Stripe vs Airbnb Offer

Uber Jfyv57
Sep 10 39 Comments

I have offers from both companies, which would you choose?

Uber L4 = 220
145k cash
60k stock @ 32$
15k bonus

Stripe L2 = 280
155k cash
110k stock
15k bonus

Airbnb L4 = 280
160k cash
105k stock
15k bonus

Working at Uber and watching our stock tank has me less excited about Airbnb because I think it might face similar difficulties post IPO

Edit: Thanks for the replies

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TOP 39 Comments
  • Microsoft / Eng ninja17
    How does your Airbnb offer add up to 280k?
    Sep 10 5
    • Chase
      ptgi36

      Chase

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      Neuberger Berman
      ptgi36more
      Lol
      Sep 10
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      Sorry, addition can be tough
      Sep 10
    • New ILYw22
      Are you saying you're getting 440k in total RSUs over 4 years for stripe?
      Sep 10
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      Yes is that good or bad?
      Sep 10
    • New ILYw22
      Just realized stripe hasn't IPO'd. Go with Airbnb
      Sep 10
  • Airbnb kYFK02
    Stripe
    Sep 10 6
    • Airbnb kYFK02
      Come to Airbnb at L5+ for comp. Go to stripe to learn to be a great engineer.

      Being a junior engineer here will stunt your growth technically
      Sep 10
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      Appreciate that, thank you
      Sep 10
    • Facebook lolwutm8
      Could you expand on that comment @kYFK02? How are juniors getting their growth slowed by joining Airbnb?
      Sep 10
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      My guess is that a lot of the interesting challenges have already been solved
      Sep 10
    • Airbnb kYFK02
      It’s the opposite — learning to solve technical problems the Airbnb way means you will solve them in an unsophisticated way
      Sep 10
  • Amazon catowayne
    YoE? I’d take stripe
    Sep 10 2
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      4 YOE - think it should be more or less?
      Sep 10
    • Amazon catowayne
      I think you’re underpaid at Uber at 220. But 280 at Stripe/AirBnB you’re doing very well.
      Sep 10
  • New ssCH14
    Tbh, you shouldn’t be comparing apples to oranges. I get the skepticism with the downside, but you should recognize that Uber was not cash flow positive, whereas Airbnb is. Anybody that can read a financial statement would immediately see that
    Sep 10 1
  • Amazon klmqos
    Man, Uber TCs have drastically come down. Go with Stripe they have better problems to solve.
    Sep 10 0
  • Chase
    ptgi36

    Chase

    PRE
    Neuberger Berman
    ptgi36more
    I’d choose based on the industry. Personally, I’d pick Stripe because it’s Fintech, and having experience in Fintech is going to pay off.
    Sep 10 1
    • New ssCH14
      I guess that depends on what your eventual goals are (:
      Sep 10
  • Spotify / Eng qbeforeu
    Feels tricky to value options in Stripe, will they ever want to go public?
    Sep 10 3
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      I agree - if they don’t go public in the next 5 years that means I locked up a large portion of my income
      Sep 10
    • Apple s432
      Heard they had/have some type of stock buyback program
      Sep 10
    • Stripe OBaQ55
      ^that is true
      Sep 10
  • Snapchat El
    Go with stripe imo. The business itself is defensible during recession. Airbnb will prob go down during economic downturn
    Sep 10 1
    • Microsoft / Eng kwodk
      the competitionin payments atea is very fierce
      Sep 11
  • LiveRamp / Eng matcha123
    Are those stock amounts per year or vesting over X years?
    Sep 10 1
  • Microsoft / Eng kwodk
    how mamy yoe? I feel it doesnt worth the jump, both offers are paper money
    Sep 10 1
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      4 yoe - that’s a good point
      Sep 10
  • Facebook / Eng flyinhi
    How long did Airbnb take to give u offer?
    Sep 10 3
    • Uber Jfyv57
      OP
      A really long time, the recruiter I was working with went MIA for weeks
      Sep 10
    • Facebook / Eng flyinhi
      Same for me. Did they not even respond all this time?
      Sep 10
    • Google _fake_
      Same for me. After the phone screen in my case.
      Sep 12
  • DoorDash sugarlake
    Yoe?
    Sep 10 1
  • Google knight00
    airbnb
    Sep 12 0
  • Yext qVTh07
    you should be able to negotiate Airbnb a lot higher
    Sep 10 0