SDE 2 XBOX team offer seems too low

Microsoft yqla00
Nov 13 24 Comments

i an being offered a L61 sde 2 role in xbox team. i have a masters and close to 7 years work experience (international 3) and US 4 years. being offered base of 132k, 140k stock and 30k sign on. seems very low to me. tried negotiating hard the recruiter says based on interviews this is the best. i am desperate to get to seattle for sake of family. am i making a mistake?

how easy is it to get promo? manager is saying she will work with me to get to 62 in a year

#Microsoft offer

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  • New / Eng
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    You got the Xbox One S salary
    Nov 13 3
    • Microsoft yqla00
      OP
      What does that mean
      Nov 13
    • New / Eng
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      Laughs* in One X.
      Nov 13
    • BMW llcoolj
      Beer this guy!
      Nov 13
  • Goldman Sachs baburao1
    How are you at Microsoft already?
    Nov 13 10
    • Microsoft ajdks
      Not true at all. Superstar return intern offers are typically 150k stock and 50k sign on. It is extremely rare for the sign on to go above 50k. Normal return intern offer is 120k stock and 25k sign on. New grads that aren't interns typically get significantly lower.
      Nov 13
    • Goldman Sachs baburao1
      Nov 13
    • Microsoft ajdks
      That's an extremely rare Superstar offer with multiple strong competing offers. I was an intern at Microsoft last summer and received a full time offer. The interns collectively created a huge spreadsheet with all their offers before and after negotiation and other information such as competing offers and previous internships. Offers like the one you listed happened but were extremely rare, most offers were similar to what I just described in my previous comment.
      Nov 13
    • FLYR hQJf32
      Lol interns made a spreadsheet of all their offers? Lmao
      Nov 13
    • Microsoft ajdks
      Haha yeah, it was useful when negotiating.
      Nov 14
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    A good offer in msft standard. Get competing offers if you want more.
    Nov 13 0
  • BNY Mellon antishock
    If you are desperate to be in Seattle, take it and move to amzn asap
    Nov 13 0
  • Microsoft / Product TownOSalem
    Yeah that's equivalent to the new grad salary except base is a little higher
    Nov 13 3
    • Microsoft yqla00
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      Yeah that’s what my research points me towards. Not sure if I am resetting my career here.
      Nov 13
    • New / Eng
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      Depends if you were previously at FAANG, internal team transfer, or just at a startup.
      Nov 13
    • Microsoft yqla00
      OP
      I work at Dell and make $100k base in Austin
      Nov 13
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    • Microsoft yqla00
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      No total sign on
      Nov 13
  • Indeed / Eng
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    Try Indeed
    Nov 13 1
    • Microsoft yqla00
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      Tried my best to negotiate they wouldn’t budge after several rounds.
      Nov 13

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