Rate my new job offer

New / Biz Dev uQbQ61
Nov 1 21 Comments

Hi, I have received an offer for the role of “Enterprise Application Manager” role based in LA- from an apparel company whose headquarter is in Australia. They have just opened their US location just last year and are trying to build their IT team in the US now - a team of four potentially - CIO is the only person currently, EAM, a Shopify developer and IT help desk are other positions they’re trying to fill.
I have over 7 years of experience in NetSuite and in my last job I had exposure to a SysOps/DevOps environment. Anyway, the offer I received is as follows-
*TC- $130,000 annual ($5000 biweekly) I asked why $5000 biweekly, thinking they only give two paychecks per month. Hence in that sense, the total annual package will be $120,000, not $130,000. I brought up this point with the recruiter. To this, he responded, he came to the number by dividing $130,000 divided by 26 (unlike me where I was dividing by 24) He further explained that one year has 52 weeks hence 26 weeks biweekly and also a month may have paychecks like on the 1st, 15th and 29th. In my experience, I always had two paychecks per month. This is the first time I am hearing about this kind of setup for paychecks. Is this normal of how he gave me biweekly rate? This whole thing is raising my doubt about my actual base salary.
*Medical, dental and vision- The company pay 85% of the cheapest plan and if I choose a more expensive plan, then I pay for the difference apart from 15% which I pay for the cheapest plan. (they have 26 plans available to choose from) The recruiter told me he has three dependents and he pay about 12K annually for his PPO plan. He also told me that he will forward his plan to me to get an idea. I said to only share what he’s comfortable but he still insisted. Not sure if the benefits offered is regular or not?
*Bonus - No bonus for first 12 months (since they said they’re taking care of my H1-B visa transfer and green card process which is costing them about 32K. Not sure how much of this is true either.) After 12 months of employment, they said I might get 10% bonus. Important note: he said that the bonus is still not approved- they’re asking the board in December of this year to get it approved.
*Stock- Private company so no stocks.
*Travel reimbursement (for only Uber/Lyft/Public transport) - up to $170 per month. I don’t get this reimbusement if I take my car and park as they said they pay $170 for the parking space.
*Employee discount on their website- 40% off

My current position TC and benefits-
*Position- NetSuite Administrator
*Duration- joined as NetSuite Administrator in 2016. Same position since then. But responsibilities has increased to a PM role.
*TC- $108,900
*yoga on site
*health reimbursement for gym / yoga classes/health classes- $85 per month
*Bonus- No bonus
*Stock- No stock- again private company
*Employee discount- 50% off from company website

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Lyft WdHo51
    If you make software the same way you explain stuff you should accept the offer ASAP.
    Nov 2 5
    • Uber gfdc
      Lol this from my dear Lyft friend
      Nov 2
    • New / Biz Dev uQbQ61
      OP
      Guys, there’s no point in spitting negativity. Please keep this civil. I did hear about Blind being filled with jerks- I saw it today on my very first post.
      Nov 2
    • Salesforce jehelfog@
      Filled with jerks or not. Just a simple and honest advise. Folks don’t really want to spend time really long posts and no need to add zeros at the end, use Ks.
      Nov 2
    • Lyft WdHo51
      I'm gonna give you a real advice: I have 3 years of experience and make 2x your offer. You should aim for that. Read posts here and figure how to make at least 200k. Ask helps for that.
      Nov 2
    • New / Biz Dev uQbQ61
      OP
      Point taken for the base salary goals and being more precise in posts. I will read more posts here and try to improve overall. Thanks for everyone’s input.
      Nov 2
  • Microsoft lHcN54
    Shorter summary?
    Nov 1 4
    • New / Biz Dev uQbQ61
      OP
      Sorry, but I wanted to give few details that might give better picture about the offer and background of my questions
      Nov 1
    • Google YWzz63
      When you’re paid bi weekly there will be 2 months where you’ll get 3 paychecks.
      Nov 1
    • New / Biz Dev uQbQ61
      OP
      Just wanted to make sure that the paycheck setup is not unheard of. Because in my last couple of jobs I always had two paychecks per month- even for days when three biweekly could fit in.
      Nov 1
    • Qualcomm qcomIdle
      The pay structure is completely normal.. don't worry about that.. benifits format is a little different from all the companies I worked at.. $32K for green card and H1 transfer might be on the higher side, but these also include attorney fees etc so it might be the right number..
      Nov 1
  • New / Biz Dev uQbQ61
    OP
    Below is a shorter summary.
    *Position: Enterprise Application Manager
    Location: LA, USA
    *TC: $130,000 ($5,000 biweekly-> $130,000/26 per recruiter)
    *Bonus: After 12 months & 10% upon approval from board
    *Visa/Green card process: they estimated it will take $32K for the first year. They’re using this as a reason to not make me eligible for bonus.
    *Stock- no stock as private company
    *Discount on company website: 40% off on selected products
    *Lastly, if I leave the company in less than 24 months from joining then I have to pay for the entire visa process that they put in.
    Nov 1 4
    • Square anaris
      Still too long
      Nov 1
    • New / Biz Dev uQbQ61
      OP
      I tried. Best I can do to present what I am trying to confirm.
      Nov 1
    • Qualcomm qcomIdle
      This is definitely much better and shorter summary :) I have seen companies asking for sign on bonus or relocation money to be given back if one changes the company with in 12 months.. but never seen folks asking for immigration related fees back :) if you like the role and know you are going to stick there for 2 years you can ignore that..
      Nov 1
    • New begin
      True, companies generally collect back bonus/relocation/expensive certification costs if you leave with in a specificied timeframe. May be they are not aware it's illegal for them to collect back H1b VISA charges, they are supposed to be borne by employer only and can't be considered as benefit. You can ask them to check with Immigration attorney or USCIS.
      Nov 3
  • Glassdoor ffff.
    Nov 1 0
  • Amazon bdie
    Bi-weekly pay structure - totally normal, and common in most companies.
    Bonus - might get 10% next yr is not the right answer. Discuss it further if you can.
    H1B and GC fees - 32k is super high. Most lawyers can take care of it within 15k.
    Nov 1 2
    • New / Biz Dev uQbQ61
      OP
      Thanks! What do you think about the base salary of $130,000- for LA location- for 8 yoe in NetSuite, Celigo, Dell Boomi, SysOps/DevOps background?
      Nov 1
    • Amazon bdie
      Its less for a developer. It seems about right for admin role.
      Nov 1
  • Bi-weekly Payroll is very common and the recruiter explanation is very accurate. I have been HR for over a decade.
    Nov 1 0

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