Lyft L5 vs Two Sigma vs Snap for new grad

Dec 22, 2019 26 Comments

TC: Two Sigma ~ Snap > Lyft L5.
Interviewers: Lyft L5 >> Two Sigma > Snap.
Location: Two Sigma (NYC) > Snap (LA) > Lyft L5 (Palo Alto).

I don’t really want to optimize for TC as a new grad, yet I think that joining Lyft might be a bit risky: AV is just a special project for Lyft. It's gone public and if the company starts bleeding the first ones to be shown the door would be such special projects.

Overall AV seems to be an interesting place to explore but I would rather work on launching new features to a customer facing product. Finance is OK but I think I’ll have to work on the infra as a non-quant.

Note: I did get some other offers and the highlight was Nuro’s trash TC: why do so many smart people work there & people here generally like the company (e.g., Nuro somehow won the poll here: "Nuro vs. Cruise vs. Lyft L5 intern offers” which is a complete joke)? The recruiters are great but I would not even bother even interviewing there. I don’t think they’ll go public anytime soon either.

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Zillow Group Windingw
    Share your offer amounts, no one is going to help you if you refuse to help others.
    Dec 22, 2019 0
  • Facebook 7$!6)?5(,
    What are the offer amounts? Even if you don’t care you can still give back to the blind community by letting us know the offers in exchange for advice
    Dec 22, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng :wqa!
    TC and Yoe or gtfo
    Dec 22, 2019 2
    • Google 49er2
      OP
      I’m a new grad.
      Dec 22, 2019
    • Salesforce _mojojojo_
      Still doesn't answer the first part.
      Dec 23, 2019
  • Salesforce JonBovi
    What are the actual offer numbers? Also? How is Lyft offering L5 for a new grad?
    Dec 22, 2019 2
    • Microsoft / Eng :wqa!
      Lyft L5 is an org(autonomous driving).
      Lyft levels are T3-T8
      Dec 22, 2019
    • Salesforce JonBovi
      Oh lol kk
      Dec 23, 2019
  • Two Sigma SCOy48
    Had doubts moving from FB to TS, now would recommend TS over the others. I will say that your experience at TS can vary wildly based on your team, so evaluate the team you’re joining carefully.
    Dec 23, 2019 5
    • Oracle eytikgjs
      Thanks. Any names for the high level orgs, similar to ads, infra etc in tech companies?
      Dec 23, 2019
    • Two Sigma a n o n
      ME is your best bet.
      Dec 23, 2019
  • Oracle / Eng vAPF84
    Two Sigma is a bit of hit and miss in my opinion it pays more than FAANG but not as much as hft firms. From my knowledge quant swe work on writing things like data pipelines and swe work on writing custim mesos implementation. Both are decent problems but from my knowledge they dont scale as much as tech and dont have 100k qps so problems are not as challenging as big tech imo. I would work on hfts or just tech as an swe rather than work at hf.
    Dec 22, 2019 0
  • Uber ygfghbd
    Why not Google?
    Dec 22, 2019 0
  • Two Sigma ohwellllol
    As a new grad you’ll learn a lot anywhere you go that’s halfway decent, but we have pretty good new grad mentoring. I feel like it’s more of a question of what city you want to live in and what type of lifestyle you want to have. Since those three places are quite different.
    Dec 23, 2019 0
  • Snapchat snapbryo
    If you like NYC why not interview for Snap in NY? We also have the best Snap interviewers here :)
    Dec 23, 2019 3
    • Snapchat snapbryo
      Not sure lol
      Dec 24, 2019
    • Dropbox / Field Ops
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      Does Snap still ask DP?
      Dec 24, 2019
  • NVIDIA / R&D quiet day
    What was the Nuro offer?
    Dec 23, 2019 1
    • Lyft yeaboii
      The offer I got as new grad is higher in cash then Lyft L5, but since its private it's hard to say how good stock is. What are your numbers OP?
      Dec 24, 2019

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