Am I at market value as a new grad SWE in the Bay Area?

Veeva oqEl73
Aug 28, 2018 6 Comments

I graduated from a top CS school and have been working for a few months now and my initial offer was $100k base + $84k RSU / 4 years. Company has thankfully been doing well so stocks are now at $140k.

I know the big 4 have way higher comp, but was wondering how this fares with typical tech companies in the Bay Area.

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  • Microsoft ๐Ÿฅœela2
    My personal advice would be donโ€™t think too much about being at par. You are young, work hard, learn stuff and plan to switch for more lucrative offers once you have finished 2 years at Veeva.
    Aug 28, 2018 1
    • Veeva oqEl73
      OP
      Thank you for the advice, Iโ€™m definitely planning on making the most out of my time here. Was curious cause I overheard a manager saying that we were undercomped
      Aug 28, 2018
  • Athenahealth / Eng anon2040
    How much is rent in Pleasanton ?
    Aug 28, 2018 1
    • Veeva oqEl73
      OP
      Itโ€™s like $2k for a 2bd/2ba but Iโ€™m actually living in SF
      Aug 28, 2018
  • Microsoft / Product Kemw
    Location? Do you get annual bonus?
    Aug 28, 2018 1
    • Veeva oqEl73
      OP
      Pleasanton and no annual bonus, this is the full comp
      Aug 28, 2018