Maximum pay for E4/E5 at Facebook?

Snapchat fowhat
Nov 11, 2017 29 Comments

What's the maximum compensation (base, initial equity, yearly bonus, equity refresh) for E4 and E5 at Facebook? I was contacted by a recruiter for a straight to onsite. She mentioned the level will most likely be E4 or E5 (3 years of experience of which 2 in the US)

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  • Facebook imsorry
    You will not be offered E5, period. Like others said, most likely E4 but also possibly E3.

    For E4, with your experience, hope for ~145k base, 10% annual bonus, 25-50k sign-on bonus, 200-250k in RSUs split evenly over 4 years with a 1 year cliff. This is the median.

    "Max" would likely be 175k base, 10% bonus, 50-100k sign-on, 350k in RSUs. You will almost certainly not get this unless you do mind-blowingly well in the interviews; it's mostly reserved for down-levelled candidates.
    Nov 11, 2017 9
    • Snapchat fowhat
      OP
      Appreciate you sharing these ranges. Does facebook do stock refreshes across the board or only in rare cases (I've heard of "DE")?
      Nov 11, 2017
    • Facebook imsorry
      DEs (Discretionary Equity) generally come into play after (or around) 4 years and are quite rare. Don't count on getting one. You do get annual refreshers. For E4 I think it's around 70k for 2 "meets all" ratings. E5 120k. These are non-negotiable and formulaic. They vest over 4 years with no cliff.
      Nov 11, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng 0x06010016
      175k base? Holy, haven't seen this before for an E4.
      Nov 11, 2017
    • Facebook imsorry
      Like I said, the second set of numbers is E5 territory. Only way to get that is to be downlevelled AND have strong competing offers.
      Nov 11, 2017
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      What does being downleveled mean?
      Nov 11, 2017
    • Facebook imsorry
      E.g. new Google T5 being hired at E4 while still matching/beating on comp.
      Nov 11, 2017
    • Amazon Zuck4Prez
      Why would they do that?
      Nov 11, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng instandidl
      That isn’t the max for E4. You can get $300k RSUs at E4.
      Nov 14, 2017
    • Facebook imsorry
      @instandidl who was your comment directed at?
      Nov 14, 2017
  • Apple Bnhjk56
    Definitely not E5. He is just giving false hopes to entice you to give interview. You will be E4. Would not be surprised if they give E3 as well but most likely E4
    Nov 11, 2017 2
    • Snapchat fowhat
      OP
      Likely. Do you know E4 offer ranges?
      Nov 11, 2017
    • Uber xkc
      Yeah definitely E4, maybe E3 if you do not perform well in interview but then most likely no offer at all.
      I don't know the range
      Nov 11, 2017
  • Facebook / Eng mystarbf
    Seen this posted on Blind before:

    E3: $107k-$125k salary, $40k stocks a year, 10% bonus

    E4: $140k-160k salary, $70k stocks a year, 10% bonus

    E5: $170k-$195k salary, $120k stocks a year, 15% bonus

    E6: $200k-$220k salary, $200k stocks a year, 20% bonus

    All numbers assuming expected performance, if you kill expectations you get more (25% - 200% more shares)
    Nov 23, 2017 2
    • Facebook KingVegeta
      Small correction - it's 25% - 200% more shares.
      Nov 23, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng mystarbf
      Ok fixed!
      Nov 23, 2017
  • Amazon Pungomungo
    800k if I have learned anything on blind
    Nov 11, 2017 2
    • LinkedIn vji
      shit i just got 799K.. should I reject FB offer ?
      Nov 11, 2017
    • Microsoft kkrkkr
      @forward...are you tube-light?
      Nov 11, 2017
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    westerlandmore
    It’s weird for you and your recruiter to be discussing levels this early or at all.
    Nov 11, 2017 0
  • Microsoft kkrkkr
    2 years of US experience will land you at E3
    Nov 11, 2017 0
  • Facebook / Eng instandidl
    You’re getting bullshitted by the recruiter. You’ll be slotted as E4.
    Nov 11, 2017 1
    • Facebook / Eng Wdjdjd
      More like low E4 or E3
      Nov 15, 2017
  • Facebook snap123
    fwiw I joined as e5 with only 3.5 years experience.
    Nov 14, 2017 5
    • Apple Bnhjk56
      PhD?
      Nov 14, 2017
    • Facebook snap123
      Nope. Just bachelors.
      Nov 14, 2017
    • Snapchat WeRFeckked
      Where/what type of role before fb ?
      Nov 14, 2017
    • Facebook jacks
      Were you at snap before or something? 3.5 years is short amount of time
      Nov 17, 2017
    • Facebook snap123
      I don’t want to reveal that. All I can say I was leading a team in my previous company.
      Nov 17, 2017

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