divided at 200k.
      Jan 22

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