Cisco recruiter asking for my current rsu vesting stmt.

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JohnnyCa$h

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Mar 27 14 Comments

Recruiter reached out to me for making written offer, she wants to see my current rsu vesting and bonus schedule.
That seems to be that she’s asking to reveal my current TC which is too low for current mkt.
I believe it’s illegal to ask current TC in California.
How can I dart this question?
TC: 160 yoe 14+
Starting offer: 185 + 15%+ asking for 20k sign + g 11

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  • Intuit ❓🔮❓
    Say your current compensation will have no bearing on whether or not you accept their offer. To get you to a “yes”, you need at least X. And that’s irrespective of your current comp.
    Mar 27 2
    • Wipro
      JohnnyCa$h

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      Thanks
      Mar 27
    • Intuit ❓🔮❓
      Good luck, my friend!
      Mar 27
  • Amadeus Trick2g
    I didn’t know wipro pays 160k tc to anyone. A friend of mine is onsite in Sunnyvale and is making 103k tc as a tech lead with 10 yoe.
    Mar 27 2
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      JohnnyCa$h

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      If Wipro hires in India and brings you here on their fresh H1, then it might be true with that low TC.
      For US hires, pay scale is different.
      Mar 27
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

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      tech.ladkimore
      It is still very low for 14 yoe .
      Mar 27
  • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
    You're right: it's illegal to ask your current TC in CA.
    Mar 27 1
    • Intuit ❓🔮❓
      OP could point this out, but it’d be a distraction from his goal, which is to get the best possible offer from the company.

      Specifically pointing out to the company that the question is illegal doesn’t nurture the positive vibes needed to lead to getting a great offer.
      Mar 27
  • Microsoft
    tech.ladki

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    Asking for expected salary or RSU is not illegal. Asking for salary or the base pay is what makes it illegal.
    However if you have told them TC, you can argue that giving away RSU info would effectively be giving the base salary.
    Mar 27 0
  • Cisco abbaba
    Asking for expected salary is not illegal. So tell them your expected total compensation.
    Mar 27 0
  • Cisco Eyeh
    Asking for current vesting schedule or bonus schedule is not illegal. I believe he/she is not asking for any number. If you have told them you will lose X amount (RSU vesting / Bonus )in the period by joining Cisco they may ask for proof of that. You should just tell them your expectations in terms of sign on bonus etc. instead of telling them what you could lose.
    Mar 29 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
    Expected /= current

    Amazed how many in this thread don't understand that, and that the recruiter is specifically asking about CURRENT TC
    Mar 28 0
  • Cisco cust24577
    Just write it in a spreadsheet and send it, no need to explain
    Mar 27 0
  • Oracle / Product OraclePM
    Illegal in California to ask for compensation in any form.
    Mar 27 0