I went through the process with a few companies this last SDE job search, ended up getting the run-around from Google's HC, so I accepted a solid offer from a well-known tech company and pushed out the start date. Apparently my G recruiter was able to pull something off and I got an offer from them in the eleventh hour before my official start date. I'd have to renege on the other company at this point to go G, and the difference in comp doesn't seem to be huge. Thoughts? Things I'm missing? 4 YOE.
Current accepted offer:
Private company, SDEII
Sign on Bonus $50k
Target bonus 0-20%, roughly 13% average according to recruiter
LTIP (private company here) $46.5k
The team fit here is quite good given my past experience.
Google Offer, L3:
Sign on $50k
Target 15% ish
Equity $175k/4 yr
Should I push G for more somewhere? The offer doesn't seem strong enough as is to get me to renege. What would it take for you to renege and accept an offer from G? Are there some consequences to reneging I'm not seeing? Obviously I'd be blacklisted there but hey that's the game.
Here's my take... You got into Google once... You can get there again. Even within the same year without reinterviewing if it comes to that. Follow your heart.