Uber vs Amazon vs VMware vs Bloomberg

Symantec LionelMessi10
Apr 30 24 Comments

Uber:
Position: Software Engineer - New Grad
Location: Palo Alto
Compensation: Base - 110k, Bonus - 15k, RSU worth 89k
Team: New Mobility (Jump bikes and Scooters)
Pros: Innovative
Cons: Less compensation

Amazon:
Position: Software Development Engineer I
Location: Seattle
Compensation: Base - 120k, Bonus - 60k, 60 stocks
Team: Last Mile
Pros: Interesting team, Great compensation
Cons: Work-Life Balance

VMware:
Position: Software Engineer - New Grad
Location: Palo Alto
Compensation: Base - 125k, Bonus - 15k, stocks - 40k
Team: VCF Engineering
Pros: Good Compensation
Cons: Work not really innovative

Bloomberg:
Position: Software Engineer - New Grad
Location: New York
Compensation: Base - 135k, Bonus - 15k
Team: Flexible
Pros: Good Compensation
Cons: Financial company, location

About Me:
Computer Science - New Grad (0 years of experience)
Expectations from job - Innovative, good culture, competitive pay

Which company would be the best choice and why?
All suggestions about all companies are appreciated.

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TOP 24 Comments
  • BluVector sparked
    As a new grad you shouldn’t expect to have WLB anyways. Go with Amazon
    Apr 30 5
    • Google 6543210
      ^this. you'll get many more opportunities after Amazon.
      Apr 30
    • Symantec LionelMessi10
      OP
      Can you tell me any specific reason for choosing Amazon over Uber? (Apart from the compensation)
      Apr 30
    • New AIwH05
      What is this logic? IMO having good WLB is necessary for a sustainable career. Burning out is not going to do any good in the longer run. Amazon is a shit place to be for new grads. Not to mention their hiring bar is awful.
      Apr 30
    • Google 6543210
      in general Amazon will teach you more than Uber. wlb isn't as important for a new grad imo, learning experience is. you can revisit in a year or two and apply to a company with wlb.
      Apr 30
    • BluVector sparked
      So it’s clear that you’re smart so what you want to do early in your career is two fold; 1. Learn a good work ethic and 2. Get exposure to solid engineering principles. Both of these are available at Uber and Amazon, but purely based on maturity, Amazon probably edges out Uber in the second.

      Frankly I just don’t see enough reasons to go to Uber over amazon given the pay difference.
      Apr 30
  • Lmao why even consider Bloomberg. Company’s utter shite. You will play second fiddle to Wall Street wannabes and will be packed in a tiny cubicle with subpar compensation (at least at Princeton location, idk what it’s like in NYC but can not imagine it to be better).

    My opinion would be use the 3 others to leverage Uber. But build leverage in reverse order. Ask VM and Bloom to pay more by telling them about Amazon and Uber and then take new offer if given to Amazon and ask for higher pay. Finally take all 3 to Uber. Honestly I would take Uber regardless. Innovation is at it’s peak and when Uber goes public I only expect the stock to soar in the long-run
    Apr 30 5
    • Cisco meowwww
      Because it’s in NY
      Apr 30
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      What cubes? Since when do we play second fiddle to finance types? Bloomberg is a financial technology company, providing every piece of information a finance professional could need and tools to use it. It's not a bank.

      That said, for a new grad, I would go to Amazon. Bloomberg is where you spend your middle age years at.

      Also, there is no city like NYC for young people. Seattle and the Bay don't hold w candle to it.
      Apr 30
    • OpenText TSLAstock🤣
      Agreed with 2nd paragraph. In regards to first paragraph, nyc has more females. I heard you can easily transfer to any location if you’re in Amazon though.
      Apr 30
    • Cisco meowwww
      “Females”
      Apr 30
    • New AIwH05
      Bloomberg will pay the highest out of these 4 companies for new grad if negotiated correctly, which is ~200k.

      I think most people have the perception of old Bloomberg when it wasn't a market leader in its domain. Since their recent dominance, Bloomberg has been one of the highest-paying companies for entry-level engineers.
      Apr 30
  • Google / Eng big💰
    Negotiate your offers
    Apr 30 0
  • Amazon UKBV06
    Amazon new grad offers are 108/24+20/70 for Seattle, non negotiable. Are you making up numbers or do you have a explanation for your Amazon offer?
    Apr 30 2
    • NetBrain Technologies freight
      I think he got SDE-1 and not a new grad offer
      Apr 30
    • Symantec LionelMessi10
      OP
      My offer at Amazon is a team specific SDE-1 role. And this is the initial offer. I'm confident about negotiating and getting it increased.
      Apr 30
  • VMware pyejxtg
    May I ask wut the heck is vcf eng...
    Apr 30 1
    • Symantec LionelMessi10
      OP
      VCF stands for Virtual Cloud Foundation. My sub-team is Life Cycle Management.
      Apr 30
  • NetBrain Technologies freight
    U can always go and work for Amazon 😅, they'll always have positions available, and the hiring bar is also not that high as compared to other companies in FAANG.
    I would suggest to go with Uber, unless you really like the work at Amazon.
    Apr 30 0
  • Congrats btw! I think that’s a fantastic achievement to have all these great companies at the same time to choose from. These are the kind of problems I wish I had. How did you manage to land all these jobs? And do you have a BS or MS degree?
    Apr 30 1
    • Symantec LionelMessi10
      OP
      Thanks a lot. I mainly practiced a lot for my coding interviews. (Mostly leetcode). I am almost done with my Master's degree.
      Apr 30
  • LinkedIn / Eng mort
    I have heard Last Mile has a lot of ops work & bad WLB. I personally would go with Uber.
    May 1 0
  • Yahoo / Eng PbtH25
    Are you an intern at Symantec?
    Apr 30 0
  • Workday nTbW38
    But you could work on Mac mini support for esxi!
    Apr 30 0