How much TC increase should I expect?

Microsoft Tattle
Jun 6 29 Comments

Preparing to interview at Google, FB and Amazon later this year. What kind of TC bump should I expect in these companies?

Should I target L5 at Google/ FB. Is L6 feasible?

Currently, Senior SWE in Azure Compute.
Level- 63
YOE- Total 12. 8 at MSFT. Sr for 2.8 years.
TC -200K. 150K base.
Location- Seattle

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  • Microsoft
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    Amazon
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    I just moved out of Microsoft. Got roughly 80% bump
    Jun 6 7
    • Microsoft Tattle
      OP
      Congrats. Mind sharing a breakdown of TC?
      Jun 6
    • Microsoft
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      Amazon
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      225k/ 975k/ 45k.
      7 yoe.
      Jun 6
    • Microsoft Tattle
      OP
      That's awesome.
      Jun 6
    • New / Eng Gopher
      Holy shit.!!
      975k stocks!!!!!
      Jun 6
    • Amazon ChivalryAF
      Which role?
      Jun 6
  • Rally Health FuPayMe$$$
    200k tc at 12 yoe at msft. I think satya should give your hr and manager big raises for shafting you lol! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Jun 6 4
    • Microsoft Tattle
      OP
      Lol. I agree. It's 8 years exp at MSFT though but I am seeing a lot of ppl move out after waiting for MSFT to do something about TC. Hopefully, I will be one of them soon. Leetcoding heads down right now.
      Jun 6
    • Twitter badπŸ₯’
      After leaving MSFT you will find the biggest regret in your life was staying at MSFT that long making that low TC.

      It will haunt you for years wherever you go.
      Jun 6
    • Microsoft Tattle
      OP
      Shit, I just now realized @bad might be right. I come from very humble backgrounds so was grateful for the opportunity. Didn't try out, just kept my head down and continued to deliver. I am now realizing it was a mistake.☹️
      Jun 6
    • Rally Health FuPayMe$$$
      People at other companies make 200k TC with 5 yoe.
      Jun 6
  • Facebook / Eng QGhE38
    Sounds like a L5, expect 350k TC. Unless you do really strong in design + some convincing experience/story in behavior round.
    Jun 6 2
    • Microsoft Tattle
      OP
      Thanks. I have worked on medium scale services, nothing large so would be average on the experience front. What should I expect in terms of base salary?
      Jun 6
    • Facebook / Eng QGhE38
      190k base + 600k stock + 15% bonus + 120k refresher(vested in 4 years)
      Jun 6
  • Twitter badπŸ₯’
    Expect? Feeling a bit entitled are we? If u don’t pass the interviews u should expect a $0 increase in TC.
    Jun 6 1
    • Microsoft Tattle
      OP
      Nitpicking much, are we? Everyone except u, I guess, got what I meant and what was I asking.
      Jun 6
  • Google nrvD43
    L6 bar is quite high, you need to show very solid algorithmic, coding, system design skill and also show that you have depth in an area. It's not impossible but L5 is probably a more realistic target.
    Jun 6 1
    • Microsoft Tattle
      OP
      Thanks. What's should expect in terms of TC at Google seattle?
      Jun 6
  • Facebook / Eng QGhE38
    Yoe?
    Jun 6 1
    • Microsoft Tattle
      OP
      Updated. Total 12 years experience.
      Jun 6
  • eBay / Eng yolo!!!
    Are you 63 or 64 at MS?
    Jun 6 5
    • Microsoft Tattle
      OP
      Updated. I am 63.
      Jun 6
    • eBay / Eng yolo!!!
      Do you know how much time does it take on average to move from 62 to 63 at MS especially in Azure?
      Jun 6
    • Microsoft Tattle
      OP
      Depends on team and personnel but if u have the right opportunities and are high performing it should be around 3 years.
      Jun 6
    • eBay / Eng yolo!!!
      Woah that's way too long.
      Jun 6
    • Microsoft Tattle
      OP
      At MSFT, getting promoted to senior is kind of a big deal. I got it in 2 years. I k ow ppl who got promoted in 1.5 yrs but that's generally not the norm. You have to be in a fast growing service like Power BI at its peak, and should have delivered something of significance.
      Jun 6
  • Facebook / Manufacturing ewQj67
    Prob L5 for FB unless very strong feedback on all rounds.
    Jun 6 0