Multiple offers which one to choose

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Nov 3, 2018 77 Comments

Have offers from Rubrik, Cohesity, LOB, Autonomic, Dremio, LinkedIn, Atlassian, and TuneIn.
Which one to choose ?
12+ yoe
Any insights into company culture and teams will be useful.

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  • How long did it take you to interview at all of those companies?
    Nov 3, 2018 4
    • Oracle / Eng
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      10 consecutive onsites in 2 weeks . Have few more scheduled.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng mjHc32
      Wow. It takes me 2 days to recover from one 5-6 hours onsite.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Oath / Mgmt Ymeng
      Rockstar !!
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng
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      Not really. Just headache at end of everyday.
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Google pmUa54
    Omg..1.1M rsus... that's amazing..I would definitely take linkedin assuming it's for senior staff
    Nov 3, 2018 6
    • Google pmUa54
      It's not just the comp.. I think Linkedin is considered in tier 1 companies.. and culture is great from what I have heard... growth you have to see because that would depend on team..
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng
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      That’s where I am stuck. Not the ideal team for my experience. Still talking to the recruiter about other teams. But looks like they interview for specific team.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Google pmUa54
      I thought they do a team match post hc? Atleast that's what recruiter told me.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      LinkedIn isn’t tier 1, but it is the best out of the 8 companies in the post.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Partners HealthCare mDKF34
      Apple is tier 2, Linkedin is tier 1.
      Nov 4, 2018
  • Google s89
    TC or GTFO
    Nov 3, 2018 5
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      This ... and add the position
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng
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      I cannot discuss TC, as I can be traced. LinkedIn is the highest ( 220k base, 1.1M RSUs), followed by Rubrik n Atlassian. Senior Engineer/ architect roles. Want to know more about company culture .
      Nov 3, 2018
    • LinkedIn Popovers
      What’s the level at LinkedIn?
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng
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      Senior Staff
      Nov 3, 2018
    • VMware tarun3312
      What is total TC at LinkedIn ?
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Oracle / Eng
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    Cohesity seemed like a great opportunity. Lot of lowballing from recruiter, bad vibes from many interviewers, so not sure.
    Nov 3, 2018 2
    • Google s89
      Avoid cohesity if u prefer good wlb. Heard the wlb at cohesity sucks... From multiple people
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Google lMAUG
      @s89 isn’t WLB in the same ballpark for both Rubrik and Cohesity?
      Jun 27
  • Google poDV10
    I like Rubrik and LinkedIn from the list.

    What is the equity from Rubrik and what is the target equity refresh?
    1.1m RSU sounds low for a Sr Staff.
    Nov 4, 2018 6
    • Oracle / Eng
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      Trying ...
      Nov 5, 2018
    • Google poDV10
      1.1M is a staff level starting offer at FB , Goog and several pre-IPO companies.
      Nov 5, 2018
    • Google poDV10
      It would be the highest end of staff level band though.
      I know of several offers of 1m RSU at Staff
      Nov 5, 2018
    • Symantec joj
      I am a principal SRE ...was looking for few great companies that can offer such a high pay..kinda 1m rsu and 200 base. Can u name such companies so that i can prepare accordingly.
      Nov 5, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng
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      LinkedIn, FB, Google, Uber . It also depends on how much you are currently making.
      Nov 5, 2018
  • Atlassian S77123
    I call bullshit to this post , 8 multiple offers? I am sure you are smart enough to choose from them by yourself if you managed to actually achieve this, good luck
    Nov 4, 2018 7
    • Oracle / Eng
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      Between Jira, Confluence and platform, which team is better and why ?
      Nov 4, 2018
    • Atlassian S77123
      Better for what?
      Nov 4, 2018
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      Team culture, technical challenges, visibility, how the team is respected within the org, wlb, is there any hierarchy between these teams ?
      Nov 4, 2018
    • Atlassian S77123
      Jira is in Australia if you plan to move go for it, for MTV - tech wise platform is the choice, visibility and consumer impact go for Confluence. All is respectful within the company
      Nov 4, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng
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      That helps, thank you 🙏
      Nov 4, 2018
  • Oracle / Eng
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    I am also leaning towards Rubrik, if I don’t make it to any other tier 1s. I already have one of FANGs in my resume.
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      How much stock did Rubrik offer?
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng
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      Still negotiating. More like based on what they think it’s value is. No where close to LinkedIn.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Rubrik / Eng nEYq10
      At Rubrik, you’ll have a lot of say in what you are working on, what technologies to use and what gets built. Very fast growth, the scope of my responsibilities has 10x-d since I joined ~2years ago. Great engineering culture, some with very decent industry experience, and a lot of smart, hungry people early in their career. As a Sr you can do a lot of mentoring, tech leading and calling shots in technical decisions. WLB is tricky, most of the people are here to work grow in their career, but manageable if you are principled. Growing pains around productivity, enablement, office space, etc. Still feels a very small company where there is a lot of things to build from the ground up to get where we want to be in a few years. Transparency, with access to all the numbers which can feel like a rollercoaster sometimes but its rather great to feel trusted. PM me for any specifics
      Nov 7, 2018
  • TuneIn / Eng
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    Turnover at TI is incredibly high. Do so only if your team feels right and you are good friends with who is hiring you.
    Nov 3, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Eng mjHc32
      How is the WLB there?
      Nov 3, 2018
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      Very good balance, but depends on team
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Gigamon / Eng klmno
    👏👏 How did you prepare sir? Apart from leetcode
    Nov 3, 2018 4
    • Oracle / Eng
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      I am already in a senior role and have a family. Don’t get much time to prepare. Did 50+ Leetcode. System design is what I do at my current job, so I did not prepare for that. Except Rubrik and one question at Cohesity, everything was from Leetcode and Glassdoor.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Amazon gdSe61
      How did you choose this set of 50+ problems?
      Nov 4, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng
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      Frequently/recently asked ones at Google, FB from Leetcode n Glassdoor . Btw I have failed Amazon phone screen ( after clearing online test ) 5 times. I have no idea what they expect and stopped giving interviews with them.
      Nov 4, 2018
    • Google lMAUG
      I have never interviewed/ph screened at Amazon.

