Offer evaluation (Bay area) - Confused!

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iQap85

Cisco R&D

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Viptela
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Apr 20 64 Comments

Credit Karma - ~300k
Reddit - ~270k
Confluent - Expecting numbers soon
Yelp - IC3 - Expecting numbers soon
Facebook - Expecting numbers soon
LinkedIn - Expecting numbers soon

Pending -
Dropbox - Feedback was positive but reevaluating team.

While I am waiting on the feedback from FB and LinkedIn, the best offer is expiring very soon
1. Do offers really expire in 10 days?
2. What can I expect as FB L4 compensation?

Any feedback/thoughts?

YOE: 10
TC: 180k

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TOP 64 Comments
  • Facebook thatlala
    You have 10 years of exp and are getting aid the same comp as me with 1 year of exp? Why would anyone work for Cisco?
    Apr 20 13
    • Facebook thatlala
      Will do. With that being said, I think there might be a misinterpretation of my intention. I wasn’t try to bash OP for being underpaid, I was coming more from a “you deserve better” perspective.
      Apr 21
    • Oracle / Eng LCg
      Everyone deserves better but then life happens. Sometimes things don't work out as we want it to
      You are too young :)
      Life journey is not same for everyone. No one wants to be underpaid isn't
      Apr 21
    • Cisco / Product U there
      Feel sad to see this thread 😢...
      Apr 22
    • Facebook / R&D AuJy16
      No sadness I work for 5years in China for a tier 2 company with ML experience and underpaid since I noticed that my salary is as near as a newgrad! Life is just an journey!enjoy the fresh,congrats!
      Apr 22
    • Cisco / Product U there
      😹
      Apr 25
  • Intel ruptur
    @OP Can you share Confluent’s numbers?
    Apr 29 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    yoevstc

    Amazon Eng

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    yoevstcmore
    That is awesome. Congrats on all the offers.! I would talk to each team and understand there work is around and check which team matches your interest most. I would wait definitely wait for LinkedIn offer.
    Apr 20 6
    • Amazon / Eng
      yoevstc

      Amazon Eng

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      Cisco
      yoevstcmore
      Depends on location, Seattle it can go till 242k. Bay area 10 to 15 % higher
      Apr 20
    • Amazon / Eng
      yoevstc

      Amazon Eng

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      Cisco
      yoevstcmore
      What is your grade at cisco?
      Apr 20
    • Cisco / R&D
      iQap85

      Cisco R&D

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      Viptela
      iQap85more
      OP
      11
      Apr 20
    • Amazon / Eng
      yoevstc

      Amazon Eng

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      Cisco
      yoevstcmore
      Then u can try for l6 at Amazon. Senior sde. Amazon is notorious in doenleveling but you can probably try
      Apr 20
    • Amazon hsl44428q
      Yeah, ask for an L6 loop if you interview. L6 offer should easily beat CK and Reddit in SF.
      Apr 21
  • Offers don’t expire in Silicon Valley.
    Apr 20 2
    • Goldman Sachs pakalu
      Is it specific to Uber?
      Apr 20
    • No. The recruiters might tell you that the offer expires in X days, but the reality is that hiring is so difficult here that if you actually got an offer, the company will be happy to take you back.

      As long as you don’t act like a dick or renege on an accepted offer or something — then the offer expires immediately :-)
      Apr 21
  • Facebook
    Bdudhrysb

    Facebook

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    Bdudhrysbmore
    No they don’t (usually). They want you to rush a decision before you hear back from fb.
    Apr 20 1
    • Cisco / R&D
      iQap85

      Cisco R&D

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      Viptela
      iQap85more
      OP
      Glad to know. Thanks.
      Apr 20
  • Amazon 63784747
    How many LC did you solve? Congrats!
    Apr 20 1
    • Cisco / R&D
      iQap85

      Cisco R&D

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      Viptela
      iQap85more
      OP
      Close to 300.
      Apr 20
  • Airbnb heyha
    Reddit
    Apr 20 1
    • Cisco / R&D
      iQap85

