Offer Evaluation

Capital One / Eng NameIsFake
Mar 13, 2018 21 Comments

Hey guys,

I'm mulling over an offer for Uber in SF and would like a second opinion on it.

Position: Software Engineer II (3 years experience)
Offer: 145k base + 9000 RSUs

Coming from the Midwest, not sure how that base pay correlates to standard of living in the Bay Area. It'll be just me, my wife, and our two dogs so living space is a top concern. Also, any suggestions on neighborhoods to look at for housing would be appreciated.

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Uber / Eng 9?ivej
    Good offer for a SWE2 position.
    Mar 13, 2018 0
  • Uber / Eng jWJO65
    Wow, I think the rsus are great, I have heard past eng 2 were getting closer to 6k rsu in 2016. For 3 years of exp I think it’s good
    Mar 13, 2018 1
    • Uber / Eng Klog
      Yeah they stepped up the RSU game a lot in the last few months. For a while we were really screwing people over o feel bad for the 2017 offers.
      Mar 13, 2018
  • Cisco Pappuu
    What does 9000 stocks equate to?
    Mar 13, 2018 3
    • Uber / Eng Klog
      Won’t give exact number but what is reported publicly is in the ballpark. Its around 35$ a share right now.
      Mar 13, 2018
    • Cisco Pappuu
      Thats like 78k in stocks per year . Thats super . Is there any sign on bonus?
      Mar 13, 2018
    • Uber / Eng Klog
      No we don’t do sign on that I have ever heard of
      Mar 13, 2018
  • I live in SF on 145k and am able to live a comfortable lifestyle. You should be okay.
    Mar 13, 2018 1
    • Neighborhoods that are good : Pac heights, Protrero, outer and inner sunset, Richmond, nopa, Bernal. Pretty much anything not in the TL(tenderloin). Since, you’re coming from the Midwest you probably don’t want to move somewhere too noisy/busy like soma to start. Just a suggestion.
      Mar 13, 2018
  • Google / Eng Alpha Zero
    You might want to sit down and compare money after cost of living. You get taxed state income of 10% and apts are around $3000/mo currently. Considering that's after tax money, I'd be sure the take home pay is high enough for you.
    Mar 13, 2018 0
  • Capital One finesse
    But always counter
    Mar 13, 2018 0
  • Informatica / Eng Infastar
    How much does the 9000 RSUs equate to currently?
    Mar 13, 2018 3
    • Uber / Eng Klog
      Around 35$ a share is what is advertised publicly.
      Mar 13, 2018
    • Uber akcjs
      Is 409a really what’s advertised publicly? Isn’t it actually the preferred price at 48.77?
      Mar 13, 2018
    • Uber / Eng Klog
      The price you will find if you just google publicly is 35 to 40$
      Mar 13, 2018
  • Salesforce 657765
    It’s not a lot of money but for 3 years of experience, you can’t expect a lot more than that for base salary.
    How about bonus?
    Mar 13, 2018 2
    • Uber / Eng Klog
      Target bonus is 15% for SWE2 if I remember correctly.
      Mar 13, 2018
    • Salesforce 657765
      Then it sounds like a good offer.
      Mar 13, 2018
  • Uber / Eng OG21
    This is a super strong offer for eng 2, especially from rsu perspective. I would highly recommend taking it. Uber doesn’t really negotiate much anymore ( equal pay)
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng windss
    did they specify it’s general or specialized area?
    Mar 13, 2018 0
  • Uber fdSY30
    Fair offer for software engineer II
    Mar 13, 2018 0