I'm joining Microsoft as a Program Manager in Seattle . It's a university hire position. I have around 3.5 years of experience as a developer and Analyst and 10 months of internship experience. I have a master's degree in MIS. I'm offered a base pay of 109k , sign on bonus 25k and stocks worth 70k. I couldn't find the information on the level I belong to. Which is the best figure to negotiate my salary with?
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- Base seems like level 59, those stocks are better than most PM2 industry hires. If you got level 60, because of your masters/interview performance, ask for a better base.
- Microsoft PizzaManHonestly the stock is low. You should get at least $100k in stock. Also you have a masters, you should be 60 (base pay of $120)
- So can I ask them about level and salary both in the same email? I'm negotiating for the first time. I don't want to quote some thing that's way off the reasonable amount. Shall I be starting with 120k the or should be asking 125 or 130k and slowly bring it down to 120 for level 60?