Hi blinders :)
I received an offer from FB in London which is fairly decent, but lower than my current TC: I live in a country with a very relaxed tax regime with loads of cash available and so I knew it would have been hard for FB to match.
I currently work at a local startup as VP where the work is fairly exciting, I get to be hands-on as well as have a high-level input but I go home at 9/10 PM every day and that's not going to change in the next 5 years. I'm here because the work is fairly interesting and the prospect is to be able to retire in 8/10 years (I'll be 40) since my partner and I can save and re-invest around $200k a year (she also enjoys a great salary).
Current TC: $245k after tax
Offer: $190k after tax (RSU is $600k over 4 years and included in this figure)
(posting after-tax and USD to be able to do a fair comparison)
Now, I have a few doubts:
* is the bonus a regular thing at FB? I haven't considered it in my TC as I always worked at companies where the bonus is something that happens 30% of the time, and it's not something you really rely on
* how is WLB for an M1 in London? I understand it depends from team to team, but any first-hand experience you'd like to share?
* is it really worth uprooting my family to move to FB London for that kind of money? I'm scared that I'll get there, end up on a team that's not exciting and feel like I'm gonna take home less money and do less meaningful work. Any great feedback out there on the impact you've had at FB as M1?
* how is career progression for an M1? Is there a good chance to land a much better salary at director level in London within 3/4 years? That would really help with my early retirement goals... :-)
Also does the startup 245K after tax include illiquid stocks/Equity ?