For someone at Apple/Uber, is it worth chasing Google?

Microsoft alic
Jan 5 26 Comments

I have offers from Uber and Apple (both in SFO) and I have Google on-site coming up. I'm tensed about Google as leetcode alone doesn't seem to cut it.

Is it worth chasing Google for additional brand value (oomph factor?) and tc for someone already at Apple or Uber?

Tc: 300k approx for both

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  • Google / Product iamchef
    Go to uber for the ipo and then try google later for the prestige if u want
    Jan 5 0
  • Uber / Eng
    Rqwx5o

    Uber Eng

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    Rqwx5omore
    Google's hiring process is the slowest in the industry. It would take more than a month of reviews, matching, and committee bullshit before you even know if there will be an offer at all. If you chase it, the other two offers will expire
    Jan 5 1
    • Oath
      oath.com

      Oath

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      oath.commore
      Yea thats right. I had to accept an offer while in the interview stage.

      If you renege on other offer, you burn bridges forever with one of the top 10 employers just for google.

      If you dont join google, whats the point in spending so much time preparing extra just for google.
      Jan 5
  • Uber DmMeUrTC
    Don’t go to Google for prestige (whatever that is) or compensation (long term compensation at Google ain’t that great). But engineering standards at Google are much higher and it’s easy to concentrate on the business problem (as opposed to everything else like setting up infra deployments etc). So go to Google if you enjoy working on challenging engineering problems with well designed solutions.
    Jan 5 9
    • Uber DmMeUrTC
      Fb has something called discretionary equity.

      Also initial grant for L5 can easily be 600k. So 110k is not even 25% of it, not enough to replenish the initial grant in the 5th year.
      Jan 5
    • Intel / Eng plebHW->SW
      Hmm so you’re saying fb prevents the 3/4th year cliff? Alright
      Jan 5
    • Intel / Eng plebHW->SW
      Seems like only FB is “good” compensation long term then, not aware of many companies that have refreshers and also prevent cliff.
      Jan 5
    • Twitter 🐒。
      Twitter got rid of the cliff after 4th year. Now your total comp 5th year will be the same as your total comp first year (assuming no raises or promotions or any of that whatsoever). So long term staying at Twitter is not a bad idea.
      Jan 5
    • Uber DmMeUrTC
      Hey twitter how do they ensure that?
      Jan 5
  • Red Hat / Consultant dleet
    I imagine you will always be wondering about Google if you accept Apple/Uber. This would be a completely pressure-free on-site interview; you already have amazing alternatives.

    I say take the on-site. You’ll get to experience it yourself rather than relying on hear-say. It’s pressure-free as you already have offers. And as an added bonus, if you get the offer, it’s usually good for a year.

    Congratulations and best of luck!
    Jan 5 0
  • Oath
    oath.com

    Oath

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    oath.commore
    You get more salary at other high growth/ famous companies. Google low-ball offers these days. No point in chasing for more difficult interview and low TC company. Instead I have been spending that time learning and exploring new tools and languages so my work gets easy and I add new skills on my resume. I have become apache committer for some products.
    Jan 5 3
    • Oath
      oath.com

      Oath

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      oath.commore
      Moving to FB soon. FB TC 350K :)

      Edit: In my original comment, I was comparing google with other offers I had.
      Jan 5
    • Collective Health AliceP
      Damn son what level are you
      Jan 5
    • Oath
      oath.com

      Oath

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      oath.commore
      L5 in MPK.
      Jan 5
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
    You lost me at “coz” and “prestige”.

    Found the.....
    Jan 5 2
    • Microsoft alic
      OP
      Fixed it for you :)
      Jan 5
    • Aurora bystander!
      Oomph factor!!

      👆🏾 Love it!
      Jan 5
  • Gusto 104702759
    Leetcode alone doesn’t cut it lol? What’s the magic ingredient then? I got an offer with just Leetcode.
    Jan 5 2
    • Oath
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      Oath

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      oath.commore
      Level L3, L4 or L5? Swe, swe sre, seti, te?
      Jan 5
    • Twitter 🐒。
      Must be born smarter than the average person living in America (includes immigrants).
      Jan 5
  • Revinate je82id6
    Get the offer first and let them compete. Nothing but Money talks
    Jan 5 0
  • Tableau Zero Cool
    Yoe?
    Jan 5 0