I received an offer from MS for SDE 2(61).
bonus 0 - 20%
Signing bonus 40K (20k year 1, 20K year 2)
TC: 187K (year 1, 2) 167K (year 3,4)
I had a very strong interview performance and I have 5 years of relevant work experience. I feel this is a downlevel for me.
I am waiting on the results of some other interviews. I am very well prepared and not done with FAANG yet.
Is there room for negotiation?
Any help is appreciated.
They can go higher than 135 on base but will require special permission for the recruiter to raise it and will require competing offer justification. Same story for stock over ~75k, but it’s easier to get approved.
Also where the competing offer comes from matters. If it’s from Facebook google or Netflix you will have an easy negotiation.