Evaluate friend’s google offer

Tata Consultancy Services jrdtata
Feb 22 22 Comments

A friend of mine recently interviewed and received the following L4 offer from Google

Base 150
Stock grant $340k over 4yrs
Bonus target 15%
TC comes to $257.5k
Location is Bay Area

This is a swe offer and there was no competing offer. How do these numbers look?

Were anyone able to get higher numbers without a competing offer?

The recruiter is pushing him hard to make a decision soon. He matched with a team and they too are pushing hard.

Would google be willing to make the same offer afterward (let’s say a month or so later) if he goes back to them. And would they be willing to match another competing offer at that time?


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TOP 22 Comments
  • Sounds about right for l4 without competing offers.
    Feb 22 13
    • New abc8144
      This also happened to me, same explanation. Offer was way (>$100,000) lower than current comp. Competing offers are now a must since that’s what will budge the package up.
      Feb 23
    • Oracle


      Amazon, Microsoft, 500 Startups
      Me too
      Feb 23
    • Reddit nononoyes
      Your current comp counts as another offer
      Feb 23
    • Google palsjay
      Not at google
      Feb 24
    • Google palsjay
      Google recruiter told me that they completely ignore current TC but will compete with other offers. I don’t think I’ll waste my time applying again if they maintain this extreme lowball policy.
      Feb 24
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Microsoft That’sMe
      lol .. Easy mate.

      OP - Add YOE, current company, new team, location etc for folks to provide you meaning feedback

      Joining a month or two later should be easily negotiable. Negotiating TC without an offer would be difficult unless you provide something to justify why more.
      Feb 22
    • Tata Consultancy Services jrdtata
      Added location.
      Feb 22
    • Tata Consultancy Services jrdtata
      It’s not about the joining that I was referring to. Rather, about the offer being available or not after a month. He might have to team-match again, but he is willing to do that.
      Feb 22
    • New / Eng michalumni
      Your grandpa is only 40?
      Feb 23
  • Amazon vskqoxjbe
    Yoe ?
    Feb 22 0
  • Cloudera / Eng tell me
    What's YOE?
    Mar 6 0
  • Amazon god
    Yoe matter! What was his previous TC? Is he from TCS?
    Feb 23 0


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