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New NUKs17
Feb 7, 2018 34 Comments

I have been offered from Microsoft Redmond for software engineer new grad position. $116k base, $30k sign in and $75k stock options. Is this good compensation for Seattle?

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    • New NUKs17
      OP
      Thanks for the response.
      I have heard that Microsoft gives about $120k stock options for new grad. Is that true?
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Netflix / Eng BlndrThngs
      New grad at 61?🧐
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Microsoft espresso<3
      Yup, my sister recently got a new grad offer with $120K in stock. Level 59 though.
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng DadeMurphy
      This is not lvl 61. Yes, some people get 120k in stocks, but it is not standard
      Feb 7, 2018
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    • New NUKs17
      OP
      Thanks for the response.
      Really appreciate it.
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Harmar
      Not always 59, though that's the default for new grad. Previous (intern or independent) experience, advanced degrees, or really killing the interview can definitely bump it a level or two.
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Microsoft mfpF03
      Plenty of new grads with Masters join at 60 and 61.
      Feb 8, 2018
  • Microsoft aaa1
    This is most probably a level 60 offer. Seems pretty decent. Sign on is good , rest is normal for L60.
    Feb 7, 2018 9
    • Microsoft trolololo
      Yep, similar to my lvl60 offer several years ago
      Feb 7, 2018
    • New NUKs17
      OP
      Since a similar offer was offered you several years back, is the current offer low?
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng DadeMurphy
      No, the offer used to be 50k stocks
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Microsoft trolololo
      Yep, about 55k for me in stocks. You're getting a current good deal
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Oracle Flatlinerz
      What about 59? How much could OP save if renting a room in shared housing with this offer?
      Aug 31
  • Microsoft Lmgtfy2
    Offer Looks pretty standard for L59 (new grad). One thing to note is that if you just do your job (don’t have to overachieve, just do your job and do well, no politics at that level) you will most likely get promo to L60 (and a salary bump with that Obv) next year.

    It’s pretty frictionless to get from 59->60->61. Speaking from personal experience. Promo velocity is usually 12 months at that level.
    Feb 7, 2018 1
    • Microsoft realfungi
      You're wrong if you think 59 or 60 don't have to deal with politics. That totally depends on your team and manager.
      Feb 13, 2018
  • Apple / Eng ktmG64
    What level? 59/60? Do you have a masters degree?
    Feb 7, 2018 1
    • New NUKs17
      OP
      I am not sure about the level. But yeah I have a master's degree.
      Feb 7, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Solicit
    Congrats! Looks like a good L60 offer

    I would aggressively negotiate for $120k stock. Base is good. Sign on could be $50k if HM has budget.
    Feb 7, 2018 0
  • Microsoft HDnI53
    Is this immediately after your Masters or are you working some where now?
    Feb 7, 2018 1
    • New NUKs17
      OP
      Immediately after my masters.
      Feb 7, 2018
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    • Bloomberg JNDU27
      Ask them
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Autodesk / Design
    🧟‍♂️⚰️

    Autodesk Design

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    This must be L60 or worse 59
    Feb 7, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      AmlEvil

      Microsoft Eng

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      AmlEvilmore
      And? The person is a college hire.
      Feb 8, 2018
  • Cisco khalisi
    sign on is really good for NCG
    Feb 7, 2018 1
    • New NUKs17
      OP
      Thanks.
      Feb 7, 2018
  • Mentor Graphics
    poly..

    Mentor Graphics

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    Its a good offer being a new college grad in redmond
    Apr 21 0
  • Microsoft JgdX63
    Your base shows that your offer is for level 60. You can definitely get $50k sign on (tell them to split across two years) and 120-130k stocks IF you have a competing offer
    Mar 24 0
  • New heffiwh
    Wow! That is good! I know someone who got 109k base, 30k sign and 70k stocks
    Mar 23 0
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    EMVH32

    New

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    EMVH32more
    I’m in seattle. This is decent.
    Mar 11 0
  • Microsoft kintaro_oe
    What how so good?

    I know a new grad who got 107k base, 25k sign, 60k stock
    Aug 18, 2018 0

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