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Dec 19, 2018 17 Comments

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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  • Microsoft foo()=>42;
    It sounds like a good 59, or low 60 level compensation.
    Dec 19, 2018 1
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      Is it safe to ask for level 60?
      Dec 19, 2018
  • Amazon Plzhlp
    TC of 151 right out of university? Damn good. Daaaaamn good.
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng plumpπŸŽƒ
    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.
    Dec 19, 2018 3
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      How do I know about my level? It's mentioned no where in my offer letter
      Dec 19, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng plumpπŸŽƒ
      You can ask your recruiter.
      Dec 19, 2018
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      It's level 59. When I ask for level 60, do I have to mention a higher figure on base salary or does it change with the level?
      Dec 19, 2018
  • Microsoft oAaS36
    I think that is an exceptional salary for early career individual
    Dec 19, 2018 2
    • Microsoft C#🎷
      It’s literally the standard college hire L59 base.
      Dec 19, 2018
    • Microsoft oAaS36
      Well, then college hire pay is quite exceptional
      Dec 19, 2018
  • Microsoft PizzaMan
    Honestly 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)
    Dec 19, 2018 2
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      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?
      Dec 19, 2018
    • Microsoft hotsteppa
      For an individual getting in the industry just now, don't push it. This is a great way to gain experience. Offer is good
      Dec 19, 2018
  • Staples gtfo_quick
    Location? Seattle or Bay area.
    Dec 19, 2018 1
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      It's in Seattle
      Dec 19, 2018
  • Microsoft tGlP27
    That is the standard package for level 59, you can ask for 120k stock which is another standard offer for candidates who negotiate
    Dec 19, 2018 0
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    So you think I can't ask for a level up or negotiate on my salary considering my profile?
    Dec 19, 2018 0

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