Microsoft delay in written offer

Amazon LavaJava
May 11, 2018 12 Comments

Its been a week and half since I got verbal acceptance from Microsoft. I have not received written offer yet, the only thing recruiter said is that my expectations are very high wrt $$.
Do I need to be worried?
I would atleast like to see what is the best offer they can give.

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  • Amazon LavaJava
    OP
    They gave verbal acceptance and asked me for my current salary and expected salary.. after that the only thing recruiter said is he is still working on it and my expectation is a high number.
    So essentially i have not got any numbers from them yet.
    May 11, 2018 4
    • Amazon Productius
      You shouldn’t tell them you current salary. You should say I am sure you will give me a competitive salary and ask them to say a number first . Now , did you follow up with them
      May 11, 2018
    • Amazon LavaJava
      OP
      I didn’t followup up again to not appear desperate..
      May 11, 2018
    • Amazon Productius
      but it’s been a week right ?
      May 11, 2018
    • Amazon LavaJava
      OP
      Well, the final call with the recruiter was yesterday when he said your number is high.

      In general, I realized it a bit late that i should have asked them for a number first..
      but overall it has been a terrible experience with recruiter so far.
      May 11, 2018
  • GE UstI03
    Do you mind sharing what role/area, and what your expected base/stock/bonus/tc was vs what they offered you for each? I'm trying to prep for a similar negotiation at MS.
    May 12, 2018 2
    • Amazon LavaJava
      OP
      Sde2.. i didnt give them expectations in terms of breakdown. I just gave them expected Total Comp ..
      i want them to figure out the breakdown after which negotiation can start..
      it sucks that it is taking them forever to give even first set of numbers..
      make me worried a bit though..
      May 12, 2018
    • GE UstI03
      Oh that's an interesting approach - what did you request for TC?
      They will probably get back to you Monday, and it may help for you to have some materials prepped to help you push back. Like avg comp for similar roles in the area and reasons you think you fall in *X* range relative to that average.
      May 12, 2018
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    Did you get your offer yet? I just got mine for L60. We could compare
    May 14, 2018 1
    • Amazon Productius
      Can you text me in private? I have something to share yojfor offer
      May 14, 2018
  • Amazon Productius
    Did they get back to you
    May 17, 2018 0
  • Amazon Productius
    Did you negotiate with them after they give you verbal
    May 11, 2018 0