Is it a good time to join Uber over Google ?

Facebook baklulu
May 15 51 Comments

Both are for Senior SWE

Here’s the Uber offer breakdown:
191.4 base, 60k joining bonus, 715k RSUs, 15% annual bonus

Here’s the Google offer:
185k base, 55k joining bonus, 660k RSUs, 15% annual bonus

Google:
+ good brand
+ pretty stable
- no comp/career growth
+ good wlb

Uber
+ better comp/career growth
- bit risky
+ has upside as well
= not sure how the wlb is

Things I am looking for:
Good career growth and good wlb

I have 6 yoe. My current TC is around 360K. Wondering if it’s worth switching.

Both are for Seattle

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  • Uber m-g-u
    Mostly of us won’t see google valuation double in our life, but Uber is likely.
    May 15 3
    • Google Resumé
      You're implying we have less than 5-10 years remaining lifespan?
      May 15
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      Ha ha.. I think it’s not a bad idea to join Google now and then jump ship to Uber in a couple of years if that truly does well.

      What you think @Resume ?
      May 15
    • Google Resumé
      That sounds like the optimal win-win strategy.
      May 15
  • Google Resumé
    Comp/career growth at Google and wlb at Uber are underestimated in the OP.
    May 15 12
    • Google Resumé
      The current situation at Uber would point toward the majority vote in the polls as a safer bet for stable wlb and career. There are only a couple of orgs at Google that will work you hard.
      May 15
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      What are those bad wlb orgs in Google ?

      I am exploring a few teams within GCP in Kirkland
      May 15
    • Google Resumé
      Uh oh, it looks like you hit the target (although I am not sure whether KRK is much different from SVL office).
      May 15
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      Lol what you mean? GCP has bad wlb ?

      How is the BigQuery team within GCP ?
      May 15
    • Google Resumé
      I don't work in Cloud (only by hearsay/polls), so idk the specific teams that well. Would advise talking with other members of the team. BigQuery is promising though.
      May 15
  • New / Eng blindor
    What makes you think there is no comp/ career growth at G?
    May 15 0
  • Google LyLs67
    Why leave Facebook?
    May 15 6
    • Google LyLs67
      I'm that case definitely Google. Wlb v good and your can choose from a wide range of projects
      May 16
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      How easy is it to switch teams at Google ?
      May 16
    • Google LyLs67
      Very easy
      May 16
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      Thanks man. How is WLB of GCP teams in Kirkland ? Thinking of joining the BigQuery team
      May 16
    • Google LyLs67
      Don't know I work in ads. But I can't imagine it being v bad
      May 17
  • Facebook / Eng imt
    Another FBer fallen due to our pathetic WLB. Pretty soon FB will have to pay 50% more to attract top Senior talents
    May 15 5
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      You mean WLB ? Do we even have that let alone that being pathetic 😂
      May 15
    • Facebook / Eng imt
      Lol. I have been on 3 Teams and they all suffer poor wlb. Same shit in most fb teams.
      May 15
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      How is your wlb bro ? Staying for long or jumping ship as well ?
      May 15
    • Facebook / Eng imt
      Pretty bad. Plan to leave by end of this year.
      May 15
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      Which org and location ? I am in data infra in MPK
      May 15
  • Google WarrenBuff
    Uber. It's no longer paper money.
    May 15 2
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      But it’s stocks are more risky right ?
      May 15
    • Google WarrenBuff
      Better potential long term. It's 65-70 billion dollar company.

      Google is already 700+.
      May 15
  • Facebook / Eng yby
    Insane offers for 6 YOE
    May 18 1
    • Facebook semafore
      Says another FB guy 😂

      It’s not uncommon bro (OP here) . I got similar numbers from Pinterest and Twitter as well

      Get out of the FB bubble and interview. The bad wlb there ain’t worth it
      May 18
  • Microsoft no.problem
    Definitely Google.
    May 15 1
  • Uber! Are they both L5?
    May 15 1
  • Google 🍊 has
    Optimize for whether you want to live in SF v South Bay imo
    May 15 1
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      Both are in Seattle area. So it’s more like Kirkland Vs Seattle downtown
      May 15
  • MathWorks timX
    Can you not negotiate Google comp since you have a competing offer from Uber ? One way to look at it is, would you have chosen Google if they had offered what Uber is offering
    May 15 1
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      Google isn’t negotiating anymore
      May 15
  • Citrix Systems / Eng peda
    Google ffs
    May 15 1
    • Facebook baklulu
      OP
      Why ? You seem to be heavily biased by the brand name
      May 15
  • New / IT BcDM68
    @op what questions did they ask you in design rounds?
    May 22 0
  • Uber l5c
    Uber Seattle is expanding and has a wide range of products. Curious how many RSUs did you get from your offer?
    May 18 0
  • Uber kshwjfjf
    Uber is fun. Google is 💤. Stakes are low at Google.
    May 15 0
  • Facebook / Eng imt
    Offers are incredible. Didn't realize Google goes over 600k rsu in Seattle
    May 15 0
  • Amazon sidhehsks
    Shoot, I'd take Google just so I could be in Kirkland instead of Seattle.

    But since Uber's IPO tanked, you have a chance to make some real dough there if they rebound. I vote for Uber.
    May 15 0