Decision is killing me

Amazon Oathinlay
Aug 20 32 Comments

Please make the most important decision for the next few years for me.

Level is same. Stripe L2 == Google L4.

- Both are around 280k TC with 400k equity / 4 years
- Equity upside and career growth at Stripe.
- Safety at Google + possible uplevel on leaving to another faang?

I used a third offer I’m not interested in to get Google to this range.

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TOP 32 Comments
  • Workday / Eng Rekt_
    Stripe. You can grow a lot faster with a growing company than struggle / navigate Google's promo bureaucracies.
    Aug 20 0
  • Career growth: Stripe
    TC growth: Google
    No growth: Your current employer
    Aug 20 1
    • Amazon Oathinlay
      OP
      Why TC growth at the big G? Both comps are similar.
      Aug 20
  • Oracle / R&D TLead
    You already have A in FAANG on your goddamn resume. That 400k would shoot up if Stipe goes IPO. So I’d say, get your s*** together and take Stripe, make some money, then move to other companies. Stripe is a good brand to have on resume. If you have passed Google now, you’d like be able to pass Google in future.

    That being said, if you want job stability and be one of those Googles then go to Google. I’d bet on Stripe for career growth over Google. You’d stagnate after L5 at Google.

    If you can’t see big picture then you deserve 🍌
    Aug 20 0
  • Bloomberg Agilist
    Chidi Anagonye?
    Aug 21 1
  • Apple MyYO05
    Pick either. Both are magnitudes better than Bezos’ biotch.
    Aug 20 0
  • Google Oreo!
    Which google team?
    Aug 20 5
    • Amazon Oathinlay
      OP
      Smallish team in YouTube. They’re launching a new service though. Do you think there’s a lot of room for growth there?
      Aug 20
    • Google Oreo!
      Cool, yeah I would say so. I was in YouTube and had an awesome time there. Travelled, cool space, great talks and all hands.

      I think you should choose Stripe though. I need to sleep so can’t go into it. Google is awesome but, Stripe might be more exciting. You can always come back to Google, it will be relatively the same in a few years I would guess but Stripe is in a unique place rn.

      Actually, thinking back to time at YouTube I really enjoyed it and probably anyone would. Seems like you can’t make a bad decision.
      Aug 20
    • Amazon Oathinlay
      OP
      Why did you decide to leave?
      Aug 20
    • Google Oreo!
      I’m still an idealistic person and I have greater dreams than just being a SWE. Being a SWE is a stepping stone to my larger dreams and I found a different team at Google that would get me there faster.
      Aug 20
    • Goldman Sachs photoTrack
      What are your dreams?
      Sep 21
  • F5 Networks RRA
    No brainier. G.
    Aug 20 3
    • BYTON cJKu57
      Y?
      Aug 20
    • Booking.com / Admin
      Баба Яга

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      No brainer. Run away from the big G
      Aug 20
    • BYTON cJKu57
      Y?

      I mean u both are making claims without making a case for ur claim 😔
      Aug 20
  • Amazon 1337C0d3r!
    Google, hands down.
    Aug 20 0
  • Amazon SDE3Hire
    Stay at Amazon, get TT and comp is the same in 2 years.

    From TC did you take refreshers into account? We're not used to them :(
    Aug 20 3
    • Amazon Oathinlay
      OP
      Ya, I’d rather not wait 2 years. And TC above doesn’t include refreshers.
      Aug 20
    • Amazon SDE3Hire
      Was joking on the TT...

      Do you know if stripe will give you refreshers... Google will.
      Aug 20
    • Amazon Oathinlay
      OP
      Stripe gives similar to Google.
      Aug 20
  • Citrix Systems / Eng ಅವನೌನ ಹಡಾ
    Yoe ?
    Aug 20 2
    • Amazon Oathinlay
      OP
      Would rather not share but around 2-4 YOE
      Aug 20
    • Citrix Systems / Eng ಅವನೌನ ಹಡಾ
      Wow very good offer. Congratulation. Please comment on how did you negotiate with google to give you 400 RSU
      Aug 20
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  • New Screwy
    Stripe valuation is 20 billion+. The CEO said he has no plans to IPO. Anyone care to explain why it’s so highly rated ?
    Sep 11 0
  • PayPal rocc
    Share your TC breakdown, some people will value base over RSUs and vice versa making it easier for some to give you better insights
    Aug 25 0
  • Deloitte / Consultant LGgu04
    Mind sharing your interview process at Stripe? What role?
    Aug 21 0
  • New FoeX55
    Stripe could be using "Career growth" as a bargaining chip, bc they can't compete with Google on most other things.
    Aug 21 0
  • New / Data drago
    Why does it matter? You're a quarter billionaire with crypto
    Aug 21 0
  • Walmart Nice😍
    eenie meenie miney mo
    Aug 20 0