Is 235k for senior MTS is low comp at Salesforce

New / Eng MmlE75
Feb 6, 2018 37 Comments

I finished Salesforce interview and offer number recruiter told me is 235k. Feels low to me. Do Salesforce pay around 300 for someone with 7 years experience?

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  • Salesforce palmreader
    235k is already towards the high end of smts range
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Salesforce RTent
    That looks like an excellent SMTS offer tbh. Salesforce doesn't usually give much stock.
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • New / Eng MmlE75
    OP
    Is it even possible to negotiate a salary from 235 to 350 ?
    Feb 6, 2018 2
    • Airbnb Belógne
      Yes, but you need leverage! Either by your current comp or by other offers.
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Cisco yUYw72
      Just say "I have a better offer".
      Feb 6, 2018
  • Stripe / Eng Sucker
    Salesforce doesn't pay much. That's similar to an offer I received. They didn't want to budge.
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Cisco yUYw72
    It might be useful to state, base, target bonus and stock separately.
    Feb 6, 2018 4
    • New / Eng MmlE75
      OP
      175+26.25+31.25 base + bonus + rsu and 30k sign on bonus
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Cisco yUYw72
      You could get your RSU to as high as 150k
      Feb 6, 2018
    • New / Eng MmlE75
      OP
      150 to vest in 4 years ?
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Salesforce
      Wpkf74

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      Yes but that’s not going to happen without s competing offer. I hate that bullshit, if you like a person you should pay them what the market thinks they’re worth.
      Feb 6, 2018
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    • Salesforce / Eng
      Yahoooo

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      Yahoooomore
      True. Valid
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Salesforce Codey+
      +1 upper range is $280k afaik
      Feb 7, 2018
  • Salesforce NotAgainju
    It is a good offer for smts and don’t bargain if you are not planning to join. We don’t compete with GOOG in salaries
    Feb 6, 2018 4
    • New / Eng MmlE75
      OP
      I’m definitely interested in Salesforce tbh. It sounds like a great company. Super impressed about the CEO too.
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Salesforce NotAgainju
      It is a great company with very culture and passionate CEO but again it depends on what you want. If you want GOOG or Amazon salary with Salesforce culture it won’t be possible 😀
      Feb 6, 2018
    • New / Eng MmlE75
      OP
      I just want to keep a balance of culture and salary. Just want to join a good company with decent pay. If I can negotiate good pay at Salesforce that’s great, not really looking google salary. He he
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Salesforce NotAgainju
      You won’t get 300k unless you have competitive offer.
      Feb 6, 2018
  • New / Eng ChickenAtt
    Sorry but what do MTS, LMTS, and SMTS mean?
    Feb 6, 2018 1
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      Wpkf74

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      Member of technical staff
      Senior member
      Lead member
      Feb 6, 2018
  • Salesforce / Eng
    Yahoooo

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    Yahoooomore
    That's a pretty good offer for smts.. They are leveling you lower than trey should tho.. Smts is like high end L4. You should be L5. Tell them you should be leveled at lmts.
    Feb 6, 2018 1
    • Google tcCd20
      Smts usually maps to l3. Lmts is closer to high end l4.
      May 17, 2018
  • Cisco yUYw72
    Yes. You'll probably get a base increase of 10k just for asking. That will push your bonus up. Then ask for much more stock. Companies are more liberal with stock than cash.
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Salesforce
    Wpkf74

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    With 7 years experience you should hitting smts at least, probably lmts. I’m actually surprised they extended you an offer at mts with that much experience, usually we’ll just no hire you if we don’t feel you’re smts or higher. Mts is reserved for 2 years of experience or a masters degrees right out of college.
    Feb 6, 2018 2
    • Salesforce / Eng
      Yahoooo

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      Yahoooomore
      Beat me to it by a minute :P
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Salesforce Klngg
      Title says senior mts aka smts
      Feb 6, 2018
  • New / Eng MmlE75
    OP
    I am trying to get an offer on paper before google . If Salesforce will not pay higher than google it make no sense to get a Salesforce offer first isn’t it ?
    Feb 6, 2018 2
    • Stripe / Eng Sucker
      Yep, they can not pay Google numbers. They might give you a higher level though.
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Salesforce
      Wpkf74

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      They can match initial google numbers but the refreshers will be lower so you’ll likely end up making less at sfdc over time.
      Feb 6, 2018
  • Salesforce Hr23gsy
    You can ask for 180k + 15% + 40k. That imo would be highest
    Feb 6, 2018 1
    • Salesforce / Eng
      Yahoooo

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      Bonus can go up to 100k
      Feb 6, 2018
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    • New / Eng MmlE75
      OP
      Thanks for the response
      Feb 6, 2018
  • Salesforce rRhj07
    That’s very high for smts. Without a competing similar company offer, wouldn’t expect much more. Salesforce doesn’t give decent equity, so 235 is on the high side of smts
    Feb 6, 2018 0
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    Wpkf74

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    Yeah, would need a hell of a competitive offer to get 300k TC
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • New / Eng MmlE75
    OP
    Yeah I am blocked by google HC
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • New / Eng MmlE75
    OP
    Yeah TC
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Cisco yUYw72
    Is that base ? Or TC ? Includes stock ? It's low for TC, if it includes stock.
    Feb 6, 2018 0