Google vs LinkedIn offer

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Aug 23 32 Comments

Google: gTech org (TSC), L6, IC. No team match remaining, all complete except hiring packet approval. TC: $389k + $40k sign on (includes 20% bonus in TC)

Pros: Resume++, L6, huge company with easy transfers between teams (relative to other companies), great perks.
Cons: Slightly less TC, gTech is meh, in MTV but not in the plex, TSC work might get annoying

LI: SWE Manager, great team. Offer is in hand. TC: $406k + $75k sign on (includes 15% bonus in TC)

Pros: I am passionate about the project, team is awesome, better TC, better aligned with my personal values
Cons: Slightly worse name, lower level (?), MS influence, company in an awkward time

Base is within $10k between them. LI is higher but not enough to matter.

I'm really struggling. Obviously declining a G L6 offer is a big decision. But I'm way more fired up about the stuff my team would work on at LI.

Currently:
Eng Manager
~10 yoe as IC, ~4 yoe as manager
310k TC

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TOP 32 Comments
  • LinkedIn bliz
    What is TSC ?
    Aug 23 1
    • Concur / Eng Dr. Monkey
      Time Stamp Counter. It counts cycles in x86 processors. It has been used for cache side-channel attacks, thus the potential for annoyance.
      Aug 23
  • Workday / Product tdf
    Congrats on the offers!
    Aug 23 1
  • LinkedIn is full of politics. Come if you enjoy fighting and hurting each other every day. Haha
    Aug 24 3
    • Amazon / Eng batou
      how does it become full of politics?
      Aug 24
    • PayPal l33th4x0r
      OP
      Ooo tell me more about that
      Aug 24
    • Not true. Join LinkedIn if you're interested in the job.
      Aug 25
  • Google
    thatsucks

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    thatsucksmore
    Google will match LinkedIn offer easily. All I can say is, L6 and above are pretty sweet roles
    Aug 23 2
    • PayPal l33th4x0r
      OP
      What makes them sweet?
      Aug 24
    • Google
      thatsucks

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      thatsucksmore
      Sorry i thought this was for sde ladder. L6+ at Google is staff level which is a pretty coveted position. But I'm not sure of other ladders so maybe my answer isn't relevant
      Aug 24
  • Bloomberg / Eng
    offByOme

    Bloomberg Eng

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    offByOmemore
    Go by what will build you even more, enthusiasm in what you do will be a great driver, ignore the names, focus on the problems you think you’ll be solving and your growth ...
    Aug 23 0
  • Credit Karma ckgogo
    $389 seems low for google L6?
    Aug 23 0
  • Google / Mgmt Bingpot
    It's not a low offer for TSC. TS* roles are generally paid at SWE-1. 390 is ok, not great for L5 SWE at G.
    Aug 23 4
    • Amazon WHhl64
      What does TSC stand for?
      Aug 23
    • Google / Mgmt Bingpot
      Technical Solutions Consultant. Customer facing pre sales engineer
      Aug 23
    • PayPal l33th4x0r
      OP
      Tell me more about that, my recruiter called this the "best & final" offer, this was their revised offer after I received LI's
      Aug 23
    • Google / Mgmt Bingpot
      Yeah, it's probably the best you'll get for TSC. I'd really look at which role you want more, IC or Management. The TC is really not very different.
      Aug 23
  • Microsoft / Product
    Brazuka

    Microsoft Product

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    Brazukamore
    LinkedIn is a no brainer in this case. Better job, better offer, same perks
    Aug 24 2
    • PayPal l33th4x0r
      OP
      No bus to campus from the South Bay though!

      What do you think of resume prestige in 5 years? G on the resume is typically an instant in
      Aug 24
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Brazukamore
      For your resume prestige Eng manager at LinkedIn is way better than technical consultant at Google. You would have a point if you were a SDE at a core Google team.
      Aug 24
  • Lyft !lyft
    Take LinkedIn now. Google offer is generally valid for one year that you can take up later if you wish.
    Aug 23 3
    • Google / HR
      nedo

      Google HR

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      Googler
      nedomore
      Don’t listen. Not true.
      Aug 23
    • New / R&D LangeSohne
      How long are Google offers valid for then?
      Aug 23
    • Google / HR
      nedo

      Google HR

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      Googler
      nedomore
      Typically they’ll give you a deadline of when you need to accept. That can range from a week to a month. Never seen it further than that
      Aug 24
  • Google uzaname
    I would go with LinkedIn. You also seem to prefer that role.
    Aug 23 0
  • Facebook rhuckr
    This is an extremely low L6 offer.
    Aug 23 0
  • New Sapling
    Don’t get this ! If you have 4 YOE as a manager , why are you interviewing for an IC role at Google ? Why not the Engineering Manager role ?
    Aug 24 1
    • PayPal l33th4x0r
      OP
      I was interested in being an IC again after a bad experience at my current job. Kind of applied in a fit of frustration
      Aug 24
  • Google EPWm53
    With Eng background, please try your best to run away from gTech role, it will kill all your technical skills.
    Sep 5 0
  • Tableau / Eng magamax
    L6 is staff in Google. I am sure that is mapped above staff at Linkedin. So if we assume engineering managers are at the same level as staff at Linkedin. It would be a downlevel for you. First time I am hearing Google offering a better level 😃
    Aug 23 0
  • Microsoft Eoll
    Which team in LinkedIn?
    Aug 23 0

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