New Grad: Uber ATG vs Facebook vs Google vs Series A startup

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Oct 28, 2018 17 Comments

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Yoe: New grad (1~ yr of internships) graduating May 2019

Note: haven't received Google offer yet but am expecting, though I know it's far from guaranteed but give me the benefit of the doubt for now :p

I'm very interested in the autonomous vehicle space and not keen on FB for product reasons but am interested in good mentorship and growth. The Series A startup is in the autonomous vehicle space and has a lot of ex-Google/FB.

I'm leaning towards Uber ATG but would like to hear thoughts from people. Thanks!

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  • Uber Bahh
    Uber ATG has high bar and being a new grad, you must be really smart. I hope you’ll join us.
    Oct 28, 2018 1
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      That's nice of you to say! and yes I will be joining!
      Oct 29, 2018
  • Shutterstock kudabobb
    Uber ATG is prestigious and will give you a lot of mentorship opportunity
    Oct 28, 2018 0
  • Uber aSSN36
    ATG has 10x potential. Stock issued is from Uber which is great because even if ATG fails your money is secure.
    Oct 28, 2018 0
  • Amazon boooo
    Former Amazon intern?
    Oct 28, 2018 1
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      Yes but not considering return offer
      Oct 28, 2018
  • Google zFsy57
    It's pretty team depended. What are you doing at these companies?

    What makes this difficult is that your a new grad and it's always nice to start at a big brand name company for a year or two.

    But my instinct tells me that you should do the series A. You'll learn so much and gain so much responsibility. Uber ATG is great but is team dependent
    Oct 28, 2018 2
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      Not sure what I'd be doing specifically at these companies. Most likely backend development at any of them. And yeah personally if I had maybe 3 yoe I might choose the series A but I think I want that cushion of a strong start on my resume. ATG seems like a strong enough start that's still in autonomous vehicles.
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Google zFsy57
      That's a good way of thinking about it
      Oct 30, 2018
  • Uber / Eng
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    Is the startup Nuro? If it is I would advise you to highly consider it. They have great people on their team and the space they’re in makes a lot of sense. And at a smaller place you’ll have a lot more impact. Only downside is the risk.
    Oct 29, 2018 2
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      It isn't Nuro though I did consider them. However, Nuro's interview process was too long and I wouldn't have finished in time due to other deadlines. (My friend's experience with Nuro was 3 phones and an on-site)
      Oct 29, 2018
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      Hm, Aurora? (Pm me if you’re more comfortable with that, am genuinely curious about their new grad comp)
      Nov 7, 2018
  • Amazon ldnQ68
    Curious whats your G offer breakdown?
    Oct 30, 2018 1
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      Waiting on it but decided on Uber already
      Oct 30, 2018
  • Expedia cout
    Hey, are you like an Ivy League student? I mean, how did you crack such terrific offers? Leet all the way?
    Oct 28, 2018 1
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      Thats flattering I guess but no. I've done maybe 30 leetcode problems and other than that just did well in my CS program, retained what I learned, and read through some books. I'm at a top 30 school, but unfortunately not an Ivy.
      Oct 28, 2018
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    Wow that's a pretty strong response to go for ATG. Anyone have anything potentially negative to share about ATG or any reasons to go to FB/G?
    Oct 28, 2018 0