Sharing my master’s new grad offers (on the high-end ) & input needed
Palantir/Seattle/115k/60k shares of options/50k
Citadel/Chicago/150k/No Stock, at least 60k/yr cash bonus/100k sign-on
The equities are all 4-year totals except for Palantir which is 5-year.
A few things that I don’t agree with many of the posts on Blind:
1. Apple pays lower than FB? They have much better initial figures and refresh than FB
2. Google numbers can go really high if you have competing offers, but FB was only able to increase the sign-on
3. Uber’s new grad offer is quite lowball and is non-negotiable
In terms of my interview experiences with these companies, I was pretty impressed by the people at Google, Apple, Palantir, and Citadel. I didn’t like FB though as my interviewers seemed pretty incompetent. It looked as though they simply memorized LeetCode to get into FB but in fact had very poor backgrounds(although this is just a small sample and doesn’t reflect the whole company). FB also does diversity hiring nowadays, requiring all schools, regardless of reputation, to be equally represented. My school (Stanford) had a higher % of people whose resumes got rejected by FB than SJSU.
I wonder if anyone can give me some advise mainly on choosing between Google, Apple, Palantir, and Citadel.