Google L4 London comp

Google hlaR50
Oct 13 16 Comments

A friend is being offered this in London office at L4:

base: 78k gbp
stocks: 119k usd
no sign on bonus
15% usual annual bonus.

Is it good? or is he being lowballed?

He has an offer from amazon too, but that's lower than this:
base: 67k gbp
stocks: 75$ usd
bonus: 25k, 20k gbp.

He feels that he's being lowballed by google after he shared his amazon tc with them, specially in terms of stocks.

What do you think?

YOE is 4. He's currently based in India, not working in FANG.

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 16 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng BattleStar
    Yeo? I would suggest push on the stocks. There is definitely margin there. And never spill exact numbers from offers in future to competing recruiters. Negotiation 101.
    Oct 13 1
    • Google hlaR50
      OP
      right!
      edited the post with yoe.
      Oct 14
  • Google goghHebx3
    UK compensation (including London) is suuuper low compared to US, and especially low compared to cities like NYC or SF
    Oct 13 0
  • New oeeL53
    G offer seems quite reasonable considering the A offer.

    How many YoE?
    Oct 13 2
    • Google hlaR50
      OP
      added in the post
      Oct 14
    • New oeeL53
      That’s a great offer to be fair
      Oct 14
  • Illumina puncher
    that seems really low
    Oct 13 0
  • Amazon blinded007
    Negotiate more with google. If they don’t budge then take the current offer or leave it.
    Oct 13 0
  • Google WFHeng
    Check internal sheet
    Oct 13 2
    • Google hlaR50
      OP
      I checked. couldn't find stocks given to new joinees. only has refreshers.
      Oct 14
    • Google WFHeng
      The TC is expected to be 0.7 of US TC. Find US number and convert.
      Oct 14
  • Qualcomm / Eng qcomSam
    Yoe and current TC?
    Oct 13 1
    • Google hlaR50
      OP
      added in the post
      Oct 14
  • Credit Karma we tried
    I heard that you keep your equity when transferring locations. So wouldn’t it make sense to work in Bay Area for 1 year and then transfer back to London? That way you don’t get such low equity.
    Oct 13 1
    • Google hlaR50
      OP
      He's relocating from India
      Oct 14
  • Microsoft / Product
    Brazuka

    Microsoft Product

    PRE
    Bain & Company
    Brazukamore
    Doesn't seem like he's being lowballled if his only other offer of a lot worse
    Oct 13 0

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees