DiDi offer evaluation

Apple / Eng bKzf48
Sep 25, 2018 18 Comments

Recently got an offer from DiDi

Base: 180k
Target bonus: 30k
RSU: 100k/yr

This makes it TC of ~310k

How is DiDi in terms of success and culture?
I hear a lot of bad things about Chinese companies’ culture and WLB.
Should I take it or try to negotiate for more (how much more)?

Any advice would help.

~3 yoe

Location: Mountain View, CA

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Facebook / Eng Keekles
    Are you Chinese or Chinese American?
    Sep 25, 2018 5
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      Neither... does it matter that much??
      Sep 25, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng Keekles
      Just curious
      Sep 25, 2018
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      Do you have any info on probability of non-Chinese surviving in DiDi?
      Sep 26, 2018
    • Microsoft compiler
      So you know Mandarin or familiar with culture? My experience in Chinese heavy teams in microsoft, google hasn't been great.
      Sep 26, 2018
    • Apple Icml2017
      I have visited Didi a few times now and I will say there are a decent number of folks from outside China in Didi. amongst my interviewers, 3 were ex Googlers and 2 out those 3 were non Chinese. But I don’t know much about culture, WLB, etc. Also Didi Labs in Mtn View is quite new (around 1 year); so one might not have info on attrition/retention rate yet.
      Sep 26, 2018
  • Uber badass.
    Yoe? Level?
    Sep 25, 2018 2
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      3 yoe
      Sep 25, 2018
    • Uber badass.
      That's pretty solid TC then
      Sep 25, 2018
  • Hired / Eng mwLS21
    I wouldn’t join DiDi. Facing fierce competition in China now with Meituan and is losing freaking ton of money every day.
    Sep 25, 2018 3
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      That’s disappointing :( is Meituan much better than DiDi?
      Sep 25, 2018
    • Hired / Eng mwLS21
      Not necessarily. But both have huge capital and are not afraid to just burn money to gain market share. DiDi also got several national PR disasters in the last few months in China and it stopped one of its business line and have its ride share service not available at night. Its reputation is having some serious issues in China right now
      Sep 25, 2018
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      How is their sdc team’s vision?
      Sep 25, 2018
  • Oath qayl28
    Didi is pre iPo right
    Sep 25, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      Yes pre IPO
      Sep 25, 2018
  • Apple fEqs72
    Is the offer US based?
    Sep 25, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      mtv (edited the original post)
      Sep 25, 2018
  • Apple Icml2017
    What’s your level and TC at Apple? Is it ICT3? I got an offer from Didi; so feel free to DM me if you would like to talk on the details.
    Sep 25, 2018 0

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