Does Google do comp corrections if you are brought in at a lower TC?

Jun 9, 2018 22 Comments

I feel my T4 SWE offer is low, especially the equity. I want to accept it because it will help me get into FANG and keeping long term career growth in mind, this would be good.

I want to ask current and Ex Googlers here if at year end, Google fills the equity gap if you get hired at a low equity grant? If I join and maybe a few months in the job, assuming I do well, have a comp conversation with my manager, do they entertain? How do I go about this situation?

Offer below:

Base: 150k
Sign on: 30k
Equity: 180k/4
Annual Bonus: 15%
Location: SF
YoE: 5
Level: T4

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Google Vsondrhgre
    Big No
    Jun 9, 2018 0
  • Google yue
    No. You already have a good base. So expect that to grow slow as well. For RSUs redreshers, it has nothing to initial RSUs. BTW bonus is 15% not 20.
    Jun 9, 2018 9
    • Qualcomm / Eng
      sdca1

      Qualcomm Eng

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      Intel
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      sdca1more
      does Google giving RSU every year? if they are giving 80-100k per year then year 4 th will be the same tc right
      Jun 9, 2018
    • OP
      Interesting.. refreshers are usually 85-100k for T4? Thanks again for the info. Learnt something new.
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Google yue
      Yes. Google gives RSUs every year except first.
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Are they really more than 80k for T4 tho? I thought G refreshers are less than fb
      Jun 11, 2018
    • Google yue
      For L4, it can range from 75-100k.
      Jun 11, 2018
  • Seems Google is low balling these days. I got a 160/30/380 L5 offer after negotiating.
    Jun 9, 2018 6
    • L5>L4
      10+
      Jun 9, 2018
    • OP
      I feel you now.
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng yuyuyu
      @maplesyr -- agree that's low for L5. Have you decided next steps?
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Still thinking. Have a competing offer from a smaller (but not small) company that has higher TC and might be willing to negotiate further.
      Jun 9, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng yuyuyu
      Good luck!
      Jun 9, 2018
  • Amazon ATtE14
    Lol, you will have to leave Google
    Jun 9, 2018 1
    • Amazon ATtE14
      Ya u negotiate when you enter and that’s it. Sulking after that is stupid
      Jun 10, 2018
  • New / Eng
    Xhsrvhyds

    New Eng

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    Xhsrvhydsmore
    Why woukd they? The point of giving you a 4 year equity and telling you up front your base pay is because that's what you get.

    Gotta move.positions or company to make any notable difference. No company will adjust you just because you think you deserve more or accepted a low ball offer if it even is one.

    If you think it's low, give reasons and negotiate, otherwise accept your level and work for a promotion or job change
    Jun 9, 2018 1
    • OP
      Thanks for the reply. Yeah, moving up or jumping companies is an alternative.
      Jun 9, 2018

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