SDE II in Microsoft vs Senior SDE in smaller companies

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IMlP16

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Apr 2 12 Comments

I have l62 offer in Microsoft ($155k base, $40k signing bonus, $130k signing stocks plus benefits and annual bonuses). Msft recruiter informed his offer is best and final. I also had interviewed to other companies (Nordstrom, ServiceNow, Fitbit etc) and they are offering me senior position with little less or similar TC. I am confused. What would you advise me to do in this situation?

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  • Expedia / Eng anony🐭
    MS is safer. Also, high tc with lower level is always better.
    Apr 2 3
    • Amazon tsukemen
      I generally think the opposite - higher level with lower tc is better
      Apr 2
    • Expedia / Eng anony🐭
      How is it better? With higher tc at a lower level, expectations still remain at the level and that would set you up for success. When you get promoted, you get a better bump and potentially land in the median instead of the lower end of the band.

      If you take a higher level and low tc, you still have to work your ass off to impress and all that for shit pay.
      Apr 2
    • Microsoft YsTJ07
      Hahaha higher level with lower TC... How would you stay sane if you know you are underpaid
      Apr 2
  • Microsoft / Eng
    abshx

    Microsoft Eng

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    Amazon
    abshxmore
    Go for Microsoft. YOE?
    Apr 2 0
  • Microsoft (((($))))
    155k base looks like a senior L63 at Microsoft
    Apr 2 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    temp_

    Microsoft Eng

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    Amazon
    temp_more
    Go for Microsoft in this case.
    Apr 2 0
  • ServiceNow / Eng omnc32
    Depends on the team but if servicenow isn’t offering more than MS I’d go with MS
    Apr 3 0
  • CareZone P|_|N!$H€R
    What location? Base seems very high for L62.
    Apr 2 0
  • Morgan Stanley
    ggdjD17

    Morgan Stanley

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    Microsoft
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    Microsoft
    Apr 2 0
  • Intel deadman123
    What technology do you work on?
    Apr 2 0
  • Tumblr Olajuwo
    Levels don’t map directly
    Apr 2 0

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