Microsoft offer evaluation

New / EngrjKT57
Feb 11 22 Comments

I recently got an offer from Microsoft. Is this good?

Redmond, WA
Software Development Engineer (lvl 60)
YOE: 1.5 in India and 1.5 in US

125k base
14k relocation
20k sign bonus
40k sign on stock

0-20% yearly bonus
0-9k yearly stock

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Microsoft qrstuvwxyz
    You could push for a little more sign on bonus and much more stock - 25K and 70-120K
    Feb 114
    • Microsoft qrstuvwxyz
      The above numbers were what Level 59 was offered.
      Feb 11
    • New / EngrjKT57
      OP
      As far as I have heard University hires tend to get much more stocks as compared to someone at level 60/61 and this is just from blind posts so I may be wrong.
      Feb 11
    • Facebook / EngSegTree
      No, you’re right. Industry hires get less at lower levels.
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft qrstuvwxyz
      Oh! Didn’t know that
      Feb 11
  • Cisco bitset
    Did you get Ms from any university? If so, try for l61
    Feb 115
    • New / EngrjKT57
      OP
      I asked about level 61 and the recruiter said that it'll be much easier to get into level 60 and move to level 61 rather than joining at level 61 and being there some time before an initial promotion. Also I have MS in CS degree from US
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft / Eng
      ParxAve

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      ParxAvemore
      Recruiter is just making things up.
      Feb 11
    • Tableau Zero Cool
      L61 with 1.5 yoe is hard to get
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      ParxAvemore
      That maybe true. But I don’t see a reason why staying at a higher position(61) for maybe 6months more(as opposed to getting promoted to 61 in 6months + 1 year to 62) is worse.
      Feb 11
    • Cisco bitset
      @Rjkt57- which company are you working now?
      Feb 12
  • VMware / EngGpbO62
    That's good for the experience, location, job and level 60. I don't work at MSFT.
    Feb 111
    • Cisco lwac86
      Lol are you serious ?
      Feb 11
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    Ggbbswmore
    I am in similar position and I got more stocks than just 40k. Definitely ask for more stocks.
    Feb 112
    • Amazon / EngjNeo42
      Feel free to disclose the actual amount. It’s not like we know who you are. Unless you’re that Bob guy they just hired.
      Feb 11
    • New / EngrjKT57
      OP
      Could you please mention how much you received?
      Feb 11
  • Microsoft / EngKyubi
    3 YOE should be L61
    Feb 110
  • Cisco lwac86
    Base is fine, stock is super low.
    Feb 110
  • Microsoft rCcU35
    I work for Microsoft in Marketing Md sign on bonus was 10k and stock was 10k. Base salary 125 for Program manager role level 62. Same yearly bonus and stock. Its hard to incresase base salary and levels once your an employee so if you can raise to level 61 or get better base pay kudoz to you. It kay be hard since they already offer more sign in bonus.
    Feb 110
  • Microsoft Thano
    Sign on stock is on lower side.
    Feb 111
    • New / EngrjKT57
      OP
      I'll try to push for more. That's what I thought too. But the recruiter says it's very hard for him to increase with no counter offer. So how to I counter that or move the conversation forward.
      Feb 11
  • Microsoft msboy
    Good offer. Only 1.5 years US exprlerience.
    Feb 110

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