Need help to decide: Coinbase vs box

ServiceNow GpWd05
Sep 26 24 Comments

Have two offers: Coinbase in SF and box in Redwood city. Coinbase already doing H1B transfer and got receipt notice. Now I got offer from box which is paying way higher and is IPO-ed since Coinbase is not IPO and has no plans to IPO soon.

Coinbase:

160K base, 50K equity, 30K signon bonus
Title: IC4

Box:

190K-210K base, 80-100K equity, 10K signon bonus
Title: Senior Software Engineer

Which one do I pick ? Compensation wise box is way higher. But given Coinbase already doing H1B and box has to start the process and also, tech stack/future might be better in Coinbase, I’m having a hard time to decide.

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TOP 24 Comments
  • WeWork RPvk36
    Coinbase is a good company. Box is boring
    Sep 26 1
    • ServiceNow GpWd05
      OP
      Money wise, they’re not IPO and pay less base salary
      Sep 26
  • Symantec GoRams
    How is the future better at Coinbase?
    Sep 26 2
    • ServiceNow GpWd05
      OP
      Since, Coinbase is the main cryptocurrency exchange in US while box has one drive/ google drive as competitors. Box stock also falling since cloud content management getting too mainstream.
      Sep 26
    • Symantec GoRams
      BTC is down. So are all crypto's
      Starboard has been buying Box. Read about what they do to companies. My advice, join Box and keep leetcoding
      Sep 26
  • Cornerstone infstone
    What did you choose
    Sep 27 6
    • Uber / Design Amaquiting
      Cb didn’t even bump up the offer a lil for you?
      Nov 11
    • ServiceNow saintly
      Nope
      Nov 11
    • Uber / Design Amaquiting
      Hmm.. they seem to value their equity a lot. Couldn’t match up m other FANG offer as well. But I’m joining CB
      Nov 11
    • ServiceNow saintly
      Cool, good luck! Their tech stack is solid for sure!
      Nov 11
    • Uber / Design Amaquiting
      You as well! Fingers crossed both companies do well
      Nov 11
  • Nutanix a.out
    YOE? Box equity seems low..
    Sep 26 3
    • ServiceNow GpWd05
      OP
      4 YOE. They said 19000 units for 4 years and calculating the yearly price: 19000*17/4= 80750
      Sep 26
    • Nutanix a.out
      Ok. BOX is much stable compared to coin base. But then you might have more exciting time at coin base and more learning I think. Talk to someone from either companies and decide?
      Sep 26
    • ServiceNow GpWd05
      OP
      Yes, I talked to employees in Coinbase and everyone talks about very energetic environment and tech stack is Golang, Ruby. Someone said I can sell pre IPO equity to investors if that’s my worry. I still need to talk to Box employees.
      Sep 26
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    teamedwardmore
    Box is a no brainer, total package is much better. Always go for cash in hand.
    Sep 26 1
    • ServiceNow GpWd05
      OP
      Thanks for the advice! Really appreciate it!
      Sep 26
  • Go with Box ! U are low balled at coinbase!
    Sep 26 1
    • ServiceNow GpWd05
      OP
      I felt that as well. But in general, seems like Coinbase pays low to IC4. They didn’t have me as Senior SWE which I think I am.
      Sep 26
  • That TC is on the lower end for senior but I think Senior Software with 4 yoe is better that I usually see. Whats your tc at service now?
    Sep 26 1
    • ServiceNow GpWd05
      OP
      I’m earning around $230K as of now.
      Sep 26
  • New lbvkdss
    Negotiate for more. Show them your offer and sure Coinbase will match it. I wouldn't join Box
    Sep 26 1
    • ServiceNow GpWd05
      OP
      Yes I’m in big dilemma 😆
      Sep 26

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