Google Seattle L4

Microsoft jtha34
Nov 5 19 Comments

Evaluate offer for L4 in Seattle?

Base 130k
Equity 185k over 4 years
15% target bonus
25k signing
TC (not including signing):~196k

Current 3.5 YOE TC~148k

Def an upgrade but still way lower than other L4 offers I've seen, which may be warranted given relatively low YOE. I don't have a real competing offer. Team match is already under way and I don't have much time or energy to interview anymore to get competing offers. Thoughts?

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Google TheCoaster
    Seattle comp is lower than mountainview. Don’t compare your base with MTV one
    Nov 5 4
    • Microsoft msnewbie
      But that base is even lower than most of the SDE2 in Microsoft.
      Nov 5
    • Google TheCoaster
      Yes. G Seattle base is 90% of MTV one. But G L4 has much better refresh than MSFT SDE2’s. 70k vest in 4 years vs 6.5k(61), 11k(62) vest in 5 years. It’s reasonable that G Seattle give much less base.

      G L4 makes similar to MSFT L64..
      Nov 5
    • Microsoft jtha34
      OP
      I'm still a 60 at MSFT
      Nov 5
    • Google TheCoaster
      That is a big promotion then lol
      Nov 5
  • Microsoft msnewbie
    How is ur current TC only 148K with 3 YOE? What ur current base and stock?
    Nov 5 1
    • Microsoft jtha34
      OP
      About 130 base, assuming 10% target bonus because that's what I got this year, and about $5000 worth of stock will vest next year.
      Nov 5
  • Grab n95
    How long did your team match took?
    Nov 5 0
  • Dropbox 3kwo
    Wow, another Microsoft offer
    Nov 5 0
  • Google mendel
    Lol. How is your msft TC so low. The stock literally tripled in the last 3 years. But on the other hand it's a starting l4 salary. It's not too low. But not too high eithrr
    Nov 5 3
    • Google TheCoaster
      He is a L60 at MSFT.
      Nov 5
    • Google The Old Nite
      It's post cliff comp. MSFT refreshers are negligible.
      Nov 5
    • Microsoft jtha34
      OP
      Correct I'm all vested and refreshers have not kept up
      Nov 5
  • Samsung tipsycode
    That Tc in seattle is about 330k in MTV. For 3.5 yoe, you must did well for L4
    Nov 5 1
    • Microsoft qgfT54
      That's like 1.65x. should be more like 1.3x
      Nov 5
  • SAP YOuV73
    But L4 for your Yoe is impressive. Congrats:)
    Nov 5 0
  • SAP YOuV73
    Yes, very little luck without competing offers. If you have cleared L4 google, you should be able to clear other FAANG companies easily. It’s worth giving it a shot.
    Nov 5 0
  • Google The Old Nite
    The base offer. Nothing you can do without competing offers. Blind / levels.fyi are skewed towards people with competing offers.
    Nov 5 0
  • Facebook / Eng mturtle
    Without other offers, your stuck.

    If you prepared to walk away you could negotiate more RSUs, but sound like you are not.
    Nov 5 0

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