Evaluating offers

Amazon altj
Nov 22, 2017 25 Comments

Posting for a friend who's trying to decide between multiple offers. The position at Facebook is Data Engineer and still open for negotiation, while the rest are SDE1s and fully negotiated. He's currently inclined towards FB, but not entirely sure. What's the best place for someone who's just starting out?

Yelp, SF
Base - 120k
Stock - 100k

MS, Redmond
Base - 107k
Stock - 120k
Sign on - 50k

Uber, SF
Base - 122k
Stock (@ 48$) = 235k

Facebook
Base - 115k
Stock - 100k
Sign on - 20k

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TOP 25 Comments
  • Microsoft vRFI13
    The microsost offer is actually higher than my current comp after 4 years in MICROSOFT.
    Nov 22, 2017 0
  • Uber am no one
    Don’t join FB as data engineer, which is 2nd class citizen, no way to switch to software engineer. You’ll thank me later.
    Nov 23, 2017 1
    • Facebook s78049
      +1 it is the Great Wall between data engineer and software engineer. Nearly impossible to switch
      Nov 24, 2017
  • Tableau / Eng beepBoopp
    Offers are weak, take Uber or Yelp. Strategy is to exit between 1 and 2yrs, get stronger offers from FANG. Plus Uber may IPO.
    Nov 22, 2017 4
    • Oath oecs07
      What is fang? Thanks in advance
      Nov 23, 2017
    • Tableau / Eng beepBoopp
      Facebook Google Netflix Amazon. Basically the big players.
      Nov 23, 2017
    • Oath oecs07
      It must be FLAANG - facebook linkedin apple amazon netflix google lol
      Nov 23, 2017
  • Facebook zuckerman
    Don’t do FB as data eng if you can get a swe offer.
    Nov 23, 2017 0
  • Uber / Eng bag
    Uber has the best offer, take it. Esp because FB position is data engineer.
    Nov 22, 2017 0
  • Lyft Vacation
    Fb
    Nov 22, 2017 0
  • Oath oecs07
    I would say Uber, never join any company base on name, if you want to become data enginner then join facebook, otherwise negotiate with other companies. There is no internal transfer from data engineer to sde without interview. Your friend will waste time by being working as data enginner if he wants to become developer.

    I heard yelp is not doing good.
    If your friend can move to redmond then microsoft is also good option.
    Nov 22, 2017 0
  • Google press
    FB. Hands down.
    Nov 22, 2017 0
  • Uber Bagly
    Your Facebook rsu is 40% of Uber which effectively eliminates any risk. Reputation wise both companies are a revolving door to each other. Come to Uber!
    Nov 24, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Bstinwest
    Uber easy. Stay on the career path you want. Joining a company outside your career path because it’s a better name is not smart
    Nov 23, 2017 0
  • StubHub / Eng
    FrAh25

    StubHub Eng

    PRE
    Airbnb
    FrAh25more
    FB
    Nov 22, 2017 0
  • Square / Eng SQ
    Fb has best long term growth
    Nov 22, 2017 0
  • Facebook 30uhfdj
    I didn’t even look at the comp. if it comes down to companies, I’d exclude Yelp and MS. Lots of MS folks are leaving for companies like FB. Yelp, well, their product and company seem stagnant. As a recruiter, I’ve never heard candidates wanting to go there except sales people. So it’s between Uber and fb and the seemingly new controversy every other week there, I think fb is the best bet.

    Of course, if location matters, your friend will have to keep that in mind.
    Nov 22, 2017 1
    • Oath oecs07
      Join fb as data engineer instead of developer roles in other company??
      Nov 22, 2017
  • Dropbox / Eng f(x)
    What is a data engineer? Is it a role you get stuck in and can't get out of?
    Nov 22, 2017 0
  • New / Product LolJ
    Are those stock prices annual or RSU after few years?
    Nov 22, 2017 0
  • Yelp bigfang
    I would take yelp or uber as well. Don’t take FB now because I would rather join FB when you’re at a higher level. Your FB offer will be way more by then. Spending a couple years at FB now means you’re probably not going to come back later to reap the real money.
    Nov 23, 2017 1
    • Square / Eng SQ
      This doesn't make sense considering RSU grant and refreshers, assuming FB stock continues to go up.
      Nov 23, 2017
  • Facebook smokey
    Fb needs data eng - negotiate. Fb
    Nov 24, 2017 0
  • New / Product LolJ
    How many years experience and what education level?
    Nov 22, 2017 0