Lyft Post-MBA senior manager total comp

A.T. Kearney Psisquare
Mar 22, 2018 13 Comments

I received an offer for the Operations Strategy senior manager - a business role - at Lyft in San Francisco.

The offer is $170K base; 200K RSUs / 4 years

I have a top tier MBA and an Ivy League PhD (in a non-Computer Science field) and 11 years of experience (4 years of top tier consulting experience + 7 in a non-Tech blue chip firm)

Appreciate gratefully thoughts on the initial offer and negotiation.

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  • Hootsuite / Mgmt
    50MI Inc

    Hootsuite Mgmt

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    You can join Hootsuite! They love non-technical people.
    Mar 22, 2018 1
    • Hootsuite / Eng
      Dogchivy

      Hootsuite Eng

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      But we get paid 120k CND top.
      Oh wait, how about our stock options? It worth 3x less than a banana 🍌
      Mar 23, 2018
  • Lyft mulan🌸
    For the role, that’s solid comp. Sorry, no one cares about your MBA.
    Mar 22, 2018 1
    • Hootsuite / Mgmt
      50MI Inc

      Hootsuite Mgmt

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      Yes 👏👌👆

      Same is not true in my company tho 😞
      Mar 22, 2018
  • Thumbtack D7$hdjsj
    Seems reasonable for a non-technical role.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • KPMG / Mgmt
    Bad_Kitty

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    Dude - I was in process for the same role! Current comp (which I shared with them) is much higher, so they told me their upper limit and asked if I was still interested. I ended up bailing out. Happy to share #s via PM. Generally speaking, their comp limit felt low compared to market for 4 yrs post MBA in the Bay Area - but unless you have an alternative offer, or are prepared to turn them down and keep looking, market rate is irrelevant.
    Mar 22, 2018 1
    • Lyft mulan🌸
      I think it’s rare for tech companies to care about your MBA or even any advanced degree that’s not directly related to the job. Even a masters in CS for a dev job only gets you a 10k pay bump, and only from the largest FANG companies.
      Mar 23, 2018
  • Facebook / Product scentport
    Unbelievably low, even for a non technical role. 11 yes of experience with a top tier MBA should have put you above $200K several years ago IMHO.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • In my experience, Lyft starts the negotiations low. You're a businessman, I'm sure you can strike a deal ;)
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Google jarinsea
    It seems low. A friend of mine joined an unicorn with 4 years experience in a dev role with 250K comp.
    Anyways RSUs are paper money for you now, so maximize base.

    Don't settle for anything less than $200K base.
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Swarm
    Hey OP, is it too late to get an MBA once you hit 31?
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Cisco SlowBoat
    Cash bonuses? Or is the 170 all the cash you’re getting? If the latter this is very low. I make 170 cash with only 6 years of experience in strategy role (also top MBA)
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Airbnb XORJ80
    $170k is insanely low. Isn’t it low compared to what you were making?
    Mar 22, 2018 0