Uber vs Airbnb vs Google Cloud

New phloem
Jun 4 52 Comments

Have been fortunate to have received offers from all of these. Curious what blinders think of these and where you'd go.

Offer numbers (approx) for L4 (3.5 yoe) with no negotiation done yet. base/equity/signon bonus
1) U - 165, 375,50
2) A - 170, 367, 15
3) G - 145, 340, 20

Edit: can you also share why you choose an option? I'm unsure why somebody would choose Airbnb over Uber or Google.

Note: numbers shared to avoid tc or GTFO, but just curious what is a better place to go to work. I'm sure U and A will generally match each other

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  • Google / Eng gslb
    Uber and Airbnb numbers look like l5 numbers. no?

    Uber offer looks great. I feel the stock is undervalued. IMO Airbnb has easier technical problems to solve and might be less interesting in terms of work

    GCP : If you find a great team, then perfect. Otherwise it might be nothing more than moving protobufs and writing design docs for trivial things
    Jun 4 7
    • Google / Eng gslb
      I replied in another comment! New to blind 😛
      Jun 4
    • New phloem
      OP
      Rite of passage. Don't think anybody gets it right in the beginning
      Jun 4
    • Airbnb RRlv76
      Had similar Airbnb offer, it's definitely l4, rsu can be much higher
      Jun 6
    • New phloem
      OP
      How much higher?
      Jun 8
    • Airbnb dkskhs
      Around 100k
      Jun 8
  • Google / Eng gslb
    teams in gcp. Factors to consider
    - Ask about attrition and promo rates in the team.
    - Think for yourself on whether the problem is technical or organizational. Ask the manager about examples of people that got promoted to l5 and what work they did ? They got promoted by doing something cool ? Or by pushing people from 5 teams to do some work for them.
    - Ask about team growth and whether the manager is looking for new managers under him. I feel new managers suck (2 data points)
    - Ask about team culture. May be meet them over lunch
    Jun 4 3
    • Honeywell wellHoney
      I DMed you
      Jun 4
    • Facebook easzss
      there is no way any one is answering this before joining
      Jun 4
    • Google / Eng gslb
      one can ask these questions. The manager will answer what they can
      Jun 4
  • New phloem
    OP
    Can voters also share why Airbnb over Uber/gc?
    Jun 4 10
    • Credit Karma wjskc
      100k is good!
      Jun 4
    • New phloem
      OP
      Yup! Saw that.
      Jun 4
    • Amazon 515mr
      I believe that was 180k over 4 years, so effectively 45k per year
      Jun 5
    • Credit Karma wjskc
      But you get 180k refresher EACH year.

      So yes you’re right year one after refresher it’s extra 45k. But year two it’s extra 90k etc.
      Jun 5
    • Amazon 515mr
      You are right, it would be high amount with your initial grant. But post 4th year, you would just have 180k refresher, as against 120-125k of RSUs in first year.
      Jun 5
  • Uber johnn-doe
    Definitely Uber if you are looking at interesting work and meaningful impact to millions of people around the world.

    As I had just mentioned in another thread, work and opportunities are really good at Uber. From your offers, looks like Uber's comp better than G, so I would definitely advise Uber.
    Jun 5 6
    • Lyft u3vy
      Agree with Cisco. I would recommend op doing an interview with Lyft. If you get offered, the choice would be quite straightforward.
      Jun 5
    • New phloem
      OP
      I got a positive response from Lyft too and speaking with teams right now. Will see how it goes
      Jun 5
    • Lyft u3vy
      What is your tc number? Mind updating this post?
      Jun 6
    • New phloem
      OP
      Don't know yet
      Jun 6
    • New phloem
      OP
      Got Lyft offer at 165k,500k,22k (base, eq, bonus)
      Jun 10
  • Amazon plalsgj
    G and U seem really good. I wouldn't go with A because I don't feel it being a stable company (not much of future).
    But just out of curiosity, what were the level of LC questions in the interviews with G and U?
    Jun 4 2
    • New phloem
      OP
      I feel that A is the most exciting from the future prospects standpoint.

      U was easy to medium. G was medium. A was upper medium to hard
      Jun 4
    • Intel BOBBY_AXE
      "A: not much of a future"... what the F you talking about son? For real. Lol. Airbnb is not going anywhere. stupid response man, seriously. Airbnb would probably be top of my list based on TC and wlb and future. GCP is tough place and rough culture. Uber... too volatile and you simply have better options.
      Jun 4
  • Poll should include 🍿
    Jun 4 2
    • New phloem
      OP
      Ugh too late
      Jun 4
    • New / Eng jo2305
      Just click 'view results'
      Jun 4
  • Lyft LyftU
    I wonder if you had interview with Lyft?
    2) and 3) are both great choices. Between these two, it’s just a matter of preference.
    Jun 4 5
    • New phloem
      OP
      I like how you skipped 1
      Jun 4
    • Lyft Bands?
      A programmer never starts indexing at 1.
      Jun 5
    • New phloem
      OP
      Update: got an offer from Lyft as well
      Jun 5
    • Lyft LyftU
      Then why did not you consider Lyft as one option?
      Jun 5
    • New phloem
      OP
      Just got to know today
      Jun 5
  • Oath
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    Which team at Uber? Compensation varies teamwise ..
    Jun 4 1
    • Google phone 8
      Which teams pay more in Uber
      Jun 8
  • Microsoft YsTJ07
    I got offered more from Amazon and Google for 2.7 yoe. Didn't even apply for FB and Uber...

    Definitely don't join Uber unless you are planning to stay only for 4 years, it might survive until then... Airbnb was always my no. 1 choice because I heard they offer 300k for L4 (looks like you were low balled), I failed the behavioural there :(

    Also your numbers look like they are for Seattle. Is that right?
    Jun 4 1
    • New phloem
      OP
      Nope, these are SF numbers. For sure, Airbnb offers that much but this is without negotiation

      Can you share your offers?
      Jun 4
  • Microsoft ggmate
    G can match/beat U offer. I had a similar U offer but G offer was 160/380/50. 4.5 yoe.
    Jun 4 0
  • New numaye
    Can I ask what your background is? Is this backend role or what?
    Jun 4 1
  • Amazon rahrahh
    Yoe?
    Jun 4 1
  • Facebook / Strategy miikescott
    Ask G to match the offers. They should, and then you’d have a winner!
    Jun 4 0