Facebook E4 vs Uber Eng 2

Oracle Springweed
Mar 28, 2018 44 Comments

Hello all!

Offered Level 4 engineer from both. Which one would you recommend/join? why?

The main points I'm considering are
- Impactful projects
- career growth
- TC increase when promoted to level 5

Does it still has an upside in terms of $ joining close-to IPO company like Uber?

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  • Fb then u can go anywhere. Uber and everyone will think you are a jerk.
    Mar 28, 2018 12
    • Oracle Springweed
      OP
      I agree with this. The people I talked to at Uber were smart and I really like the team. On the other hand, FB has still lots of room to grow. I'm confused 🤔
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Oracle WayneManor
      OP was at Oracle and landed FB and Uber.. half the people diss Oracle for being a "resume spoiler".. I don't understand why people still insist on comparing potential worth of companies on resumes..
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Square / Eng SQ
      Says the person with an unnamed company.
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Uber / Eng
      sight

      Uber Eng

      PRE
      Facebook, Cisco
      sightmore
      OP, why do you feel that FB has lots of room to grow? I’m ex-FB. The issue there is that nearly everyone on the internet is already on FB and they’re reaching ad saturation. If folks aren’t on FB it is not because they haven’t heard about it at this point. FB has to diversify its business to grow now.

      On the other hand, Uber is less than one percent of the overall transportation market. The growth opportunity is huge and there is real meaningful impact to people’s lives.

      If you were considering FB 8 years ago, it would be a different story. That ship has sailed. You’ll get to tinker on what has already been built if you go there. The playing field is still very wide open with Uber, and you can have greater and deeper impact there.
      Mar 29, 2018
    • And the whole gross privacy violation thing is still a thing.
      Mar 29, 2018
  • Uber for sure. You'll learn more and grow more.

    Join Uber
    Mar 28, 2018 8
    • Oracle Springweed
      OP
      Don't you think Uber is around 1-2 years to IPO. It's not exactly paper money. I'd have agreed with you if it was around 3 years ago but now it's actually worth something.
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Uber / Eng
      elllllllll

      Uber Eng

      PRE
      Uber, Microsoft
      elllllllllmore
      I wish I had joined 3 years ago
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Uber Lot
      You’d be a millionaire if you joined 3 year ago
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Oracle Springweed
      OP
      Haha.. Well, if I new Uber would be valued at the current valuation I wouldn't have ignored the email from the recruiter back in 2013.
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Uber CoolStory
      The investor sunk too much money in us to not guarantee a blow out IPO. Private investors expect gains to be 10x compare to public companies.

      Go to Facebook, it’s a well loved company with very successful products and you will love their food
      Mar 29, 2018
  • Salesforce Igqi38
    I would join uber as it has bigger upside
    Mar 28, 2018 5
    • Oracle Springweed
      OP
      Thanks! I feel so too. However, they have been pushed out from bigger markets lately, it would definitely affect their valuation.
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Salesforce jamer2
      Also depends on the numbers. Do you mind sharing it?
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Oracle Springweed
      OP
      Still negotiating. Will post it soon.
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Salesforce jamer2
      I guess that will give u more clarity.
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Uber / Eng
      sight

      Uber Eng

      PRE
      Facebook, Cisco
      sightmore
      Keep in mind that when exiting markets, Uber is negotiating big stakes when exiting and gaining board seats. Owning 30% of the overall ridesharing market worldwide is huge. Even better when there are fewer players in each region and aren’t undercutting one another. This is not a zero-sum game.
      Mar 29, 2018
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    • Oracle Springweed
      OP
      Haha.. Neither would be to stay at Oracle but that's not what I want.
      Mar 28, 2018
  • Uber Lot
    I chose Uber over FB and Googl 3 years ago, even after been through so much shit in 2017 I’m still optimistic and wouldn’t have grown into the role I have today otherwise, for which I am grateful.
    Mar 28, 2018 4
    • Oracle Springweed
      OP
      Interesting. Do you think it has helped you to grow in your career faster than you expected?
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Uber Lot
      Given a lot initiative and freedom to drive and influence. Was promoted from sde to M2 in this period, don’t think it’s likely in other companies
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Oracle Springweed
      OP
      Wow! That's really amazing! I don't think that'd have happened at FB or G. Congratulations!
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng GYRW56
      Wouldn't say that. Know of folks going from L4 -> M0/1 in 2-3 years at FB
      Mar 29, 2018
  • Okta Gka78h
    Neither. Come join Okta
    Mar 28, 2018 2
    • Oracle Springweed
      OP
      Cleared the phone screen and asked the recruiter to schedule the onsite after few weeks but the recruiter was very rude to me insisting I should come onsite in a week or two. I discontinued the interview process with them.
      Mar 28, 2018
    • Uber Realtime
      The mother fucker who hassassed SF and literally took down Uber is now at Okta as a Staff Eng. Fuck that guy!
      Mar 29, 2018
  • New Broke
    Maybe check http://levels.fyi
    Apr 13, 2018 0
  • Cohesity fghvcfgt
    Hi. Did you get an update on your offers?
    Mar 29, 2018 0
  • Amazon dalejrjr
    Post TC for both
    Mar 28, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng haha🤣
    how many years of experience?
    Mar 28, 2018 1
  • Uber WHNL00
    Mind sharing which comp you joined? At which offer?
    May 12, 2018 0
  • Uber ykdN71
    Go to fb
    Mar 29, 2018 0