Evaluate offers - Yahoo vs Sam's club tech

IBM / Other thaiCurry
Oct 8, 2018 23 Comments

Sam's club tech(Walmart e-commerce):
Team which is rebuilding e-commerce platform from scratch - I see a good potential here.

145K base
16% annual bonus
15k joining bonus
Relo - reimbursement up to 15k

Yahoo/Oath:
Yahoo answers/ Inbox commerce team

135k base
10% annual bonus
10k sign on
Relo : up to 20k reimbursement

Both offers are from Bay area. Please help me decide between these two offers in terms of growth, opportunity and market value of engineers from these two companies.

Yoe : 1 yr in India, ~4 months with IBM in US
Current TC 120k in Texas

Thank you very much in advance.

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TOP 23 Comments
  • A bit low for the Bay Area, I think 120k in Texas is better.
    Oct 8, 2018 1
    • You think? I would say you need to make 250k In California to match that salary in Texas
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Oath Rat-a-tat
    Do you want to go into adtech or retail tech? One opens gateway to Google, other to Amazon...
    Oct 8, 2018 1
    • IBM / Other thaiCurry
      OP
      Thanks for the insight. I've been hearing sinking ship comments about oath. Just wanted to know if inbox commerce/answers team is stable
      Oct 8, 2018
  • Goldman Sachs bMNx07
    Do you mind sharing your interview experience with Oath inbox commerce team?I have an onsite scheduled with them
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft damageinc
    Very low salary for Bay Area. You can do $150 easy in Seattle. You will struggle to live with that salary in the Bay Area.
    Oct 8, 2018 2
    • Oath Rat-a-tat
      With 1.3 years of experience? I am pretty sure that you cannot get 150k anywhere with that limited an experience.
      Oct 8, 2018
    • Microsoft damageinc
      I must have missed the 1.3 years. But I was hiring people with about 5 years of experience at $140k at my last company. That was a small company of about 600 people
      Oct 8, 2018
  • Yahoo B Yon Sey
    Yahoo answers does not have good long term prospects but you can always move laterally at Oath. 135k is not terrible for Bay Area but not great either. If you are single, you’ll be comfortable. Yahoo still has better culture than Walmart.
    Oct 9, 2018 1
    • IBM / Other thaiCurry
      OP
      thanks for the insights :)
      Oct 9, 2018
  • Oath Mothra
    Inbox commerce is a key initiative for the comms org. Don’t know about the tech stack or engineering work but it should be interesting/challenging. Company prospects are meh.

    But from personal experience the yahoo brand definitely opens doors in Silicon Valley. Not sure if oath will be as valuable going forward. No clue about sams club tech.
    Oct 8, 2018 1
    • IBM / Other thaiCurry
      OP
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
      Oct 8, 2018
  • Oath / Eng
    tacohell

    Oath Eng

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    Inbox commerce and answer are two different teams. Inbox commerce is the focus of mail org right now so I see great potential there.

    However I don’t think joining answers is the best option. Answer DAU is dropping exponentially and they have to cut off all ads to slow down bleeding.
    Oct 10, 2018 1
    • IBM / Other aloha!!
      Makes sense. Thanks for the insight.
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Walmart.com / Eng
    exCI13

    Walmart.com Eng

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    Oct 9, 2018 1
    • IBM / Other thaiCurry
      OP
      Sure, could you give some details you're aware of about the work with Sam's club tech?
      Oct 9, 2018
  • Yahoo waqa21
    Yahoo(oath) is moving forward cutting its tech debt and improving every day. Ahead of the curve working on 5g with Verizon.
    Oct 18, 2018 0
  • Yahoo B Yon Sey
    Also 135 is good for 1.5 yoe
    Oct 9, 2018 0
  • IBM / Other thaiCurry
    OP
    Hi ppl, just had an update from the recruiter that there will be no RSUs instead there's an equity of 20k. How's equity different from RSUs? Both of these are vested over four years. Let me know your thoughts. TIA.
    Oct 9, 2018 1
    • Yahoo Ronivez
      Equity includes voting rights once they’re granted and are a public security (transferable) whereas RSU are not actually stock, just a promise of stock with no voting rights, non transferable. Nobody vests equity at multi billion dollar companies...
      Oct 30, 2018
  • West Corporation theocean
    Does sams/Walmart offer some kind of stock?
    Oct 8, 2018 1
    • IBM / Other thaiCurry
      OP
      Yes, mentioned in the description.
      Oct 8, 2018
  • Oath zTru03
    The Yahoo name has been dragged through the mud, and for good reason. That said, the fat has been trimmed, the brands that remain are financially strong, and that was true before Verizon investment and partnership which is what's going on now.
    Oct 13, 2018 0