Cruise compensation question.

Microsoft chinesehacker
May 22 38 Comments

I interviewed and found out I did very well for a senior position at Cruise, Seattle location. If the recruiter is asking for desired compensation, what should I say?

Currently 6.5 YOE

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TOP 38 Comments
  • Microsoft M💰FT
    See you in 2 years!
    May 22 8
    • Microsoft chinesehacker
      OP
      Do you know this from first hand experience? Friend of someone who experienced it? Can you give examples of problems?
      May 22
    • Cruise Automation etchings
      If you’re political, cut-throat, and territorial you’ll do well. If not you’ll get shredded or become jaded. Msft is cozy, Cruise is not
      May 22
    • Cruise Automation OEai36
      I mean for sure it's not a cushy job, we're building the future. But to say "it's a shit show" seems like either a jaded ex-employee or someone with an axe to grind. At Cruise 2+ years and easily the most interesting & challenging job I've had.
      May 23
    • Facebook fadedgood
      I’ve worked at both Microsoft and Cruise. If I had to go back to one of the two, I’d go back to Microsoft without hesitation
      May 23
    • Cruise Automation etchings
      Shit show is definitely the most common term to describe Cruise - I wish someone had told me before joining but TC over 350 with two years experience still would’ve won out
      May 24
  • CenturyLink going2fb
    Don’t say.
    May 22 12
    • Cruise Automation Tc350_4yoe
      If tc is around 400k. 230k base is not high
      May 22
    • Cruise Automation OEai36
      Typical senior base is around 180-210. Depends how well you did in interview.

      Honestly the advice "don't name a number first" is garbage. Candidates who know what they are worth do much better than those who have no idea.
      May 23
    • 230 is staff at Cruise.
      May 28
    • Cruise Automation Tc350_4yoe
      ^ not really
      May 28
    • Really, really.
      May 28
  • Cruise Automation LidarDoome
    Seeing the offers here make me wish I negociated better. I have never seen 300k for base though. I have seen 300+ for base and bonus. Oh well...
    May 23 5
    • Cruise Automation OEai36
      They are talking about base+bonus together. I have not seen 300k base, that would be crazy
      May 23
    • Cruise Automation LidarDoome
      No above seem to talk about base alone of 300k for senior. Which at Cruise means 2yoe
      May 24
    • Cruise Automation OEia63
      I think senior base tops out at ~220. 300 should be possible for staff
      May 24
    • Cruise Automation OEai36
      Lol no are not going to get 300k base with 2yoe, continue dreaming
      May 28
    • Cruise Automation OEai36
      OEia63 is right
      May 28
  • Apple buckbuck
    I got (and rejected) an offer from them recently. Only one tip, don't set your sights low. Shoot for 330k cash at least.
    May 22 2
    • Microsoft chinesehacker
      OP
      Thanks for the advice. What was your offer if you don't mind sharing? And what is your YOE?
      May 22
    • Apple buckbuck
      DM me please
      May 22
  • Cruise Automation cruisecomp
    I have seen 300k cash base + yearly bonus. And 100k yearly equity. This is for senior role
    May 22 2
    • Cruise Automation Tc350_4yoe
      I think senior could go up to 450k max
      May 22
    • Microsoft chinesehacker
      OP
      Yes, @cruisecomp is right, this is for senior role in Seattle location.
      May 23
  • Cruise Automation staffengi
    I thin cruisecomp meant base + bonus ~ 300k yearly not base ~ 300k
    May 25 1
  • Cruise Automation Tc350_4yoe
    Senior base from 190k to 250k. Definitely not 300k
    May 24 0
  • Glu Mobile PQSK63
    Give them a base number that would make you jump ship, then add 15-20% to that so there is room for negotiation.
    May 22 0

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