Apple London offer evaluation

Gemalto ANOH85
Jan 25 12 Comments

Apple London offer evaluation
Position: Field test engineer (hardware) in London
Yoe: 7
No sign on bonus
59k £ base
50k $ rsu over 4 years
Relocation will be paid by them

This is their first offer. I have not negotiated yet.
I was expecting something around 85-90k as base salary. I am hoping you guys would provide me with a realistic figure.

Thanks

Update: I was able to negotiate the offer to
63.5k base and 75k rsu. Hr says that this is the final offer. Should I take it?

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TOP 12 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng dhxej
    I think this is too low for London + be aware you have to pay almost 55% tax for your stocks.
    Jan 25 4
    • Gemalto ANOH85
      OP
      Yeah, that's what I thought, too low for London. What is a realistic figure in your opinion?
      Jan 25
    • Amazon / Eng dhxej
      Your total comp should be at least 100k with your experience.
      Jan 25
    • Cirrus gANt26
      Bull shit you pay 42% tax on stocks in London and not 55
      Jan 29
    • Amazon / Eng dhxej
      It depends on whether your company agrees to pay Employer national insurance for your stocks. Most companies don’t pay.
      Jan 29
  • Cirrus gANt26
    Man this is very very very very low for London. Even tier 3, tier 4 companies pay more in London and we are talking Apple here. Are you serious you interviewed at Apple. I know folks in Apple London with TC of around 150K £ with 8-10 YOE
    Jan 29 1
    • Cirrus gANt26
      Ok just read you are Field test, 150K £ is for SWE. I guess we talked earlier, reject this offer outright. It's very very low even the revised one is not worth taking unless you are making way less than that currently.
      Jan 29
  • Apple LaEb06
    Sheer bullshit... it’s never that low
    Jan 26 1
    • Gemalto ANOH85
      OP
      Are you working at London as well?
      Jan 26
  • Babylon Health / Eng
    codefreeze

    Babylon Health Eng

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    codefreezemore
    Sounds as average for London and SDET, anyway Apple provides better package compare to most of the companies in London. I mean insurance, pension plan and so on
    Apr 28 0
  • Gemalto ANOH85
    OP
    They are placing me in ICT3... for the 100k TC, the HR said I need to be in the next level and they are not going to hire me at ICT4... I have no other offers... the TC that apple has offered me actually is more than twice of what I make in France.
    Jan 29 0
  • Gemalto ANOH85
    OP
    Ok, I was aiming for that number as well. I just wanted to be sure that I am not way off the market standards. I'm in France right now and I don't have a good idea regarding the salary market in London.
    Thanks for your help.
    Jan 25 0