      Cisco R&D

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      Viptela
      iQap85more
      OP
      Why? Can you please elaborate?
      Apr 20
  • Cisco FXzH34
    Dude, Cisco underpayed you by a lot!
    Apr 20 2
    • Cisco / R&D
      iQap85

      Cisco R&D

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      Viptela
      iQap85more
      OP
      Sure, that's why I am looking for a good place to earn my missed $s.. Suggestions and comments on the post appreciated!
      Apr 20
    • Cisco FXzH34
      I think you need to consider location / commute since all offers will be in ~300k zone
      Apr 20
  • Reddit 18526sf$$$
    Is Reddit actually that high in shares (options) keep in mind you have to buy them too. That being said Reddit is great but so is Credit Karma. Good Problem to have. At pre ipo companies I would discount the share value
    Apr 21 1
    • Cisco / R&D
      iQap85

      Cisco R&D

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      Viptela
      iQap85more
      OP
      Reddit is a top contender because I loved the team but the fact that these are options is keeping me waiting for other options. Now, with FB and Linkedin offers coming in, I'll need to think hard.
      Apr 25
  • Microsoft fast ptr
    You have 10 yoe then why yelp IC3 ??
    Apr 20 1
    • Cisco / R&D
      iQap85

      Cisco R&D

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      Viptela
      iQap85more
      OP
      What level should I expect at Yelp? Just heard yesterday about the offer and the level. Comparing it on levels.fyi(for what its worth), I see its similar to E5 atGoogle, E5 at FB.
      Apr 20
  • Apple hakunanaMa
    These are very low numbers for 10 yoe
    Go for linkedin
    Apr 20 2
    • LinkedIn appsre
      Why not FB
      Apr 20
    • Apple hakunanaMa
      Even without recession the fb stock can crash with so many controversies every month. Latest being exposing emails/passwords in plaintext. I know this can happen to anyone but fb is under the gun for trivial stuff going forward. Elections coming soon as well.
      Apr 22
  • LinkedIn hipstrSnks
    @OP what were the other numbers and where did you join?
    Jun 22 0
  • Cisco / Product U there
    🙀 amazing offer OP
    Apr 20 0
  • Microsoft rkvidhauej
    Do you work on ML?
    Apr 20 2
    • Cisco / R&D
      iQap85

      Cisco R&D

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      Viptela
      iQap85more
      OP
      Yes
      Apr 20
    • Microsoft
      tech.ladki

      Microsoft

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      Google
      tech.ladkimore
      ML in Cisco
      Apr 20
  • Cisco / R&D
    iQap85

    Cisco R&D

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    Viptela
    iQap85more
    OP
    LinkedIn and FB offers coming!
    Apr 25 1
    • Apple
      alex420

      Apple

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      Dropbox
      alex420more
      How did you manage to interview with all of these companies in such short span of time ?
      Apr 25
  • Kohl’s jJrR
    Did you have 10 yoe post Bs/ms or phd ?
    Apr 22 1
    • Cisco / R&D
      iQap85

      Cisco R&D

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      iQap85more
      OP
      Not sure how I was supposed to count YOE. 8 years post MS. 2 years after BS but outside the US.
      Apr 25
  • Citrix Systems / Eng peda
    Wait for LinkedIn. I think they can beat all offers. And currently you have paper money with ck and reddit I believe !!
    Apr 20 1
    • Cisco / R&D
      iQap85

      Cisco R&D

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      Viptela
      iQap85more
      OP
      Correct
      Apr 20
  • Cisco mhyua
    Did you get the rest of the numbers?
    May 15 0
  • Amazon / Eng
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    Amazon Eng

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    Uber
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    FB will ensure that they beat your other offers, however they won't value pre-ipo company rsus/options at full value (maybe 75% or something). You can probably hit 300k, might depend on a signing bonus which you can also negotiate
    Apr 21 0
  • Can you post location in question please?
    Apr 20 0