uodated post with poll: https://us.teamblind.com/s/ZZQuymnz
Hey Blind community. I wanted to get your input on which offers you’d pick, and also how to navigate compensation for the following verbal offers:
Google - L4 - GCP - (Sunmyvale, CA)
Amazon - L4 - Performance Ad (Seattle, WA)
Microsoft - Azure - (Redmond, WA)
DoorDash - (Mountain View, CA)
Oracle - OCI - (South Bay, CA)
I have 2 yoe. In terms of level, just know Amazon level is SD1 (L4). None of these offers have compensation details yet and they’ve asked me for my expected comp. Should I simply not give my comp expectation and ask all of them to give me their own comp package first and negotiate from there? Or should I share with them an expected comp and if so what comp range (strategically) would you suggest I share for my 2yoe (base and/or tc wise)? If there’s any other breakdown on how to approach this (maybe start with getting comp from least preference and build from there) also interested.
I don’t have experience navigating such a situation so advise, especially comp expectations to keep in mind, is greatly appreciated. If there’s interest or value to anyone in sharing specific teams I can also do that. I’ll update post with any comp details + any new offers as they come in.
Don’t share any numbers. Tell them to make you an offer and then pit them against each other