Negotiating Google level after HC approval

Feb 14 18 Comments

I have a confirmed offer from Google but my recruiter hasn’t told me the level yet. All he said was that I would know the level when I get the offer letter. I was told that my interview feedback was very positive.

Is there a scope to negotiate the level after offer has been rolled out? If so, what’s the process?

TC: 225k USD/CHF (same conversion ratio)
Location: Zurich
Yoe: 6

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Google / Eng statusz
    That's L4 comp and with your yoe I don't think there's room for further negotiations
    Feb 14 4
    • I’m more than happy to get L4. I just hope it ain’t L3.

      If it helps, base is 140k, stocks 250k, 15% bonus and some joining bonus
      Feb 14
    • Google / Eng statusz
      Deffinitely L4
      Feb 14
    • How much is the joining bonus?
      Feb 14
    • 30k
      Feb 14
  • New / Other ¯\_(ツ)__/¯
    Hey OP! May I ask you for what position this is? I got and offer for US but because of visa I have to look for another location. It’s been impossible to get a hold of recruiter for my role (CE at GCP) in Zurich
    Feb 14 2
    • It’s an SWE role. Did you try Dublin/London?
      Feb 14
    • New / Other ¯\_(ツ)__/¯
      Yeah, it looks I might be moving to London! But Zurich was my preferred location.
      Asked London recruiter a few times about Zurich but he never came back with an answer (I guess he needs to fill his open slots at London first ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
      London is not bad thou, im not complaining...just wanted to at least see if zurich was an option
      Feb 14
  • Tumblr Olajuwo
    HC determines level.
    Feb 14 0
  • New lPlq848
    Is that TC in USD or CHF?
    Feb 14 7
    • Google uYhx7
      It's pretty good for Zurich, but not particularly amazing.
      Feb 14
    • Google / Eng statusz
      For a non executive/director position it's top of the market even in Zurich
      Feb 14
    • Google uYhx7
      Not for 6 YoE
      Feb 14
    • @uYhx7 - what would be typically a solid TC for 6 yoe?
      Feb 14
    • Google / Eng statusz
      Even with 10yoe! Don't underestimate how badly Europe underpays engineers, this isn't Silicon Valley. I recently looked around and there are no other sizeable firms in Zurich and neighborhood willing to even remotely match my google's pay, at least at IC level. Salaries top out at about 150-200k. A bit more in management and contracting. In fact with strong frank in recent years the trend is decreasing salaries, like 120k entry level offer from 5-10 years ago would be only 100k today or so.
      Feb 14
  • Uber knight
    hc will give a recommendation on level
    Feb 14 0