Google T5 Engineering Offer Review

Microsoft wjlx61
Apr 5, 2018 25 Comments

Base salary: $165k
Equity: $480k
Standard 15% bonus
No signon

Including bonus, total comp: $309k

This is for Seattle area. Currently am senior engineer at Microsoft, 10 years experience.

Thoughts? Seems a little low to me for T5, but also don't know what's due to Seattle vs. Bay Area.

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    yMcg47

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    yMcg47more
    For Seattle, this is good. For bay area, this is low.
    Apr 5, 2018 0
  • New Blindr
    Base is low for Bay Area, probably good for Seattle. RSUs seems good. >300k TC in Seattle is really good actually
    Apr 5, 2018 1
    • Deloitte XeBN76
      What's decent for Sunnyvale/SF? T5- 6 years experience?
      May 11, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng ammierting
    Get competing offers, they’ll beat it. The offer they gave me was north of 400k TC (including annual bonus, excluding signing bonus)
    Apr 5, 2018 3
    • Microsoft / Eng ammierting
      But only after I had competing offers. Their initial offers was similar to yours, but little more equity and sign on
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Lyft Lyftsoft
      Where did you end up going?
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng ammierting
      Smaller company
      Apr 5, 2018
  • Pinterest FPEO83
    Google Engineer - Total Compensation in US - Ultimate Post (Compensation)
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    Apr 5, 2018 0
  • Uber InfraGuy
    Google pay more 💰 for dead horses
    Apr 5, 2018 3
    • Microsoft
      yMcg47

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      Really? I have a dead raccoon to sell. What can i get?
      Apr 5, 2018
    • New Blindr
      Says the Uber driver
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Snapchat gilodos
      Uber driver ... rofl
      Apr 6, 2018
  • Microsoft agwd85
    They will try to beat fb.
    Apr 5, 2018 3
    • Microsoft
      yMcg47

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      Will they? They usually don’t like to revise offers afaik.
      Apr 5, 2018
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      yMcg47

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      I did this years ago. G didn’t care. They say they may be able to but it would take some weeks to go through the committee.... maybe that’s changed
      Apr 5, 2018
  • Microsoft Devmain
    But for the first year you will be paid only 165k , that’s super low and you are loosing money there , you should atleast ask for matching or raising your base by 5% and giving you joining bonus of money equivalent of stocks that will vest this year so you don’t see drop in your comp for the first year
    Apr 5, 2018 4
    • New Blindr
      By the end of his first year he should be able to vest 1/4 of the RSUs and also get the 15% bonus
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Microsoft AIsO62
      When does the first rsu vest happen?
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Google / Eng var
      There is no cliff at Google, your RSUs start vesting immediately
      Apr 5, 2018
    • Lyft Lyftsoft
      Rsu vests monthly with no cliff. Devmain, what you are saying has no sense.
      Apr 5, 2018
  • Microsoft agwd85
    Do you have any competing offers to negotiate with?
    Apr 5, 2018 2
    • Microsoft wjlx61
      OP
      Not quite yet. Have offers pending from fb and amazon, but still waiting for comp numbers.
      Apr 5, 2018
    • New Blindr
      If you get a competing offer you can push a signon, but they probably will not change the base/rsu
      Apr 5, 2018
  • Pure Storage / Eng Leetcode99
    Base is kinda low, equity looks good, ask for more sign on
    Apr 5, 2018 0