Uber vs Apple

Jan 1, 2019 22 Comments

Hi Friends. Happy New Year. Can you help me with a decision between joining Uber vs Apple. Details below

YOE: 2
Apple Base: 150k vs Uber base: 137k
Apple RSU: 230k USD vs Uber RSU: 460k USD
Apple Rsu refresher: after 2 years vs Uber Rsu refresher after 1 year

Work wise Apple role is more relevant to kind of work I am doing. Uber’s offer is good. Confusion is because Uber is Pre-IPO and is giving twice the amount for RSUs. Any suggestions ?


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TOP 22 Comments
  • I have two people on my team who joined from Apple. They said they like the environment a lot more here: a lot more openness, getting more professional feedback (eg one of them said at Apple he didn’t even have 1:1s with managers and then suddenly got told he got promoted... without knowing why or how and how that process even worked). They also mentioned how Apple was super strict about not being able to talk with purgers about their work.

    It seems that at Apple the eng culture is super dependent on the team and if you’ll enjoy it more if you actually like being kept in the dark on whatever others are doing. Just my two cents.
    Jan 1, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng smsn sns
    Uber. RSU has good upside. refresher RSU has vesting of 3 instead of 4. Plus they have 0 to 1 growth potential instead of Apple's incremental.
    Jan 1, 2019 6
    • Uber pJwt18
      It was just announced a couple weeks ago. No one is sure yet how the target amount will change.
      Jan 1, 2019
    • New DvVM00
      uber is about to IPO! they are long past 0->1
      Jan 1, 2019
  • Apple / Eng

    Apple Eng

    Uber engineering talent is superior from what I’ve seen. Go with Uber.
    Jan 2, 2019 0
  • New qrysc
    Go with Uber. It is a growing company. Apple is not going to grow much bigger than what it is now.
    Jan 1, 2019 0
  • How did you manage to get that much RSU? Did you have more offers?

    If you are not trolling, I don't see any reasons to leave THAT much money on the table.
    Jan 1, 2019 2
    • American Express hawkular
      I have multiple offers
      Jan 1, 2019
    • Uber eYql37
      I don’t know that I believe you. Uber has bands across all roles now (for base, bonus, and equity). Short of you being super senior, you don’t have leverage with competing offers.
      Jan 2, 2019
  • Apple Sharingan
    Uber for sure
    Jan 1, 2019 0
  • Uber DyJKbcf
    See you next week
    Jan 3, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng fusbar
    Your Uber package doesn't add up. What is the number of shares you are receiving? Uber recruiters are notorious for overvaluing the RSU price.
    Jan 2, 2019 0
  • Credit Karma TFHC62
    Apple. Uber is very likely to be a post-IPO shitshow while Apple will maintain value.
    Jan 1, 2019 0
  • Microsoft MSFT!
    Go with z.
    Jan 1, 2019 0


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