Reasonable Google L5 Comp?

Facebook chikneater
Jun 21 26 Comments

Current E5 at Facebook doing ML. Just got an offer for L5 at Google also as an ML eng. Is this unreasonable to ask for?

200k base
700k RSU
100k sign on

Not sure I'd want to leave for any less. Google has 6 fewer PTO days than FB, sounds like slower growth trajectory to next level (and comp growth accordingly), and also no equity refresher until Jan 2021, so those are some big losses.

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Google / Eng Xoll35
    200 + 175 + 30 (bonus) = 405
    Sounds like 90th percentile for L5
    Jun 21 0
  • Microsoft FFSake
    That seems too high
    Jun 21 0
  • Square / Eng sraf
    Not unreasonable at all to ask.
    Jun 21 0
  • New ksrimt
    Negotiate on base. Current TC?
    Jun 21 1
    • Facebook chikncow
      You mean I should ask for higher base?
      Jun 22
  • Google gooogley
    Post us what they come back with afterwards. I’m also curious. As you may have known, they will lowball if you don’t have competing.

    Fair enough about slow trajectory etc that’s why I want to go to fb actually lol. The good thing is wlb is pretty good and some people can get away doing 11-4 every day. Heck there’s even someone who wfh almost daily

    Any tips getting into ml teams at fb? Did you start in ml or did you internal transfer?
    Jun 21 1
    • Facebook chikncow
      Haha guess we can switch places. Thanks for tips. I started in ML here
      Jun 22
  • Cognex zUjw45
    Did you join Google? What was the final TC they offered?
    Aug 11 0
  • Jun 22 0
  • Dropbox a5b4
    That’s a great offer but not unreasonable. I don’t see why you couldn’t get that.
    Jun 21 0
  • Google nrvD43
    I don't think its unreasonable at all considering you have a strong background that also matches the role.
    Jun 21 0
  • Clearstream.TV beedangs
    Total comp at fb?
    Jun 21 0
  • Apple appl3
    Google doesn’t give refreshers until you’re 1.5 years in?
    Jun 21 4
    • Google gooogley
      Yup refreshers start in your second year dec
      Jun 21
    • Apple appl3
      Oh interesting. Just curious, why is it so difficult to level? Or why do you think they make it difficult?
      Jun 21
    • Google gooogley
      BS about not having enough impact and leadership. Politics if there people at the same level trying to get promos. Urban legend about Promo quota. Blabla
      Jun 21
    • Apple appl3
      Ah I see. Been wondering whether to move to Google for several months now. Things like this kind of deter me for now..
      Jun 21
  • Google / Eng TNou03
    Which team would do ML eng? RMI?
    Jun 22 2
  • New aUKf68
    What is your year of experience
    Jun 21 1
  • Google gooogley
    Funny this guy is moving from g to fb e5

    Check out this post! "Evaluate FB offer (Tech Lounge)"
    https://us.teamblind.com/s/gxBi2Wdu
    Jun 21 1
    • Amazon Bill.
      it's gone
      Jun 21
  • Facebook chikncow
    Still going through team match...no final numbers yet. Will update when things finish up
    Aug 12 0
  • Oracle bored566
    whoa.. for 6 yoe, u r getting a huge TC. I would take it if I were you.
    Jun 22 0