Robinhood vs Quora vs Google vs Duolingo

New BxHK76
Oct 31, 2019 17 Comments

I'm really confused about what to pick for new grad SWE position. Google is an ML focussed SWE position in Ads.

What company would provide me the most resume value? What company would provide me fastest career growth? Where should I go in case I care about raising funds for my own startup in the future? Where can I learn the most from the smartest people?

fwiw I've interned at Google before.

TC: G: 163, R/Q: 200.
(Google won't match)



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TOP 17 Comments
  • Volvo / R&D ascnrdrkly
    Seems like the Google brand has really sunk, if people are deciding between them and Quora
    Oct 31, 2019 2
    • Intuit ksiln9
      Quora is half in the grave it dug for itself
      Oct 31, 2019
    • Facebook


      Quora is really well known for its engineering culture. Some people value that more than just being another cog in the wheel at Google
      Oct 31, 2019
  • SAP bamb
    Gimme tips bruh!
    Oct 31, 2019 1
    • New BxHK76
      For me personally, it was quality rather than quantity of LC. Spending 2 hours on solving a hard question was much more formative for me than rushing through 20 questions over the same time.

      Always be positive, and good things will happen for sure! ♥️
      Oct 31, 2019
  • Google eFcb15
    Google knows that your value as an engineer will go up with thier name on your resume. Since it's early in your career start with Google and get a couple of years. Learn from then then see where you go from there. Google has a lot of benefits that you don't see at on the outside. They have great 401k matching and other benefits. In a couple years those offers will be much higher.

    FYI bonus is not really talked about but if you perform well you can get a big jump in the base. From 15% to 20 or 30% if you do really well.
    Oct 31, 2019 1
    • New BxHK76
      Thank you for your detailed response! I don't really care about the compensation, I just want fast career growth and surround myself by smart people! Seems like Google will help in that too.

      Fwiw the 163 tc for G is after including the target bonus.
      Oct 31, 2019
  • Amazon cfe41/?d
    Quora will buy back your options at current valuation.
    Oct 31, 2019 2
    • Quora iSjP52
      Where can I sign up for this?
      Oct 31, 2019
    • Amazon cfe41/?d
      Ask your recruiters, they made the promise to me 🍌
      Oct 31, 2019
  • Google / Eng Uper
    Why is Google not matching? I thought they always match?
    Oct 31, 2019 2
    • They don't fully match private companies
      Oct 31, 2019
    • Google / Eng Uper
      Still, op should get more than the standard new grad offer
      Oct 31, 2019
  • Credit Karma iopsifnr
    Can you describe the position at Quora? We only know the details about the Google position.
    Nov 1, 2019 1
    • New BxHK76
      no idea, but from what i gather, it's very easy to switch around to do whatever you want
      Nov 2, 2019
  • Capital One sakL14
    What is the base/ equity breakdown at Robinhood? Btw I was in a similar situation of choosing between a large, well known company (not google but close enough) and a lesser known startup with quality talent and I chose the startup because I wanted the greater impact and to be in a denser cluster of A+ talent.
    Dec 19, 2019 0
  • Robinhood kYyN26
    Career growth will be faster at a startup like Robinhood compared to Google. More opportunities for impact.
    Nov 3, 2019 0


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