Got 2 offers,
Uber senior 2: TC 400k per year assume $40 per share Rsu
Google l4: TC 330k per year
I knew level wise Uber senior 2 is much better than google l4 which is not negotiable
But google is much closer for commute, better team gcp, better benefit, culture and prestige.
Wondering am I too weird if I refer google over Uber?
Got 2 offers,
- Amazon / Eng HooliganssmoreBeing assured a solid team is huge. Would take Google. And, a shorter commute is nothing to sneeze at.
- Akamai Technologies / Other TechrulezFor those advising to take a job because of a higher level ranking/title... how important is a title outside of said organization? I personally would take better commute/benefits/pay.
- Uber is a startup which has been "struggling" to attract talent recently. Hence the inflated title vs Google.
Also if you come from a small startup, then yes title are meaningless. Years of experience will be what companies look at. If you come from a bigger company, title is more important than experience.
So basically, if you move from/to a small company title doesn't matter much. If not then it does
- I’m from Uber and is advising you to go for Google because of better team... You can always come to Uber after your stint at Google. We love ex-Googlers!
- Uber secondary shares are at $33 and preferred share at $48. Since no one is getting preferred stock now, Wondering how did you get to $40? Was it just average of the two?
- Square / Eng SQIt's just an illusion though. Smaller companies keep saying impact but how do you quantify it? I worked at a startup where I was 70% of the iOS codebase. We had MAU of 3000. I would have had much more "impact" at a company where I was 1/100 of the iOS codebase but reaching ten million people.
- It's always tough for not established businesses. To me there is a critical mass when things become great. And then there is a greater critical mass when things turn from great to sucky. If there is a such thing as a startup within a bigger company then this is generally what makes that job better than ones around.
I have nothing to complain at Uber. I don't work on the "bleeding edge" of things but my team is tiny and we create ripples across the company. If that weren't the case, I'd be a gonner long time ago. I don't see myself working anywhere but Uber or some small company. F G or any other monsters make me sick.
- 100% google, if you replaced Uber with almost any other major tech company, I would say probably that company.
- Uber am no oneWhat prestige does Google give you? 9 years of experience JUNIOR developer? It only make you look bad. You’re good not because you join Google (actually many people are not strong there), you’re good because you’re good.
- Facebook cluggsalotChoosing between Uber and google is like choking between a turd and a bar of gold.
- Microsoft wfhomeSounds like Google is more fun. Sometimes work is not just about money, but fun and convenience count a lot as well.
- Uber jdJH54From a career and comp perspective Uber is a clear winner, 5b is a tough level to achieve so you must have interviewed well. But you should go with the company and team you are most excited about. I chose Uber over Google a few years ago and haven’t regretted it. The opportunities for growth and leadership are huge at Uber, and you are getting in pre-IPO. You can always go to Google later.
- Amazon w1nI'd be glad to provide my input but first, please, help me choose between poop or pizza for dinner 🙃
- Houseparty usenthrowGoing from l4 to l6 at Google will take five years and the l5 to 6 jump is difficult. Also l4 and l6 are just very different jobs. I would never join as a 4 if I was a 6 in an equivalent company, and Uber and Google are equivalent engineering organizations in terms of Junior level talent
- I wouldn't say that G culture is better. At Uber the scope of projects and ability to influence them would be much larger. I would never go back to G despites the much better perks.