Has anyone got an offer withdrawn for asking too much at a FANG company?

New MoAD68
Aug 14, 2018 27 Comments

Debating how hard to go on negotiations

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  • Kaneva Player-1
    I saved FB and me time by telling them up front in the phone screen what my comp would have to be. They acknowledged the scale for the position would never be that high. I find it absolutely insulting that FB and other desirable companies think they can lowball someone just because they are not from one of the big companies.
    Aug 15, 20189
    • Wells Fargo qCIT12
      Given your company, the lowest profile at FB should have been more than the highest profile at your company. What were you smoking when you had that discussion?
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Apple / EngJobsHand
      😂
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Amazon / Ops
      Insomzonia

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      Insomzoniamore
      Cocaine, probably. He makes too much money for crack.
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Kaneva Player-1
      That's the problem. You are exhibiting the conceit. Somehow my experience is irrelevant. I wouldn't expect to have a lateral move, but I wouldn't go from director to non manager.
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Wells Fargo qCIT12
      Titles are given to idiots in lieu of money. But I think you did the right thing - there was no way you were getting that FB job and you saved everyone’s time.
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Kaneva Player-1
      Troll.
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Wells Fargo qCIT12
      That would be you - refusing an interview with FB from Kaneva 😂
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Apple / EngJobsHand
      Is a director @ Kaneva like E3 at FB in terms of comp?
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Kaneva Player-1
      Salary if adjusted for cost of living in SFBay would be around 260k. Salary wise that would bring me in at L7 I think.
      Aug 16, 2018
  • Oracle xmmd9emd
    So they don't just hold their ground, they withdraw the initial offer??
    Aug 15, 20181
    • Amazon / OtherXIit65
      Would you want to hire someone knowing that they'd always have regret in the back of their mind that they didn't get what they thought they deserved?
      Feb 10
  • Twitch DingleBell
    Go hard in the paint. They'll say no at their upper end, but won't withdraw unless you're a dick.
    Aug 15, 20180
  • Netflix yesottoman
    It can always happen
    Aug 14, 20180
  • Facebook pagfkaldhb
    netflix may do this
    Aug 14, 20182
    • Proofpoint / Otherfoodtruckj
      But Netflix overpays anyway so it doesn't matter. What they offer you upfront is on the higher side of the market.
      Aug 14, 2018
    • Facebook pagfkaldhb
      not always
      Aug 15, 2018
  • Wells Fargo qCIT12
    Yes happened to be last year’
    Aug 15, 20181
    • New MoAD68
      OP
      How much over the initial offer did you ask for?
      Aug 16, 2018
  • New MoAD68
    OP
    I’m saying when negotiating your initial comp after passing interviews will they always come back with a final offer or will they just drop the candidate if it’s out of line.
    Aug 14, 20181
    • Proofpoint / Otherfoodtruckj
      In all seriousness, you can quote a high number and throw them a bone. At the same time, let the recruiter know that you want to know their numbers and that you're hopeful on reaching a number agreeable for both sides. This shows your willingness to accept a certain offer without giving up your own side.

      Having competitive offers always gives you leverage and you know have to worry about them pulling out.
      Aug 14, 2018
  • New MoAD68
    OP
    I’m thinking Facebook but any of the major companies experience is fair game for discussion
    Aug 14, 20181
    • Amazon ATtE14
      Yes all the Fang can do that. Apparently people ask too much. Many of these companies have software that generates numbers for the offer.
      Aug 15, 2018
  • New / Designzip zap
    Just be cool and back up your request with as much data as possible
    Apr 250
  • Microsoft jollygreen
    Yes
    Aug 15, 20180
  • Proofpoint / Otherfoodtruckj
    Hard. Very hard. Rock hard.
    Jokes aside, once you enter the company, your pay raise is minimal (<6% yoy) unless you get a promotion and your company gives yearly stock refreshers.
    Aug 14, 20180
  • Amazon ATtE14
    Which one in FANG?
    Aug 14, 20180

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