Quasi-offer Eval: Senior Data Analyst @ SF Twitter office
Preserving original text below, but I got the "official" verbal offer today.
* ~$178k TC
* $135k base
* 25% achievement-based bonus (at 100%, $33,750)
* $35k in RSUUs, benchmarked at the price when I get my equity letter start date + one month
* $5k signing bonus
It's a lateral move for base, about 12% increase in total comp (assuming team hits targets, stock stays flat, and my existing options are worth 0).
I'm going to push them on base, even if TC goes up, it's tough to justify moving laterally on base when I'm already in a good situation. Maybe push a little more on signing.
Current: TC $150k+ ($135k base, $15k bonus, plus options in a company set to IPO next year), 5 YOE at a startup
The quasi-offer* in front of me:
* ~$170k TC
* L6 revenue manager (commission / client facing role so not coded Business Intelligence)
* $130k base
* 25% achievement-based bonus (if team hits 90% or 150% of goal, I get 90% or 150% of bonus... friends in the particular org tell me bonus has trended around 90%-120% the past couple years, so no guarantees but seems relatively safe)
* $30k RSUs over 4 years
* Quasi-offer because they've told me an offer's incoming, but haven't put an approved number in front of me yet.
Pretty disappointed with the RSU grant. With that limited upside, why even bother? I heard Twitter had cracked down a lot of equity grants in the past year but I'm pretty shocked at $7.5k a year.
My inclination's if they can't give me a decent base raise, walk away. I'm happy at the current company and while the specific team at Twitter interests me (I have a close friend in the specific org who vouches for them pretty heavily), but it'd be hard to uproot a good situation for lateral base pay (even with a potentially lucrative commission component).