Choose between Uber and google

Apr 23, 2018 157 Comments

Got 2 offers,

Uber senior 2: TC 400k per year assume $40 per share Rsu

Google l4: TC 330k per year

I knew level wise Uber senior 2 is much better than google l4 which is not negotiable

But google is much closer for commute, better team gcp, better benefit, culture and prestige.

Wondering am I too weird if I refer google over Uber?



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TOP 157 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    Being assured a solid team is huge. Would take Google. And, a shorter commute is nothing to sneeze at.
    Apr 23, 2018 1
  • L4 getting a L5b at Uber? Lololololo
    Apr 23, 2018 4
    • Uber catesby
      Man I knew we’re desperate to hire. But didn’t realize shit was *this dire*.
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Uber Pir4te
      ^it really isn’t. We down level like crazy
      Apr 27, 2018
  • Akamai Technologies / Other Techrulez
    For those advising to take a job because of a higher level ranking/title... how important is a title outside of said organization? I personally would take better commute/benefits/pay.
    Apr 23, 2018 9
    • New yhspz
      Probably not much of a concern then, unless your heart is set on fang. How are you finding uber? Sounded a little sweat shopish from the devs I spoke to.. burn out must still be an issue.
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Uber s8t7kup
      I enjoyed my time at Google way more than my time at Uber. But salary wise Uber seems better (we will see after IPO).
      Now, I'm not burn out, I take plenty of vacation, but I feel the manquent is really bad and there is too much internal competition between teams
      Apr 24, 2018
  • Apple / Eng Tim Book
    I would take Uber. Always take the higher level
    Apr 23, 2018 7
    • Microsoft / Eng Shampain
      It's a ladder
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Sr 2 is 2 levels above L4. You can decide on your own, how long will it take you to get 2 promotions at G?
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Uber Dheos
    I’m from Uber and is advising you to go for Google because of better team... You can always come to Uber after your stint at Google. We love ex-Googlers!
    Apr 23, 2018 5
    • Uber Dheos
      Don’t worry. We love Facebook, Apple, Netflix employees too... Basically all the FAANG people. Sometimes we love Lyft employees too. So you still got our love. 💖
      Apr 23, 2018
    • New xbbebe
      What about Doordash people.
      Dec 18, 2018
  • Microsoft Bad Hombre
    How many years of experience?
    Apr 23, 2018 16
    • Amazon


      Fuck you
      Unless they’re a diversity higher..
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Being a recruiter at both companies, definitely go Uber. Systems design interview must have gone poorly @ Google. Interview again in 1-2 years and by that time your Uber equity will be close to liquidity
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Google Westfield
    Uber secondary shares are at $33 and preferred share at $48. Since no one is getting preferred stock now, Wondering how did you get to $40? Was it just average of the two?
    Apr 23, 2018 5
    • Microsoft


      Way too late for that.

      Uber should be giving out more though it sounds like.
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Uber Pir4te
      No ones selling the millionaire dream now lol. It’s much more realistic with the new comp structure
      Apr 27, 2018
  • Microsoft icode
    Google all the way. Best tech company m
    Apr 23, 2018 10
    • How many other people at G can say that?
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Google Westfield
      Looking at the scale of so many products at G, there are lot of people who would say that. Of course there would be lot of people at G, who are not having much impact. But I think such people exist in all companies of decent size.
      Apr 24, 2018
  • Google / Product callofwild
    100% google, if you replaced Uber with almost any other major tech company, I would say probably that company.
    Apr 23, 2018 2
    • Google Facebook
      Unless you’ve replaced it with FB
      Apr 23, 2018
    • New yhspz
      I thought fb is another burn and churn similar to amzn/uber.
      Apr 24, 2018
  • What prestige does Google give you? 9 years of experience JUNIOR developer? It only make you look bad. You’re good not because you join Google (actually many people are not strong there), you’re good because you’re good.
    Apr 24, 2018 3
    • Apple a1z2x3c4
      Didn’t you have more advanced System design like questions in Google? But probably Google doesn’t have anything specific for leadership skills. Also were you interviewing for roles with domain specific skills like machine learning, computer vision, etc?
      Apr 24, 2018
    • SK hynix / Eng Memory Sol
      This is what one of our guys got screwed on, an experienced domain expert interviewed by out of domain its on unrelated algo and then rejected.

      Come on, think about it, why would you use NP hard problem to interview firmware people?
      Apr 24, 2018


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