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?
- MathWorks uyG5etDamn, Google really does like downleveling and lowballing these days.
How was your interview experience? I have similar experience and I will be interviewing soon.
- Google / EngcatowHonestly 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
- Apple Big HeadThis 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.