Qualtrics levels and compensation?

Microsoft lolhard
Sep 18 11 Comments

Hi, I received a senior offer a few years ago but I declined it at the time. Now they are recruiting me for staff level. I am wondering if this is equivalent to the previous staff level.

The reason I ask is because some companies change the titles after acquisition. For example, there could be an automatic title change to higher title to match the company that acquired it. Is staff level still the same staff level as before?

Also, how is the compensation? My senior offer was much lower at the time compared to other offer. But I feel like the compensation went up. I am not sure if this is because of acquisition which boosted the worth of stock price. Is stock liquid after acquisition?

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TOP 11 Comments
  • Qualtrics AvrilAbril
    It would be helpful if you shared the level that you were offered.

    We technically have sap levels but they don’t mean anything and half the employees likely aren’t aware
    Sep 19 4
    • Microsoft lolhard
      OP
      I didn’t even start interviewing yet. As I mentioned, I got an offer for senior a few years ago. This time they say I am interviewing for staff; hence, no info about levels. So are there levels even within senior or staff band?
      Sep 19
    • Qualtrics AvrilAbril
      I’m on the business side, not the eng pm side so my info may be a little different. My guess is if Senior last time they offered L5-6, this time would be L7. For eng, we consider L8 as director and a massive promotion.
      L5-7 really functions comparably in a lot of ways but it becomes team and individual dependent. Meaning, we’re pretty flat (for real), you may be a team lead or an IC at those levels etc.

      Hope that helps
      Sep 19
    • Microsoft lolhard
      OP
      Thanks! Very informative. I am not sure if I am qualified for staff then. L6 sounds more like the level eventually
      Sep 19
    • Qualtrics AvrilAbril
      From MS perspective, depending on your career loosely L63-65 could be an L6. A lot is interview dependent, trajectory in career etc
      Sep 19
  • Qualtrics qul
    Comp went down after acquisition, but it's decent. Staff is signify higher than senior. Titles are still the same.
    Sep 18 1
    • Qualtrics user1214
      I feel like pre-aquisition we down leveled everyone and got people to sign based on IPO hype. Post-aquisition we hire people in at much higher levels which seems to be the case here too. Same person suddenly being looked at for a much more senior level. Great if you're on the outside, sucks internally.
      Sep 20
  • Amazon kave
    If you are aware of Amazon levels , then here are Amazon to Qualtrics level

    Amazon L4-L5 = Qualtrics L3-L5
    Amazon L6-L7 = Qualtrics L6-L8
    Amazon Director/VP = Qualtrics L9-L11
    Oct 5 3
    • Qualtrics qul
      There's no such thing as L11. Also, L8 is VP/director, L9 is senior director.
      Oct 6
    • Amazon kave
      11s are C-level exec and 12 is CEO.
      Oct 6
    • Qualtrics qul
      They're all L10s. Levels would mean nothing anyways, as their comp is nearly entirely discretionary equity and bonuses.
      Oct 7