Is GM Cruise LLC a good company to have a long term career?

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Jul 23, 2018 23 Comments

Starting an interview process with Cruise. Want to know if Cruise is a good company to have long term career. How is career growth? Promotions? Overall culture?

Heard that they hired CTO and fired them soon. Company is going through some growing pains as well.

TC: $220k

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  • Cruise Automation oacf24
    I have completely the opposite impression of everyone here... best place I’ve worked, including GOOG FB. I’ve accomplished more here than the others combined.
    Jul 23, 2018 1
    • Google bcUU45
      Considering leaving goog for cruise, can you speak more specifically to the difference in experience?
      Sep 18, 2018
  • Cruise Automation / Eng ✉️
    I'm pretty happy. We're definitely going through growing pains. With that said, I've been here longer than most of the company now so I've seen the stuff that's happened.

    Yes, upper management seems to be having some trouble on deciding who amongst them is a good fit, but luckily afaik none of that has trailed down to ICs.
    Pay is more than solid (at least for me), culture and co-workers are great. Most people seem to like/love their immediate bosses. There's lots of tooling and we're doing pretty well at the moment. All the benefits are great too (401k, food, unlimited PTO). One of my favorite things is that there definitely seems more to be a growth mindset (and not a dick contest).

    It's too new to know about career growth or promotions but I'd say everything else is great. Just be careful if you yourself are upper management. (With that said - you can be promoted to a low-level manager if your team is growing fast enough and you step up to the plate.)
    Jul 23, 2018 0
  • Cruise Automation / Eng FWba30
    No, it’s a huge mess. Be careful.

    Cool Kids are building toy car that can work in very specific set of conditions to get more funding. Hacky engineering mindset, lots of politics
    Jul 23, 2018 7
    • Cruise Automation / Other Hoooohp
      Dude fuck off cruise is great. Leave if you’re that unhappy, we will be just fine without your misunderstanding of the overall AV tech lol
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng FWba30
      @Hoooohp
      Already left dude/dudette. Hope you enjoy the hurky jerky ride on your shitty GM toy car
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Cruise Automation CRAlG
      People who say “dudette” what’s wrong with you?
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Other Hoooohp
      Lol
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Cruise Automation milestone1
      Cruise is an awesome place to work, please ignore the trolls who already left.
      Jul 30, 2018
  • Microsoft Peppa Pig
    The food they serve for employees is not that good. My stomach is my boss and my advisor. Oink oink.
    Jul 23, 2018 2
    • Cruise Automation / Eng ✉️
      Nope, it's the best (unless you hate vegetarian food, which we have once per week).

      Way better than Google or LinkedIn (although we don't have dessert)
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Atlassian / Eng
      Luffy, M.D

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      Luffy, M.Dmore
      I can confirm that when I was up for a candidate lunch, they had really good food compared to any of the other smaller single shared lunch places I interviewed at.

      Granted that's a single day data point in every case.
      Jul 24, 2018
  • Cruise Automation / Other Hoooohp
    I fucking love Cruise.
    Jul 28, 2018 0
  • New / Eng TwilightX
    +1 — Got contacted by a recruiter
    Jul 23, 2018 0
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    • Cruise Automation / Eng FWba30
      It might be because recruiter resigned and many moved to HR
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Facebook XvtY12
      I thought so too, but recruiting coordinator didn't hint at that when I tried to follow up through her instead
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Atlassian / Eng
    Luffy, M.D

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    I really enjoyed interviewing there and probably would have taken the job if Atlassian hadn't come through. That said, I'm a little spooked by some of the things I've heard about the SoftBank investment and changes in the equity comp structure (I think I would have come in on the old one but the timing would bave been close.)
    Jul 23, 2018 0
  • Cruise Automation Pagespop
    Nov 11, 2018 1
    • Atlassian / Eng
      Luffy, M.D

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      Well, looks like I dodged a bullet. Atlassian isn't perfect but 6 months in it is pretty darn good.
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Tootsiedoo
    Is the company in Bay Area or Detroit?
    Jul 23, 2018 1
    • Amazon dotCom
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      SF
      Jul 23, 2018

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