I've verbally accepted a Facebook offer over Uber which I00% intend to follow through with. Mostly because Facebook seems like a more interesting place to work, especially as someone new to big tech companies. I feel like I'll have the opportunity to learn a lot more there outside of my specific domain.
The TC is less though, as I believe the Uber position was slightly more senior. It's still good money though. Is it a huge mistake career wise to take a slightly lower position?
My recruiter seems to think if I perform well I should be able to move up a level pretty fast. I can't be certain, but I have a feeling I may have downleveled during interviews.
- FacebookuKdb47Facebook promoted me within a year. From what I understand this is not uncommon as they tend to err on the side of under-leveling you and then promoting quickly.
- Facebook / EngnJnC647I don't know too much about Uber but Facebook really gives unique opportunities. If you're coming in through bootcamp (generalist) you get to pick your team which kinda guarantees you won't have to work on a project you're not into or with a manager you don't get along with
- UberOFej71Go with Facebook. The engineering bar is way higher and you’ll have a larger impact for sure
- @bag, I agree. But would be good to know his reasons.
@aneemz2, I think Uber will help me make a bigger impact (technical project wise). That provides me with a good learning opportunity over the next four years and I see myself growing much faster. It's the "fail-fast" philosophy that helps agile startups grow despite some missteps. Hopefully it will work at a personal level. If not, there is no dearth of jobs for SWEs.
Plus there is always the possibility of a larger upside in the stock. Uber is the clear winner on this one.Jun 91
- Looks like you are getting E4 at FB and level 5a at Uber. And comp at Uber is more. I would prefer Uber in this case as apart from seniority+comp, the impact to society at Uber is also more and WLB is also better.
- FacebookuKdb47Facebook will not negotiate your base pay but they willl bump up your stocks if you show them a higher competing offer .
- I am also trying to decide between the two for E6/5b, how's work life balance? Is the environment still toxic?
- Yipee, there might be some isolated toxic managers at Uber but those are there in every company.
In fact at Uber, your manager is now unable to stop you from transferring teams; in other companies that is usually not so.
I am not sure you are still at Uber? Recruiters pitches have also been modified.
Moving up is not necessarily related to headcount. Your technical skills can get you promoted regardless of headcount. And company is still hiring.
- YahooGeniusFacebook is great but if they really want you, they should match the Uber TC (or get closer). Don't go cheap because it's just Facebook. My friend recently rejected FB offer cuz simply they couldn't match any of her 3 other offers. (ps: she really wanted FB badly but didn't want to go work for less with them).
- You aren't wrong.
This is my tech job in the states, and I guess my thought process is that I'm willing to take less RSU for a company where I personally feel like I'll have the ability to learn a lot more from a wide range of teams and potentially work across multiple products.
I think they threw in the signing bonus to get me close to cash, and for me that was enough to accept, despite knowing I might be missing out on a lot of money if Uber's IPO goes well.