Which offer to choose ?

May 14, 2019 78 Comments

I have the following offers for Senior SWE roles in Seattle.

The format is base/sign on/initial stock grant/bonus percentage

Google- L5
185/50/670/15%

Twitter- Senior SWE
195/40/560/20%

Uber- Senior SWE (5a)
192/65/715/15%

Which one to choose ?

YOE: 3.5, current TC: 320k (E5)

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    • Facebook baklulu
      Uber has pretty good WLB from what I heard
      May 15, 2019
    • Facebook baklulu
      Dang, I should have interviewed at Cruise, I cleared the phone screen but canceled the onsite as Blinders said they don’t pay well
      May 15, 2019
  • Microsoft blind1186
    Man, you are killing it! I wish to get these kind of offers someday.
    May 14, 2019 3
    • Microsoft blind1186
      Thanks for kind words man. What’s easy for you is very difficult for me. You are getting all these offers because you have special something other than ability to Leetcode fast enough.
      May 14, 2019
    • Facebook blinder$
      OP
      That’s just your state of mind. I failed my initial interviews pretty miserable as I didn’t do enough preparation.

      Prepare well and you should be good. It’s all about learning and growing.
      May 14, 2019
  • Facebook blinder$
    OP
    Why is blind so biased towards Google 🧐
    May 14, 2019 0
  • Intel / Eng AQup26
    Congrats! Very good offers! Google hires L5 with 3.5 YoE? How did you get them to interview you at that level?
    May 14, 2019 1
    • Facebook blinder$
      OP
      G recruiter was pushing hard for L4. I told him L5 or GTFO. He gave in.
      May 14, 2019
  • Microsoft pichaindl
    Salut! How did you land those offers? Can you mentor me? :D
    May 14, 2019 6
    • Cisco soyj75
      What did you do for system design?
      May 14, 2019
    • Facebook blinder$
      OP
      My work at FB helped me, as I was working on an open source high scale distributed systems
      May 14, 2019
  • Riverbed Technology MvVh20
    OP is a rockstar for sure. Congrats dude
    May 14, 2019 0
  • Google fneucnc
    Bachelor's? Are you mature for your age? Not many 24/25 year olds have the maturity to be a senior
    May 14, 2019 5
    • Google fneucnc
      I have no idea, WLB differs team by team, but in general the culture denounces heavy workloads. Coming from startup doing 60h a week I was shocked that email/chat goes completely silent after 6pm and on the weekends. I got used to it though.
      May 14, 2019
    • Facebook blinder$
      OP
      That sounds so sweet. I am tired of shitty wlb at FB
      May 14, 2019
  • Microsoft
    myan

    Microsoft

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    Sup, brah?
    myanmore
    These offers are crazy good for Seattle! Congrats! Take Google - probably will be the best for WLB.
    May 14, 2019 1
    • Facebook blinder$
      OP
      Thanks for the tip
      May 14, 2019
  • Amazon day1
    OP is a liar.
    May 15, 2019 0
  • Airbnb urT5ns
    Take the Uber offer if the number of shares is based on stock price at the time you join. With the current stock price, their upside is much more than downside. Otherwise, take Google
    May 14, 2019 0

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