Google L3 offer review

MathWorks thrtlvlmdt
Mar 14 29 Comments

I have an offer from Google for L3 SWE, 2.8 YOE:

Base :150k
Bonus: 15%
Sign on: 30k
RSUs: 200k

Total: 222.5k per year +30k sign on bonus.

The recruiter said he could restructure the offer so that I could get more stocks instead of base etc but the total comp wouldn't change... Any suggestions on what the ideal structure could be? I remember reading on blind that having more initial stock grant is beneficial as the managers don't see initial stock grant but can see base salary during yearly salary increase. I have a competing offer from another company at same TC 222.5.

Help.

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Intel / EngAQup26
    Ask if you can get an additional 0.5K to make it 223K
    Mar 143
    • Travelport / Engbuttnpushr
      Inb4 salary reduced to 222k
      Mar 14
    • MathWorks thrtlvlmdt
      OP
      Should I ask 2k more in sign on bonus or 0.5k salary increase or stocks?
      Mar 14
    • Travelport / Engbuttnpushr
      Por que no los dos?
      Mar 14
  • Gap / EngrandUser
    Why would anyone want more stock than base? Just wondering. If base increased couldn't you buy more stock with that?
    Mar 146
    • Amazon / Eng
      eisenhwr

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      Google
      eisenhwrmore
      Time in the market. If you get GSUs they start earning money before they vest.
      Mar 14
    • MathWorks thrtlvlmdt
      OP
      More target bonus because of higher base?
      Mar 14
    • Amazon / Eng
      eisenhwr

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      Google
      eisenhwrmore
      Target bonus is good, but not awesome as it was before 2010.
      Mar 14
    • Amazon / Eng
      eisenhwr

      AmazonEng

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      Google
      eisenhwrmore
      Unless you get sttongly exceeds, you won't get much more than 15%.
      Mar 14
    • MathWorks thrtlvlmdt
      OP
      GOOG increased by 4% in the last year, we might be heading towards economic downturn stock might not grow 15% YoY every year for the next 4 years whereas target bonus could be 15%?? I don't know...asking for a friend
      Mar 14
    • Intel / Enghton
      What's the usual target bonus % for meets, exceeds, outstanding, etc?
      Mar 15
  • Egencia / Eng
    goog

    EgenciaEng

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    Expedia Group, Siemens Healthineers, LinkedIn
    BIO
    Software engineer always on the lookout to explore alternative domains or career paths.
    googmore
    Got a 250+ TC L3 with 2 yoe but with competing FB offer
    Mar 143
    • MathWorks thrtlvlmdt
      OP
      You better contribute 8.695% more than me to the company! 😈
      Mar 14
    • Oracle seCUri
      math works!
      Mar 14
    • Egencia / Eng
      goog

      EgenciaEng

      PRE
      Expedia Group, Siemens Healthineers, LinkedIn
      BIO
      Software engineer always on the lookout to explore alternative domains or career paths.
      googmore
      Lolol
      Mar 14
  • Google GodAtGoogl
    Your manager absolutely sees your total compensation. Even the increase caused by stock appreciation. Google is a data driven company
    Mar 141
    • MathWorks thrtlvlmdt
      OP
      Thanks for this! Should I alter the structure or leave it as is?
      Mar 14
  • New !=faang
    What location? How was the phone interviews?
    Mar 141
  • Intel / Enghton
    What kind of swe role? The offer is great!
    Mar 150
  • IBM UOKj64
    How did you study for Google?
    Mar 142
    • MathWorks thrtlvlmdt
      OP
      Separate topic, DM me if you'd want to know. Comp inputs please 😅
      Mar 14
    • New gpelxl2
      I would like to DM, but out of DM :(
      Mar 14
  • Microsoft vffrds6;?&
    Seattle or Bay Area?
    Mar 141
  • Booking.com / Engwhatsgo
    Did they get to 222.5k TC after hearing your competing offer?
    Mar 141
  • Credit Karma WRra32
    Math works what was the initial google offer? Did they know about other offer when making initial offer?
    Mar 150
  • Microsoft / EngdKWp30
    Did G improve their offers? They look better than they did last year.
    Mar 140

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