Uber vs Microsoft new grad offer

Uber / Eng A-user
May 21, 2018 31 Comments

MS offer
Team- SharePoint
Compensation - 108k+120k(rsu) + 50k(sign on)
Location - Redmond

Uber offer
Compensation - 116k + 114k(rsu)
Location - SF

Please tell me which would be better at this point of time, taking into consideration both work and money.

Uber team assignment is not done yet.

Explanation appreciated.

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TOP 31 Comments
  • Microsoft AwesomePie
    SharePoint is where all good things go to die
    May 21, 2018 2
    • Uber / Eng A-user
      OP
      So, Uber would be the better option?
      May 21, 2018
    • Microsoft poor bill
      I’d solely join for the extra $50K (esp since Uber is in SF) with the expectation that I’d transfer to a different team within 3-6. From what I’ve heard, avoid Sharepoint like the plague.
      May 22, 2018
  • Twitter Upgrades
    Just so you're aware you're asking in a forum with 39k Microsoft employees, take it with a grain of salt.
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Uber RFJy23
    Dude, Redmond is a suburb enclave with nothing to do. Come to SF, Uber will most likely have a X-factor upside, you’ll work in a less organized but more challenging environment with faster upwards movement and you’ll work for a company that has a physical product with a unique set of challenges. In the last 5 years, Uber has changed the way middle class people travel- drunk driving is at its lowest, people are reliably navigating foreign cities, etc. Sharepoint is a foisted piece of shit that no one wants to use except Fortune 500 drones (my internship I had to write sharepoint plugins so I’m not speaking too much out of line).

    You have probably 40 years left working in the industry, go work somewhere exciting that you feel good about - it’s too early to optimize everything.
    May 25, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng ghls
      fuk this comment... it’s so true though, which makes me sad.
      May 25, 2018
  • Uber / Eng
    Rqwx5o

    Uber Eng

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    Rqwx5omore
    🤦‍♂️ you are seriously considering a MS offer? As a new grad on top of that... People go there to rest (use to be rest and vest)
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Hitachi Vantara / Other vataran
    Why did your username say uber if you a are new grad
    May 21, 2018 6
    • Uber Agreed
      Then you should be able to make decision?
      May 21, 2018
    • Uber / Eng A-user
      OP
      I agree. But I feel the compensation is a lil on the lower side. Also I'm a lil concerned on the equity part of the compensation. As of now, would it be worth to take the risk and go to Uber inspite of having a huge education loan
      May 21, 2018
    • Hitachi Vantara / Other vataran
      lol. That's a high comp for a new grad
      May 22, 2018
    • Uber / Eng A-user
      OP
      Uber's offer or Microsoft's offer?
      May 22, 2018
    • Oracle Oh well!
      Uber’s offer ofcourse. I started out at $97K couple of years ago. $116K is great imo
      May 22, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng tattle
    New grad? If I were you I'd join Uber just so I can learn more and get challenged. SharePoint in my opinion is dying it's extremely slow death.
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Uber Sfgt4df
    Uber TC is at what valuation?
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Microsoft reddev
    See, if Uber goes public you know it is going to hit the sky..but Microsoft sticks are also going high..but Uber u learn new tech, and learn a lot.
    May 27, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng Plz
    How is Uber able to offer such low RSU and attract good new grad talent? My FB RSU is nearly 2x and it’s liquid unlike Uber.
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Salesforce biamwknf
    No brainer lmao
    May 22, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng fjh
    spo is web backend most likely. What’s Uber engineering? if anything pick the most CS job.
    May 21, 2018 3
    • Uber / Eng A-user
      OP
      What do you mean by the most CS job?
      May 21, 2018
    • Uber / Eng A-user
      OP
      Uber engineering is backend too
      May 21, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng fjh
      most technical challenging job I meant.

      worked at SPO partner team, feel like wasted. I hope someone don’t step into the same shoes.
      May 22, 2018
  • Uber Gmie27
    Tell MS: Unless they increase to $250k, you gonna take the Uber offer, then ask Uber to match.
    May 22, 2018 2
    • Uber / Eng A-user
      OP
      Uber said they aren't gonna increase anymore.
      May 22, 2018
    • Uber Gmie27
      Ignore. Get back to them until you get a better MS offer.
      May 22, 2018
  • Microsoft ct4
    SharePoint is a soul sucking place.
    May 23, 2018 1
    • Tango Health / Eng rawblonde
      Care to elaborate?
      Jun 21, 2018
  • Microsoft
    1vwg681109

    Microsoft

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    1vwg681109more
    I have heard a lot junk about SharePoint. But if you like Microsoft as a company, you can change within the year.
    May 22, 2018 1
    • Uber / Eng A-user
      OP
      Are new grads given challenging work in Microsoft? I've heard a few ppl say that you need to prove yourself by working on small side projects before they involve you in mainstream project.
      May 24, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    Ryuwusbfua

    Amazon Eng

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    Ryuwusbfuamore
    Uber seems like a low base? I got a higher base at a less known/difficult company

    Even assuming an IPo at current value that’s barely higher TC than Amazon!
    May 22, 2018 0