Google offer - TC 285. 10 YOE, L4 Product Designer

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Is this a good offer?

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  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    L4 for 10 yoe is a pretty hard slap in the face lmao, know a lot of friends and coworkers who got to L4 in 2 years after graduating.
    7d 1
    • New / R&D
      leti

      New R&D

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      first year phd student at unc cs department
      letimore
      that's right but a limited number of people are lucky enough to born in us to enroll top schools which is typically followed by FAANG. I don't think OP has 10 yoe in FAANG-like companies so it doesn't count that much
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  • Amazon HH_005006
    OP
    Overall, I am not stressing too much about Levels right now. I plan on getting that promo in a couple of years. Just curious if 285 is a good offer for a 10 YOE PD position.
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    • Oracle / Eng aham
      What is PD?
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    • Amazon HH_005006
      OP
      Created a poll just for fun. However, this poll doesn't add much value because any Joe/Jane can vote. They may not even be in the same industry. 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏼‍♀️

      PD = Product Designer
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    • T-Mobile fun)))
      Take it before the Uber folk come with their interview guns blazing...
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    • Oracle / Eng aham
      Update PD role in the title

      PD doesn't get same TC as SDE
      7d
    • Facebook solidmeh
      Honestly, who cares? If it’s good enough for you based on your current situation, then you should take it. There will always be someone making more. It doesn’t matter because every situation is different.
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  • Facebook solidmeh
    Good for L4 but L4 for 10yoe is low. Get promoted soon.
    7d 0
  • Amazon HH_005006
    OP
    Mt View, PD. There is some history to why I got put as L4 but won't get into that detail.
    7d 2
  • Amazon Quepaso005
    Was able to negotiate:
    Base-147
    15% bonus
    Equity-345/4yrs
    Sign on-40

    TC-295. I think this is reasonable. Thoughts?

    Also, for those experienced or know Google. How would my 2nd year TC look like b/c I don't have the sign on bonus....
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    • Facebook solidmeh
      Hmm that’s more like 265k a year if you amortize the signing. It’s not bad for L4 non-SWE. Good for you for negotiating though. I don’t think your stock refreshers will keep up with the initial grant though and you won’t get refreshers in your first calendar year (that’s kinda ok since it’s near end of year anyways)
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  • VMware TechMann
    Breakdown?
    7d 0
  • Rubrik Emeraldoui
    Good offer for L4. Any sign on?
    7d 0
  • Google / Eng
    GoldnCuffs

    Google Eng

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    I think we can all agree, mainstream media is a cancer on our society.
    GoldnCuffsmore
    It's a decent offer for L4. Whether or not you should be offered L5 or higher is a different discussion.
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  • Walmart pingpongl4
    Did you interview for l4?
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  • Amazon
    swauxhe

    Amazon

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    swauxhemore
    What role?
    7d 0
  • Microsoft tech yogi
    Location?
    7d 0
  • Okta
    0582

    Okta

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    0582more
    285 would be a great offer for a strong designer with 3-6 yoe. I'd expect more for your yoe
    7d 1
    • Facebook solidmeh
      I think 285 is fairy solid since that’s like L5 at FB for Product Manager which is between 7-12 yoe.
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  • Tableau / Eng tadaagain
    What's ur current TC?
    7d 0
  • Google KizGal95
    Meaningless wo current tc
    7d 0