Uber VS Hulu (New Grad)

Dec 14, 2019 27 Comments

Hulu: $165,875 (Total yearly comp) + $60,000 (sign-on) | Seattle
Uber: $158,000 (Total yearly comp) + $20,000 (sign-on) | SF or Seattle

The top three things I would need from my job are:
1. Growth
2. Job Security
3. Money

When I talk about growth, I mean both career growth and personal growth. I have worked at both places as an intern and I am having a hard time deciding. Considering only money - Hulu is paying more and the difference in sign-on is considerably big. However, I had a lot of fun working at Uber and I don't want this decision to be completely money driven.

Edit: Job security is important to me because I would require visa sponsorship.

Edit: Having worked at both companies, I feel like Uber's engineering is stronger than Hulu's which is making this decision harder. If you guys have input on this, it would be nice :)

What do you guys suggest?

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TOP 27 Comments
  • Snapchat skjfnrbh
    As a new grad, team is more important then company. Join a team with lots of senior people and learn from them. Then transfer and grow responsibility.
    Dec 14, 2019 1
    • Apple carmax
      Agree with this
      Dec 14, 2019
  • Uber hiuber
    I’ve worked at both and I can say go Hulu, especially for career growth
    Dec 14, 2019 3
    • Uber NoiToi
      OP
      +1. Can you please elaborate?
      Dec 14, 2019
    • Uber hiuber
      Yes Hulu is really open to promotions, where Uber is so tight pocketed and tight lipped until the very last moment, lots of people get blindsided at end of year reviews. Hulu’s tech team wasn’t the best when I left but that doesn’t have anything to do with career growth and pay
      Dec 19, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng
    Afreen

    Amazon Eng

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    Afreenmore
    Well Thuan the uber cto said in an all hands that there is nothing called job security. You are responsible for your job therefore perform or leave.

    They let go thousands of employees and shut down some orgs. I do not think Uber has a good job security.

    There are cases where people moved from India to US in L1 visa and then got fired in 2 months due to shutdown of org or standard layoff process. Many of them have come back to India.
    Dec 14, 2019 1
    • Salesforce leet4evr
      Yes my frnd who came in L1, just got H1B lottery and got fired and went back to India
      Dec 14, 2019
  • Salesforce leet4evr
    Point 2 rules out Uber
    Dec 14, 2019 0
  • Twitter ogdfko
    Make it a poll, buddy.
    Dec 14, 2019 1
    • Uber NoiToi
      OP
      Done! Thank you :)
      Dec 14, 2019
  • New lkjdxz
    I would say Hulu. Uber doesn't seem to have a job security.
    Dec 14, 2019 0
  • Workday / Eng KeySize
    Have you thought about which one would help you embrace fun more?
    Dec 16, 2019 0
  • Disney / Eng Innocuous2
    What’s the comp breakdown for Hulu?
    Dec 16, 2019 0
  • Have you asked Uber to match your Hulu offer?
    Dec 14, 2019 0
  • StubHub stubbedtoe
    Hulu. Seattle. This would be the easiest decision ever.
    Dec 19, 2019 3
    • StubHub stubbedtoe
      Uber is a terrible company. You’ll have to research that on your own if you don’t already know this. Digital streaming is the future of television. I don’t work for Hulu but I do work in entertainment and the industry is very solid with tons of opportunity for growth. SF is a wasteland of homelessness, drugs and poop. It’s lost it’s charm long ago and is sterile and exhausting. Seattle is clean, beautiful and filled with charm and all the great things SF once was. Good luck. Knowing what I know this would be the easiest decision.
      Dec 20, 2019
    • Oracle hugefact
      I don’t find Seattle to be what you’re describing
      Feb 13

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