What tier is Uber?

Apple FhpG28
Oct 27, 2018 18 Comments

Follow up to "What tier is Apple? (Career)"
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Lots of engineers migrating from faang to Uber but I found that the interviews weren’t very hard and quality of work depends on team.

Considering pay, engineering and benefits, what would y’all rate Uber at?

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  • Uber / Product
    Wutwutwut

    Uber Product

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    I think our hiring standards aren’t as good as some of the other tier 1 companies, also the pay isn’t comparable. That said, what brings a lot of people over is the goal and the product market fit. So if the TC or GTFO philosophy is what drives you, Uber isn’t tier 1. But if you want to make real impact, it certainly is. PS: I have been at two of the FANGs.
    Oct 27, 2018 2
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      Lyft
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Uber / Product
      Wutwutwut

      Uber Product

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      They didn’t beat for me, but met it. The observation above is what I have seen as a hiring manager.
      Oct 27, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng
    dexa

    Facebook Eng

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    dexamore
    re: hiring bar, my interviews were pretty in-depth (comparable to FB’s) and I like that they have a bar raiser round

    also if you’re fine with partially illiquid comp, the pay more than matches FANG. I received a 320k offer with 3 YoE, easily beating current TC and my google offer
    Oct 27, 2018 4
    • Collective Health / Eng Lower
      How is it partially illiquid when the company isn’t public? It’s completely illiquid isn’t it? You only can cash out equity when the company is public so how you can even include equity in your total compensation? Please correct me.
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Apple / Eng Tim Book
      Base salary? -.-
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Fitbit Byg
      By partially illiquid comp I think he/she meant that the equity is illiquid and salary/bonus is not.
      People usually include equity in tc using latest valuation of company but you’re right in that it’s not completely accurate and only an estimate. Private equity is more risky but there is also potential for more upside.
      Additionally, private companies sometimes provide more equity than public companies so you are protected somewhat from value of equity falling a bit.
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      dexa

      Facebook Eng

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      yeah base salary + annual bonus + signing bonus (50k split over 2 years) are all liquid cash
      Oct 28, 2018
  • Uber Ghjkiu
    Hiring bar is very low
    Oct 27, 2018 0
  • Uber Usenet
    Interview difficulty != top tier. Rocket fuel, dropbox, and palantir used to have hardest problem solving rounds. A lot of my friend join Google and the onsite only asks at most medium difficult problems — like merge K sorted list. So I don’t think you want to use that as a gauge as interview is very subjective. I most ask leetcode medium question but follow a lot to dig into the thought process. Lots of “top tier” folks cannot pass that.
    Oct 27, 2018 0
  • Lending Club / Eng LC$2021
    Only TC matters
    Who cares about tier
    Oct 27, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    Target annual RSU refresher at Uber L4 is only 55k, while at fb E4 it’s 70k. Why is that? Shouldn’t Uber give out more stock because it’s private?

    This is why Uber isn’t tier 1, at least not while it’s private. Maybe after IPO.
    Oct 27, 2018 4
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Even if they vest over 3 years, that doesn’t change the fact that smaller refreshers means TC flatlines at a lower number after the 4 year cliff compared to if the refreshers were larger, regardless of time to vest.
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Glassdoor / Mktg 😝m😗h
      FB is also flat lining in growth 😂
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Uber / Product
      Wutwutwut

      Uber Product

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      This sounds misinformed. Private companies this close to IPO would obviously give out stocks like a public company. The upside is a bigger multiplier.
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      @nWSE48 TC flatlines everywhere, but it flatlines at a lower number if u get lower refresher amounts. Even if they vest over 3 years instead of 4.
      Oct 27, 2018
  • Microsoft
    Hardwork18

    Microsoft

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    Hardwork18more
    Tier 1b, same as amazon, MS, apple
    Oct 27, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Design Dunph
      Ms and amzn are tier 3. Uber is tier 2.9
      Oct 27, 2018