Google L3 -> L4

Apple / Eng bKzf48
Oct 9, 2018 30 Comments

I recently got full time offer from Google as L3.
Base: 140k
RSU: 340k
Sign on: 40k

I know this is pretty good offer for L3, however I have 3 yoe and Master’s degree.
I really wanted L4, but the recruiter did not want to negotiate level and I just decided to accept.

1) Will I regret accepting the offer at L3?
2) How quick can I get promoted?
3) What do I need to do in order to get promoted?

Edit:
- ICT3 at Apple
- I had unrealistically high offer from a pre-IPO start up

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TOP 30 Comments
  • Nextdoor xplan
    This is amazing. T4 comp with the low expectations of T3.

    You’ll crush it.
    Oct 9, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      I really hope this is true :)
      Oct 9, 2018
  • Google 통통해
    T4 package, t3 responsibility. Nice.
    Oct 9, 2018 0
  • Google
    fytyuy

    Google

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    fytyuymore
    I heard 135k is the max base for T3. They don't usually budge on that and throw more stocks.
    How did you manage this?
    Oct 9, 2018 2
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      Unrealistically high TC from a start up. The TC I got from Google is significantly less than that from the start up, but I decided to go to Google for the name value and the opportunity
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Google
      fytyuy

      Google

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      fytyuymore
      Still they usually increase stocks to bump up TC, not base.
      Interesting....
      Oct 9, 2018
  • Google 404notfnd
    Base is in the L4 territory. Well done op, you won’t regret it. With your yoe promo to L4 in 1-1.5 years is not unreasonable if you have a good project/manager. Downside is that until then you probably won’t get any increases in base regardless of your performance.
    Oct 9, 2018 1
    • Epic CLeet
      One of my friend got 140 base for L3 as well but stocks were almost half compared to OP.
      Oct 9, 2018
  • Google Vdzlw
    Lol this is almost as much as the $300k the L6 guy got offered. Wtf ?
    Oct 9, 2018 1
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      How did L6 get offered 300k?? BTW this was for SWE
      Oct 9, 2018
  • Amazon IkidYouNot
    Whats your position at Apple? I am sde-2 at Amazon, and got L3 offer as well.
    Oct 9, 2018 7
    • Amazon IkidYouNot
      No, haven't got numbers yet. But I am not accepting on L3 regardless.
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      Hmmm ok, good luck on negotiating the level! How many YOE and how was your interview? I hope I don’t regret my offer :(
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Amazon IkidYouNot
      Thanks! 4 years experience. I felt my Interviews were mix of good and average. Good luck :)
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Epic CLeet
      OP how were your interviews? Strong hire on all?
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      The recruiter said my interviews were “exceptionally good”. From how I felt, I did really well on 3, pretty good on 1, okay on 1
      Oct 9, 2018
  • Intel I'm broke
    Did you have competing offers?
    Oct 9, 2018 6
    • Intel I'm broke
      What was the base, bonus and stock options breakdown offered by that start up?
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      Base: 200k
      RSU: I don’t want to specify but more than RSU from Google
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Apple Uryo63
      Is it Uber or airbnb?
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      No, but I would rather not disclose the company
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Amazon Wonxdj
      Did you have to provide a copy of your competing offer or verbal was sufficient to google?
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Cruise Automation Piwghzvhel
    Do you get 25% of RSUs per year?
    Oct 9, 2018 3
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      Monthly vesting schedule
      Oct 9, 2018
    • Intel I'm broke
      Monthly or quarterly?
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Apple / Eng bKzf48
      OP
      Depends on your RSU. I think if it above ~65k/yr it is monthly but quarterly if otherwise. I know this because my offer changed from ~65k to what I have now and it was scheduled to vest quarterly when the RSU was low
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Amazon / Other TGKE78
    What location is it?
    Dec 7, 2018 0