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Google L6 (Staff SWE)- TC range? (Offer pending)

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Dec 3

Current TC : 395

Google offers 225 base, 50 sign on and 580RSU which comes to 415K (plus 50 first year). Not sure if this is close to average comp or not - what do you think? (Mountain view, CA)

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  • Facebook Orwell2019
    It's quite shit. Easily 1 mil+ rsus in all unicorns. Get a few of those offers and then negotiate with Google.
    Dec 40
  • Facebook / Eng
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    I've seen higher RSUs for L5. I would demand 7 digits for L6 RSU. In my experience this is somewhat below median L6 TC. I always say, it's all about competing offers; and this is a prime example of it. :)
    Dec 40
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    CriteoR&D

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    FYI - I ended up accepting 450K TC. I think this was fine in my situation. Thanks for opinions and voting!
    Dec 73
    • Google qaws
      Wise decision. 450 is what many Exceeds Expectations L6 are getting.
      Dec 7
    • Google highlyaddi
      what was your breakdown in the end? base, rsu and signing bonus?
      Dec 7
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      No signon, 225 base plus 20% target bonus, 720000 RSU for 4 years.
      Dec 8
  • Google qaws
    As someone who plans salaries, I say 415K is not bad and sort of on target for L6 CME (but L6 CMEs will disagree with this because half of them get discretionary from manager without realizing). But definitely you can push it higher if you can negotiate well.
    Dec 42
    • Google / EngPfjhebs
      Does discretionary budget go toward TC only or are there other things they can put that toward?
      Dec 5
    • Google qaws
      Only TC
      Dec 5
  • Rubrik / EngCommuter
    My offer from a year ago: 210 base, 1200 rsu, 100k sign on, this was out of band offer, but that’s an idea of what it could go up to, team in google cloud
    Dec 41
    • Oracle pdke8
      How did you qualify for 6? You're an architect now?
      Dec 4
  • Google PeepsAlot
    Shoot for > 450k TC (I was able to secure $475k with no competing) be ready to walk away though if your about the $$
    Dec 31
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      CriteoR&D

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      Got two more offers to walk away and expect current company to throw me a bone too - so, walking away is definitely an option here. Just looking for a fair offer - will see what happens :) popcorn time
      Dec 4
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    • Google / Enghooli.xyz
      I know an L6 SWE with >500k TC because of competing offers.
      Dec 4
  • Google PeepsAlot
    YOE? Competing offers?
    Dec 30

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