Multiple offers and need to make a decision

Aug 12, 2019 32 Comments

I have offers at Airbnb, Asana, Buzzfeed, Instacart, Spotify and WeWork. They are all offering 170-220K base and between 350-400K TC. Which company do you guys think has the best trajectory moving forward?

Everyone seems to be unanimous about Airbnb, but I’m wondering what everyone’s #2 is and why?

Role: SWE
Experience: 5+ years


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TOP 32 Comments
  • New / Eng rkdk82
    Avoid wework. We're going to blow soon.
    Aug 12, 2019 3
    • WeWork / Eng vMuB14
      We did and growing at the same rate (2x YoY) for the past few years. Not sure what rkdk is talking about. Potential IPO crash? Who cares if we’re at 40% profit margins.
      Aug 12, 2019
    • Facebook / Eng

      Facebook Eng

      Wow, looking at this comment in Nov now.
      Nov 19, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng FIux
    I’d consider Airbnb/Asana only. I’d probably go with Airbnb at the end.
    Aug 12, 2019 2
    • Facebook nkotb?
      How come? Specifically why Asana? I have unanimous support about Airbnb.
      Aug 12, 2019
    • Credit Karma ckckckck
      Dustin Moskovitz
      Aug 12, 2019
  • Spotify / Eng

    Spotify Eng

    Backend eng at Spotify
    If you're ok with the comp Spotify is offering you I can tell you that you're going to have the chillest time here.

    WLB is insanely good and we get a bunch of other perks like international offsites and travel to Sweden. That said wouldn't come here if you want to be in a motivating tech culture. With great wlb can come frustrating co-workers who take forever to get simple shit done and low expectations to perform.
    Aug 18, 2019 0
  • Op, please update TC for each offer, that would help to give suggestions
    Aug 13, 2019 4
  • Amazon / IT Awsqedrf
    Role, years of exp and location ?
    Aug 12, 2019 1
    • Facebook nkotb?
      SWE, 5+ years
      Aug 12, 2019
  • Microsoft TDu63g
    Airbnb is the safest bet, but I'm not sure if they've got a compelling growth story. I don't see them 2x'ing or more from their current valuation. Asana has great culture and their recent growth has been strong, but they are in a very competitive space.

    Spotify has a cool product, but I've heard that people working outside of Stockholm sometimes feel left in the dark. I don't know much about Instacart. WeWork, I would avoid. Too many red flags. The company may end up being a success, but Adam Neumann cashing out makes me nervous. Also, I don't have a strong enough understanding of finance to make sense of the financial engineering they appear to be engaged in.
    Aug 14, 2019 0
  • Asana / Design FDzv11
    What types of things are important to you?

    I’m obviously biased but enterprise B2B SaaS is a more solid investment longer term imo. There can be more than 1 “winner” in the category. We’re growing fast (revenue and headcount) and the culture is great (if that’s important to you). Looking at IPO in the next 2-3 years. Product is honestly a lot better than a lot of our competitors but obviously has room for improvement. High potential, which is good if you’re excited about building good product. Sure it has some of the Facebook rep because of Dustin but I consider that to be a good thing.

    I wouldn’t go to Instacart or Spotify for the reasons you already stated on this thread. I’ve heard good things about Airbnb in terms of culture and comp.
    Aug 12, 2019 0
  • Credit Karma ckckckck
    Aug 12, 2019 0
  • Imperial College London / Strategy

    Imperial College London Strategy

    Instacart or Spotify or Airbnb
    Aug 12, 2019 2
    • Facebook nkotb?
      Thoughts around Instacart and Spotify? Spotify has IPOed and doing well but they do have upcoming competitors such as Amazon/Apple/Google music. And then Instacart has Amazon as a big grocery competitor and I’m worried that their business is only steady on partnerships
      Aug 12, 2019
    • Fanatics coder07
      Instacart has exclusive partnerships with local stores, right?
      Aug 12, 2019
  • Cisco meoww
    How did you prep? Any tips? Congrats!
    Aug 12, 2019 1
    • Facebook nkotb?
      1. LeetCode
      2. Preparing for situational questions by laying out past projects. Good to have examples to pull from and also indicate which cross functional partners you’ve worked with.
      3. Talking to people at some of these companies and getting a sense of what their product does and what their interview process values.
      4. Doing some interview prep with whiteboarding. It is so different from being on a computer and helps calm my nerves
      Aug 12, 2019


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