How to negotiate Facebook offer

Clearstream.TV / Eng JobSearch
May 27 14 Comments

E4. 3+ yoe. Full stack engineer. Base 150, equity 240/4. No sign on bonus. 10% bonus. Total comp is 225. I have a competing offer but it’s from a series F unicorn for only 190k total comp. Can I even negotiate with Facebook?

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  • Logitech / Eng sallE2dx
    Fake competing offers.
    May 27 3
    • Clearstream.TV / Eng JobSearch
      OP
      Lol I had an onsite with Twitter last Friday. And this week I have uber, twitch, and amazon. If I can’t land one of those jobs I don’t deserve to make more money.
      May 27
    • Amazon / Eng
      simmadown

      Amazon Eng

      BIO
      Hiring in nyc for exciting high visibility project. PM me for deets, esp FAANG people.
      simmadownmore
      Frankly I think if you got FB you will get at least 2 of them.
      May 29
    • Clearstream.TV / Eng JobSearch
      OP
      Thank you I hope so!
      May 29
  • Facebook / Eng
    CCarter

    Facebook Eng

    PRE
    TripAdvisor, Microsoft, IBM
    CCartermore
    You can negotiate, but you need stronger competing offers or good current comp. Read part 1 and 2 of this article: https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ten-rules-for-negotiating-a-job-offer-ee17cccbdab6/

    He covers all aspects in detail.
    May 27 3
    • Clearstream.TV / Eng JobSearch
      OP
      So if I don’t have strong competing offers i can’t negotiate at all? I’m currently unemployed
      May 27
    • Facebook ⭕w⭕
      If you're currently unemployed without competing offers, you're not exactly in a position to negotiate.
      May 27
    • Nvidia / Eng
      jim32

      Nvidia Eng

      PRE
      Facebook
      jim32more
      If they want you more than they want the next guy/gal, you are in a position to negotiate, regardless of whether you have a job or not.

      Also, not everybody wants to or has to work. It's always summertime somewhere cheap in Asia or Pacific; go travel for a few months, let them know. Did this last year, raised my offer considerably, started when I got back.
      May 28
  • Google
    AIMLOK

    Google

    BIO
    I once served 5TB
    AIMLOKmore
    Your ability to negotiate is generally bounded by your next best alternative, unless you're a great bluffer. Chances are you aren't.
    May 27 0
  • New adjkfie
    Can you give me some interview tips or words of advice? I’m interviewing for fullstack engineer soon as well phone screen coming up.
    May 27 4
    • Clearstream.TV / Eng JobSearch
      OP
      Just leetcode and grind. I did around 170 problems.
      May 27
    • New adjkfie
      Were your questions directly from leetcode or otherwise?
      May 27
    • Clearstream.TV / Eng JobSearch
      OP
      Otherwise
      May 27
    • Facebook / Eng
      CCarter

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      TripAdvisor, Microsoft, IBM
      CCartermore
      I used Interview Kickstart to prepare - it’s a 3 month course. Can find more details online. Ended up with several offers which allowed me to negotiate effectively.
      May 27