Robinhood L2 vs Square L5?

Apr 11 28 Comments

Have two offers. Same comp. 290K.

L2 Eng @ robinhood
L5 Eng @ square

Both good teams.

Want to optimize for an enjoyable day to day life as well as financial upside from equity. What should I choose?

Current TC - 270K

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  • New
    LC Master

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    LC Mastermore
    What’d you pick OP? Why?
    Apr 13 4
    • OP
      I ended up picking square. It was a close call. Thought about it a lot. Team/day to day work seemed like a better fit at square. I do believe robinhood will do well .. but from talking to people internally .. I also felt that square has a lot of growth ahead of it .. maybe a bit slower relatively .. but still a long way to go :)
      Apr 17
    • New
      wwqqa

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      wwqqamore
      Looks like you made the wrong choice
      May 5
    • OP
      I don’t think so . And I am yet to join.
      May 5
    • New
      wwqqa

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      I’d reconsider, if you’re willing to reneg on Square. But that’s just me.
      May 6
  • OP
    Any more thoughts ? Anyone ?
    Apr 11 1
    • OpenText / Eng FBstockLOL
      I’d choose Robinhood because I like stocks and finance. There’s probably still a lot of opportunity to work on greenfield projects. Everything they come out with is basically a reimplementation of what the finance industry already has, and there’s still plenty of stuff they can reimplement.
      Apr 11
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    • OP
      Can you share your reasoning as well?
      Apr 11
  • New / Eng
    Makemoney

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    Makemoneymore
    Also prob get faster promo at Robinhood
    Apr 12 0
  • New / Eng
    Makemoney

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    Makemoneymore
    You want crazy growth or iterate on Existing shit? If former, Robinhood. Simple.
    Apr 12 0
  • Robinhood / Eng weirdMan2
    Eh, I might pick Square
    Apr 16 1
    • New
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      😂
      Apr 16
  • Amazon Vaporeon
    Which company do you see thriving in the next few years? I personally would go with Square but it's up to you. Is there any culture that you like better?
    Apr 11 3
    • OP
      Culture / people seem nice in both places. WLB seems a bit better at Square. I think Square should do pretty well. RH will either do very well or not do well at all. High risk. High reward I guess.
      Apr 11
    • Amazon Vaporeon
      Yeah from what I can tell Robinhood is a lot smaller than Square which is a mid sized public company now. If you want more stability, Square is probably the place to go
      Apr 11
    • New / Eng
      Makemoney

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      Makemoneymore
      Robinhood isn’t a early stage start up (I know I work at one with 12 people) they have a huge brand and tons of users. They are where Airbnb/Uber/insert past hyper growth company when the hockey stick growth kicks off. I remember checking out Lyft 5 years ago seemed pretty good, work hard but not crazy hours. I don’t really see much growth for Square but if you wanna work as little as possible, go there
      Apr 12
  • Microsoft Omni
    What level are you at Uber?
    Apr 11 3
    • OP
      L4. But pretty close to L5 promo.
      Apr 11
    • Microsoft Omni
      L2 at Robinhood is probably equivalent to L4 elsewhere, judging by the salary. Do they give options or RSUs?
      Apr 11
    • OP
      RSUs
      Apr 11
  • OpenText / Eng FBstockLOL
    Which one has less pager duty than Uber?
    Apr 11 1
    • OP
      Can’t really tell before joining.
      Apr 11
  • Pinterest jHsiehK
    If youre optimizing for enjoyable day to day, isn’t the answer whether you live in south bay or sf?
    Apr 11 1
    • OP
      I can move. So let’s not account for commute
      Apr 11
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    ToonSaber

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    SDE?
    Apr 11 1
  • OpenText / Eng FBstockLOL
    Hmm... both are fintech companies. Are you in the money team at Uber?
    Apr 11 1
    • OP
      Nope. Just want to try out fintech
      Apr 11