High TC offer or better company offer

Honeywell that1guy
May 12 23 Comments

WeWork: L6: $260k base $500k/3yr evenly vesting $50k sign on - not going to be doing complex scaling problems. $426k TC (assuming their stock holds... probably volatile stock lowering the TC a bit)

Google: L5: $190k base $550k/4yr - Learning more complex problems. $330k TC

Uber: L5A: $192k base $625k/4yr - System scale is impressive. $350k TC

Which should I go for? WeWork is obviously very high, coming in at Staff, which is what I’m at now- although once I interview elsewhere in say 1 or 2 years, I doubt it’ll be impressive having them on my resume, and no experience there directly working with large scale. Their TC is also assuming the stock holds to their $47b valuation. However even their base though is very very good and thinking of sticking it out just for that?

Or should I go with Google/Uber due to the resume and learning more, at a pay cut.
10YOE
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TOP 23 Comments
  • Uber / Product chocobears
    You should go for the most enjoyable team culture. The people you see every day is what can make your life hell. Find out more about the people.
    May 12 0
  • Google PersonR
    If you can make Google match your wework offer go with Google.
    May 12 2
    • Quora vhQW50
      Doubt Google wants to do that
      May 12
    • Google would surely match Uber
      May 12
  • Google __human__
    Did you tell the other recruiters that you have a significantly higher offer?

    Google will go higher than 330 for an L5
    May 12 0
  • Facebook Ubеr
    I would choose Uber for impact over Google, unless you love your team match at Google
    May 12 0
  • AppDynamics / Eng software g
    Ask Google to match Uber and join Google. IMO, we are in a tech bubble and the upcoming bust will make several companies go poof. WeWork is one such company. Google stock might go down in the upcoming bust, but fundamentally it will remain unaffected.
    May 12 0
  • Rally Health FuPayMe$$$
    Google for the awesome 401k match and amazing annual refreshers!
    May 13 0
  • Google / R&D
    vnzF53

    Google R&D

    PRE
    Google, WeWork
    vnzF53more
    What's the stock price for Wework for now?
    May 13 0
  • Uber rRrRebU
    I’ll either pick Uber or Google, having them on resume is way better, in terms of future as well as career growth and challenges you’ll face and learn there.

    Google and Uber both provides other benefits which will certainly compensate you a base cut, also remember their bonus and stock refreshers are pretty high too.

    I know many of my friends left WeWork within few months and either moved to Facebook, Google, Uber or Lyft.

    Think about long term and make decision where you don’t have to regret.

    Good Luck 👍
    May 12 0
  • Microsoft BezosBalla
    Add poll.

    I vote Uber or G, whichever team/project excites you more.
    May 12 0
  • New 500k
    WeWork is only paying more in paper money. There's a very good chance that the late employees won't get anything out of the stocks. They'll have real hard time proving their 47 billion valuation if they ever go IPO. Even Uber is facing hard time in the IPO market. I would go with Google (or Uber depending on the team). Probably negotiate with Google to match with Uber.
    May 12 1
    • Honeywell that1guy
      OP
      WeWork announced their IPO shortly ago. The big question would be how far and fast is the stock going to crash.. but even if it drops 50% from that valuations that’s still $250k/3yr, first year would be $83k stock and $260k.
      But yea I agree
      May 12
  • Amazon mghd
    what role is this for?
    May 12 1
    • Honeywell that1guy
      OP
      Backend, SWE
      May 12
  • Amazon / IT ebayy
    Yoe?
    May 12 1
  • Google / R&D
    vnzF53

    Google R&D

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    Google, WeWork
    vnzF53more
    How many stocks are you offered from Wework?
    May 13 0
  • Amazon RLRq11
    Would something stop you from joining google and buying wework stock? If the stock goes up then you will still see the upside. If also have to take into account dilution.
    May 12 0
  • New / Eng
    10yoe250k

    New Eng

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    Google
    10yoe250kmore
    I know bunch of people who left wework for Google and FB. Do you want to be one of them?
    May 12 0
  • New / Eng |l|l||l|l|
    How can WeWork possibly be worth half of Uber?
    May 12 0
  • Quora vhQW50
    Did you get N?
    May 12 0
  • F5 Networks RRA
    G.
    May 12 0