New Grad offer comparison: Self driving car vs APLUS

Oct 30 9 Comments

Got new grad offers from the two companies. Pinterest is a pretty solid offer, and the engineering culture there seems pretty good; on the other hand, Cruise is working on self driving car which motivates me to work more, but culture there seems problematic

Pinterest TC:
135k base
140k RSU/4yrs
55k signon

GM Cruise TC:
140k base
30k annual bonus
80k RSU/4yrs
25k signon

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  • Uber J Levi
    Pinterest offer seems better because you will be able to sell the RSUs when they vest.

    Which teams will you be working on? There are plenty of dull projects at a SDC company, and there are fun projects at a company like Pinterest.

    Do you want to work on a real product that people already use? Are you okay with working on something that might never launch? What would you like to be able to write on your resume in 2 years time?
    Oct 31 2
    • OP
      I will be joining machine learning infra, I think both companies have pretty interesting data ingestion problems. But I think Cruise has a much bigger scale than Pinterest in terms of data.
      Oct 31
    • Cruise Automation
      MaryB.

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  • Credit Karma 🐨Koala
    Pinterest will be CRUD. You are young, go and try out self driving car. If you don't like it coming to CRUD world is not difficult!
    Oct 31 0
  • Overstock.com
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    What's more exciting? Being part of a team making a self driving car a reality, or helping soccer moms pin crap to pinterest?
    Oct 31 1
    • Tableau krxi15
      Obviously pinning soccer moms πŸ˜‰
      Oct 31
  • Microsoft / Product philisteak
    TBH, I don't think there would be much a difference to a new grad, irrespective of the company in terms of tech. You would be just asked to do a piece of piece of piece. So pick as per team.
    Oct 31 0
  • Microsoft / Product gracy
    Are you an American citizen?
    Oct 30 1

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