Uber or Dropbox? Help evaluate offer

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HotCookie

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Dec 5, 2018 21 Comments

Hello,

Please help me evaluate these 2 offers:

Dropbox: 210/360/40
Uber: 188/660/0

Bonus seems more interesting at Dropbox as they have multipliers, and it’s based on 20% of base salary. Uber has a fixed number (21.5k).

My take at a high level is that Uber is like a big bet and could go big after its IPO.
Dropbox seems up and coming and has interesting new projects.

Still feels to me that Dropbox is more fun and healthier environment, but at the same time it’s the best time to join Uber. Thoughts?

Would that kind of pay difference make you chose Uber over Dropbox? Any insights to help me make a decision?

Both roles are Sr. TPM manager. And I have 10YOE.

Thank you!

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  • HPE / Other
    EkMt77

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    EkMt77more
    Uber is TOXIC. Stay away at all costs
    Dec 5, 2018 3
    • I agree
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Uber Xlqf58
      Been here for 3 years and the culture now is anything but toxic. Plus it really depends on the org you’re in. I like my work — it’s challenging and fun. I would argue that Uber does more new things than Dropbox. On a regular day I only interact with 20 people or less and most of them I like. I don’t plan on leaving any time soon.
      Dec 5, 2018
    • HPE / Other
      EkMt77

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      EkMt77more
      I agree that it depends on the team. I am on a very toxic team so my opinion is entirely based on that.
      Dec 5, 2018
  • AppDynamics <*_|_*>
    High base and bonus with assured less equity (DBX) vs lower base no bonus and assured high PAPER money (UBER)... This is like living in present vs future... I prefer living in the moment and bet less on UBER as it’s making loss and ticker might not survive the stock market...it’s brutal...good luck take care
    Dec 5, 2018 1
  • Google / Eng Slw07gnvs
    Uber is a sinking ship...but so is Dropbox
    Dec 5, 2018 1
    • Apple julB03
      Care to elaborate on Dropbox?
      Dec 5, 2018
  • Apple / Product
    HotCookie

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    OP
    I have decided and going to Dropbox
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • Oracle Parx
    Isn’t DBX super employee friendly? and their revenue growth is decent. Good enough for me
    Dec 5, 2018 0
  • Dropbox nvp
    i chose dropbox a bit more than 2 years ago, and its been fine so far. having said that i have friends at uber and they like it as well. youll be fine either way so id choose the team you like
    Dec 5, 2018 0
  • Cisco UPhF72
    I would say Uber.
    BTW - Its Senior Technical Program Manager role rigt?
    Dec 5, 2018 0
  • Both are terrible! Run! Run! Run!
    Dec 5, 2018 2
    • Vertivco / R&D
      WARP ZONE!

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      Compared to what? Fuck off.
      Dec 5, 2018
    • Microsoft lC4life
      The only person who got rejected at a major company was Jhdgffs, I mean...that’s why you work at Uber right? Because you can’t hack it at FB or Microsoft?
      Dec 7, 2018
  • Dropbox super-dope
    Welcome!
    Dec 19, 2018 1
    • Apple / Product
      HotCookie

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      HotCookiemore
      OP
      Thank you!! Super excited about the move!
      Dec 19, 2018
  • Credit Karma calvinklne
    Dbx is still 90% storage, I don't see diversification anytime soon. I'd do a couple years at uber
    Dec 6, 2018 0
  • Google WatsGoinOn
    Dropbox equity is as good as uber, if not worse, and may evaporate by the time you can sell. And it’s much less than uber, so even if uber suffers a set back you are well covered. I would go with Uber.
    Dec 5, 2018 0
  • Apple / Product
    HotCookie

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    HotCookiemore
    OP
    I can give you details offline. Pm me :)
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • Apple / Product
    HotCookie

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    HotCookiemore
    OP
    I am liking the projects and team at dropbox more. But major fomo on the Uber expected IPO and the high valuation expectations. Making my decision pretty hard. As I feel like it would be a great opportunity that I shouldn’t miss on. Any insights or thoughts?
    Dec 7, 2018 0