Choosing new grad offers from Lyft vs Dropbox vs Cruise

Apr 24, 2018 41 Comments

Lyft: 130k + 200k/4
Dropbox: 125k + 160k/4 + 10k signon
Cruise: 120k + 150k/4

These offer are before negotiation. Which company is more suitable for workaholics? I prefer companies that have a competitive and “grind” culture. Thanks.

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  • Cruise Automation dearcruise
    Definitely not Cruise, lets just say people are unhappy with the recent developments in the company. Cruise does not have a grind culture anymore, it has a please your boss culture now.
    Apr 25, 2018 8
    • New / Eng PizzaDaHut
      Currently have a verbal "passed the technical bar, lets talk about teams" from a smaller company people probably won't have heard of, and a couple more on-sites scheduled. Doing Triplebyte as I'm benched right now.

      I believe the team I'm interviewing for is Data Infrastructure if that gives any guidance.
      Apr 25, 2018
    • Cruise Automation Iamamar
      Data infrastructure at cruise is not a bad team. Their manager is one of the best people i know. She’s not interested in sucking up to management.
      Apr 25, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      Depends on your boss...
      I think a lot of them are great. Mine definitely is.

      But yes you can negotiate hard and they should match
      Apr 25, 2018
    • New / Eng PizzaDaHut
      Thanks!
      Apr 25, 2018
    • Eden AKxR22
      Which teams would you not recommend joining at cruise
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Facebook Yeahboy
    Choose Dropbox! The food 🥘
    Apr 25, 2018 6
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      I'd put Cruise's food second only to Dropbox and I've done a lot of onsites. Definitely one of the best food.

      Imo ours is better than LinkedIn but we don't get dessert.

      I dare you to try if you don't believe me.
      Apr 25, 2018
    • Uber Dheos
      Take photo of the food menu then... do it the linkedin style😎
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      Don't need to do that - it's available online 🙂

      Http://cruiselunches.com
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Uber Dheos
      Nice! Why is Uber lunch so horrible consistently? 😭
      Apr 26, 2018
  • OpenDoor Dhujnnfrj
    Ping me and I'll refer you to Opendoor. We'll probably be much more compelling and definitely have the culture you want. I would stay for 2 years, get the brand rec and experience, then go to wherever you want next at a much higher salary
    Apr 24, 2018 2
    • Lyft mulan🌸
      this is horrible advice. opendoor is a no-op for your resume.
      Apr 25, 2018
    • Fitbit trQg02
      Try Fitbit. We are a stable public company
      May 21, 2018
  • Uber Dheos
    Lyft
    Apr 24, 2018 3
    • Uber Dheos
      Especially since you didn’t get Uber...
      Apr 24, 2018
    • OP
      Yea I got rejected by Uber...
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Uber Dheos
      Ouch...
      Apr 24, 2018
  • Dropbox IGCk17
    tbh culture here is so much fun. was always bored at Lyft. Never forget to factor in personal happiness
    Apr 26, 2018 3
    • Uber yGKC82
      Hey, it looks like I missed out on this new grad class but I was wondering how soon you think I’d be able to transfer to Dropbox from Uber or Microsoft
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      Culture at cruise is fun too - we have occasional cooking classes, happy hours/off-sites, and other fun activities like arts and crafts
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Uber yGKC82
      Yeah Cruise looks fantastic too just sucks I didn’t apply before the new grad window closed
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Cruise Automation / Eng
    I can confirm there are workaholics at both cruise and Lyft but both are semi by choice. At least in Lyft it depends on your team. Cruise it's really up to you - a few workaholics and many not.

    You can definitely negotiate up the Cruise offer, easy. Just drop numbers.

    For cruise, are those RSU or RSU + PSU numbers? That's a huge difference
    Apr 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Product
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    Microsoft Product

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    Microsoft
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    Lyft
    Apr 24, 2018 0
  • Pandora TheAWord
    Cruise RSU is real cash right?
    Apr 24, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Product palmy42
      Yeah they get GM stock
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      Imaginary stock paid out in cash (you never own the actual stock)
      Apr 25, 2018
  • Cruise Automation Iamamar
    Cruise for grind culture if that’s what you are into. Lyft and Dropbox are way bigger at this point for an individual to make much impact at the new grad level. Source: worked closely with lyft during our “friendship”.
    You can negotiate any of those to match Lyft comp based on the delta
    Apr 24, 2018 1
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      Agree on negotiating.

      You can grind here if you want but it's not necessary.

      I know Lyft well though and they definitely breed a workaholic culture in some teams
      Apr 25, 2018
  • Uber yGKC82
    These companies are still hiring new grads?
    Apr 25, 2018 3
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      Cruise and Lyft I know both stopped taking new grad applications a long time ago.

      I'm kind of surprised they still have an offer from Lyft now seeing as they supposedly closed new grads at the beginning of this year or earlier
      Apr 25, 2018
    • Uber yGKC82
      Do you know if any companies at that tier are still hiring?
      Apr 25, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng
      I have a friend at peloton technologies and I think they're hiring (they make truck tech)
      Apr 25, 2018
  • Yahoo hcowski32
    Is this B.S. new grad? Just curious
    Apr 24, 2018 1
  • Dropbox / Other notdrew
    Your Manager & team are more important than the company. Which manager has the most experience managing teams? Which is giving you the most responsibility? Which team has the greatest impact/visibility?
    May 24, 2018 0

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