E4 Offer at Facebook in NYC - TC Question

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Jul 29 22 Comments

Hey everyone,

I recently received an offer from Facebook in the NYC office. I'm pretty excited about it, however I feel like based on everything I've read here I may be getting low-balled a tad in terms of TC.

E4 - SWE

Years of Experience - 9

Base 150k
Bonus Target - 10%
RSU - 200k

Full Relocation Package + $25k in bonus expenses (can be converted to sign-on if not used).

I'm wondering if the base is a bit low (I was thinking around the 160k range) and a bit more in RSU.

Thoughts?

I'm pretty pumped but I want to make sure I'm setup to succeed in NYC since it's a move to a big city.

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  • Facebook BeingCoder
    E4 new grad hired starts base at 140k. But for 9yoe you should have made it to e5. Did you screw up the design rounds?
    Jul 29 5
    • EA / Eng
      EALoLz

      EA Eng

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      OP
      It's possible. However what happened is I was going for a specialist role and the position was filled so they may have evaluated my skills a bit differently than what I prepared for.
      Jul 29
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      If you don't have competing offers then join and try to get promoted in 1 year. Base will jump 25%+.
      Jul 29
    • EA / Eng
      EALoLz

      EA Eng

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      OP
      I have two competing offers (one is in Boston) and the other is in NYC where base is 190k
      Jul 29
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      FB has a lot of great perks that make up for the initial low base. Like mentioned, work hard and smart to get promoted to e5.
      Jul 29
    • EA / Eng
      EALoLz

      EA Eng

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      OP
      Thank you.
      Jul 29
  • NVIDIA bdei51
    What the heck is Android generalist? Is that SWE?
    Jul 29 2
    • EA / Eng
      EALoLz

      EA Eng

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      OP
      Yes, I updated.
      Jul 29
    • NVIDIA bdei51
      I am not at FB but for 9 yoe that is a lowball
      Jul 29
  • Facebook / Eng newfie
    Ask $300k rsu, $50k sign on
    Jul 30 0
  • Trimble SchrteFarm
    That is a good offer
    Jul 29 0
  • Facebook zuckssocks
    Join in the past year. E4 with 3yoe.
    160k base
    280k rsu

    I think you probably didn't do that well in interview? Or not good at negotiating?
    Jul 31 4
    • Facebook BeingCoder
      What was your sign on?
      Jul 31
    • Facebook KitKatKot
      To be fair that is the top of the range, so not everyone will get that offer
      Aug 1
    • EA / Eng
      EALoLz

      EA Eng

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      OP
      Went back and negotiated.

      160k base
      240k rsu

      Full Relocation + 25k

      30k sign on bonus
      Aug 1
    • Facebook zuckssocks
      Congrats
      Aug 2
  • Facebook KitKatKot
    Stock is a bit low, about 60-100k low. Also, 9 yoe of exp should be E5. Even if you get promoted right away it’ll take a year or two for your TC to catch up since you don’t get a new grant when you get a promo. If you don’t have any competing offers then of course take this though
    Jul 29 1
    • EA / Eng
      EALoLz

      EA Eng

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      I do have some other offers so that should help. I'm going to ask the recruiter about E5 as well
      Jul 30
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    • Trimble SchrteFarm
      It is. In SF that converts to $180k base and $250k in stock
      Jul 29
  • Citibank / Mgmt 🐟r🏷️
    Have you signed the offer?
    Jul 29 1
    • EA / Eng
      EALoLz

      EA Eng

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      OP
      No
      Jul 29
  • Google Kyix65
    200k over 4 yrs?
    Jul 31 0

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