Mercedes/Daimler Self driving offer

Jul 22, 2018 34 Comments

I have an offer from Mercedes with Autonomous Driving group, the numbers are still in the working.

Work :
I am going to be working on Perception algorithms. That is something that i have not worked on and always wanted to get in.
The team seemed pretty cool when i talked to them.

Comp: have no idea, but they dont offer stock is what i know.

What is the general perception of mercedes in the autonomous space?
Would it be wise to go out from a software company and work with a car company ?

Suggestions/comments welcome.

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TOP 34 Comments
  • Cruise Automation / Eng ✉️
    Cruise is better. Ask anyone in the space 😉
    Jul 22, 2018 10
    • Cruise Automation CRAlG
      Ever heard of GM self driving car unit?
      Jul 24, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng ✉️
      Ever interviewed candidates?
      Jul 25, 2018
    • Cruise Automation CRAlG
      As I said, you could be great and talented engineer working for an oem. Good people work all kinds of places.

      But, no, you don’t get extra points for working at merc/ford/tri/nissan etc.
      Jul 25, 2018
    • Cruise Automation / Eng ✉️
      I'm not talking about working at OEM. I'm talking about the fact that he would have AV experience.
      Jul 25, 2018
    • OP
      Yes i am mainly keen about learning the real AV stuff
      Jul 25, 2018
  • Worked for a different automaker and let's just say they don't do software nearly as well as tech companies. If they are in the Valley then it might be a different story, but from my automaker experience the good software engineers lose their mind and quit to create work they are actually proud of. Hope Mercedes is different.
    Jul 22, 2018 4
    • OP
      I think they are doing cool stuff.. i actually saw their cars. They have launched in bay area recently.
      Jul 22, 2018
    • Cruise Automation CRAlG
      “Don’t do software nearly as well” is an understatement of the year. Every time an oem tries to build something, an engine inevitably comes out
      Jul 23, 2018
    • OP
      How are things at cruise ?
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Cruise Automation CRAlG
      Things are good. Unless meatless tuesday and taco tuesday align
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Daimler Whowhatwhy
    Doing cool stuff but make sure to get ready to negotiate if you really need a job and this is your only choice
    Jul 22, 2018 3
    • OP
      Do u mean i should avoid at all cost ? Or the pay is going to be bad ?
      Jul 22, 2018
    • Daimler Whowhatwhy
      Pay isn’t as good as other tech comps in the valley most likely, this kinda depends if you have a masters/phd or not. AD is a pretty cool team but not sure if a whole lot has changed under the new vp&director.

      Also, if you’re european, not too bad.
      Jul 22, 2018
    • OP
      What tc would u say for a masters+ 3 yoe ?
      How is general wlb, moral ?
      I am an indian 😂
      Jul 22, 2018
  • New / Eng michalumni
    Hopefully a Benz is a part of the tc.
    Jul 22, 2018 5
    • OP
      What ?
      Jul 22, 2018
    • Benz, the company you applied for-they make cars. Michalumni hopes you will get one as a perk.
      Jul 22, 2018
    • OP
      They do offered super discounted benz.
      Jul 22, 2018
    • Cool! What’s the discount?
      Jul 22, 2018
    • Daimler OlaKae
      You get discount on a lease on selected car lines. No down payment
      Jul 22, 2018
  • Daimler OlaKae
    What did you do at Juniper?
    Jul 22, 2018 2
    • OP
      M not at juniper anymore. Would u tell me what tc to expect for 3yoe
      Jul 22, 2018
    • Daimler OlaKae
      160- 180 I’d say? Depending on the team though
      Jul 24, 2018
  • Google / Eng
    Kmnd71

    Google Eng

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    Kmnd71more
    If this is for MBRDNA, I expect low TC and no benefits. Got an internship offer from them. Low hourly pay and no relocation stipend.
    Jul 22, 2018 1
    • OP
      Yes its mbrdna. The upside i have is i am from non ai background and i will get to work on it. TC might be a prob. Dont have any other offers so 😔
      Jul 22, 2018
  • Cruise Automation / Other Hoooohp
    FYI they’re moving a lot of talent to Germany. My buddy who works there is kinda pissed over it.
    Jul 28, 2018 1
  • OP - what was offer?
    Sep 9, 2019 0

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