PayPal vs Cloudera New Grad Offer

Nov 19, 2019 24 Comments

I recently got offers from PayPal and Cloudera for New Grad position. Looking for advise on which one to accept and any room to negotiate with either (both these offers are non-negotiated).

PayPal Offer:
Base: 125k
Joining Bonus: 15k
Relocation: 8k
Stocks: 30k/3 years
Bonus: 10%

Cloudera Offer:
Base: 130k
Joining Bonus: 20k
Relocation: 5k
Stocks: 105k/4 years
Bonus: 10%

PayPal is more like Data Scientist/Engineer role and I was an intern at PayPal, while Cloudera is Software Engineering role. Both roles are in Bay Area in HQ.

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Facebook mmmzz
    Lol PayPal pays peanuts wtf
    Nov 19, 2019 4
    • PayPal Coddy
      OP
      I agree but Cloudera has been under target since there merger. People say its less stable and lot of good engineering folks have left. I wanted to know if Cloudera is back stable since its stock took a beating. I know PayPal is great when it comes to overall company growth and stability! Plus PayPal is a better known name to recruiters so how Cloudera looks on resume matters as well early on in career!
      Nov 19, 2019
    • PayPal Coddy
      OP
      @amqblind I am more inclined towards Software Engineering as I like problem solving more than sitting and waiting for ML models to train, ML is mostly obsolette now with so many packages being developed!
      Nov 19, 2019
  • PayPal / IT
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    I would say go for Cloudera. Cloudera engineers are valued a lot in distributed systems and in fact overall software engineering. You ll be working with lot of cool people unlike PayPal where most of people are hired from contractors not even having good computer science background and they come from TCS , infosys etc. so I would +1 for Cloudera anytime.
    Nov 21, 2019 1
    • PayPal / Eng
      roomb

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      roombmore
      This. Plus the compensation in Cloudera is way better.
      Nov 21, 2019
  • Intel / R&D sharmajee
    Some teams at Cloudera are good and others are outright toxic. Which team are you joining ?
    Nov 20, 2019 5
    • Cloudera / Consultant
      cloudy-era

      Cloudera Consultant

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      cloudy-eramore
      dm me
      Nov 21, 2019
    • PayPal Coddy
      OP
      Hey, I dmed you was waiting for your reply!
      Nov 24, 2019
  • PayPal / Eng mmzgg
    papl stock 30K /3 yr sounds very low. Which office are you offered ?
    Nov 20, 2019 2
    • PayPal Coddy
      OP
      San Jose. This was a New Grad offer as I was a intern. All my co-interns at my level got similar stocks.
      Nov 20, 2019
    • PayPal / Eng v3nm0
      New grad here. Can confirm that the stocks are standard.
      Nov 20, 2019
  • PayPal gwSL64
    What org for Paypal? Culture and pay will depend a lot on the org.
    Nov 19, 2019 1
    • That’s pretty interesting work given the data available to you in that department. Get to work across the portfolio of products and attack ever-changing fraud schemes.
      Nov 20, 2019
  • PayPal amqBlindd
    Are you BS or MS?
    Nov 19, 2019 1
    • PayPal Coddy
      OP
      MS in CS
      Nov 19, 2019
  • PayPal nrfW12
    Go for cloudera. You can learn so much on cloudera like big data technology company as you are new grad. After some years of experience, when your foundation become very strong, you can join PayPal like product company and stay longer there.
    Nov 28, 2019 0
  • PayPal wknu08
    Join coursera and come back to paypal after a year or two, you will be valued much more.
    Nov 20, 2019 1
    • PayPal Coddy
      OP
      It's not Coursera, it's Cloudera. Were you referring to Cloudera only 😅?
      Nov 20, 2019
  • PayPal Poopaaal
    If the stock is stagnant at Paypal for another 2 years . They don’t have to lay-off
    Nov 20, 2019 0

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