Help deciding on offers

Microsoft / Eng hKaD88
Sep 21 44 Comments

Have a few offers that I'm looking for feedback on.
Having a hard time deciding between them.

Facebook E5
- $205k base
- $100k sign on cash
- $600k RSUs
15% target cash and 0-200k RSU refreshers

Stripe L3
- $190k base
- $950k RSUs at most recent valuation
15% target cash bonus (200% multiplier)

Cruise
- $190k base
- $25k sign on bonus
- $375k RSUs

Convoy
- $165k base
- 33,000 options

Oracle Cloud waiting on numbers

Qualtrics
- $180k base
- $150k equity
- $25k sign on bonus

Obviously money wise Facebook is amazing. I'm strongly considering Convoy though right now due to their growth potential and opportunity for unique experience.

Would love to know what others would do...

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TOP 44 Comments
  • New OPqa80
    Stripe. Not a lot of tech debt, great documentation, on the way up, great offer.
    Sep 21 10
    • Google UJBa23
      They’ll never ipo ... They have no need for it
      Sep 21
    • Microsoft / Eng hKaD88
      OP
      Right, that's the concern I'd have. They'd have to have some other liquidation event then right?
      Sep 21
    • Google UJBa23
      Well that’s the issue with privately held companies. They don’t have to. And each time they’ll raise again money you could be diluted.

      Even if they perform a liquidation event in, let’s say, 3 years, would they set up a price so high that I’d compensate for 3 years of MSFT stock appreciation? And not all liquidation events are the same. Meaning early investors will have priority over you when it comes to selling.

      Right now they are doing so well that there’s no reason why they’d go public. And while that’s great for them as a company, for employees it could br a hard issue specially if coming from likes of G, FB, AMZ or MSFT were stock has greatly helped TC

      Edit: don’t get me wrong if there was the smallest opportunity/rumor they’d ipo in the next 2 years I’d tell you to go without thinking 😅
      Sep 21
    • New xd_
      Stripe has internal buybacks for long tenuted employees
      Sep 21
    • Facebook udaJ27
      Depends on if you're in need of cash in the near future or is ok to wait and take some risk.
      Sep 21
  • Stripe ners
    Definitely go stripe. Best decision I ever made.
    Sep 23 1
    • Deloitte / Product
      V.Y

      Deloitte Product

      BIO
      Hi There! How can I help?
      V.Ymore
      Any chance for a referral to Srtipe please ?
      Sep 25
  • Deloitte / Product
    V.Y

    Deloitte Product

    BIO
    Hi There! How can I help?
    V.Ymore
    Stripe
    Sep 21 0
  • NVIDIA AxMk56
    I'd go for the one with the highest personal development potential. Judging by the offers you received so far, you can always demand this level of compensation whenever. But what's going to separate you out in the next few years?

    Maybe yod like to learn how to manage people, or move into sales, or be the one and only domain expert in whatever you're doing.
    Sep 21 2
    • Microsoft / Eng hKaD88
      OP
      That's why I'm leaning to Convoy, it'll be the most unique experience for me right now due to where they are in their business. In terms of learning how to grow a company and scale to (hopefully) something successful. The other offers seem great but not necessarily unique, I can get them and the opportunity again in a few years (if they're all still around).

      I guess chasing TC is not what will make me happy.
      Sep 22
    • NVIDIA AxMk56
      Happy for you.

      I feel there should always be a tinge of self interest to develop your own skills or find your own fulfillment.

      I knew early on in college and in my career that I didn't want to become just another engineer somewhere. That's when I learned that I needed to forge my own path while at the same time finding my own challenges.
      Sep 22
  • Amazon coolguy!
    Go with FB or Stripe. Forget Qualtrics, nowhere close to FB or Stripe in terms of eng culture and opportunities.
    Sep 21 0
  • Okta wR243
    Yoe?
    Sep 21 11
    • Goldman Sachs babachu
      Is it normal to interview for E5 with 4 yoe?
      Sep 21
    • Microsoft / Eng hKaD88
      OP
      I never chose what to interview for, I think it was Senior though based on my title and experience at MSFT. I wasn't expecting E5 though, they did tell me they normally downlevel 64 and even 65 to E4.
      Sep 21
    • Goldman Sachs babachu
      Great well deserved. Do you mind sharing your interview experience with convoy and stripe? Did you prepare any differently for stripe interview?
      Sep 21
    • Microsoft Tattle
      Also for FB if you don't mind.
      Sep 21
    • Intuit
      prelude

      Intuit

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      Startup Shell
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      Java backend
      preludemore
      +1 how did you prep for fb design, and LC?
      Sep 21
  • Stripe OBaQ55
    Was the stripe rsu number inflated now that the valuation changed or was that the number they quoted pre-new round?
    Sep 23 1
    • Microsoft / Eng hKaD88
      OP
      That was inflated value after new round. 600 beforehand
      Sep 24
  • Zillow Group z low
    Can you share your convoy interview experience?
    Sep 21 1
    • Microsoft / Eng hKaD88
      OP
      It was great, normal design and coding questions but tons on culture. Maybe 30% or more on the culture and leadership side which I was impressed with and one of the reasons I'm considering them so strongly.
      Sep 22
  • Deloitte / Product
    V.Y

    Deloitte Product

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    Hi There! How can I help?
    V.Ymore
    Stripe or FB
    Sep 22 0
  • Cohesity @8&7$6)5(
    Two many offers to decide. I would pick FB or Stripe depends on career growth
    Sep 22 0
  • BlackRock Ikqf10
    Can you share your preparation strategy? How many LC did you do ?
    Sep 21 0
  • Expedia Group qLKC75
    Which location?
    Sep 21 1
    • Microsoft / Eng hKaD88
      OP
      All Seattle
      Sep 21
  • Amazon jDRH32
    What did you end up choosing?
    2d 0
  • Microsoft AOxB43
    How did you get the interview at Stripe?
    4d 0
  • Uber ncn
    Level for convoy? Sounds a low ball though.
    Sep 30 0
  • Cruise Automation / Eng
    c++4me

    Cruise Automation Eng

    PRE
    Tesla Motors, Facebook
    BIO
    Ex-Tesla, Ex-FB Tech Lead
    c++4memore
    What’s the strike price for convoy options?
    Sep 30 0
  • Facebook m79
    Is Stripe offering RSUs or options? I thought it is still private? What is the exercise window?
    Sep 29 0