Offers: Dropbox staff vs google L5

Oracle xYsg00
Nov 7 26 Comments

Got offers as below:

Dropbox Staff IC5 - 540k TC
Google Senior SWE L5 - 390k TC

Since dropbox stock is going down and google going up, in long term may be google L5 would be good. Considering post-tax.

Any inputs on wlb at dropbox for IC5?
does dropbox has any future since so fierce competition in space?
What is max google TC for L5 with such a competing offer?

Note: Not from AI/ML background.

Please provide inputs/perspective. In pickle to decide.

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Google Δeveλ
    That's nearly a 40% difference in pre-tax TC. Whoever voted for Google, please explain yourselves.
    Nov 7 1
    • Amazon TiCi
      Google tops nearly all polls here in Blind
      Nov 8
  • Microsoft hd6ej8
    Google is a monopoly. Dropbox competes in a commodity business. Not a hard decision, imho.
    Nov 7 5
    • Dropbox nunr
      Really? You think that's worth 600k over 4 years?
      Nov 7
    • eBay xghi
      technically dropbox stocks are downfall so not really 600k, may be total 400k considering google stock also rising. Also post tax is 200.
      Nov 7
    • Dropbox nunr
      It's riskier for sure, but if goog stock is such a slam dunk just buy leveraged calls options.
      Nov 7
    • Intel Nicoli
      Buy leveraged call options 😂😂.. bad advise
      Nov 8
    • Dropbox nunr
      You mean advice and It's a joke obviously.
      Nov 8
  • Dropbox bekk
    Staff is L7 at Google. The offers are different by 2 levels
    Nov 8 3
    • eBay xghi
      i think its more like L6, as depends on kind of work , but ya level diff is huge and salary too
      Nov 8
    • VMware uGox68
      Location please?
      Nov 8
    • Microsoft msbay
      I guess they meant Staff at Dropbox is L7 at Google
      Nov 8
  • Microsoft msbay
    That is weird in terms of level difference.Google L5 is IC3 at Dropbox
    Nov 8 1
    • Facebook vbxgmk
      But getting L6 by interview is super hard at Google.
      Nov 9
  • Dropbox nunr
    25% bonus + 25-33% refreshers every year. Staff is not wlb friendly though.
    Nov 7 3
    • eBay xghi
      does ic5 typically lead single team or multiple?
      Nov 7
    • Dropbox nunr
      Depends. Could be an area TL, for example.
      Nov 7
    • Facebook vbxgmk
      How’s IC 3? Got good wlb?
      Nov 9
  • Facebook vbxgmk
    It’s surprising to see a poll that google lost.
    Nov 9 2
    • Dropbox bekk
      Google didn't lose, and probably never won, money is always the winner.
      Nov 9
    • Facebook vbxgmk
      Google prestige outweighs money.
      Nov 9
  • VMware uGox68
    Can you please give google offer breakdown and location?
    Nov 8 0
  • New LQGW17
    YOE?
    Nov 7 0
  • Microsoft keke615
    I believe your Dropbox offer includes end of year performance based bonus, isn't it?
    Nov 7 0
  • Salesforce ygcvhhh
    Break down the TC
    Nov 7 0
  • Microsoft keke615
    Have you tried to get L6 at Google?
    Nov 7 0

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