any benefit to joining Uber pre-ipo now vs later in the year / few months after IPO?

Honey jscurious
Apr 10 17 Comments

would joining Uber now, pre-IPO, be much better off than joining Uber a few months after it IPOs? I figure the IPO will matter most for those who joined way early and have a much lower strike price of RSUs, but I could be wrong. The strike price / general RSU package for employees who join right before vs right after the IPO wouldn't be much different, if at all, right? Or am I incorrect in this reasoning. Thanks

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  • eBay dvgC31
    By looking at the way Lyft is crashing ... Post IPO is better IMO
    Apr 10 0
  • Uber IamDara
    It depends where it's at after IPO in a few months. But before is almost for sure better
    Apr 10 0
  • Google take
    The only difference I see is later on recruiter cannot talk crap about Uber being worth hundreds of billions of dollars.
    Apr 10 1
    • Uber IamDara
      You can always do that
      Apr 10
  • Amgen yiXR75
    They have a revenue stream and a product people love using and multiple revenue streams. The stock is going to be fine over the long haul but probably bumpy to start. LYFT isn’t diversified enough.
    Apr 10 1
  • Facebook public2
    After assuming the price plummets and you believe in the long term company prospects. You will make out very well.
    Apr 10 1
    • Amgen yiXR75
      I’m mean that’s the biggest advantage to me. Facebook dropped then soared within a few earnings reports. If you’re starting a new role the stock price will look very different after a year from your start date.
      Apr 10
  • Google winebattle
    latest 409a price was $42 i believe. ipo will be 50-55. that's a 25% raise right there.
    Apr 10 6
    • Amazon uberrrr
      It is already $51
      Apr 11
    • Google winebattle
      you are saying latest 409a is $51?
      Apr 11
    • Amazon asdasdasd4
      Yes
      Apr 11
    • Google winebattle
      then there is no point joining pre ipo
      Apr 11
    • Amazon asdasdasd4
      Do you know what ipo price will be?
      Apr 11
  • Amgen yiXR75
    I’m wondering this too...I passed two phone screens and the hiring manager gave me great feedback so just waiting for my on-site. The base is low for the Bay Area but the chance to get in Pre IPO seems super appealing.
    Apr 10 0
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    Thumpermore
    I'm guessing that you are hesitating because you don't know which way the stock would move. That means means you have a contingency plan. If you do, then of course it makes sense to wait and watch. If you don't, then there's no point waiting.
    Apr 10 0

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