Uber vs Amazon

Jun 3, 2018 41 Comments

Someone I know is considering two offers. Uber vs Amazon? Any input is much appreciated as far as which company is better and/or which offer is better

Uber(ATG) offer: Software Engineer(1) Base: 120,000
Target Cash:11,000 Target Equity Refresh: 26k
Start On Equity: 125,000 valued at like $33

Amazon(Kindle) offer: Base Pay: 123,000
Sign-On Payment Yr 1: 29,000 over 1 payment(s)
Sign-On Payment Yr 2: 22,000 over 12 payment(s)
RSUs:70

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  • Uber uMadBro
    For a level 1 engineer, the pay package should be irrelevant since the variance is low between companies.

    I would index on career growth potential.

    I think Uber being at an earlier stage has more learning opportunities with cool things to work on and still has a lot of upside from the equity, the two factors as to why I chose to join and I’m happy with my decision.

    Anecdotally I had one friend at Amazon who quit after a year or so because they were bored.

    Probably can’t go wrong either way, if after a year they don’t like it, it will be so easy to find the next job with that experience.
    Jun 3, 2018 1
    • Uber / Eng nkidwt
      I totally agree with this. You should try to get to senior and above as fast as possible and then optimize for earning. Also, a growing companies offer more opportunities for promotions over mature ones.
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Amazon tsrU47
    Uber
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    KGvK44

    Amazon Eng

    PRE
    Microsoft
    KGvK44more
    Go with Uber. Also I know people at ATG. Ping me directly for details
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Adidon
    I would go for Amazon, specially if it's in Seattle VS bay area
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Google ICok45
    I would not want to join Uber ATG but would prefer Uber to Amazon
    Jun 3, 2018 2
    • New / Eng 🐝zos
      Reason for not taking ATG?
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Google ICok45
      I second UAskedIt below. Seems like a prime target for cancellation.
      Jun 5, 2018
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    • Cisco KBzK48
      OP
      Could you elaborate a little on your views of ATG?
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Uber / Eng
      Shits

      Uber Eng

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      Uber
      Shitsmore
      I had someone from ATG transfer into my team about 3 weeks ago. They’re not in the best position
      Jun 3, 2018
  • Tinder / Eng
    meowimacat

    Tinder Eng

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    Microsoft
    BIO
    Im a cat! Meow 🐈
    meowimacatmore
    U B E R
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Amazon LlFO08
    Uber
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Uber / Eng
    Shits

    Uber Eng

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    Uber
    Shitsmore
    It’s funny how just 2 months ago ATG used to be a specialty group that a lot of people wanted to transfer into internally
    Jun 3, 2018 0
  • Google yue
    Well my current rule of thumb of Amazon is unless someone is offering me 1.5 to twice the TC for Amazon, I won't consider it unless there are other factors that can influence the decision.
    Jun 3, 2018 7
    • New / Eng 🐝zos
      You could just buy options or stock if you really believed in amazon and work elsewhere.
      Jun 3, 2018
    • Amazon topcoder5
      By working at the company and helping it delivering products you contribute to the stock increase. Of course, there are a lot of factors such as which team you land etc. But working here for more than 3 years I saw/participated in great products delivered which contributed to the company's product line
      Nov 26, 2018

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