Microsoft finance manager

Amazon / Product Ex-Banker
Jan 7, 2018 17 Comments

Recruiter reached out, and I was shocked at how low the comp is. $115-120k base, no signing bonus, annual cash bonus that is 0-20% of base, equity grant that vests 5% every 3 months. She wouldn't tell me the value of the grant.

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  • Cisco HedgeFundi
    Do you have a top MBA? Is it in the Bay Area? Answering yes to both would start you at ~$200k TC
    Jan 7, 2018 7
    • Splunk / Eng jASr70
      I think your argument is flawed , having an mba from a top school doesn't automatically qualify you for top dollars. It's the skills that your bring to the table and how relevant it is for the company you are applying to . Microsoft probably doesn't price your skills as high as other companies.
      Dont get me wrong you might be a very high value for some consulting firms . Just trying to provide a different take , nothing personal . After all that's what this forum should do , provide multiple view points
      Jan 7, 2018
    • Cisco HedgeFundi
      Iโ€™m not making an argument at all. Itโ€™s a fact that most large tech companies have targeted recruiting programs at top MBA schools, and those MBAs get higher offers than โ€œhomegrownโ€ staff at the same levels. On campus they have to compete for the same talent with consulting firms, as you mention.

      Iโ€™m not making a judgement on whether this is good or bad, fair or unfair. Itโ€™s just whatโ€™s going on.
      Jan 7, 2018
    • Cisco HedgeFundi
      At Cisco we recruit from only 5-6 top MBA schools every year for non-tech roles. The offers we just made last month were $150k base (San Jose). These are fresh MBA grads, some with only 2-3 years work experience. Not too shabby if you ask me.
      Jan 7, 2018
    • Amazon / Product Ex-Banker
      OP
      Did you used to work at a hedge fund?
      Jan 7, 2018
    • Cisco HedgeFundi
      Yup, then went back to school for my MBA.
      Jan 7, 2018
  • Oracle Poop.
    Got offer from amazon for finmace level6.5 and the comp was same as sr fin mgr in msft. Also heard the same from people i know in msft
    May 12, 2018 2
    • GE UstI03
      Do you mind sharing any specifics? Base/bonus/stock?
      May 12, 2018
    • Oracle Poop.
      $135 base. Annual Cash bonus has a range and mid is 15%. Annual stock is also range mid is $17k
      May 12, 2018
  • How many years of experience do you have? This sounds like level 60/61 which is fairly junior. Target grant is $10k i think.
    Jan 7, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Product Ex-Banker
      OP
      $10k vesting over 5 years? That seems way too low.
      Jan 7, 2018
    • Yes, but you get $10k every year. I think amazon sr fin analyst (comparable to msft finance mgr) makes same? Whats your total comp now?
      Jan 7, 2018
  • GE UstI03
    OP, can you elaborate on how this all played out for you? I am considering a Sr Mgr role, haven't gotten a hard offer yet (soft offer after Super Day). Initial soft offer during phone call w/recruiter was way lower than my expectations and current base. I live in the Bay Area currently so already factored in a lower COL in Seattle.
    May 11, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Ayhw13
    Finance manager title is for level 60 or 61 and the comp is in that range for Finance. Also note that level 61 in Finance is not the same as level 61 in Engineering orgs. The scope at 61 in Finance is pretty broad.
    Jan 7, 2018 0
  • Splunk / Eng jASr70
    I am assuming you are non tech , so doesn't really surprise me . Nothing against non tech just that supply and demand
    Jan 7, 2018 0

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