Coinbase vs Uber

Dec 2, 2019 29 Comments

Need help in evaluating these offers. I haven't gotten official numbers but recruiter told this is what I looking at. Both offers are for SF office.

Uber: L4 140-145k base, ~240k in stocks (vested over 4 years) and they can try for bonus. There would be annual bonus but not sure how much. Recruiter mentioned that annual tc would be around 240k with bonus.

Coinbase: IC4 160k base, 200k in options (vested over 4 years). They can try for bonus for around 15k. No annual bonus. TC 210k (160k till it goes IPO)

Is there any room for negotiation?

Next year TC at PayPal would be 165-180K based on stock appreciation.

YoE: 6 total (3 in US)

Third option would wait till March next year and then I try again for other companies. I have already interviewed at Google, Amazon, Airbnb, Square.

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  • Google baby-daddy
    There hasn’t been a better time to join Uber since before mid-2014. Their next earnings is going to be a huge success, then the quarter after will make it clear profitability is on the horizon. Every quarter thereafter will make it increasingly clear and their stock will soar. Meanwhile you’ll negotiate comp based on a stock price in the 20s or low 30s. Over the 4 years you stay there, I can easily see a 50% increase in price, conservative. It’s Facebook in 2012 all over again.

    I can see potential with coinbase but they still haven’t solved the problem of making crypto currency practical, and I don’t see a killer use case for blockchain other than money. They could figure it out but I think it’s too risky. Also where’s the moat?
    Dec 2, 2019 6
    • Uber szIh40
      I admire your optimism.
      Dec 2, 2019
    • If only you could read Uber Blind. They’ll eventually figure it out but they honestly should just throw in the towel on self-driving and use those resources on profit.
      Dec 2, 2019
    • Google baby-daddy
      What else does it say?

      Eats profitability?

      More Lay offs?
      Dec 2, 2019
    • Uber sndbrv
      It’s mostly people upset about Travis selling so much stock, London and Eats.
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Google baby-daddy
      Ya Travis selling has gotta be very concerning.
      Dec 3, 2019
  • Uber / Design Amaquiting
    Ex-U now Cb. Cb hands down. So much upside. close to have bonus program
    Dec 2, 2019 8
    • Uber / Design Amaquiting
      I had a FANG offer but CB couldn’t match, beware
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Uber / Design Amaquiting
      U is a shit show rn, management n leadership suck ass. I doubt the profitability until ATG becomes a real thing.
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Credit Karma bollywood
      Isn’t CB a shit show too?
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Uber $ROPE
      Lol ATG is garbage and going nowhere. The whole self driving industry except for Waymore is a huge charade
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Coinbase is a shit show! Avoid at all cost! Broey culture typing some ruby code if that’s what you want ?
      Dec 21, 2019
  • Bloomberg Enig16
    Yoe?
    Dec 2, 2019 4
    • PayPal cnfsd
      OP
      Updated post
      Dec 2, 2019
    • Uber wow5569
      any updates from CB? did they go higher?
      Dec 20, 2019
    • PayPal obockd
      They increased equity to 300k and sign on bonus to 30k. But I accepted Uber offer.
      Dec 20, 2019
    • Uber wow5569
      Yeah, not worth, I’m surprised they didn’t beat the offer, I heard they are profitable company, so they do have money
      Dec 20, 2019
  • Credit Karma bollywood
    Does coinbase have any weird terms around the beating of their options?
    Dec 2, 2019 3
    • PayPal cnfsd
      OP
      Not sure! Need to look more into it.
      Dec 2, 2019
    • PayPal cnfsd
      OP
      Someone from coinbase can answer that?
      Dec 2, 2019
    • Coinbase etherbit
      I think the terms are standard.
      Dec 4, 2019
  • New / Eng
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    Does coinbase even have a future?

    Crypto is slowly dying (if not dead already)
    Dec 2, 2019 2
    • PayPal cnfsd
      OP
      What I heard/read is that they are doing pretty well. They have other products like pro and adding new products like custody which is making money. Their goal is to not rely on crypto value.
      Dec 2, 2019
    • Coinbase etherbit
      We're doing very well. Profitable for the last three years. How many startups can say that? And crypto adoption is only increasing. The price of bitcoin is only one metric to watch and I think we'll see a new all time high by 2022.
      Dec 4, 2019
  • Uber jHlu71
    The Uber offer is mid/low band for L4. Annual target bonus for L4 is currently ~15k up to 2x with multipliers based on performance. Don't expect the compensation committee to give a sign on bonus if they haven't already offered it.
    Dec 3, 2019 0

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