Lyft T4 vs Facebook SWE Rotational

Apple ruleover
Jul 24, 2018 24 Comments

Posting here on behalf of my wife :
I have an offer from Facebook as a Rotational Engineer (145/0/60) and an offer from Lyft as a T4 (185/550/20).

FB offer has no equity and a 12 month offer after which if I graduate then they match me to a E4 or higher.

https://www.facebook.com/careers/life/facebooks-rotational-engineering-program

Thoughts about FB:
- great brand to have on my resume.
- Risky for my h1b since it’s a 12 month offer.
- Ability to try out two different teams and choose what I want if I graduate.
- will know offer only if I graduate in which case won’t have a competing offer at that time.

Thoughts about lyft :
- higher base and Rsu package.
- no risk to my visa status.

Currently working at Redhat : 4 Yoe, base 135, 200k/4 years.
I’m leaning more towards lyft , your comments would be extremely valuable , thanks a lot. :)

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Facebook / Eng mpk0
    Def Lyft. Rotational is risky given the visa she's on.
    Jul 24, 2018 3
    • Apple ruleover
      OP
      Thanks , just curious to know what you think of the offer if the visa aspect was taken out of it.
      Jul 24, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng mpk0
      Low base and zero RSUs make FB a tough decision unless you've always wanted to work at FB.
      Jul 24, 2018
    • Apple ruleover
      OP
      That’s true, however other posts on blind seemed to suggest a 250k TC for E4 once you graduate from rotation.
      Jul 24, 2018
  • Amazon AJoke
    Lyft.
    Jul 24, 2018 0
  • TD Ameritrade OJXe08
    Lyft
    Jul 24, 2018 0
  • Apple ruleover
    OP
    Thanks everyone ! Signed the lyft offer.
    Jul 25, 2018 0
  • Facebook Julio
    Rotational eng basically means you’ll have to prove yourself to get a permanent position.

    Go to Lyft, you can always come to FB later
    Jul 24, 2018 0
  • Catalina / Eng balliac
    What does 185/550/20 mean in this context
    Jul 24, 2018 2
    • Apple ruleover
      OP
      Sorry, it’s 185 base salary, 550k rsu spaces over 4 years , 20k bonus.
      Jul 24, 2018
    • Catalina / Eng balliac
      Thank you.
      Jul 24, 2018
  • Oscar / Eng Bff
    Congrats! Great Lyft offer. Go to lyft. Lots of former fb there to work with.
    Jul 24, 2018 1
  • Google google.com
    What’s her yoe? If she is early in her career, fb makes sense.
    Jul 24, 2018 3
    • Apple ruleover
      OP
      Relatively early , about 4.5 years work ex with masters.
      Jul 24, 2018
    • Google google.com
      My impression was that lyft moves super fast and cuts corners whenever they can. I would say that Facebook can teach much more comparing to them. Did she apply to that rotational program directly? My wife also considers that program:)
      Jul 24, 2018
    • Apple ruleover
      OP
      No she applied for a SWE role , but got offered a rotational role. Recruiter said she was a good fit but needed additional skills to meet the requirements.
      Jul 24, 2018
  • Cisco sylchang
    Can you negotiate FB rotational offer?
    Aug 1, 2018 1
    • Apple ruleover
      OP
      Not negotiable.
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Lyft frxd02
    WOW! Lyft offers T4 with 185k base! I remembered Uber offered google T6 with $145K base not long ago
    Jul 24, 2018 1
    • Apple ruleover
      OP
      Yep! It’s a strong offer. Not too sure how to view the RSUs though since it’s not liquid at the moment. What are your opinions ?
      Jul 24, 2018
  • Glassdoor laytvnm
    Is that a real question ? Lyft ofc
    Jul 24, 2018 0
  • Intuit YUBhj
    Lyft
    Jul 24, 2018 0
  • Apple werunads
    Solid
    Jul 24, 2018 0