NEST vs LYFT Autonomous Driving

Cisco hmnY86
Dec 16, 2017 14 Comments

Got interview calls from both places. Any help in which one has more potential.

Nest - all the chatter on exec leaving and merging with google hardware. Looks a bit chaotic

Lyft L5 Driving - pretty new team being created in Palo Alto less than a year. Not sure how much direction the team has and long term prospects.

Feel like waiting out another 6mos to 1 year before the dust settles and take interviews then.

Any thoughts? Experiences?

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Uber / Eng mgsbii
    Just read the Information article on Lyft’s self-driving ambitions and you’ll quickly realize its lead by amateurs. I don’t know much about Nest’s prospects.

    If you’re interested in L5 driving, consider Uber, Nvidia or Cruise.
    Dec 16, 2017 3
    • Facebook / Eng bruhisjef
      Just curious, why are they amateurs?
      Dec 16, 2017
    • Uber / Eng mgsbii
      None of their current SDC engineering leadership had any prior experience in probabilistic robotics, so not only are they starting a few years late, they don’t have knowledgeable leadership.
      Dec 16, 2017
    • Cisco hmnY86
      OP
      I agree with that. That’s my thoughts as well. But probably they might catch up in a year or two if continue to invest.
      Dec 16, 2017
  • Intel Ncurhxhv
    Clear the interviews first. When you have both offer details, they worry about this.
    Dec 16, 2017 3
    • Cisco hmnY86
      OP
      I’m not sure about that. I have seen that joining at right time has more opportunity and growth than blindly going forward. Also it’s a 2 month grilling preparation. I want to be very sure before jumping in.
      Dec 16, 2017
    • Uber Baag
      I doubt you will get offers
      Dec 16, 2017
    • Microsoft Doe
      ^ Ouch, lol. He could be doing some specialist work at Cisco Uber guy
      Dec 17, 2017
  • Facebook 5MoreDays
    Nest has a bad reputation for making people work long hours + weekends
    Dec 17, 2017 1
    • Google / Eng Prime
      Not any more. Lot has changed in the last year plus
      Dec 17, 2017
  • So did you interview with nest?
    Jan 13, 2018 1
    • Cisco hmnY86
      OP
      Nope I rejected both interviews. Would wait for another year.
      Apr 7, 2018
  • Lyft Vvvg
    If it's Waymo i'd go with it. Not sure what nest is wrt autonomous.
    Dec 17, 2017 0
  • Facebook BoredBroed
    Not waymo?
    Dec 16, 2017 0