Uber offer received. How to say No to other offer

Oct 26, 2018 50 Comments

I'm going to join Splunk as SDE in two days. I already sign the offer a few weeks back and also resigned at my current place. I'm currently with VMware.

I interviewed for Uber as SDE few weeks back. My recruiter didn't contact me until today. Now she said they are going to extend an offer. I don't have numbers yet. I will update the post once I get it. I'm sure about joining Uber. I'm currently on visa. Uber offer will take at least 2-3 weeks to finalize. Negotiation, visa file, background check etc. I don't want to join on receipt so technically I won't be able to join until February '19

What do you suggest in this case?

Offered TC: $245K.

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  • Facebook / Eng 5'6"Indian
    Error: Mismatch detected in title and description.
    Error: Offered TC not found.
    Please try again or GTFO
    Oct 26, 2018 2
    • OP
      Corrected. What would you suggest?
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Commvault Gtalk
      bata bhosdi, GTFO toh bol dia..ab likh di TC usne..bol ab...
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Oracle Supermusk
    Your title and description differ significantly.
    Oct 26, 2018 12
    • PayPal Yellowp
      Dude just join Splunk now and then ask Uber to do the transfer. Once the transfer is approved, leave Splunk and join Uber.
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Apple Icml2017
      Join Splunk; if you like Uber offer and want to join Uber, initiate H1B transfer and join Uber after you get approval. So you will be employed with Splunk for 4 months and won’t have any visa related issues.
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Fujitsu spartan321
      @BeKind12 Are u leaving IBM to join Splunk? I have interviews scheduled from both Splunk and IBM so I am just curious about IBM
      Nov 7, 2018
    • OP
      @spartan321 Go for Splunk. After spending last 2-3 years at IBM, there is no doubt in my mind.
      Nov 7, 2018
    • Fujitsu spartan321
      @BeKind12 Thanks for the reply. The role I got was on their IBM cloud. I don’t know how good it is. May I know what’s ur? If u can share ur job insight that’ll be really helpful
      Nov 8, 2018
  • eBay omid
    Uber != Facebook
    Oct 26, 2018 1
    • OP
      Corrected. May be it's Friday affect. What would you suggest?
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Glassdoor / Mktg Always be
    Depends if you ever want to go back to Splunk
    Oct 26, 2018 6
    • Glassdoor / Mktg Always be
      Your situation is complicated, but find a way to take Uber, offer will be equal or better and work more exciting.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • OP
      @Always be. It's not about Uber vs. Splunk. It's about how to navigate this situation where I have to start at Splunk on Monday and got the Uber offer today.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Glassdoor / Mktg Always be
      Echoing others, work at Splunk until your are ready to switch. Who knows you might not want to leave.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • OP
      Chance are rare, but still you're right. It's possible. Who knows Uber h1-b may get rejected
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Glassdoor / Mktg Always be
      Good luck! Hope you are happy at your next job.
      Oct 26, 2018
  • LinkedIn Taeyeon
    Would they ok for you to join on receipt? Ask them if they have a contingency plan if things don’t work out for you.

    If you don’t want to risk all the headache stuff then just join Splunk and leave when Uber’s paperwork is done. By then you’ll have 4-5 months of experiences and salary so not bad
    Oct 26, 2018 2
    • OP
      I have yet to talk to their lawyers, but from what I have heard, they suggest not to join on receipt. That means, I can't join them until next 4-5 months.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Docker / R&D
      SQL_Inject

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      SQL_Injectmore
      Then join Splunk and leave after 6 months. Just don’t spend your sign-on bonus.
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Turo kPHL74
    Has ur h1 got approved for splunk ? if no, why not join uber with receipt itself? Hypothetically, even if ur h1 gets rejected when u r in uber, wouldn’t uber handle it. Wats not worth checking with a attorney for a small fee ?
    Oct 26, 2018 2
    • Qualcomm Tucks
      Dude if the H1B gets rejected while working at Uber then the only way is highway -> sent back home
      Oct 26, 2018
    • OP
      I already have H-1b approved with Splunk. My first is coming Monday. Also, as @Tucks said joining on receipt is quite risky. I also have wife to take care. If rejected, we both have to leave.
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Qualcomm Tucks
    Yes please join Splunk it’s a great company. If you still feel after 6 months that Uber is good and your visa is approved then go 4 it
    Oct 26, 2018 5
    • OP
      Gotcha. They won't like it, but I don't have a choice either.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Qualcomm Tucks
      Also make sure you try to work hard at Splunk for whatever time you have
      Oct 26, 2018
    • OP
      Of course
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Qualcomm Tucks
      Extra hard be productive. ;)
      Oct 26, 2018
    • OP
      Okay Sir
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Turo kPHL74
    I empathize the insecurity, but if ur h1 is approved for splunk, why wud it have to get rejected for uber. I have no intention to sound cocky, just trying to suggest being rationale. U must be a talented person cracking and getting offers from unicorns. I wud say dnt let the insecurities of current afrairs dictate and supresss ur talent. Evaluate all other aspects as well, comp, team, tech, impact, manager, Cohesiveness, commute, wlb, ladder etc.,
    Oct 27, 2018 1
    • PayPal Plowyy
      Very good advice 👍
      Nov 7, 2018
  • New / IT loulou
    A job is nothing more than a business relationship. They know that. Join Splunk, give them your best 6 months, and if your transfer is accepted on 6 months, quit politely.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Tronkator
    Yoe!
    Oct 26, 2018 2
    • OP
      10. What do you suggest
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Tronkator
      Join Splunk, then switch to uber in 6 mo. No hard feelings
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Amazon SeaAz
    I would join Splunk, put my paper once uber H1b is approved then join uber happily
    Oct 26, 2018 1
    • OP
      Gotcha. Splunk might not hire me in the future, but also I won't get another chance to join Uber.
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Fujitsu spartan321
    You can check with Uber regarding how long the offer letter will be valid. Some companies will have offer vaild even till 1 year. But it really depends on company. I might be wrong but check with them. If the offer is like 6 months valid, you can start ur H1 transfer by end of 5th month which will give u sometime at Splunk.
    Nov 8, 2018 0
  • PayPal Yadayada!
    Join splunk and leave once uber H1b is approved. This is not completely your fault but also the fact that US govt stopped premium. As many told before me who knows you might like it there!
    FYI, Uber might not wait for 6 months and ask you to join on receipt.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm Tucks
    Is your visa already approved for Splunk ?
    Oct 26, 2018 1
    • OP
      Yes. My joining date is within two days. They started the process before premium processing stopped.
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Splunk vdrxkj
    What's ur offered level at splunk ... P4/P5 ?
    Nov 11, 2018 0