Should I take a contract job with FB or convert to full time with Uber

Uber EFmw83
Jan 15 17 Comments

I am currently interviewing with FB for a contract position and their hourly rate is much higher than my current position. However, the team here at Uber is converting me to full time.

It isn’t a guarantee that FB will offer a full time position after the contract ends, but if they do, I’m sure the compensation will be much higher. I also know Uber is going IPO soon. Is it a bad career move to take on a contract position with FB at this point?

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Facebook alt_qq
    Go full time, being a contractor anywhere is like being a second-class citizen
    Jan 15 0
  • Uber Xidl
    Definitely convert when you have the opportunity. You could be waiting years at fb if at all.
    Jan 15 0
  • Wells Fargo techgeeksf
    Convert to Uber, get options, wait for IPO, make yourself rich then join Facebook if it's still around (may not be)
    Jan 15 2
    • New ghcthj
      Uhhh - ok Wells Fargo LOL. You guys gone yet?
      Jan 15
    • Uber EFmw83
      OP
      Lol solid plan
      Jan 15
  • Uber tnBn86
    Fb is better to their contractors, they’ve been doing it longer and know how to better support their people. looking at your comp as a holistic package for FT vs hourly as a Contractor is what you need to analyze. I.e. do u get over time? Will portions of ur benefits be covered as a contractor? Might you want RSUs which are offered to FT employees? Commute is another factor. That shuttle ride from city eats at your soul... Overall, having Uber and FB on ur resume isnt a bad career move. Lol (what reality do we live in where it could be “bad”? Friggin Silicon Valley bs) Uber will take awhile to ipo. But if u want equity (RSUs) then go with whomever will give u a FT position.
    Jan 15 2
    • Microsoft xhshhsheh
      Isn’t the IPO this year?
      Jan 15
    • Uber EFmw83
      OP
      Yeah a big reason why I’m even considering fb is because it is much closer to where I live. The commute is such a pain. IPO should be approved this year though, so tho ha are looking up. The thing is, I know nothing about how much to expect from the IPO..Thanks for your perspective though!
      Jan 15
  • Google oVCC10
    Wouldn’t your full time comp at Uber be higher than contract comp at Fb?
    Jan 15 1
    • Uber EFmw83
      OP
      I’m not sure yet! I’m unsure what the new comp would be
      Jan 15
  • Uber / Eng chbfg
    Go for Facebook
    Jan 15 0
  • Uber upptip
    what role is this
    Jan 15 0
  • Uber / Eng hotboi
    Uber conversion
    Jan 15 0
  • LinkedIn DHAw17
    Are you working as an independant contractor ? Or through a vendor?
    Jan 15 2
    • Uber EFmw83
      OP
      Through a vendor
      Jan 15
    • New begin
      May I know your hourly rate?
      Jan 15
  • LinkedIn DHAw17
    May I know the vendor name? I am looking for a new role too
    Jan 15 0