Google Offer

CloudBees fpwf07
Nov 8 20 Comments

FYI -- I already accepted and will be starting there soon.

L7 SWE (Senior Staff Software Engineer) in Mountain View, CA, USA. Theoretical Physics PhD & post-doc + ~28 years' software industry experience, primarily in distributed systems, previously a Principal Software Engineer at mid-size startup. Salary $258k/yr, target annual bonus 25%, $850k in Google RSUs vesting monthly over 4 years w. no cliff (~$212.5k/yr), $50k signing bonus vesting over 1 year. Nominal total compensation ~$535k/yr, ~$585k in first year.

This was a significant increase in stock and signing bonus from their first verbal offer. Google application & team fit process took ~6 months, but I was in no particular hurry.

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  • Google / Eng lowballz
    Wow are you almost 60 now? When FIRE?
    Nov 8 5
    • Microsoft potatostik
      Maybe this person is already at FIRE, and doing this is the R for them (?)
      Nov 8
    • Facebook / Eng mturtle
      Not everyone's goal is FIRE. Mine isn't.
      Nov 8
    • Google / Eng lowballz
      What’s your goal
      Nov 8
    • Facebook / Eng mturtle
      To accumulate as much wealth as I can then bribe my way into heaven.
      Nov 8
    • Salesforce JdeF47
      FIRE and then what ?
      Nov 8
  • Citrix Systems / Eng ಅವನೌನ ಹಡಾ
    Congrats. 🎉 30 years of exp ?? How did you survive ?
    Nov 8 1
    • Salesforce JdeF47
      Why? Are you going to die in your colleague's arms ?
      Nov 8
  • Google / Eng
    Qlan

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    Qlanmore
    Seems really low for L7 SWE. I thought that’s a good L6 offer.
    Nov 8 0
  • Walmart 🥶 FB 🥶
    I thought Google L7 should be in 700-900 range.
    Nov 8 5
    • Google SdrPikachu
      Yeah this seems a bit low..
      Nov 8
    • Wayfair / Eng BScK77
      I thought so too until I got an L7 offer that was pretty close to OP's. I declined outright w/out negotiation.
      Nov 8
    • Google fodswb
      Why not at least attempt to negotiate?
      Nov 8
    • Wayfair / Eng BScK77
      It was so far below my ask it was a bit insulting. I had another offer from FB and gave the Google recruiter a "I will say yes if you hit this" number. They came in at least $50k below that. Contrast that with FB, whose original offer was more than I asked for. When I negotiated with FB after getting Google's offer, I have FB a "buy it now number", which they beat by about 5%. I was happy with that offer, so I told Google thanks for the offer, but I respectfully decline.
      Nov 8
    • Google fodswb
      Ok, so you did negotiate a bit. That makes more sense.
      Nov 9
  • Cisco tKxI42
    Helpful and informative, thanks!
    Nov 8 0
  • Microsoft Euler83
    What kind of theoretical physics did you study? I also studied physics in undergrad, but couldn’t get into grad school :(. I liked elementary particles though.
    Nov 8 0
  • Citadel BrutеForce
    Good offer. I would like to know more about the experience you have.
    Nov 8 0
  • Facebook / Eng
    xDmU52

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    xDmU52more
    Congrats!
    Nov 8 0
  • Facebook / Eng mturtle
    What was their first offer?
    Nov 8 0

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