Help me choose

Nov 2, 2018 7 Comments

Two options:

#1: Currently have a full time job at unicorn startup + 1 Part time job at a tiny startup : Total TC = (full time) 220k base + Unicorn ISO's worth around 80k/year + (part time) 70k/year = 300k base + Equity
Full time job at unicorn is boring but pays well while part time job is very interesting but they can't pay much (hence part time). But putting in 13hr work every day is getting taxing and not sure how long I can continue the part time work(started 3 months ago).

#2: Full time at Google L4 TC = 295k (160/25/110 + 50 sign on)
Although its a downlevel its in an area where I am trying to break in for years and it will be an opportunity to work with smartest people in my field and ofcourse google brand name

I am leaning towards Google but the current 300k base + equity(that could be a big hit or end up at zero) keeps confusing me(golden handcuff ?).

I have 12+ YOE but I've been working in a niche non software role. #1 is what I am currently doing while #2 is the offer on the table.

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  • New / Eng uhYr23
    Where is the voting table?
    Nov 2, 2018 1
    • OP
      Weird. It shows up on my laptop but doesn't in the app
      Nov 2, 2018
  • Google bravo6
    With your experience, option 1 will be the way to go provided they are doing well and their finances are in good shape.

    Option 2 will provide some learning and experience but at the end of the day you will just be a number lost in a crowd of thousands of brilliant people.
    Nov 2, 2018 1
    • OP
      Based on the votes looks like Google is the way to go. I agree with your point but I have always worked in this same sector and it would be good to diversify a bit plus working at a large public company will provide some soft skills experience that is lost in startups
      Nov 2, 2018
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    • OP
      It's in Bay area and in engineering
      Nov 2, 2018
  • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
    Google. This sounds like a no brainer tbh
    Nov 2, 2018 0
  • OP
    Thanks a lot for the votes guys. It helps by giving me confidence in my decision since I am leaving a large base salary on the table.
    Nov 2, 2018 0