Should I join Uber?

Nutanix cJxP43
Apr 29, 2018 43 Comments

I have an offer of 7k RSU and 150k base from Uber. Currently earning 250k stocks and 145k base at my current company. Should I make a change? I see that people were made RSUs offers worth 10k+ for l4 level but my recruiter wouldnt change the offer at all inspite of my current package same as the one being offered by Uber.

Why is Uber low balling me?

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TOP 43 Comments
  • Uber JRSmith
    What’s nutanix?
    Apr 29, 2018 7
  • Uber deOz08
    Two factors for your comp: your interview performance and competing offers. This applies anywhere not only at Uber.
    Apr 29, 2018 5
    • Nutanix cJxP43
      OP
      Isnt my current offer itself a competing offer? If I didnt perform well, why eould the company extend me an offer?
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Uber
      nmuber

      Uber

      BIO
      Seriously?
      nmubermore
      It’s always good to have multiple options at hand for negotiation. We used to give super low ball offers in 2016 and 2016, but now anymore.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Nutanix cJxP43
      OP
      Isnt my current offer a competing offer? Normally an engineer would expect 20% increment and in this case more so because Uber is not IPO yet.

      I was too bullish of Uber doing good in the future that they perhaps guessed the guy would join inspite of being low balled.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Uber Gmie27
      I interviewed 5 companies, and no one considered the current compensation as a counter offer.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Uber Gjqq85
      Atleast Uber should have offered 10% or more to ops current comp.
      Apr 29, 2018
  • Uber kerker87
    Just don’t come to Uber then.
    Apr 29, 2018 4
    • New oziK32
      So the only upside to joining Uber would be a higher salary?
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Uber Gmie27
      A prerequisite to change job is higher compensation. Otherwise, you will have higher expection and easily get unhappy in the new role. It's human nature.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • New oziK32
      Do you see Uber valuation increasing at the time of IPO. In case the op joins Uber, do you see it paying back in the future?
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Uber Gmie27
      IMO, I see Uber valuation will grow from 409A price to preferred price at the end of 2019. I can't say about after that.
      Apr 29, 2018
  • Cloudera / Eng
    Mmonk

    Cloudera Eng

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    500 Startups
    Mmonkmore
    Then why go to Uber ? Nutanix is growing fast enough and if the offer has no uploads at Uber why leave ? I believe Uber offer is @48 per stock ? And they limit the refreshers also to some 40k per year now , it’s the new norm @uber
    Apr 29, 2018 2
    • Nutanix cJxP43
      OP
      Yes Uber offer @48 per stock. The RSU refresher is ~50k + cash refresher ~10k.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Uber Pir4te
      They shouldn’t be offering it at preferred price. They should be giving it at a conservative 409a valuation and at a cash value
      May 9, 2018
  • Twitter 2fool4cool
    What is l4? If it's senior the base is weak af.
    Apr 29, 2018 4
    • Nutanix cJxP43
      OP
      L4 is eng2
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Twitter 2fool4cool
      Still stingy. Hopefully you can learn stuff there.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Nutanix cJxP43
      OP
      Yes. I see a lot of future potential in Uber but perhaps I am wrong given the kind of offer they are making. :-(
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Twitter 2fool4cool
      I mean it's not terrible, for l2 maybe you can get 160 at other places, but not 180 for example. Their tech is good. I wouldn't mind being there, it's good on the resume I suppose.
      Apr 29, 2018
  • Oracle Tonystark_
    I was in a similar situation and decided to go with one of FANG. DM me if you want to know more.
    Apr 29, 2018 0
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    • Nutanix cJxP43
      OP
      Atleast the company should have competed against my current.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Uber Pir4te
      If we competed against everyone’s current numbers or other offers this would cause pay disparity among people in the same level. Then the media will eat us and we’d get slammed for pay inequality.
      May 9, 2018
  • Cloudera / Eng
    Mmonk

    Cloudera Eng

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    500 Startups
    Mmonkmore
    I let it go twice both times because of offer, I was told that they have bands and limit on refreshes now, they are trying to standardize everything is what i was told both time. 50k yearly refresh is pretty low if you ask me
    Apr 29, 2018 2
    • Uber / Eng bag
      You can get more if your perf is good.
      Apr 30, 2018
    • Cloudera / Eng
      Mmonk

      Cloudera Eng

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      500 Startups
      Mmonkmore
      Thanks for the Info , the question is how much more , a typical refresh in my last 3 yrs has been 150k+
      May 1, 2018
  • Cisco hjILNbo
    How many years of experience do you have?
    Apr 30, 2018 0
  • Genesys rkNA70
    What is RSU refresher? New to scene, forgive my ignorance
    Apr 30, 2018 0
  • Uber / Eng ArthurRead
    This is a good offer for Eng 2. Can you provide more info about your background?
    Apr 29, 2018 0
  • Uber / Eng bag
    It’s a good offer for L4. 350k worth of shares!! How are you measuring your current comp at Nutanix? How do you calculate 250k?
    Apr 30, 2018 2
    • Uber Gjqq85
      I believe the op has 5k rsu at Nutanix amounting to 250k.
      Apr 30, 2018
    • Uber / Eng bag
      No I am asking how did the 5k RSU come about? For example was that his/her original joining offer at Nutanix, or it accounts for both price changes after receiving the joining grant and whether it accounts for refreshers and for stocks that have already vested?
      Apr 30, 2018
  • Uber nUberetto
    It's a good offer for L4. I'd take it seeing as Uber is giving you more RSU (approx 350k worth).
    Apr 29, 2018 1
    • Jet / Eng OeLx34
      Way less if valued with 409, maybe even more accurate.
      Apr 30, 2018
  • Uber knight
    Base is good, RSU is standard, for eng ii.
    Apr 30, 2018 0
  • Cisco Mulholland
    How much exp do u have
    Apr 29, 2018 0