Google T3 offer

Epic / Eng slitstils
Feb 17, 2018 13 Comments

I'm starting with Google on Tuesday so this isn't negotiable anymore but I'm just curious to see how I did. I was at Epic for 1.5 years and was making 100k base + <5% bonuses, no equity or much else.

118k base +15% bonus target
180k in GSUs over 4 years
30k signing
(This is in Kirkland)

Competing offer from prop trading firm in Chicago:
130k base
20k signing
45k first year bonus
5k relocation

I tried negotiating with this offer when Google beat them but they told me I already had the max offer since it was for a junior C++ developer (I didn't have previous professional experience with C++ but am passionate about it).

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Insightly fQGi56
    Lol don't ever trust compensation advice on Blind
    Feb 18, 2018 0
  • Google / Ops Pasteur
    Hmmm. Could have done better
    Feb 17, 2018 3
    • Epic / Eng slitstils
      OP
      Mostly interview performance or just that my competing offer wasn't high enough?
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Uber selena
      It's actually pretty good for Kirkland T3. Regardless if you should have got T4 is different. Had you aced the interview that T4 was on the table.
      Feb 17, 2018
    • Google / Ops Pasteur
      Wait. U in kirkland. Maybe its good. I was thinking for here at MTV or Sunnyvale.
      Feb 17, 2018
  • Airbnb nzxg18
    This is pretty good for T3, definitely on the higher band of T3. Plus you almost doubled your TC.
    Feb 18, 2018 0
  • Facebook fPJH53
    Wait, how is it 15% target bonus? Isn't it 10% for T3 at Google?
    Feb 18, 2018 1
    • Facebook xkbvc
      No 15% for L3-L5, unlike us
      Feb 18, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng right
    I was also placed at T3 even though I'm E4 at FB. I have a little over a year of experience.

    130k base +15% bonus target
    240k in GSUs
    50k signing

    I had a competing offer from Uber for whatever is the E4 equivalent.
    Feb 18, 2018 0
  • Google blindusern
    Other offer has no equity? Google offer definitely better.
    Feb 18, 2018 1
    • Epic / Eng slitstils
      OP
      It's a trading firm. Equity isn't really a thing in those places unless you're a partner.
      Feb 18, 2018
  • SAP / Eng LeetGod
    What is your total no of exp? Only 1.5 years?
    Feb 17, 2018 1
    • Epic / Eng slitstils
      OP
      Yup. Graduated spring 2016.
      Feb 18, 2018

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