04/2017 Uber Senior software engineer offer 435K annually before ipo

Uber Level: SDE2
Education: College
Location: San Francisco

Experience: >5 year
Competing Offer: NA
Base: 170K
Bonus: at least 40K (performance based)
Equity (over 4 years): 18K share (about $50 per share)
Sign on bonus: NA
Expected income: 435K/yr

Analysis: another great offer for college student, why did we get post-graduate degree anyway?

04/2017 Airbnb seattle offer package SDE2 334K annually for college degree plus experience before IPO

Airbnb Level: SDE2
Education: College
Location: Seattle

Experience: 3 years
Competing Offer: Amazon
Base: 163K
Bonus: 90K (performance based)
Equity (over 4 years): 3500 shares (worth 93 per share according to series E/F funding)
Sign on bonus: 12K
Expected income: 334K/yr

Analysis: a little shor on equity but still for a college graduate with 3 years (25 year old), this is a dream offer!

04/2017 Twitter Fresh PhD Offer

Twitter Level: Software Engineer II
Education: PhD
Location: San Francisco

Experience: none
Competing Offer: none
Base: 145K
Bonus: NA
Equity (over 4 years): 275k
Sign on bonus: 30K
Expected income: 220K/yr

 

Analysis:

Not a good offer but —

Twitter has a high potential of being acquired (soon). Stocks are a all time low. It doesnt hurt to go there for at least 1 year and get some equity.

04/2017 Amazon Seattle Offer Compensation Package

Amazon Level: SDE2
Education: PhD
Location: Seattle

Experience: College + 3 year
Competing Offer: Microsoft
Base: 146K
Bonus: NA
Equity (over 4 years): 148 shares worth about 133K at the moment
Sign on bonus: 1st year 49000; 2nd year 37000
Expected income: 237K/yr

Analysis:

Not a bad offer but amazon has one of the worst equity vesting schedule:

1st year 5%, 2nd year 15%, 20% everything 6 month for 3rd and 4th years

04/2017 Uber Fresh PhD Offer SDE2 about 240K per year

Uber Level: SDE2
Education: PhD
Location: San Francisco

Experience: Fresh PhD
Competing Offer: Microsoft
Base: 135K
Bonus: 40K (performance based)
Equity (over 4 years): 250K worth
Sign on bonus: NA
Expected income: 237K/yr

Analysis: significantly smaller package compared to 2016’s fresh PhD offer