Unicorn offer evaluation - TC or big name?

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Apr 8 10 Comments

Received an offer from a 2nd/3rd-tier unicorn company. I feel the offer is too good to pass on comp-wise, but I keep debating if I should keep pursuing opportunities with FAANG + uber/lyft/airbnb/etc these bigger names. I am just at the early stage of my career, so feel like having a big name on my resume might be more helpful in the long term?

Job function: Business analytics (non-DS)
TC: 160K base + 50K stock options/year
YOE: 2
Location: Bay area

Assume everything else (manager, team & culture fit, learning opps, growth path) is all good. The only variable I am looking at here is the company name.

Should I take it? Appreciate any inputs!

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  • Isn’t this exceptional TC for Business Analyst 2 YOE? (Generally curious.. assumed it would be ~50k less)
    Apr 8 2
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      p🥔tato

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      Yes it is...lol. that’s why I’m torn. Feel like it’s impossible to get this level of TC anywhere else.
      Apr 8
    • Take the $ and 🏃🏻‍♂️
      Apr 8
  • Intercom DINT93
    Depending on the company, I would be cautious and do some due diligence as to why the offer is so high given your 2 yoe.

    Not a commentary on your abilities, but just do some homework. What shape is the team in? Is the team / company in a desperate position?

    If that’s something you’re still ok with then by all means take the offer. But situations like these _can_ be a canary in a coal mine sometimes.
    Apr 8 1
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      p🥔tato

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      Good point and thanks for looking out! Company and team are in good spot actually. They’re growing fast and have attracted a lot of top-level talents from FAANG.

      So I’ve asked, apparently I killed the interviews, and I got lucky in the negotiation.
      Apr 8
  • Amazon yWsJ24
    Take it dude
    Apr 8 0
  • Tableau DTRN71
    I always evaluate job offers on the 1-2 year horizon for pay and without regard to how it will look on my resume. I've never found the latter to matter, and compensation/market rates change way too much to worry about a longer term than that.
    Apr 8 1
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      p🥔tato

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      Makes sense. Thanks for the perspective!
      Apr 8
  • Chegg snt124
    OP what is your skill set? Excel sql tableau? Do you regular use python/r for your job / interview?
    May 24 0
  • VMware jAiz23
    Good comp startup name?
    Apr 8 0

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