My sister got the following offer recently from a non-FANG company.
Base - $120K
Sign-on - $30K
Stock - $130K/4 years
She has on-site loops scheduled with Amzn/Goog/Microsoft/LinkedIn. To increase the chances of getting better offers, does it make sense to present the numbers to the recruiters before hand or wait?
I know the maximum Microsoft will do for stock for new grads is 120K/3.5 years. Wonder if other companies also have a defined stock ceiling for new grads.
- I don’t even know if selectivity alone determines “top” companies. If that were true, small fintech companies that only hire people with dual phds in math and cs would be considered top.
I think it’s a combination of customer standing, selectivity, and working on cutting edge stuff. To that point, you could look at google, amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Uber, etc. as top companies.
- My google new grad was 140, and Microsoft was 137. Factoring in base, signon, and stock vesting percentages. No negotiating attempted.
Not sure if it makes a difference, but was from a no-name Midwest school and got a BS in CS.
Did you guys intern at Microsoft prior to your new grad offer?
- You would be correct. That would put Microsoft at 150, and my amazon offer at 145.
Another motivator was that I was offered a spot on EC2 (AWS) and didn’t have any idea of what team I’d get at Microsoft or Google, and it’s my understanding that the AWS name on your resume is worth something (at least more than “Amazon).