Oculus - awesome product, stable company under Facebook umbrella, comp competitive but lower then Pinterest and Cruise in base and total comp, team and culture sem great.
Pinterest - incredible culture, work life balance seems the best. Most competitive package, equity side highest among everyone. Product and business model seems meh
Cruise - role seems challenging, company seems to be going to great places and there’s a ton to do still. Pay is competitive, commute seems tough (coming from San Mateo area).
What’s important to me:
-stability of company and position
-comp (short to mid term important)
-work life balance (not working insane hours, being able to do things outside 9-5)
Leaning towards Oculus esp if they can bump up the base just a bit. It’s about 40k delta from Pinterest’s yearly total comp, 20k from Cruise
Anything I’m missing / should do more due diligence on?
Update: Oculus is giving me a strict 24 hour turnaround time to decide which strategically speaking wise, I don’t agree with. This is a huge decision for me (and my family) that shouldn’t be rushed because there are ‘other candidates that they are considering as well.’ Any advice here?
As far as I've been there, cruise has pretty good work-life balance. There's always the workaholics but it seems that most people are gone around 6 or 6:30. (standup is around 10)
You should be able to negotiate more with cruise if you have a competing offer that's higher - I was able to get them to match my highest competing offer for base salary and beat the others on other aspects as well.
Cruise's "stock" is worth pure cash by the way it vests, but it's tied to the value of gm, which may not have as rapid growth as fb. But it is paid out in pure cash so if that's something you prefer you can consider that.
All 3 sound like amazing offers but you should pick what you think is the best fit for what you want.
I would think the commute to all 3 should be similar if you take Caltrain. Not sure why cruise's commute would be more tough.
Feel free to ask me about cruise. (I'm fairly new though so I might be slightly biased)