Thoughts on starting at one of these companies as a new grad?

Confluent PvKo31
Nov 14, 2019 37 Comments

Are my ratings valid? taking into account growth, expected TC, IPO potential (or for snap it's how their stock has been doing). no evidence for any of these, just kinda reading what people online say. 1-best, 5-worst.

1. Robinhood
2. Blend
3. Doordash
4. Credit Karma
5. Snap


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TOP 37 Comments
  • Snap would be #1 for me
    Nov 14, 2019 2
  • eBay ajkqww
    Doordash is the worst. Toxic culture and incompetent people.
    Move it to bottom!
    Nov 15, 2019 3
    • DoorDash 10118337
      Nov 17, 2019
    • Box TamG67
      @ebay did you work there previously? Or do you work at Doordash currently to have insight into the culture and people?
      Nov 19, 2019
    • New mvLu74
      Their current valuation is $12.6 billion. Don’t think their revenue is anywhere close to support that valuation. Are they even profitable yet?
      Nov 28, 2019
  • Robinhood 000000000o
    Join Robinhood. Lots of cool projects. Excellent food.
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • Two Sigma tqt58
    FYI my new grad snap offer was 130K base 150k stock, no sign on. I’m pretty sure Robinhood pays more
    Nov 14, 2019 10
    • Two Sigma tqt58
      Are you sure that’s the standard new grad offer?
      Nov 18, 2019
    • Snapchat emuF03
      Do you have competing offers?
      Nov 18, 2019
    • Two Sigma tqt58
      Nov 18, 2019
    • Snapchat emuF03
      You’re right, the default initial base is 130k
      Nov 18, 2019
    • Google
      Robinhood new grad for me was 135 base / 216 stock over 4 years / 55 sign + relocation
      Nov 21, 2019
  • Google CzPT55
    Think you're seriously devaluing snap. Their pay is great, with high stock grants to make up for the volatility. Plus as a new grad Los Angeles is a great place to live. I'd put them on even footing with RH for sure.
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • New / Eng

    New Eng

    Facebook, Amazon
    Facebook, Amazon Software Engineering.
    Snap obviously the best for highest TC so far. Well depends on your role, but generally.
    Nov 14, 2019 0
  • Confluent PvKo31
    to the commenters here, is it worth considering the company's technical maturity / potential? I was at confluent before for internship and I felt like a lot of the growth and learning happened because of how technical the product is. With something like snap, TC might be very high (would it be much higher than the others to be worth it?) but the work might be boring. I don't see how much further the product can go wrt to technical advancements and I am worried I might miss out on longer term opportunities working at more of a high growth place.

    Also what are people's thoughts on food delivery like doordash? Will they last long enough to be worth considering now as new grad? I don't think it will be as hype as say joining uber eats in 2017-2018.
    Nov 14, 2019 3
    • Google CzPT55
      How does snap team matching work for new grads? I understand the worry of being stuck on a stagnant product. But maybe figure out what you'd actually be doing there and see if you have faith in that team's product. I agree if there's no products you have faith in choose a different company
      Nov 14, 2019
    • Snapchat / Other dudeLA
      You can change team every 6 months without any problem
      Nov 14, 2019
    • Snapchat x48;a]y
      Snap has some really interesting work for New grad role. Try to join a Product team!
      My answer from another thread:
      Snap was my first job out of school. I've been here for over 3 years and have enjoyed my time overall at Snap. I love the sense of ownership and responsibility that I have been exposed to in the early days of my career. I am given opportunities to fail and learn from. If a product team is 6 people at Snap, it's probably at least double the size at FAANG. When I talk to my FAANG friends who started working at the same time, I've felt I got more opportunities at Snap. And my TC is generally 20-30% higher.

      Our leadership has also grown and matured over the years. Decisions are more data driven now than ever. We still sometimes make mistakes, but there's less "hand wavy"/"feeling" based stuff now than in the past. Jerry Hunter (our eng org leader) has been amazing!
      Nov 14, 2019
  • Credit Karma JRRTolkien
    Credit Karma for the IPO upside. The company is seriously undervalued at $4B.

    But also very risky and timing is uncertain.

    Snap #1 for High TC.
    Nov 15, 2019 0
  • Credit Karma ckgogo
    I’d probably rank

    1. Snap
    2. Robinhood

    And forget the rest :)
    Nov 19, 2019 0
  • DoorDash 10118337
    I can help with a DoorDash referral if you want to DM me
    Nov 17, 2019 0


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