Evaluate an offer from Netflix for Senior Software Engineer

New lzak
Oct 26 51 Comments

Got an offer but seems very low from what I hear here. Nowhere close to $400k I keep hearing about. I try to negotiate but the HR told me they give best offer from the area and not going to negotiate much. Maybe they might add $10k but still low. My current TC is close to what Netflix is offering but they didn't ask my current TC. WLB is really great at current company

What should I do? I thinking rejecting it.

$230k base
401k matching up to 4%
5% stock options program
Location Los Gatos
No bonus

YOE: 12 years
No other offers.

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    • Splunk phzoran
      What’s your tc @GOO*?
      Oct 26
    • Bloomberg F.U. Money
      @IBM GOOGOOGLE

      I know you want to believe that high TC is a myth, but it’s not. I got 20% more than that OP from Microsoft as an L63 and 8yoe and that was my second lowest offer out of 4. If anything, numbers on levels.fyi are on the lower end of reality for strong interviewees.
      Oct 26
    • Snapchat zTDjvU
      Why did a low ball offer trigger u so much?
      Oct 26
    • Netflix bread
      That explains why you were triggered. I bet you’re stuck at IBM and won’t even be considered at today’s top tier companies. You’re just an angry old man that can’t adjust to the new reality.

      “Darn kids these days making 400k in their twenties when it took me 20 years”
      Oct 27
    • Uber hg hg
      I call bs on IBM. No way you make 400k unless you are VP level. If you are VP what the heck are you doing in blind not to mention you don't sound like one at all
      Oct 28
  • Microsoft 6hhvgg
    Same tc with high chance of being fired no thanks
    Oct 26 0
  • Uber saboo
    Reject, wait and interview to get more/better offers. One doesn’t change jobs often, so make it worth it when you do
    Oct 26 0
  • Samsung tipsycode
    Wow netflix went that low? Never knew netflix offered such shitty tc
    Oct 26 0
  • VMware lftl00
    Wow, even VMware pays better than this!
    Oct 26 2
    • New lzak
      OP
      What is your TC there?
      Oct 26
    • VMware lftl00
      250k with 8 yoe, 260 with 401k match!
      Oct 26
  • FormFactor Tove1
    230k seems reasonable(for me sounds astronomical I make less than 100k as senior engineer in Bay) maybe you can get more afterwards I think sometimes we need to think that some other engineers with 10 or more years of experience are making even less that 150k TC
    Oct 26 3
    • AnchorFree / Eng 🍪 cookie
      Senior of what? Manual qa?
      Oct 27
    • AnchorFree / Eng 🍪 cookie
      Less than 100???
      Oct 27
    • FormFactor Tove1
      Yeap my title says Sr engineer, not software but engineer
      Oct 27
  • Netflix Ryanboss
    Something is wrong with those numbers. I doubt it’s real. If it is real, you should reject it.
    Oct 26 0
  • Netflix bread
    Context must be missing somewhere because that’s very very low. Do you have a link to the JD?
    Oct 26 3
    • New lzak
      OP
      What is your TC at Netflix?
      Oct 26
    • Netflix bread
      400k non-eng
      Oct 26
    • Netflix bloodline
      What bread said, what kind of
      Apps and team did you interview with? It isn’t the same to work for a platform team, or a product team or software for non product
      Teams.

      Based on what you would do is how top of market is calculated. Maybe you are “low balled” but in reality might be that you interview for a role that doesn’t require tremendous skills.

      Btw, I’m not saying that you aren’t skilled, maybe applied for the wrong role? =\

      But if you share which team or org at least, I’m sure people here would be happy to share their thoughts
      Oct 27
  • Netflix J.Pinkman
    Never heard of any offer less than 350k in the last couple years in my org. Some context is needed here. What’s the position?
    Oct 26 0
  • Stripe BlLL GATES
    Senior sanitation engineer??
    Oct 26 1
  • Bloomberg F.U. Money
    I got almost 20% more than that form Microsoft as an L63. At first glance, now worth the stress. However if you do well they will bump you quickly. I’ve heard of people doubling low TC there in 2-3 years.
    Oct 26 0
  • FormFactor Tove1
    Nope but maybe my company pays very low Idk
    Oct 26 0
  • Netflix kajp8z10
    It’s likely the OP will get a big increase before next comp adjustment. 250k seems very low.
    Oct 27 3
    • Netflix bread
      It’s likely OP isn’t telling the whole story. OP hasn’t given any information about what the role actually is.
      Oct 27
    • Netflix bloodline
      Troll at this point
      Oct 27
    • Netflix aWGe33
      I've never heard of anyone making less than $300K in an engineering role.
      Nov 5
  • Amazon CuriouMind
    OP did not mention stocks. There will be stocks in that offer.
    Oct 26 2
    • VMware lftl00
      Netflix doesn’t give out any stocks.
      Oct 26
    • Facebook leetworld
      They give you choice of stock to base split
      Oct 26
  • Netflix bloodline
    Which job is it? Definitely can’t tell if you are Low balled without knowing more about the duties
    Oct 26 1
    • Netflix bread
      This right here ☝🏼
      Oct 26
  • Twitter pNAK04
    What is you expertise? Are you dev or QA? If dev - web services, infra, front end ??
    Oct 26 1
    • New lzak
      OP
      Developer cloud related
      Oct 26
  • Google goobey
    Which position did you apply to?
    Nov 1 0
  • Netflix / Data WxzD64
    They didn't ask your current comp because it's illegal to. You have to volunteer the information. You should've told them earlier so they can beat it, silly.
    Oct 27 0
  • Snapchat QaH7er3PxL
    Reject with prejudice . A little bit of yelling at them is warranted, too.
    Oct 26 0
  • Pure Storage cocu-xyu
    Winter is coming
    Oct 26 0

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