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Lyft vs Google

AmazonxcOB78
Mar 26

Hi,
I currently have an offer from Lyft for a new grad role and there is a deadline to accept the offer.

I also have an ongoing process at Google(final stages). I am working with the recruiter to get a team. But it is impossible to wrap everything before the deadline.

What should I do? Should I accept Lyft for now, and maybe renege later if I get google? It has been a few weeks since I got the verbal offer at Lyft. I am not sure if I can get the deadline extended.
Any suggestions?

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  • Facebook / EngEmpathize
    There is never a deadline 🙂 just ask for extension. Hr is probably pressuring you with deadline to close the deal.
    Mar 260
  • AmazonxcOB78OP
    Even if it has been almost 3 weeks now? Is it okay to ask for extension?

    Also, while negotiating with Lyft, they told me that they can go ahead only if I give my verbal acceptance. So, I gave a verbal acceptance 5 days back. Do you still think I should ask for another extension?
    Mar 262
    • Facebook / EngEmpathize
      Verbal acceptance does not mean anything. However you may burn bridges with lyft if you decide to not join. Also 3 weeks is not too long, i have previously taken more than a month to decide on a offer.
      Mar 26
    • GoogletcCd20
      Tell them you need to go over the details of the written offer before making any commitments.
      Also sounds like you already cleared the Google interview and in team match. Try to get some numbers from recruiter. This will help reduce pressure from other recruiters
      Mar 26
  • AmazonxcOB78OP
    So, I will burn bridges if I join don’t join or if I renege? Either way?
    Mar 261
    • Facebook / EngEmpathize
      You may, it depends on the company.
      Mar 26
  • GoogleIhrygfcf
    They just don’t want to compete with google. Explain the situation and they will extend the deadline. I know a person who was stalling Lyft offer for a month.
    Mar 260
  • I think the Google process is a joke and you never know what can happen. I’d take the gig at Lyft and be happy
    Mar 260
  • Oracle / Engsfy28ghd
    Lyft is better
    Mar 260
  • Amazon / EngzrWN82
    I asked Lyft to hold for 2 months-you’re alright
    Mar 260
  • Saw the company tag.How long have u been working full time to apply a new grad?
    Mar 261
    • Amazon / Engmezos
      Could just be an intern
      Mar 27
  • IntelNew000
    Congratulations where did you end up going?. How long did it take from onsite to you making a decision at Google ?
    May 260

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