Which Autonomous Driving offer should I take?

New apUv72
Mar 9, 2019 15 Comments

Nvidia AV team 280K
Cruise 320K
Zoox 345K

The first two have a lot more cash and the last one is mostly just equity. It doesn’t seems to me that those stock are going to liquidate soon though. So I really don’t know how to compare the number on these offers. They told me that some AV startup will bankrupt before delivering the service? So maybe Nvidia is safer?

I’m currently working at a small startup so not sure if I should go to a big company to get some credibility on my resume. Will Cruise or Zoox look as good as Nvidia if on resume? Seems like few of my friends heard about these two in Bay Area...

Also I want to stay in AV industry in the long run, which one could help me to get into Waymo someday? (They didn’t even take a look at my resume at the moment...)

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  • Amazon Cynimist
    Cruise is not going anywhere, they are owned by GM. Don't know how liquid all that comp is, but that sounds like a very solid offer. I would take that over Zoox, personally.
    Mar 9, 2019 0
  • Apple / Eng
    iHateFruit

    Apple Eng

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    iHateFruitmore
    Zoox has the greatest upside and also the highest TC. Sounds like a no-brainer to me
    Mar 11, 2019 2
    • New apUv72
      OP
      Thanks for the advice. How does Zoox look like on resume? I wish I had Apple on my resume..
      Mar 11, 2019
    • Apple / Eng
      iHateFruit

      Apple Eng

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      Zoox is a good company for sure. Excellent reputation.

      Apple is shit. Don’t worry about the prestige
      Mar 11, 2019
  • Nvidia xxPn61
    Weird. There is hiring freeze at Nvidia now.
    Mar 9, 2019 0
  • Drive.ai fds
    How much of Cruise's offer is cash?
    Mar 9, 2019 1
    • New apUv72
      OP
      Like 80%
      Mar 10, 2019
  • Google / Eng
    bitwise1

    Google Eng

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    hack em
    bitwise1more
    Would u mind breaking down the zoox offer? I am expecting one .. i asked for 260k base and 1M equity.. yet to hear back from the recruiter. Thanks
    Apr 4, 2019 3
    • Oracle edsav
      What’s your yoe?
      Apr 4, 2019
    • Google / R&D
      vnzF53

      Google R&D

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      vnzF53more
      Have you succeed?
      Apr 18, 2019
  • Nvidia coolpm
    Except NVDA other two are pure AV, no chance to diversify into different domains in the future and NVDA offer isn’t that bad.
    Mar 11, 2019 0
  • LinkedIn tendies
    What was your interview process like, prep, etc. Did you do the Udacity or mit av course, or something similar?
    Mar 10, 2019 0
  • Oracle blahbl
    What’s your background? What is your profile? Cruise is really good
    Mar 9, 2019 1
    • New apUv72
      OP
      6 yoe in ml
      Mar 9, 2019

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