SF SWE offer eval

Microsoft / Eng Msftt
Sep 11, 2018 11 Comments

I have an offer from an SF startup and would like to evaluate how it is compared to SF market rate at companies like Google, Twitter, Uber etc.

Yoe: 2+ at Microsoft
TC : year1 200k, year 2 onwards 170k.
No paper money.

Thanks!

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TOP 11 Comments
  • New / Eng xoxoyo
    That’s pretty good offer. Mine was 160k at a very early stage startup.
    Sep 11, 2018 9
    • Microsoft / Eng Msftt
      OP
      Although my offer is at a startup, I do want to compare it with larger companies like the ones I mentioned. I want to know how much TC I'd be giving up to work at a startup.
      Sep 11, 2018
    • New / Eng xoxoyo
      You can not compare TC of a startup vs large company. At an early stage startup for example your TC is mostly equity and not “TC”. Is equity worth something? Maybe or maybe not. The idea of working for a startup is not working for salary but working for equity. Your salary or TC is just enough to get by and it’s nothing meaningful.
      Sep 11, 2018
    • New / Eng xoxoyo
      You’re comparing apples and oranges if you’re looking at TC. The real TC of a startup is the future value and no one can predict the future
      Sep 11, 2018
    • New / Eng xoxoyo
      Most people who are at google or Apple have TCs in 300k. You won’t get this at a startup.
      Sep 11, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Msftt
      OP
      Hence I didn't include paper money in my TC, won't stick around for long if I'm giving up 100k real money. 300k for 2 Yoe?! Wow. Is that the average at those companies for 2yoe or just star performers?
      Sep 11, 2018
    • New / Eng xoxoyo
      I would say star performers are at 350-450k after 5 years of experience based on what my former coworkers got. Yoe matters, it all boils down to how well you do on interviews.
      Sep 11, 2018
    • New / Eng xoxoyo
      I don’t know anyone w only 2yoe so Cant compare. Looks good though.
      Sep 11, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Msftt
      OP
      Thanks, that's good information.
      Sep 11, 2018
    • Google vfd
      At Google, 200k ish is normal for people with 2 years of experience.
      Sep 14, 2018
  • Pinterest nwbR08
    Break down ?
    Sep 11, 2018 0

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