Atlassian vs. Datadog vs. Uber

Uber / Eng NappyBoy
Sep 28 25 Comments

I've been blessed to receive software engineering internship offers from all these places. I interned at Uber last summer. I'm a junior looking for this to be my full-time offer that I'd accept.

Disclaimer: I know Uber well, but I don't know enough about Atlassian or Datadog. Any insight would be appreciated.

Atlassian:

Pros
• Highest Intern & New Grad TC
• Best Work Culture

Cons
• Mountainview

Datadog:

Pros
• Best Learning Opportunity
• Hot IPO

Cons
• Lowest Intern TC (No Housing Stipend)
• Never Been to NYC (Could Be Pro?)

Uber:

Pros
• All 3 Meals
• Perks (Uber Credits, Rides & Eats Discount)
• Mission Bay Campus Coming
• Multiple Orgs (Potential Internal Movement)
• SF

Cons
• Lacks Stability (Mass Layoffs, Future Uncertain)
• Depressing / Bitter / Self-Serving Culture
• Bad Stock
• Not Profitable
• Poor Public Reputation

Which would you choose and why?

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  • Google uzaname
    You haven't been blessed. You worked hard for it. Once you join whichever of these, please don't post on LinkedIn that you are 'humbled' to do so. It's not he right word. Just a preemptive advice.
    Sep 28 0
  • NVIDIA
    Ram Mandir

    NVIDIA

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    Ram Mandirmore
    NYC is always a pro.
    Sep 28 7
    • Amazon sadamaboi
      Thanks. Mind telling me more of what people usually do or what you do?
      Sep 28
    • Goldman Sachs DJ DSol
      In terms of activities in NY? You have just about everything. I think the better question would be what it's lacking. The answer to which would probably be the nature activities that California might provide. You can still go hiking but you'd have to take a train/car out to upstate NY, which is totally doable if you only go once in a while. I personally love the bar scene and the people here in NY. For some reason we get a stereotype of not being friendly but I think that's only the case when people try to catch us while we're busy. I've always had a great time with meeting and interacting with new people
      Sep 28
    • Amazon sadamaboi
      Wow thanks! How expensive is it? Also would you live there long term?
      Sep 28
    • WordStream / Design uvaM26
      nyc is expensive but you should be fine if you work in tech, especially Amazon or any other big 4

      just don't plan on having kids or buying a house here
      Sep 28
    • Uber / Eng NappyBoy
      OP
      So I've been told. I've just never seen it for myself.
      Sep 28
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    MV is a legitimate con, but NYC is a pro not a con lmao.
    Sep 28 4
    • Uber / Eng NappyBoy
      OP
      I was trying to highlight the fact that I've never been, so I'm not sure whether I'd like it.
      Sep 28
    • New / Data valid404
      Why is MV a con, my friend lives and is advising me to move there.
      Sep 28
    • Lyft / Eng n00b0
      People who like the big city stuff SF provides will tell you MV is a con, but if that's not what you want then it's pretty great honestly.
      Sep 28
    • Atlassian / Ops YeIi10
      Besides, there's an Atlassian office in SF as well. Even if you start in MTV you might be able to transfer there, or to Austin, or to Sydney, et al.
      Sep 30
  • Thumbtack / Eng bgse43
    As a young dude, I’d strongly recommend living in NYC for a bit. No city will match up to it. Relocate to Bay Area after a few years.
    Sep 28 0
  • Memorial Sloan tiddies
    datadog, nyc is amazing if you’re young and no kids. also, datadog is actually a profitable company, you’ll get good experience there.
    Sep 28 0
  • Oracle pzd
    Datadog. Uber is shit-tier compared to datadog. Living in NYC is just cherry on top.
    Sep 28 3
    • Uber / Eng NappyBoy
      OP
      Can you elaborate on this?
      Sep 28
    • Oracle pzd
      A few things - I think datadog has a better line of products than Uber, they have solid engineering culture, and their moat is larger and deeper than Uber.

      I interviewed there a few months ago, and really liked most of the people I met. They also have some really cool products in the pipeline.
      Sep 28
    • Uber uNHI41
      Coming from Oracle
      Sep 29
  • Facebook 49fjtngkf
    You are a new engineer in making. Atlassian is a tooling genius for engineers. They build for engineers. Go work there and build a stronger foundation for yourself
    Sep 28 0
  • Google / Eng batmobile
    Experience is way more important than TC for internship, choose based on the project/location. That additional 3k you make won't matter at all in the long run.
    Sep 28 1
    • Uber / Eng NappyBoy
      OP
      Fair enough. I'm more concerned with the TC for the new grad positions, assuming I do well this summer.
      Sep 28
  • Atlassian mtndew
    I voted datadog cuz your atlassian offer is for mtn view. From what I gather the sf office (that I work in) is more fun that mtn view. However if you don't like cold weather then go with atlassian
    Sep 29 0
  • Teladoc heyeyeye
    What is the interview process like for Datadog internships? Is there a Hackerrank / challenge and how many interviews ?
    Oct 12 0

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