How to evaluate an engineering job offer?

Adobe / Eng

Adobe Eng

Engineer and wanna be manager
Sep 8, 2017 5 Comments

I know base salary is a big factor while evaluating a job offer. But I am trying to understand the relative weight that different people give to different points about a particular offer. I have come up with some points and would like you to comment on each of those as well as add your own to the list.

0. Base salary (obvious!)
1. Yearly bonus
2. Stock options (rsu)
3. Sign in bonus
4. Espp (if public)
5. Is it late stage pre-ipo?
6. Health benefits
7. 401k match
8. How close to where you live in currently (or need relocation?)
9. Work/life balance (check-in/out time, wfh once a week etc)
10. Growth scope (is it a growing team?)
11. Team members and hiring manager (what kind of people they are)
12. Equal opportunity employer?
13. Technology stack
14. Business growth potential or brand
15. Perks (snacks, gym etc)

What else...?


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TOP 5 Comments
  • Amazon jHPj04
    You are high. Let me know
    Sep 8, 2017 0
  • WRKSHP / Eng 🌧️☔
    I abide by 3, in this order:
    1) team/culture/work-life balance
    2) product
    3) compensation/perks/benefits

    The rest don't really matter to me as much
    Sep 8, 2017 0
  • Adobe / Eng

    Adobe Eng

    Intuit, Autodesk
    Keep a left Sucker
    You are getting paid more than what you are making now; just accept it
    Sep 8, 2017 0
  • Nordstrom douchebag
    Why do you factor in equal opportunity as a factor?
    Sep 9, 2017 1
    • Adobe / Eng

      Adobe Eng

      Engineer and wanna be manager
      May be just to check if the work environment is very progressive or forward thinking or not?
      Sep 11, 2017


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