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Jul 24, 2018 20 Comments

Got offers from Uber and Twitter for ML SWE2 roles. YoE: ~1.5

Uber :
148k/6200 RSUs @ 252k/13.5k target bonus

Twitter:
145k/200k/15% target bonus

These are initial offers. Have gotten verbal confirmation from Apple and should get numbers from them in a couple of days. I liked talking to both teams as they are working on exciting machine learning problems, although the team at Twitter is more ML heavy. How are both these places to work right now?

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  • Square / Eng nomπŸ”
    Financially I would take Twitter, Uber's valuation could easily drop before IPO, Twitter is more stable
    Jul 24, 2018 0
  • Oath cndjv6wo1
    Nice offers. How much LC did you solve and what was the difficulty of your interviews like?
    Jul 24, 2018 2
    • Pinterest / Eng
      yKaa26

      Pinterest Eng

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      Did around 100. I had more ML and design components than coding, but difficulty was easy to medium
      Jul 25, 2018
    • Oath cndjv6wo1
      Cool thanks for the reply. What did you do to prep for system design? Did you use grokking and if you did, was it helpful?
      Jul 25, 2018
  • Twitter pips
    Typically a (reasonable) company's employees have the tendency to recommend their company over another. So, OP, you should normalize the votes by number of employees at Twitter and at Uber. :)
    Aug 3, 2018 0
  • Uber abcd6754
    At what valuation did you receive 252k rsu?
    Jul 25, 2018 3
    • Pinterest / Eng
      yKaa26

      Pinterest Eng

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      Around 40
      Jul 25, 2018
    • Uber fuckuber
      It is a very good offer if not at the preferred price of 48.
      Jul 25, 2018
    • Pinterest / Eng
      yKaa26

      Pinterest Eng

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      OP
      It seems kinda strange. Looks like the median of preferred and 409a price
      Jul 25, 2018
  • Pick Uber for more interesting work. And you'll have real impact on people's real lives.
    Jul 25, 2018 3
    • New / Mktg
      Mojoman

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      If Twitter gets acquired, he will have a lot of money on his hands to do whatever interesting work he wants to do. The hell with Uber. And it’s not like Twitter is boring work.
      Jul 25, 2018
    • Twitter is boring work.
      Jul 25, 2018
    • When Uber IPOs, he'll get a lot of money too. That's not an if but a when.

      And not everybody can or wants to do their interesting work outside of work, it's better to get paid doing the interesting work.
      Jul 25, 2018
  • New / Mktg
    Mojoman

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    Twitter could get acquired in their stock price could skyrocket. Go with them
    Jul 25, 2018 0
  • Is that stock number per year or over 4 years?
    Jul 25, 2018 1
    • Pinterest / Eng
      yKaa26

      Pinterest Eng

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      That's the dollar amount over 4 years.
      Jul 25, 2018
  • Nvidia / Eng arre
    Hey, which offer did you accept in the end ?
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • Twitter / Other Tweeple
    Which team at Twitter?
    Jul 25, 2018 0
  • Technicolor ppSi44
    Both offers are so similar. It boils down to who are you and what do you believe in? Only you can know that.
    Jul 24, 2018 0
  • New / Eng Pisseddd
    Who else did you interview with?
    Jul 24, 2018 0

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