Offer Expectations

Bloomberg TimeToPlay
Oct 12 6 Comments


*** Is it extremely unreasonable to ask for 220K base and 370K TC? ***

Long version:

A famous profitable startup with valuation in the neighborhood of 4B is asking me for TC expectations and I’m conflicted. I have two competing offers and I’m expecting a third one soon, all from big public companies. I’m very excited about the company and the work and I think I’ll be able to hit the ground running, but fear is starting to creap up re: paper money.

To match the base of one of my offers after taxes (Seattle), I would have to ask for at least 200K base (Bay) and to actualy even things out in terms of expenses I would have to ask for 220K base, which aounds like a lot, but still doesnt improve my situation if I decide to live in the Bay instead of Seattle. Then there is the paper money risk for the equity portion.......

The start up is known to have made offers that match and exceed companies like Google and even Uber and TwoSigma.

Current TC: irrelevant
8.5 YoE


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TOP 6 Comments
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    Stop being a tease and just give us the startup name.
    Oct 12 0
  • New / Eng 00ck52
    Ask for what you want, only way to get it
    Oct 12 0
  • Twitch gg!
    Current TC always relevant
    Oct 12 0
  • Palo Alto Networks fas12345
    If you have an offer for X I see no reason why you wouldn’t ask if the could beat it.
    Oct 12 0
  • The amount of all those salaries you mention is mesmerizing to someone like me...
    Oct 12 0
  • Quantcast cECE03
    What startup?
    Oct 12 0


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