Google vs Grab offer

Jun 24, 2019 44 Comments

I have offer from Grab Bellevue and Google Bay Area
Grab TC 260k base 160k annual bonus 24k Rsu 50k units worth 5.87$/unit vesting over 4 years
Haven’t got concrete numbers from google.
Both roles are for SWE ML

3 yoe, both offers are for L4

Comments/advice from people at grab would be really helpful


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TOP 44 Comments
  • Indeed UYDX18
    Google, no brainer. Seattle team has to follow leaders in Singapore and wlb is very bad in Grab
    Jun 24, 2019 10
    • Grab / Design Andeeee
      It is hit or miss with management. The folks above who had a bad experience and left have a valid perspective but I can only share mine.

      Imo, great wlb and pretty interesting opportunities. Stepping into Indonesia and Vietnam was eye opening for sure.

      Have worked with folks based in Seattle, in return for having to communicate with HQ after dinner some times you get the freedom to wfh. (Matter of preference)
      Jun 25, 2019
    • Microsoft JRVM5
      Andreee Are you in Singapore office?
      Jun 25, 2019
  • VMware ItsAlrite
    Grab the Google offer
    Jun 24, 2019 0
  • F5 Networks / Eng ->
    Congrats! Tough call. Steve Yeggie, who runs the Data team is based in Seattle (Bellevue to be precise).

    If they do IPO, I don't expect them to do better than Uber or Lyft.

    But, I really like the fact that at Grab you can be somebody rather than being a nobody at Google (at L4). Also, personally like Grab's vision and mission better.

    At the end of day, pick the right team. Being on the team which you absolutely love, learn and enjoy your work matters more than TC.
    Jun 24, 2019 4
    • Indeed UYDX18
      Ahh I guess their PR bullshit is working
      Jun 25, 2019
    • Amazon XuQzxc
      grab does not seem to care engineer too much, and the biz is built from a copycat.
      Jun 25, 2019
  • Tesla / Eng ufbtv
    Google the Grab offer or Grab the Google offer... We're all mere chasers of the TC!🍿
    Jun 24, 2019 0
  • Go for Google, Grab will suck the life out of you
    Jun 25, 2019 0
  • Well, such l4 offers make a lot of old timers look like fools to be loyal to the company. Don't get me wrong, congratulations on your great offer but just feel sorry for us old timers.
    Jun 25, 2019 3
    • This place does not reward loyalty. Unless you retaliate or threaten, they will happily suck you dry in exchange of peanuts, and tell you to be 'greatful'. Bunch of hippocrates, asking to 'outserve'
      Jul 3, 2019
    • Amazon fjsg29
      @comeonlah - Can you please elaborate? Not rewarding loyalty => no refreshers/4-year cliff?!
      Jul 15, 2019
  • Grab / Other

    Grab Other

    Join Google. Learn actual shit from senior talented folks. Grow over next 4-5 years. Come back at grab as HOD. Thank me later. Cheers
    Jun 25, 2019 0
  • New rgiQ58
    So they told you that you passed HC, you have a team, but they haven't given you numbers yet? Don't you have to have offer numbers for the final VP approval step?
    Jun 24, 2019 5
    • New rgiQ58
      Which level? I've seen a bunch of L3 horror stories here on blind about people not being able to find a team after HC approval for weeks/months
      Jun 24, 2019
    • Microsoft JRVM5
      Jun 24, 2019
  • Microsoft Tattle
    Does Google have any decent openings in seattle, which team are you looking to join?
    Jun 24, 2019 2
    • Microsoft JRVM5
      I have opted for bay area
      Jun 24, 2019
    • Microsoft Tattle
      Got it, as I see it, Google experience carries a lot of weight. If TC makes it worth while to move to bay then I'd take it.
      Jun 24, 2019
  • Grab / Eng

    Grab Eng

    PayPal, InMobi
    People in Grab are down to earth and happy to share knowledge. There are lot of interesting problems to be solved at Grab. It will definitely teach you alot if you are in for knowledge. However, late night meetings with folks in Singapore, being on-call is an issue for most people. If you are not leading a team you might not face these issues. frequent Internal org. restructuring is very common and it’s a high pace environment, OKR’s changes very oftenly, but if you have a right leader on top, this can be your best gig so far. it’s definitely demanding company which makes it difficult to balance work life.
    Jun 25, 2019 1
    • Grab / Eng sosjbshwo
      Down to earth and helping is true of US teams, but Singapore teams are not as good, and Chinese teams are basically combative.
      Jun 25, 2019


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