OfferUp vs Uber offers

Dell PQIC21
May 17, 2018 42 Comments

Hey, I got an offer from OfferUp (150k base and 300k worth of stock options) but the offer deadline ends before I can complete my process with Uber. I have 4 years of experience, will Uber match this offer?

Also have an offer from Microsoft:
Level 62: 142K base(plus bonus upto 20%), 40K sign-on(over 2 years), 125K stocks (over 4 years)
TC: 193k + bonus

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TOP 42 Comments
  • Rightpoint rpuser1
    Avoid OfferUp at all costs
    May 17, 2018 8
    • Uber JuAv51
      Bs. Offer up is awesome and has a huge potential
      May 17, 2018
    • OfferUp SomChump
      I second this.
      May 17, 2018
    • Dell PQIC21
      OP
      Any specific reason? is the business shrinking or work culture?
      May 17, 2018
    • OfferUp SomChump
      Let's just say that we have a lot of good people left the company because of some office politics that's going on right now. Apparently these people are "not fit for fast-paced startup life" which is bullshit in my opinion as many of the people who left, joined the company when we had around 20-40 people. For the specifics, just go to the glassdoor review. It's pretty spot on.
      May 17, 2018
    • Microsoft yfkbdfz
      BS, it's great place to work, I've been at Microsoft and one game startup before this and OfferUp is the best so far (can't tell you anything about Uber). Of course there will be unhappy individuals, but management really cares about employees.
      May 24, 2018
  • New / Eng
    rapER

    New Eng

    PRE
    Uber, Amazon
    rapERmore
    Two companies that are struggling. I would avoid both. Clearly you can interview well and you can get other offers.

    I would take Microsoft which has doubled in value in the past year and has increasing momentum. Uber and OfferUp have both lost in value and market share for the last 2 years.
    May 20, 2018 7
    • New / Eng
      rapER

      New Eng

      PRE
      Uber, Amazon
      rapERmore
      @Uber - Not only are you displaying the misogyny that Uber is infamous for. You are also showing your lack of maturity and objectivity.

      I hope you keep your mouth shut and don’t represent the company in any way. Nobody finds the misogyny endearing. Ask your parents.

      @PQIC21 Offerup has a lot of upside if they can figure it out. They hit a road bump last year. I They have been improving their product & engineering team after some missteps where they hired their head of engineering from Google. Good luck!
      May 20, 2018
    • Uber WesSnipes
      Shut up raper. That name...
      May 20, 2018
    • Dell PQIC21
      OP
      Thanks for the advice rapER, but you should change your name, it's very offensive.
      May 20, 2018
    • Dell PQIC21
      OP
      I did see your comment @rapER, I really pitty your life that you get off by trying to troll random people on blind.
      May 20, 2018
    • Uber / Eng shANq80
      Yeah OfferUp head of engineering quit and joined blockchain.
      May 20, 2018
  • Salesforce YewT83
    Offer deadlines are closing tactics and can be ignored. Also, startup stock is paper money and should be heavily discounted. MSFT may financially be the best choice depending on your risk tolerance.

    Tell the people at Uber and MSFT that you have a good offer from OfferUp that you’re excited about that has a deadline and that they need to hurry their asses up. When you get numbers, use the highest of base/stock/total comp to negotiate better numbers.
    May 17, 2018 1
    • Dell PQIC21
      OP
      Ok, thanks for advice :)
      May 17, 2018
  • Twitter Hvg
    This is a time when you can learn the important lesson that offer deadlines don't mean shit. Be respectful though.
    May 17, 2018 2
    • Dell PQIC21
      OP
      haha. thanks.
      May 17, 2018
    • Twitter Hvg
      Put yourself in their shoes. They interview a ton of people. Are they going to reject you because you want to take two weeks more to make a serious life impacting decision.

      Not unless they hire someone else and fill the position. So there's a bit of a risk here. That has never happened to me though.

      But it's important to still communicate that you're interested in the position, don't tell them I have better companies lined up.

      It's all business and negotiation, nothing unusual.

      A company negotiates like crazy with customers, vcs, vendors. Nothing is set in stone.
      May 17, 2018
  • New hermit
    Probably, check out the level for Uber from http://levels.fyi
    May 17, 2018 2
    • Dell PQIC21
      OP
      Doesn't have any numbers for uber Sde2
      May 17, 2018
    • New hermit
      Oh true
      May 17, 2018
  • OfferUp SomChump
    Offerup stock options don't mean shit. Until it is public, it is worth as much as a piece of toilet paper.
    May 17, 2018 3
    • OfferUp GbUp14
      You realize that the people who left had vested stock and cashed out right? You're ignorance is next level
      May 21, 2018
    • OfferUp SomChump
      Sure you can exercise them. What do you do next with the piece of paper they gave you? You can't just "cashed out" if you can't sell it to anybody.
      Yes, you can put it in a secondary market, which requires someone to be INTERESTED in purchasing them from you. Please think about what you said and do more research before embarrassing yourself please.
      Idiot, don't call others ignorant if you yourself are ignorant. Don't be a fucking keyboard warrior.
      May 21, 2018
    • Microsoft yfkbdfz
      Oh boy, someone is really triggered
      May 24, 2018
  • OfferUp MgHT22
    Offer’s mgnment doesn’t care any employee at all. The mgnment is the BS. Sunk, not sinking, ship.

    Take Uber or MS. MS is doing really well these days, mkt cap just surpassed alphabet.
    May 30, 2018 1
    • OfferUp 1Step2Step
      I'm glad I wasn't the only one that feels this way
      May 30, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng 🤡clown
    I’d want way more equity if I was joining a firm like offer up. That’s a big risk compared to a public company or even a unicorn like uber.
    May 17, 2018 3
    • Dell PQIC21
      OP
      How much should I ask then?
      May 17, 2018
    • OfferUp GbUp14
      Ou is considered a unicorn too isn't it?
      May 21, 2018
    • Snapchat msRw43
      What’s a unicorn?
      Aug 5, 2018
  • Chase tjPE83
    Yoe?
    May 17, 2018 2
    • Dell PQIC21
      OP
      4+ plus Masters (not sure how much that matters)
      May 17, 2018
    • Chase tjPE83
      150k base after 4 years is neither good nor bad IMO. Definitely try Uber
      May 17, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng
    PdEW66

    Microsoft Eng

    PRE
    Amazon, Microsoft
    PdEW66more
    Stock options mean nothing if you have no one to sell it to. In my previous company, I had stock options too, but when it came time to being acquired, the founder sold it cheap and my options cashed out to a few hundred dollars only... lol

    But your 150 base is a decent offer depending on your level of experience. FAANGs can definitely match that plus cash bonus and stocks that actually mean something
    May 17, 2018 1
    • Dell PQIC21
      OP
      You nentioned one possible scenario, the othet is that it goes for a good IPO then it might be worth even more. So have to evaluate it somewhere in the middle IMHO.
      May 17, 2018
  • Uber / Eng shANq80
    Avoid offerup. I think it's possible Uber matches your base for L4. Or TC will be higher.
    May 20, 2018 0
  • Uber Mandingo1
    Yes uber can beat that. You can accept offer up as a backup and then tell them the offer is down when you get a better one and walk away.
    May 17, 2018 0