Companies that pay higher than Uber for SWE L5 equivalent
I joined Uber 9 months ago. To be fair, Uber pays SWEs very well. However, I'm not a big fan of my team and project, and the culture in general. I started looking elsewhere. To begin with, I talked to traditionally high paying companies. It was strange that Google recruiter discussed comp (for L5 level) with me even before scheduling a phone screen. They said they wanted to set a realistic expectation for comp. I thought it was just Google or it was just that recruiter. Then literally same thing happened with LinkedIn for a Staff level position. I asked her why they discussed comp so early. She said they had a lot of candidates turned down their offers in favor of Uber's. They just wanted to save time for both me and them. They simply cannot match Uber for comp. I told her that comp isn't the most important, but then she just gave me the absolute maximum comp for the level, which is indeed a lot lower than my current comp.
So which companies can match Uber comp for L5/E5 level?
TC $475k (excluding signon bonus, equity based on fair market value), 8 yoe