Google Zurich Offer

Amazon / Eng uvpt74
Aug 15, 2018 22 Comments

Please evaluate 190K chf base + 15% bonus + 300k rsu (over 4 years) for L5.
YOE 10

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  • Amazon / Eng &:&)2(2)2
    OP, are you currently working in the US? Were you interviewed for a position in Europe or how did it work? I’m in the US now and wondering if I can ask for other countries if possible.
    Aug 15, 2018 0
  • Google Goam
    OK offer. Without kids, expect 60k chf cost of living, and about 120k in taxes/healthcare/pension/social security deductions. Still leaves you with about 115k savings.
    Switzerland does not tax your capital gains (only dividends), so price gains between grant and vest are tax free income.
    Aug 16, 2018 5
    • New B57glw
      How did you get 120k in deductions? What calculator do you use? Putting ~290K to
      https://www.ethz.ch/en/the-eth-zurich/working-teaching-and-research/welcome-center/services-and-downloads/salary-calculator.html
      gives sth like 7800 in deductions per month, so yearly should be around 95k. Am I wrong or missing something here?
      Aug 16, 2018
    • Google kfiru889
      Make sure OP is not an American citizen, otherwise the 0% capital gains tax doesn't help.
      Aug 16, 2018
    • Google Goam
      If you are US American taxes will be higher, you still end up paying what you did in the US.
      Aug 19, 2018
    • Google Goam
      B57glw, I also included health insurance (4-5k). The. My tax rate is a bit higher than the withholding tax in the eth calculator; Depends on your permit and where you live. Also, I chose maximum contributions to the pension system.
      Aug 19, 2018
    • New B57glw
      Are you EU or Swiss citizen? Does it have any impact on taxes? What do you mean „where you live”? How do you pay this additonal residence tax?
      Aug 19, 2018
  • SpaceX hc73Ehv
    What is this in freedom bucks?
    Aug 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Loner1
    I would take this anyday
    Aug 15, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Loner1
    How is the visa policy????
    Aug 15, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng
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    Push for more RSU. Zurich is at least 2x expensive than US in many ways.
    Aug 16, 2018 2
    • New B57glw
      It is comparable to SF. Area is better, commute time shorter and less junks. Nevertheless, rsu should be higher. Taxes in Zch are also lower than in Ca.
      Aug 16, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
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      As far as I know food and hotel are 2x expensive. I wouldn't call 30 euro+ a regular meal or 300 euro+ a night at regular hotel comparable in SF. But I was there as a tourist so maybe living there is different.
      Aug 16, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng xgIO00
    Is this in Euros?
    Aug 15, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng uvpt74
      OP
      Chf
      Aug 15, 2018
  • Google HRBP
    Meh. Google pays in Zurich similar money to MtV. Rumors say base is higher, but stock lower.
    Aug 15, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng uvpt74
      OP
      Do you have any recent numbers ?
      Aug 15, 2018
  • Deutsche Bank Megalo
    Are you relocating from US ? If so, how did you manage it ?
    Aug 16, 2018 0
  • Google Goam
    Note: You are financially much better off in Zurich than in London, even though restaurants and anything involving human labor is more expensive in Zurich. Quality of life is superb, too.
    Aug 16, 2018 0
  • Lazard fin/tech
    Seems market
    Aug 16, 2018 0
  • New B57glw
    Do you have competing offers? Push for more rsu definitely. This TC is rather for mid-high L4.
    Aug 16, 2018 0
  • HERE / Cust. Srv. gskd6
    It's ok. Consider you'll be rich in other part of Europe which is twice cheaper than Switzerland. Zurich itself is pretty expensive, I would say compared to LA.
    Aug 15, 2018 0