Compass verbal offer

EPAM Systems Uncle Yoda
Jul 23 20 Comments

Got a verbal offer from Compass (SWE level II):
Base: 130k
Equity: 120k(over 4 years period)
No cash/sign-on bonus

Currently employed by EPAM Systems but working as TVC (vendor) at Google NY for over a year. I applied last month to Google and reached on-sites but they rejected me. Also reached on-sites for Microsoft and Amazon last year but no offers.

Current TC: ~140k (base + bonus, no equity)
Current role: Senior SWE
YOE: 9 (1 year on-site at Google NY, US and 8 years in small companies, outside the US)

Should I accept the offer? It seems they're low-balling me, but it's slightly better than what I have now. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

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TOP 20 Comments
  • Redfin rmJN45
    Come and join us at Redfin :)
    Jul 24 3
    • EPAM Systems Uncle Yoda
      OP
      Haven't heard of it before. Would you really recommend it?
      Jul 25
    • Redfin rmJN45
      I liked it here, public company but it is still like a startup. Engineering team is small compared to companies at similar mkt cap so you can make really good impact here. Are you only looking at NYC area? Redfin only has engineering office in TX, SF, SEA ...
      Jul 25
    • EPAM Systems Uncle Yoda
      OP
      Thanks man. I'm only interested in NYC positions at this time
      Jul 26
  • Compass / Product
    hfxv

    Compass Product

    PRE
    Comcast Business
    hfxvmore
    Seems low
    Jul 23 3
    • Redfin rmJN45
      Stop copying our app dude ...
      Jul 25
    • Compass / Product
      pouejs

      Compass Product

      PRE
      Comcast Business
      pouejsmore
      Sorry that's basically the directive handed down from the top
      Jul 26
    • Redfin rmJN45
      : facepalm
      Jul 26
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

    Compass Eng

    PRE
    Google
    FUPayMemore
    You can get more
    Jul 24 1
    • EPAM Systems Uncle Yoda
      OP
      What would you say is a fair, reachable comp?
      Jul 25
  • Compass lmGK40
    You can ask for at least 10k sign on
    Jul 23 0
  • Susquehanna International / Eng Kristaps11
    If you have nothing better why wouldn’t you take it? Can’t negotiate without offers at hand.
    Jul 23 2
    • New HVlR72
      Exactly. @OP - I got an offer with them last year, and they raised their offer by 50K after I gave them numbers from my competing offers.
      Jul 24
    • EPAM Systems Uncle Yoda
      OP
      Good to know, thanks. I'm in a process with other two companies, hopefully I'll get an offer to negotiate further.
      Jul 24
  • Compass someguy851
    Definitely negotiate. For one thing I have not heard of a SWE here without a signon bonus
    Jul 25 1
    • EPAM Systems Uncle Yoda
      OP
      Ok, will do that. Thanks!
      Jul 26
  • Squarespace mk3nh3
    A recruiting agency I worked with a while back told me they can offer $180k base for senior level with TC of $250-300k.
    Jul 23 1
    • EPAM Systems Uncle Yoda
      OP
      Yes, I've heard/read the same. I applied to senior level (SWE III) but they said given my interview performance they can only offer SWE II.
      100k difference between a single level seems too much.
      Jul 23
  • Oath Atinlay2
    A verbal offer is not an offer.
    Jul 23 1