Summary: how much comp should I be expecting to move from Amazon Seattle to Google Mountain View in a L5/L6 non tech role.
Currently in a non tech L5 PM role at Amazon Seattle. Expecting L6 promo this April. Last year's TC was $190k.
Received invite for on-site interview at Google for a product marketing role. HR said level depends on interview performance, but I am expecting L4/L5 at Google.
Google has asked for my comp expectations in advance of the interview. The number that I am arriving at is $320k:
$190k current TC + 30% to move for a new opportunity + 30% Bay Area cost adjustment = $321k TC
Im afraid that if I throw out a number too high it will hurt my prospects. But the number above doesn't even factor in the potential pay increase from an April promo.
Any guidance from folks out there who know Google / Amazon on how to play this situation?
#l5 #l6 #google #bayarea
1. Remember companies are more flexible on stock that base.
2. don’t share your current tc. Creates an anchor and they won’t offer you the max for that role.
3. Remember to negotiate on joining bonus. I see huge variations here as well.
4. Be very upfront with expectations and provide a believable reason for that. Saying I want $xxx is not as effective as I want $xxx cause a b c