Compensation

Another Google Offer Evaluation

Merrill Lynch srsfrvr
Feb 11

Got an offer for L3 (down leveled)
YOE 3 post Masters in CS.
Location - Mountain View

Base - 131K
Equity - 145K
Sign-on - 30K

Current TC - 126K
I will be moving from east coast (NY Metropolitan Area)

Interviewing at other places but no offer yet. What should I ask for while negotiating?

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  • Akamai Technologies / Biz Devmmasq
    Lowly lowly low ball
    Feb 110
  • MathWorks uyG5et
    Damn, Google really does like downleveling and lowballing these days.

    How was your interview experience? I have similar experience and I will be interviewing soon.
    Feb 111
    • Merrill Lynch srsfrvr
      OP
      I had 5 rounds of technical interviews. Difficulty would be mostly LC medium. My interviewers were great and very helpful.
      Feb 11
  • Box / EngXrill
    Too low. Have you looked at the rents in these areas?
    Feb 111
    • Merrill Lynch srsfrvr
      OP
      Yeah I have. And that's what concerns me, the cost of living is almost 1.5 times than where I live.
      Feb 11
  • Amazon / Eng:!
    That’s a new grad offer
    Feb 110
  • Okta doomsday
    Alright let’s strike off G from FAANG
    Feb 112
    • Apple cho Chang
      Lol, the first 2 letters to go are the AA. G is the third letter to go.
      Feb 11
    • Okta doomsday
      I’d still live with the FAAN. Well let’s strike off Amazon too lol.
      Feb 11
  • Google / Engcatow
    Honestly its not bad for L3 @ 187k TC not include sign on

    But with ms and yoe you could push for more and try to be firm. Wish you the best of luck I took a similar offer with 5 yoe at tier 3-4 companies. Their initial offer had 100k rsu grant. Come on I was devastated on the phone when recruiter said that
    Feb 110
  • Apple Big Head
    This offer is pretty stingy given your YoE and education. This is a pay cut when you factor in cost of living. Google is also slow to promote internally unless you get lucky with good projects, of which there are less and less of as the company continues to grow. So starting at this pay and working your way up to median pay will be difficult.

    The best thing you can do is get a competing offer from another big company and drive your Google offer numbers into L4 territory, despite being leveled as L3.

    That being said, having Google on your resume will do wonders for you in your future.
    Feb 110
  • Zillow Group LiDz38
    I think it’s a quite standard L3 offer from G nowadays. They just downed the TC A LOT. Of course, the range of L3 TC is very large, but not everyone can get the high end of the range.
    Feb 110
  • Amazon O(logN)
    Did you apply for the university grad position or just software engineer in general?
    Feb 110
  • You will be poorer than on the east coast (except if you live in Manhatten). Ask for 10% more TC or you stay on East coast.
    Feb 110

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