Evaluate Google offer with retention bonus

New / Eng Chime!
Apr 29, 2018 17 Comments

Level 3 @ Bay Area
Around 2-3 years of experience. Masters degree.
Base:140
Sign on:25k
GSU: 100k over 4 years
Retention: 165k over 4 years (retention is not in stocks)

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 17 Comments
  • Apple / Eng MarkovChan
    What is retention? How does one get it? I recently got a Google offer and it doesnt say anything about retention. It only has Base, sign-on and GSU.
    Apr 29, 2018 3
    • New / Eng Chime!
      OP
      Retention bonus is to stay in the team which I will come in due to my experience with that technology as a part of acquisition.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • New / Eng Chime!
      OP
      What is your offer?
      Apr 29, 2018
    • New / Eng Chime!
      OP
      Yes
      Apr 29, 2018
  • Google Westfield
    Base is really high. Don't expect much increases in case, even if you get promoted.
    Apr 29, 2018 6
    • Google Westfield
      Overall comp looks good for L3 if I understand the retention part correctly. Retention + RSU for 4 years + base is around the L3 mark.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • New / Eng Chime!
      OP
      Yes. The GSU seems really low compared to what I have been reading on blind so far
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Qualcomm LPaI03
      Donโ€™t go blind itโ€™s outliers not median or average
      Apr 29, 2018
    • New / Eng Chime!
      OP
      @qualcomm: care to explain?
      Apr 29, 2018
    • AppDynamics / Eng
      EqIu26

      AppDynamics Eng

      PRE
      Juniper Networks
      EqIu26more
      Folks who are at top of their band like to boast about their salaries in Blind. There are lots of folks who are at low end of band, at median of band. Such folks do not post their salaries on Blind. They just look at inflated numbers on Blind and get depressed.
      Apr 30, 2018
  • Chase mtSs81
    Years of experience? What is retention?
    Apr 29, 2018 3
    • New / Eng Chime!
      OP
      3 years of experience.
      Apr 29, 2018
    • Oscar / Eng
      dumb|dumb

      Oscar Eng

      BIO
      Fuck you, but wats up bro.
      dumb|dumbmore
      But level 3/T3? I would expect at least T4 for offer
      Apr 29, 2018
    • New / Eng Chime!
      OP
      Ya thatโ€™s a different story!
      Apr 29, 2018
  • New / Eng OPT๐Ÿ˜
    What is retention bonus?
    Apr 29, 2018 1
    • New / Eng Chime!
      OP
      See comment below. Hope your h1 got picked
      Apr 29, 2018

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees