Re: credit karma (NC) vs cornerstone (LA)

Amazon kgeu81
Dec 12, 2018 15 Comments

My friend graduated from Masters and received 2 offers, one from Credit Karma and one from Cornerstone OnDemand.

Credit Karma - Software Engineer
location: Charlotte, NC
The company is not yet public so stocks are hidden assets.

Cornerstone - Associate Software Engineer
location: Los Angeles, CA

Package: both have same package. (around 140k) Yes LA is very expensive but that company is offering real stocks.(cornerstone)

Suggestions or opinions?

Thank you

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Credit Karma / Eng
    CK in Charlotte is the shit. You'll love it and you'll be making waaaay more that the same salary in LA. From what I hear, the office is expanding in a few months too.
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • Charlotte all the way! He can use that as a base package? to do next jump with significant tc gain
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • IBM / Eng Leetcode
    Your friend will live quite comfortably in Charlotte
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Target / Eng .¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    You need to break down TC as
    Base
    RSU
    Bonus
    Dec 12, 2018 3
    • Amazon kgeu81
      OP
      TC for ck is: base 116k Rsu s 120k bonus depends on performance I guess. Cornerstone: base 105k shares 120k bonus 5%
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Target / Eng .¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      CK builds bonus into base I thought. RSU should be valued at 14.40 a share
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Credit Karma ck1
      AFAIK, there's no cash bonus at CK. Bonus is paid as stock grants
      Dec 18, 2018
  • Target / Eng .¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    140k In Charlotte is an incredible offer
    Dec 12, 2018 1
    • Amazon kgeu81
      OP
      Yes base plus shares (excluding bonus)
      Dec 12, 2018
  • Cornerstone Booolah
    Can’t speak for Credit Karma but Cornerstone is a good place for a Jr dev. Lots of dev days, opportunity to grown FAST, and a promotion culture that will boost her quickly if performance is satisfactory.

    Also, it’s LA. Cmon
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • 140K in Charlotte?
    Dec 12, 2018 3
    • Amazon kgeu81
      OP
      Not base.. but total package..base plus shares.. but shares are not public yet. ck is in pre ipo still
      Dec 12, 2018
    • What's the base? It's hard to validate without base
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Amazon kgeu81
      OP
      TC for ck is: base 116k Rsu s 120k bonus depends on performance I guess. Cornerstone: base 105k shares 120k bonus 5%
      Dec 12, 2018
  • Amazon kgeu81
    OP
    Package is good in CK but LA is very expensive with good career options right ?
    Dec 12, 2018 0

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