DoorDash Software Engineer Reviews
Updated May 26, 2023
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Hello fellow Recruiters! I was effected by the recent layoffs at DoorDash and am assessing a career pivot. I'm definitely intrigued by a HR-adjacent move (HRIS, HRBP, Resourse Mgmt., L&D) but I'm also interested in a pivot to Customer Success! I reviewed all of my 2nd Degree connections in the field and there are quite a few that have moved from Recruiting to Customer Success. Anyone here made this move, or found success interviewing?
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Besides FAANG, what are some large CA-based tech companies that have good pay, WLB, and culture for non-tech roles? Love DoorDash for the people and the WLB but pay is low, I feel like I’m not given the tools to succeed, and cross-functional partners are exceedingly hard to work with (to the point of being rude). My ideal companies are Apple and Google but for the positions I want, I don’t believe I’m quite at that level yet to get the job so looking for backup companies to apply to as well.
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- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Delivery driven company with can-do altitudeMay 26, 2023 - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
High momentum High impact High growth
Workload high Roadmap can change quickly
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Pay is unbeatable + you might luck out w/ WLBMay 23, 2023 - Ios Software Engineer in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Like title says, never thought I could make this much in my life. Got lucky and had pretty light work first half year here. Still, WLB is not bad as long as you stand your ground.
Sometimes people will try to push you to work after-hours, especially if you're on east coast time. Sometimes people will pressure you. The code quality is pretty poor tbh.
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Exhilarating Work and Teammates, Decent LeadershipMar 4, 2023 - Software Engineer in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Lots of interesting and challenging problems to solve as DoorDash is not as established as the other big tech players, due to operating like a startup at heart. - Amazing teammates who are super driven and helpful, although sometimes people may seem overburdened with responsibilities. Vast majority of folks I worked with have a 'play to win' attitude and instead of cowering in the face of difficult challenges, we tackled them head on. - Depending on the team, you should expect to learn a ton on the technical and business side. Unlike many corporate environments, DoorDash tracks both application and business metrics extensively and they're open to every employee.
- Depending on the team / org, work life balance can range from terrible to decent. - When nearly half of your compensation is in RSU's, stock price definitely matters a bit -- but to be fair the entire tech sector is down during the 2022-23 recession.
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
A True YMMV companyAug 17, 2021 - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Pay is reasonably competitive. It isn't exceptional for new hires but it isn't bad by any means. It is around what you'd get at FAANG. - Tech stack isn't outdated at this point. Still some legacy tech but emphasis is on technologies that you could transfer to new jobs in the future. (React, Kotlin, TypeScript, etc.) - People I've encountered are nice enough - I feel like I have pretty good WLB at the moment
- Everything within this company is hugely YMMV. I know people who quit within 3 months of joining because they couldn't deal with it anymore. - Your manager, director, and specific sub-team dictate your entire experience way more than they should. - Still a lot of problematic code, old systems, tech debt, and so forth. - Culturally, kinda bland. No hate on the people but the personalities definitely don't shine during this remote time. Again - YMMV. - Very little emphasis on the social side of things, very high emphasis on the work. Seems like an anti-social company overall. (At least at this point - things may have been different long ago) - Outside of the lifers (very very few), there's a strong feeling that people want to leave as soon as they're done vesting. I can't tell if it's baggage, trauma, or just a desire to be changing places all the time but I get that feeling from a lot of folks who have been at the company for a while. They're not passionate or interested in the job much - they just give off these vibes of doing their job and cashing in a check. - Benefits are bad. You get a small taxable gym benefit, some wifi benefit for rest of year, a $750 stipend for WFH equipment, and that's about it... No doordash food for lunch. Even with offices coming back, benefits will be little to none. It is NOT Google or FB when it comes to benefits. I see very little reason to go into the office when it does come back fully and I can see why my peers feel the same - it's just a bland corporate office environment. Comes back to that... come in, work, check out, and cash out type of culture. People are just trying to get by and not thrive. - Very little attention is paid to employees unless problems are coming up. For those who are high growth mindset, this is difficult because you need a lot more 1:1 time. Sadly, this company feels more like code factory rather than innovation or solving on a bigger scale. Wouldn't be a huge issue but it's also not a code factory that makes you great at coding either. - Onboarding is a joke. Documentation is non-existent. Most best practices are optional. I'm not sure how long I'll be here. Although I feel like I've managed to luck out with the area that I'm working in, the team, etc.... I don't feel passionate about it at all or that I'm given very much attention.Continue reading
- Former Intern, less than 1 year★★★★★
DoorDash ReviewMay 25, 2023 - Software Engineering in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
good perks, wlb is good
nothing i can really think of
- Current Employee★★★★★
ReviewMay 9, 2023 - Software Engineer in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good pay Projects move fast
Wlb is not good as some of the other tech companies
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Good companyMay 7, 2023 - Staff Software Engineer in Seattle, WARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Lots of interesting problems to solve.
Operational load is heavy is some teams.