Help a new grad choose: MS (bing ads) vs. Palantir (gotham)
About me: undergrad in CA, studying CS. one prev. internship at a startup.
Goals: Make a lot of money in the short and long term. Work hard to start and then chill more as I have kids.
MS - max new grad apparently
110/150 over 3.5 yrs/50 =~ 167/yr over 4 yrs
AI/R - Bing Ads (aka Microsoft Ads now)
Palantir - standard new grad
120 (20% bump guaranteed after 1.5 yrs)/30k rsu units with $6 valuation over 5 yrs/30 =~ 188/yr over 5 yrs
140 (20% bump after 1.5 yrs)/15k rsus over 5 yrs/30 =~188/yr over 5 yrs
full-stack work on gotham platform, software dev, not fdse
Current thoughts: Conflicted.
Palantir pays very well with the starting package and it seems like it continues to pay well with promotions / bonuses. Like the company culture, mission, and people seem smart. Potential for meaty returns from a very likely IPO (within 7 years as told by multiple people). On the other hand, the Bing/Microsoft Ads work seems more interesting and more likely to better set me up for the next job down the line (Goog/Fb/Twtr/Snap) b/c it's ads and a meaty product with traditional engineering challenges like QPS, petabytes of data, streams, building/modifying pipelines, etc... and it's revenue generating. Also potential to work on ML infra and/or models? People seem smart but the culture and people seem a little more bland/boring to me (but this doesn't matter too much to me).
Please correct me if I'm wrong about anything and/or add your thoughts. Feel free to project your start-over desires on me too if you want lol. AMA as well.