Uber or American Airlines (Contract to hire)

New / Eng lFGX52
Oct 8, 2019 8 Comments

Hi all!
First time posting here on blind so here goes.

I work for a big hardware company in the south that's moving into more integrated technologies as a mobile developer. I got hired to work on Android but I've worked on mostly flutter over the year and I've absolutely loved the framework.

After a year, i decided I needed to move. Processes aren't there. No accountability. So I turned on my LinkedIn while I studied for interviews. I did manage to get some big companies lined up for interviews but realistically my prep is a few months away (dealing with some issues as well).

But I got approached by some recruiting companies, took their assessments and 2 weeks later, I got 3 big offers already. And I think I'm happy with these 3 for now.

I got an offer from uber in San Francisco as a contract to hire. Pay is the same as the others so that means I won't be saving much but that's okay. I'm one year out of college so if there's any time to take risks, it's now before I worry about family.

The other is American Airlines in Dallas Texas. They're offering 3 weeks paid time off, national holidays off. Every person on the team I've spoken to seemed very genuine.

I'm torn between the two because being in the bay area opens up doors for me for building connections. Uber seems more prestigious for my resume but I can't say how much bank of America would work.

Both are contract to hire so I am worried about uber, given the recent layoffs. How worried should I be?
Is having uber on my resume worth it?
How is the work culture at uber these days?

Yoe : 2 years
Graduation : 2018


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TOP 8 Comments
  • Cognizant nety31
    Uber, no brainer. Having worked at American for 6 years, I would not recommend it for someone fresh out of college. Its not a tech company and it shows. Lots of red tape, people with old school thought process, and lots of managers than people who do real work. Move to SFO, learn the tricks of the trade and move up fast in career. American can be a good bet 15 years from now
    Oct 8, 2019 3
    • State Farm sweeeeee
      Thanks for this piece of advice.
      Oct 8, 2019
    • New / Eng lFGX52
      Thank you for the advice ^_^
      Oct 8, 2019
    • American Airlines / Mgmt

      American Airlines Mgmt

      TC 🥜 searching 💰
      @AA “lots of managers than people who do real work” yes - bunch of Director, MDs 🙈🙉🤡🤡🤡
      Oct 24, 2019
  • Facebook / Eng mturtle
    Your new to blind so quick note: its customary to post details of offers. This is information you give us in exchange for help.

    Uber culture has gotten much better after Travis left. If your worried about stability, it will be very easy to find a new job. Uber SDEs are well respected.
    Oct 8, 2019 1
    • New / Eng lFGX52
      I'll add that next time I post ^_^ It's $70hr for both. With uber, I don't get paid time off. I do get medical insurance the rest is nothing special for either.
      Oct 8, 2019
  • Uber advjyhh
    At 2 years experience having graduated in 2018, it’s a no-brained to go to the Bay Area and learn and build connections.
    Oct 8, 2019 0
  • Fidelity Investments ufYf37
    Uber . Flight perks at AA could be tempting but now is the time to experiment. With Uber on your resume , You can always go back to AA when you want to .

    Assuming you’d be working some good tech @ Uber.
    Nov 22, 2019 0


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