Microsoft level 60 offer

Cisco axephoenix
Nov 11 14 Comments

Base 125k
RSU 75k over 4 years
signing bonus 10k + 10k the first 2 years
yearly bonus 0-20%
Location: Redmond

YOE 3.5

I really wanted at least a level 61 offer.

1) is there a possibility for a grade bump?
2) How much more/ what components can i negotiate on to get a better offer.

Any help is highly appreciated.

sadly no competing offers :(

current TC 140K

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Microsoft LSCE1ms
    I think L60 is a good level to come in at. Gives you an opportunity to get a quick promo to L61 after one year.. Could be good visibility
    Nov 11 4
    • SAP YOuV73
      Agree, you can get promoted to 61 as early as 6 months . Should be straight forward
      Nov 11
    • SAP YOuV73
      Pay looks great too. I had a similar one too
      Nov 11
    • Cisco axephoenix
      OP
      Should I be asking for more stocks and sign on? Wondering how much can I ask for?
      Nov 11
    • Microsoft LSCE1ms
      Yeah I think you could get a little more in stock. L60 refresher target is $4,500 and L61 is $6,500 so get as much as u can w sign-on
      Nov 11
  • Goldman Sachs baburao1
    Do you have competing offers? That should help. I got 130 base for l60.btw is all your experience in US?
    Nov 11 4
    • Cisco axephoenix
      OP
      Unfortunately, I don’t have a competing offer. Do you mind sharing the RSUs and sign on you received as well?
      Nov 11
    • Goldman Sachs baburao1
      100k stocks and 30k signon first year. Why do you think you got L60 when you have 3.5 years experience. Do you have masters? Masters grad get l61. Btw you can ask for 150k stocks, I was dumb enough to just ask for 100k stocks
      Nov 11
    • Cisco axephoenix
      OP
      I’m not too sure the recruiter said the team really liked me. But I don’t have experience in cloud maybe that is the reason? I do have a masters. 30k sign on first year is cool did you get anything for the second year?
      Nov 11
    • Goldman Sachs baburao1
      Didn't want to join so didn't negotiate. Also abroad experience is not valued. They said the same to me. They liked me and all bs. Don't fall for it. What team?
      Nov 11
  • Congratulations ! How was the interview like ?
    Nov 11 1
    • Cisco axephoenix
      OP
      Honestly I didn’t think I did well (maybe that is why I’m offered L60 and not L61) 4 rounds: 3 coding LC Medium and 1 System Design
      Nov 11
  • Walmart savyasachi
    Did you interview at nov 8 hiring event ? Just want to see if any one from that event got offers.
    Nov 11 1
    • Cisco axephoenix
      OP
      This was not a hiring event
      Nov 11

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