Negotiating New Grad offers from Google and Pinterest?
I’m fortunate to have new grad offers from both Google and Pinterest(waiting to hear back from Cruise and Uber). The standard advice for negotiating is always “get a competing offer” but what is the best strategy once you actually have competitive offers?
Should I just keep sending offers back and forth until they level out? Or if I slightly prefer one place should I try to drive up the other offer as much as possible before going back for a counter?
These are both the initial offers with no negotiating:
Google - LA so scaled down about 10% from MTV
105k base (w/ 15% Target Bonus)
10.5 relo + no signing
TC 143k/year including target bonus
Pinterest - SF
152,000k RSU(at current eval)
10k relo + 50k signing + 5k for a trip anywhere in the world lmao
TC: 158k/year + 50k signing
Also both say they offer refreshers but don’t give much info on what that could be.
Any advice on the best way to negotiate would be amazing!
Thanks so much