New Grad - "What's your expected compensation?"

New halfway
Sep 5 20 Comments

Recruiter is asking what my salary expectations are.
(Company is unicorn)
The position is for Security Engineer (but it's basically Software Engineer for their security product)

What should I say?

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  • Pandora x0kjF
    "It's still early to discuss comp right now because Im looking for a place where I can fit in, learn a lot and really excel. Comp comes second to that. I'll know more about whats fair once we move forward and I meet your team."
    Sep 5 2
    • New halfway
      OP
      Cheers man, really like this!
      Sep 5
    • Google / Eng jf8s3b
      you can bring up the california law where they have to tell you the pay range too
      Sep 5
  • Apple mega_
    150 is good for new grad. Ask for 200
    Sep 5 2
    • New halfway
      OP
      Would that be too aggressive at this stage? (haven't done onsite/gotten offer yet)
      Sep 5
    • Amazon 273g67eb2n
      Ask for it OP. Better to aim high and miss than aim too low and land in the shit.
      Sep 5
  • Netflix televisor
    Don't name a number. You'll regret it. Tell them you expect to be paid market value and commensurate to the value you hope to bring. And even if they come in super low, it can always be changed. While negotiating with Google I refused to name a number, they offered me a small amount, and they ended up more than doubling their offer in the end.
    Sep 5 2
    • New halfway
      OP
      Thanks for the advice! Can you give an example on how to effectively "commensurate to the value you hope to bring"? Is that just highlighting what my past experiences can bring to the table?
      Sep 5
    • Netflix televisor
      I mean literally say something vague like that. The best time to talk comp is after they want you and when you have other offers in hand (if you can get them!).
      Sep 5
  • Lyft
    shituright

    Lyft

    PRE
    Google
    shiturightmore
    See levels.fyi
    Sep 5 1
    • New halfway
      OP
      I couldn't find info for this company size
      Sep 5
  • New AcPN14
    What’s the position you’re applying for?
    Sep 5 1
    • New halfway
      OP
      Security Engineer, but basically Software Engineer for their security product
      Sep 5
  • Twitter / Eng YuhYeet
    Give the name of the company so people can help you son
    Sep 5 4
    • Twitter / Eng YuhYeet
      Do you have Masters degree?
      Sep 5
    • New halfway
      OP
      Nope, BS
      Sep 5
    • Twitter / Eng YuhYeet
      And you don't have an offer yet? Just interviewing?
      Sep 5
    • New halfway
      OP
      Not yet. Onsite is coming up though
      Sep 5
  • Qualtrics sljA57
    Depends on location
    Sep 5 1