Consequences of Reneging

Redfin / Eng
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Redfin Eng

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Mar 26 15 Comments

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
Salary $155k
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:
Salary $125k
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.

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  • Dropbox / Eng GGMW32
    The Google offer doesn't strike me as exceptional. Are you considering reneging just because of Google's name? Fit is more important I think.

    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.
    Mar 26 6
    • Dropbox / Eng GGMW32
      If you go (or stay) somewhere primarily because of benefits you'll likely have a bad time. But it sounds like you made up your mind. Are you just looking for confirmation it's the right move? You'll find plenty of people that'll tell you it is, and you can ignore the ones that don't.
      Mar 26
    • Redfin / Eng
      maxbass

      Redfin Eng

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      Flipboard, Amazon
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      OP
      I have some team calls tomorrow to help me figure out where we're at for all of these. If any teams really sing to me that makes it easier for me to negotiate.

      I'm actually leaning no, but there's a reason they call them FAANGs, and I'm definitely not interested in just throwing it away.
      Mar 26
    • Dropbox systest
      I passed G as new grad and failed G last year. Don’t count on being able to get into G again just because you got in this year. A lot of interviews are based on luck. Go to G.
      Mar 26
    • Facebook TEHman
      @systest how long after you passed G the first time did you interview again? I heard passing the HC lasts for a year or possibly even more
      Apr 28
    • Squarespace sqsp
      @TEHman, @Facebook

      Do you know if FB allows you to join within a year of passing onsite? Currently have an offer from FB, and trying to postpone joining for about a year. Would I need to interview again, or would my current onsite count?
      Oct 31
  • Uber vor
    Google. After I got Google on my resume I never had to worry about finding another job. Recruiters just keep contacting you even when you are not looking. After 3 years at Google I interviewed, got a huge raise and joined Uber.
    Mar 26 0
  • Square / Eng tp9hg5
    Go to Google.
    Mar 26 0
  • Microsoft strange t
    If you work at G for a few years, that private company would again contact you to hire as a senior. The other way may not work when G slows down hiring. The interview will be more difficult
    Mar 26 0
  • Dropbox systest
    Ask G to match offer then renege
    Mar 26 2
    • Redfin / Eng
      maxbass

      Redfin Eng

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      Flipboard, Amazon
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      OP
      What do you mean by match? In terms of TC yr1, it's actually already close, if not with G being slightly ahead.
      Mar 26
    • Dropbox systest
      Then choose G. No brainer
      Mar 26
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    • Redfin / Eng
      maxbass

      Redfin Eng

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      Flipboard, Amazon
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      OP
      Not Indeed, but good memory ;)
      Mar 26
  • Microsoft cUwPkF
    G for sure
    Mar 26 0

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