Msft SDE offer

Cisco wluT63
Apr 13 26 Comments

I recently got an offer from Msft - Redmond, WA for SDE role. The numbers are as below:
120k base / 15k sign on/ 25k stocks over 4 yrs.
Standard relo - 13k

I felt really demotivated by the first offer. Felt like they really lowballed and I will have to work hard on negotiation.

M currently SE-G8 at Cisco Raleigh and already have really good compensation compared to this numbers - my base here is about 100k and get 15k yearly bonus easily. I have about 5 yrs (4.5 - 5 yrs) of very relevant industry work ex and have first received YES from multiple msft team and teams shown great interest.

Looking levels.fyi Cisco G8 is equivalent to msft Sde2. So what shall i expect best offer for sde2 if i aim to negotiate for sde2

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Microsoft / Finance Dunph
    Hahahhah h 160k from msft sde 2 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Apr 13 8
    • Microsoft MSFT->DOCU
      ☝️☝️
      Apr 13
    • Microsoft MSFT->DOCU
      My friend last year got down leveled to 62 with 7 YOE from Amazon and other local startup. His offer was 150k base 150k stock over 4 and 10k joining
      Apr 13
    • Cisco wluT63
      OP
      Thx.. thats good to know.. why move from amazon to msft then.. heard Amazon pays more then Msft.. its seems its incorrect to assume then
      Apr 13
    • Microsoft Tiffany&co
      L61 can go till 135k-138k and L62 to 145k-148k
      Apr 13
    • Qualcomm qfDT63
      Tiffany has correct data
      Apr 13
  • Facebook Probe
    Your market research is shit if you're expecting 160k base for an SDE2 role at Microsoft.
    Apr 13 2
    • Cisco wluT63
      OP
      Alright.. so really Cisco G8 is equivalent to SDE2 of msft so may be 160k is a bullish #
      Apr 13
    • Cisco wluT63
      OP
      But SDE2 ask definitely a valid and get the fuck out if u wanna demotivate ppl more
      Apr 13
  • Microsoft / Eng yelloharry
    I got 102k base 15k sign on 15k stocks over 4 yrs for 4 YOE. You got a good deal.
    Apr 13 0
  • Microsoft /More/$$$$
    Let us know how that negotiation to $160k base goes 🍿🍿🍿
    Apr 13 2
    • Facebook Probe
      OP's recruiter:
      Apr 13
    • Microsoft /More/$$$$
      Savagery πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…
      Apr 13
  • Microsoft WQxx58
    Which location?
    Apr 13 3
    • Cisco wluT63
      OP
      Redmond WA..
      Apr 13
    • Microsoft WQxx58
      In that case 160 is very difficult to get as others have hinted. That’s a difficult target even for Senior level 63. So far the best offer for 62 I know of is around 145-150
      Apr 14
    • Cisco wluT63
      OP
      Thanks a lot! Thats really helpful.
      Apr 14
  • LinkedIn jsnewbie
    I got a better offer 4 years ago from msft
    Apr 13 1
    • Cisco wluT63
      OP
      What was ur offer
      Apr 13
  • Microsoft dataa
    Salaries are standard at Microsoft
    Apr 13 0
  • Intel Intelegacy
    Are these numbers after negotiating?
    Apr 14 2
    • Cisco wluT63
      OP
      No dude..thats only a first verbal offer they provided.
      Apr 14
    • Intel Intelegacy
      Try negotiating. Come up with final offer. It will be atleast 10-15% more than what you have right now
      Apr 15