Nuro vs. Cruise vs. Lyft L5 intern offers

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Oct 17 21 Comments

I'm a junior in CS, did a bunch of ML projects/internships, and hoping to do ML engineering full time at an AV company, after doing a masters in ML (whether on the modelling or optimization side).

I have intern offers from:

Nuro - ML infra (few 100s engineers, self-driving delivery, making own robot)

Cruise - Perception (>1000 engineers, self-driving taxis)

Lyft L5 - Prediction (few 100s engineers, self-driving taxis)

All similar comp in the Bay area. What offer do you think I should go with this summer, and why?

I'd say I'm most interested in the perception side, but anything with ML and interesting problems would do well for me.

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  • Lucid Motors windsurf
    Definitely cruise. Cruise is years ahead in terms of R&D. Also Autonomous is just a special project for Lyft. It's gone public and if the company starts bleeding the first ones to be shown the door would be such special projects guys. Wheras cruise specializes in AV tech. That's their only business and have huge backing from GM and Honda. It's a no brainier. Definitely cruise. Since it's an intern position I would prefer cruise as one can get to learn more there compared to newbies like Nuro.
    Oct 17 1
    • Tesla laosos
      Agree with Lyft. But for cruise vs nuro your logic is poor. Nuro is smaller with better talent than Cruise. Just because it’s small doesn’t mean you get to learn less. In fact you’ll get more scars and learn more in a smaller company.

      You’ll learn from people who’ve worked at the top av companies and at the same time have a chance to make a more significant impact. Definitely Nuro. I’ve heard bad things about the culture at Cruise.
      Oct 27
  • Capital One sakL14
    Nuro is pretty lit. They’re aren’t a lot of data points on a Nuro offer but it appears as if it will be competitive with the famous Lyft return offer. These offers are good enough where I’d push for a spring coop just to try 2. I don’t think ML infra will teach you much ml but idk. Could you share your experience with the interview? I have a phone screen coming up and I’m terrified lol.
    Oct 18 3
    • Google Trifectaa
      Nuro can’t compete with lyft. Have friends who received offers after interning.
      Oct 29
    • Capital One sakL14
      Internships at Nuro? What do the offers look like?
      Oct 30
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      ultraman

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      CS and data science student at Caltech
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      Intern offer is $8.5K base with $1K stipend
      Nov 10
  • fake
    Oct 17 4
    • Why? It's not hard to sweep all AV offers if you have AV experience. Sorry backend isn't as hot these days
      Oct 17
    • New / Eng
      ultraman

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      CS and data science student at Caltech
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      Ah yes, because polls for fake offers makes a lot of sense
      Oct 17
    • you sound like a russian bot
      Oct 17
    • cal Tech doesnt even have a cs major
      Oct 17
  • Nuro XzSB87
    Lyft
    Oct 17 2
    • Capital One sakL14
      Not rooting for the home team?
      Oct 18
    • Walmart / Eng XsEg37
      @nuro do you mind sharing how is work at nuro? Have an interview coming up so would appreciate extra info!
      Oct 25
  • Aurora YzfW48
    A friend of mine interned at Lyft level 5 for prediction and he didn't have a super great experience. Said the interns were very much treated like interns and he wasn't impressed with their approach.
    Oct 25 0
  • eBay lollar
    Try waymo if you haven’t already.
    Oct 20 0
  • Airbnb valhala
    So you got l5 offer as new grad?
    Oct 17 3
    • Waymo PdAX50
      In case you're not trolling: that's the name of Lyfts autonomous division.
      Oct 17
    • New / Eng
      ultraman

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      To clarify, I have an intern offer as a junior from Lyft L5, which is their autonomous division.
      Oct 17
    • Airbnb valhala
      Ah lol okay
      Oct 17
  • Verizon Media fbgoog
    What are the offer amounts? Personally curious, although useful to break ties.
    Oct 17 0

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