Stocks:27.5k X 4 years RSU
Signing: 36k first year 22k second
Stocks: 80k rsu with the cliff you already know
Target bonus etc not included
Background: a return offer to Uber, but after recent layoffs and reorg etc they're not sure what team I'll go to and won't have headcounts at all until a date after my acceptance deadline. I could go to Seattle or SF team for same tc, and I liked my old team a lot but am uncertain about future for Uber
Microsoft started with a team I didn't want but is in process of looking for more relevant team, Seattle
Amazon for Seattle
- Microsoft eito36feel like msft is not great for new grads tbh. powershell and c# aren’t common in the industry. as an ex amazon, i say go to uber and come back to microsoft after 4-5 years if you want
- A commenter below said partially because of exclusive industry tech like.power shell.or c# the growth carry over isn't great. And in general they say Microsoft is really really chill this slow, if you can confirm or deny that, or if that is true how much would it affect how much I grow.
On the other hand is Uber's stability issues something I should be concerned about
- Accept MSFT, keep interviewing until next may. If no better offers, interview after a year at MSFT or first promotion (should take a year to 1.5 years)
- Was in the same boat as you last month with MSFT vs Uber. I ended up going with Uber. From the research I did, most new grads at uber were able to reach SDE 2 in under 2 years. At that point, their TC is significantly more than SDE 2 at msft. Even with the lower salary initially (for a year only), I feel like you’ll have a better chance at being surrounded with smarter people which should be the highest priority so you are able to grow into a more competent swe.
- I’m still in school. Unaware of which team. I feel confident that I weighed out both my options extensively through research online and reaching out to people in industry before making my decision. I concluded that I am willing to take a risk early on in my career for more potential of growth