Will Google match Uber offer?

Walmart.com XUVA73
Jun 16 62 Comments

I got an L5a offer from Uber:
195k base
27k bonus
720k share value (based on current stock price)

TC $402k/yr

I passed L5 at Google, and I'm waiting for the offer stage. Would Google match this offer? If they did which would you choose?

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  • Facebook
    Instagrаm

    Facebook

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    Google, Microsoft
    Instagrаmmore
    Do you seriously compare G to uber?
    Stop kidding us and join G immediately.
    Jun 16 12
    • Agree about FB interviews being the most painful.

      However, G interview process is very slow and as a result, I’m not sure if they’re hiring the best talent anymore. It took them 6 months (I shit you not) to get back to me.

      When U, Airbnb, L, etc can get back to you like next week, why would someone with multiple offers choose G?
      Jun 16
    • New / Eng
      🔥HODL🔥

      New Eng

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      Sogeti
      BIO
      I'm a generalist soft eng who loves to work on hard tasks and open-source. I have experience in many domains (low-level, web, data science, security, etc.).
      🔥HODL🔥more
      You don't choose G. G chooses you.
      Jun 16
    • Glassdoor coppo
      You don't choose Google, you use it as a counter to get into Albertsons
      Jun 16
    • Nutanix 1adja134
      There is no *countering* of Albertsons
      Jul 17
    • Before you counter Albertsons with Google, keep in mind the impact that the summer internship at Albertsons will have on your resume and long term career goals.

      Don’t day trade with your career.
      Jul 17
  • Glassdoor drewm
    Walmart to Google, nice!
    From the bottom to the top
    Jun 16 2
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      Next stop, Albertsons 😂
      Jun 16
    • Glassdoor drewm
      L5 at Google is equivalent to an intern at Albertsons, but I'd take it in a heart beat!
      Jun 16
  • New / Mgmt
    Ama B.O

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    Ama B.Omore
    What's the difference between L5 and L5a ?
    Jun 16 17
    • Apple lamahep
      5b offers are around 1M rsu and 210-215 base. So maybe a little lesser than 500. L6 should be close to 550-600.
      Jun 16
    • Uber vjck
      L5b and above at uber is also approx under %15. Uber’s internal docs might say its an eng 5.5, but in practice they are like staff engineers at goog and fb.

      If you compare the competency docs you also see that the fb e6 & goog l6 competencies are similar to ubers l5b and the fact that l5a is the ‘terminal level’ demonstrates the fact even more.
      Jun 17
    • Google larrypagei
      Google has L4 as the terminal level.
      Jun 17
    • LinkedIn / Eng jet la
      5b is comparable to 6 at f and g. Check levels FYI, also I have a friend who got 5b offer of 550k and heard that it is the average, doesn't seem like l5 offers from f g
      Jun 18
    • Google larrypagei
      Yeah levels.fyi is based on compensation. So doesn't get it right always.
      Jun 18
  • Rally Health njGx08
    Both companies do really shady awful stuff. Hold onto your soul and don't associate with either.
    Jun 16 5
    • Verizon gniU78
      Uhmm 🤔
      Jun 16
    • Google DocStrange
      *eye roll*
      Jun 16
    • Uber / Eng staff
      ...
      Jun 16
    • Airbnb nbhnc
      Lol
      Jun 16
    • Google userb2000
      I don’t think so... but it’s easy to believe the media hype / negativity.
      Jun 16
  • Google larrypagei
    Google match would depend on the interview. Those are pretty high numbers for L5.
    Jun 16 3
    • Cadence / Product
      Hawaiiii

      Cadence Product

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      Hawaiiiimore
      This, you are in the range of L6
      Jun 16
    • Facebook muneybags
      I personally know someone who got an offer around $600k for L5. Google can make it happen if they want you enough. No this personal was not ML focus - was on infra/distributed systems side of things. Oh and here’s the kicker - they rejected the offer :)
      Jun 16
    • Amazon
      🚬er

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      🚬ermore
      What year?
      Jun 16
  • Samsung / Admin
    bigbossvp

    Samsung Admin

    BIO
    master of BS.
    bigbossvpmore
    Between Uber and Google, all things equal, I would personally go to Uber. Good luck with your decision. I feel Uber is on fire 🔥🔥
    Jun 16 2
    • Google L7@AWS
      Uber is on fire
      Jun 16
    • Nutanix 1adja134
      Not sure if Uber is on fire is a compliment or insult
      Jul 17
  • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
    720k shares? Lol
    Jun 16 5
    • Walmart.com XUVA73
      OP
      Oh that's cash value based on current stock price.
      Jun 16
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

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      TechLeedmore
      I'd find out your exercise price, if it's $50/share they're already worthless
      Jun 16
    • Tesla Tezzzla
      You do realize they are rsu’s and not options
      Jun 16
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

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      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      He never clarified
      Jun 16
    • Uber / Eng
      sight

      Uber Eng

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      sightmore
      Uber only grants RSUs now. So, 720k grant over 4 years sounds about right.
      Jun 16
  • Apple sopq
    Will prob offer u 350k cuz goog stock >>> uber stock in terms of stability and company rep.
    Jun 16 0
  • Credit Karma yir312
    Congrats.

    The offices are pretty far from each other. If Google matches I’d take the one with the shorter commute / location you prefer.
    Jun 16 0
  • Uber / Eng
    sight

    Uber Eng

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    sightmore
    What are the other things that you value in addition to short term TC? Those can and should help in your decision.
    Jun 16 2
    • Google rafaNadal
      First and foremost is the quality of people you work with. That determines your personal growth.

      Second is the overall quality of tools, infrastructure and engineering. That determines how productive you could be.

      Third is how well you connect with the product/mission. That determines how motivated you’d be to go to work daily.

      And finally the manager and the team. Your career promotions and the kind of projects you do largely depends on the manager for entry - mid engineers. A good manager can make all the difference in the world.

      And of course pay and happiness, because at the end of the day we have families to feed and needs to be taken care of.
      Jun 16
    • Uber / Eng
      sight

      Uber Eng

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      sightmore
      Exactly my point. Well said.

      Some factors are macro — company mission, if you want a mature environment or a malleable one. Do you need process or do you thrive in chaos/freedom?

      Some factors are micro — do you like who you work with? Do you have the opportunities for growth that you need?
      Jun 16
  • Amazon catowayne
    YoE?
    Jun 16 1
    • Walmart.com XUVA73
      OP
      10 YoE
      Jun 16
  • Walmart.com rand.randm
    @Op mind sharing your X level Walmart? Trying to see where Walmart X level map to. I have seen huge variance.
    Jun 17 0
  • Walmart.com rand.randm
    What’s your level at Walmart?
    Jun 16 0