Quasi-offer Eval: Senior Data Analyst @ SF Twitter office

New / Data DTbbq
Aug 28, 2018 7 Comments

Edit 8/30:
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.

Original 8/28:

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).

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TOP 7 Comments
  • TripAdvisor owlwise
    That RSU is a joke. And base lower than your current. Yeah just walk away.
    Aug 28, 2018 0
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    • TripAdvisor owlwise
      The offer looks to be for Revenue Manager position.
      Aug 28, 2018
    • New / Data DTbbq
      OP
      It's coded as revenue manager internally due to team commission component, but title is senior data analyst.
      Aug 29, 2018
  • Namely HdSq05
    The comp team is anchoring low, not your recruiter.
    Aug 29, 2018 1
    • New / Data DTbbq
      OP
      Important distinction. Thanks.
      Aug 29, 2018
  • Microsoft qqxS28
    Negotiate. Usually you can make a case to get more RSU if you tell them about the equity you're walking away from... Like if you have $X coming next year tell them and it may bump your equity or RSU.
    Aug 29, 2018 1
    • New / Data DTbbq
      OP
      Yea I expect that to be case. Recruiter is trying to anchor me low on pretty much every level. We'll see how things go but right now I'm ready to walk unless they're willing to play ball and negotiate.
      Aug 29, 2018

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