I'm getting an offer to join Uber atg as a pm. I was aiming for a L4, but was offered a L3 position at the higher end. The onsite interview went well, but not stellar. My question is whether I should wait another 6 months to a year and interview again and hopefully hit the L4, or just take the L3 and work towards a promotion in a year or so. How difficult are promotions to come by? I have 8 yoe.
Also, a large portion of the compensation is stock. I know Uber stock price in the future is anyone's guess, but does anyone have some sound advice about coming in right now post ipo? I'm thinking it could be a bottom, but who knows. Is the stock grant negotiable? Thanks!
Seems to me like it could be a great time to get in though. Stock price is below $40, back in 2016 people were paying over $50 for it I believe, and the company has grown a lot since then. Some people thought they could IPO at a $120B market cap, if there’s anything to that they could potentially hit that market cap in not too long and you would double your stock grant.
I doubt you could use this to negotiate over, I suspect they’d come back with the same logic — you’re getting in at the bottom of a small correction. But you could try.