I got offers from Argo ai and Aurora Tech (Chris Urmson). I am a Software ML Engineer. Which one should I choose considering financial stability of the company for the next 2 years along with work life balance and work culture quality? Argo has $3.6 Billion in funding (got $2.6 Billion recently) whereas Aurora lost Volkswagen as a partner recently and has only $690 million in funding. Both companies however have the same number of employees. I am also considering the possibility of a recession in the next few years.
I am on visa and want the company to apply for my Green Card which means that they should not have any lay-offs for the next 2 years as per the USCIS rules. I worry if Aurora falls in the same line as Zoox where they have not been able to raise funding since the last year in July 2018.
My current company is just awfully unstable with a constant worry of when the bankruptcy might happen. Hence, I would want to avoid a similar situation in the near future.
The 2.6 billion funding from VW for Argo AI is not all cash it includes people assets etc. I would bet my money on Aurora. I don't find Argo AI talent to be top notch compared to Aurora.