      Great that they at least ph screened you. In my case the recruiter reached out a few times. When I responded they said they will get back and never did.
      It has happened two times.

      Now I ignore recruiters from Amazon.
      Jun 27
  • Atlassian / Ops YeIi10
    For Atlassian: which office? (or is that more than you're ready to reveal?)
    Nov 3, 2018 4
    • Oracle / Eng
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      Mountain View
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Atlassian / Ops YeIi10
      I'm not as familiar with the MTV office culture - every office is its own unique subculture, which is a little weird to me - but you should know three things:

      1. Jira calls the shots. Always.
      2. You'll have to learn how to deal with Australians. Even though you're still in California, there are still a lot who've moved up here, and there's a lot of short- and medium-term visitors from Down Under. You may also wind up visiting the Sydney office before long.
      3. The technical side refuses to understand the different facets of the non-technical side (marketing, finance, etc.). The non-technical side refuses to understand the differences between dev, support, and infra teams. This causes a lot more internal bubbles than it probably should, especially around ShipIt (the quarterly hackathon).
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng
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      Thank you for the insight. I found engineers to be little inexperienced during the interview, which was a red flag . But they all looked very friendly, including the Australians.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Atlassian / Ops YeIi10
      It's still a fairly new office, and they didn't move too many people from elsewhere, so the inexperience was probably related to that. Aussies are generally good companions, though your liver may not agree.
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng gywtb
    why not more tier 1s like Linkedin?

    the only others I’d consider are Rubrik and Atlassian
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    • Oracle / Eng
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      Did not clear screen at FB( missed one optimization ( klogk vs nlogk ) and I was out ) . Have onsites at few other.
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Oath jimkimdim
    What was the offer from Autonomic
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  • Amazon MystMac-A9
    Wow I can't believe you got Rubrik. It was one of the hardest companies I interviewed at. FB and Amazon (which I accepted) doesn't even compare. I hear even Google didn't compare.

    How did you prepare for Rubrik? Rubrik engineers were the type of high achievers in Google/FB that decided to quit because it wasn't fulfilling enough...
    Dec 27, 2018 0
  • Cisco Random500
    Take LinkedIn
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  • Couldn't you have figured out the expected TC for each company you interviewed for by doing online research and then just give interview for the best candidates. I truly don't see the point in interviewing at 10 companies. Maybe it's just me but wouldn't concentrating on the best ones first and then trying the second best group afterwards would be better ? For example if LinkedIn was the last interview in the long line up and you bombed it because of mental fatigue wouldn't you regret that?
    Nov 5, 2018 2
    • Dremio aFup43
      As someone who works at one of the companies on his list, I would also add that interviewing with 10 companies also consumes a lot of time for the companies involved. If you are optimizing for guaranteed cash, then clearly a public company or late stage startup would be a better fit than a series B startup. It makes sense to interview at a startup if you are seeking higher upside which comes with higher risk of course...
      Nov 7, 2018
    • Oracle / Eng
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      Dremio is still in my final list and was very close to accepting the offer. I am on H1B work visa and my attorney will give thumbs up or down for all companies in few days. After that I have to decide which one I am going to accept. Idea was not to waste anyone’s time. I also could have ended up with all rejects, which you might not consider as waste of time !
      Nov 9, 2018
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    What was your rubrik offer like? Could I PM you? Expecting an offer from them.
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      I dont have any specific numbers to discuss right now.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Yelp CXBd35
    I’ve heard great things about Dremio. You didn’t list the comp/options, but if you’re interested in hyper growth that’s the best option from your list.
    Nov 4, 2018 2
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      Least base of all offers + 0.1%
      Nov 4, 2018
    • Yelp CXBd35
      And Rubrik and Cohesity offered more than 0.1%?
      Nov 4, 2018
  • LinkedIn Pl51gf
    DM me with what team at LI and level. I will tell you if it’s worth your time.
    Nov 4, 2018 2
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      Done
      Nov 4, 2018
    • LinkedIn IDDQD_
      Same. DM me for a 2nd opinion.
      May 4
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    Applied for Houzz no response. Dropbox n Pinterest in pipeline . Anyway if the work is good and there is decent wlb, I will take it. Don’t want to sound too greedy and negotiate salary for weeks. I had to negotiate for Senior Staff from Staff and probably that’s why it’s close to highest end of Staff.
    Nov 5, 2018 1
    • Symantec joj
      Isn't principal highest ???.. i see few companies doesnt have that title...probably staff is the highest
      Nov 5, 2018
  • Salesforce / Eng Updike
    What is LOB? Congratulations on the offers.
    Nov 4, 2018 1
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      lob.com
      Nov 4, 2018