Expedia vs OfferUp

Expedia ngVz18
Oct 4, 2018 18 Comments

I have two offers and need advice on which to choose for my sde career path.

Expedia Seattle:
100k base
20k signing bonus
12% target annual bonus

Offerup Seattle:
110k base
0 signing bonus
0 annual bonus
35,000 common stock shares (not sure what thats worth)

Which company will be better for my career growth? I ultimately want to prepare for FAANG companies.

Also is offerup stock worth anything?
Please help :(


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TOP 18 Comments
  • Amazon


    I am not sure if OfferUp is doing well compared to Expedia. I recommend Expedia as you will learn a lot from existing systems.
    Oct 4, 2018 0
  • eBay la-flame
    Expedia would certainly be more stable, but you might learn more at a small company like OfferUp. The risk is that the classifieds market is crowded and those 35,000 units would be worthless if OfferUp goes belly up. Facebook Marketplace is a big threat to all of these apps like OfferUp, LetGo, Mercari, etc.
    Oct 4, 2018 7
    • eBay Knxr83
      Oct 4, 2018
    • Expedia ngVz18
      What is your recommendation? Do you think expedia would be better?
      Oct 4, 2018
    • OfferUp 8uhFLY
      Y’all know it sez ur from eBay, yah?
      Oct 17, 2018
    • OfferUp 8uhFLY
      I’ve done big and small and worked with a ton of ex-Expedia-ites. I would recommend Offerup 100%. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to meet you some day soon!
      Oct 17, 2018
    • OfferUp 8uhFLY
      For experience + growth opps. Harder at big places.
      Oct 17, 2018
  • OfferUp jvJU88
    I was in simular situation like you and I chose OfferUp and so happy for what I did.
    Oct 11, 2018 0
  • Expedia underpantz
    Good work gets rewarded at Expedia
    Oct 5, 2018 2
    • OfferUp 8uhFLY
      Good work at Expedia is rarely challenging these days, at least in my arena.
      Oct 17, 2018
    • OfferUp 8uhFLY
      So depends on what you’d consider a “reward” I guess. I always play a long game.
      Oct 17, 2018
  • Criteo oNSh36
    Have you searched for past blind posts on offerup? There are some negative comments regarding politics at the company. Seems to be echoed on glassdoor too. Like others have said, Offerup's competitive position is precarious. If you're trying to get more experience by working at a startup, there are probably better options, although not as many in the seattle area.

    Also, every startup tries to sell you like they're going to go public, and your equity is going to make you rich. It's unlikely for most startups. The equity is worthless unless the company goes public or maybe if it gets acquired. Even then, they can structure it in a way where you can get screwed. The only time the equity should be a consideration with a startup is when the company is likely to go public (e.g.. Uber). Nowadays there are secondary markets to buy and sell startup equity though, so maybe it can be worth something depending on the startup.
    Oct 4, 2018 0
  • Egencia / Eng

    Egencia Eng

    We all think we overwork underpaid
    Forget OfferUp this company will not be around in 2 year
    Apr 3 0
  • Amazon / Mgmt chalupa
    Worked at OfferUp then went to Amazon. I regret leaving. The sign on bonus (at Amazon) isn’t worth the hostile culture. They’re a startup for sure, but I’d take it back to have flexibility in projects, my job, and enjoy the smaller things.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Expedia newline
    Whats your yoe?
    Oct 4, 2018 0
  • Square BDFr06
    Work where you think you’d be happy.
    Oct 4, 2018 0


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