SRE @ Verizon, looking for TC in Sunnyvale

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Dec 19, 2018 34 Comments

I got interviewed for SRE role @Verizon.
Recruiter is asking numbers before they can generate an offer.
What should be a good TC? They do not offer RSUs or sign-on bonus or Relocation.
TC just includes base and annual bonus.
Location: Sunnyvale

Please guide me.

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  • Verizon tmobile2
    Just dont go, you will thank me later
    Dec 19, 2018 2
    • Amazon
      bofa07

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      Is this about any particular team or Verizon overall?
      Dec 20, 2018
    • Verizon tmobile2
      Overall
      Dec 20, 2018
  • Oath / Eng iSoh35
    :what’s your oath
    Dec 20, 2018 0
  • AT&T / Eng
    DDM2K

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    DDM2Kmore
    Verizon doesn’t offer deferred comp unless band 5V (director level) or higher (inverse system, 4V is VP, etc).

    IC talent is limited to 6V (senior manager) and RSU will never be part of your offer. Even a PMTS and DMTS are both band 6V.

    The only thing that might be an exception is Associate Fellow and Fellow and SRE is not that.

    Annual bonus (STI - Short Term Incentive) is 10% for Level 7V, 20% for 6V, 40% for 5V... so on. But that’s all you’ll get.

    Unless you’re band 7T (highest hourly position, capped at $108k) and get crazy overtime; I would not foresee being able to make higher than base + bonus.
    Dec 20, 2018 7
    • Verizon / Eng vedmak
      Boston
      Dec 20, 2018
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

      AT&T Eng

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      DDM2Kmore
      Did you get hired into 6V?
      Dec 20, 2018
    • Verizon / Eng vedmak
      Yep
      Dec 20, 2018
    • Yahoo Rabid Bi
      I have rsus as well.
      Dec 25, 2018
    • Yahoo tyufs
      I never missed an RSU for the last 6 years - yes before and after Oath / Verizon / whatever
      Jan 28
  • Oath UHSA24
    Ask the recruiter what the comp range is for this role. California law states that they have to provide that info if requested.
    Dec 20, 2018 1
    • Yahoo Rabid Bi
      Is this true? I had no idea!
      Dec 25, 2018
  • Verizon supChodes
    Don’t join. Even if your recruiter was right, you’d still be an idiot to accept.
    Feb 3 0
  • Verizon / IT geekgirl28
    Lol don't join Verizon please 😂
    Jan 23 0
  • Oath / Sales
    flummox

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    flummoxmore
    No Rsu don't accept
    Jan 11 0
  • Yahoo
    roar-roar

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    Oath
    roar-roarmore
    I’d suggest you look for better opportunities elsewhere rather
    Dec 20, 2018 0
  • Verizon / Eng vedmak
    Verizon does have RSUs, if recruiter told you otherwise they are lying. Is this Site Reliability Eng? What VZ band this position is?
    Dec 20, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn Foobar3k
    No RSUs? Why not choose a startup then instead if you don’t care about equity
    Dec 20, 2018 0
  • Amazon
    bofa07

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    VZW Recruiter mentioned that she hired a lot of people and never given anyone any RSU.

    Base offered - $125k-130k
    Sign on- 10% of base.

    Can someone evaluate this offer from YSB?
    Dec 25, 2018 3
    • Verizon tmobile2
      What level? Which location
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Amazon
      bofa07

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      PD-2 (mid level) SRE, Sunnyvale
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Verizon tmobile2
      Seems low considering cost of living in Sunnyvale.. stay at Amazon. You will have to give up job security unless you get to work on 5G related stuffs
      Dec 27, 2018
  • AT&T / Eng
    DDM2K

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    If recruiter is telling you something conflicting with the individuals in this thread, she’s either new to hiring for your region, the RSU are limited to certain titles, or she’s a bullshitter.
    Dec 25, 2018 1
    • Verizon tmobile2
      Yeah, RSUs are limited to directors and above
      Dec 27, 2018
  • Oath Prof.
    This must be troll. Leaving Amazon for Verizon 😂
    Dec 20, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Eng Pen Island
      Not if you failed pivot and need to go ASAP
      Dec 20, 2018
  • Verizon XbVH67
    Stay away and stick with Amazon.
    Mar 15 0
  • Oath gNKq42
    You will be able to have an impact in SRE with Verizon Media. Quality of life is better as well. Product suite at Amazon is huge, but you can't work on all products....only one or two anyway.
    Jan 24 0
  • Yahoo yahoo4eva
    Bail
    Dec 20, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Pen Island
    What is SRE? Eh as t is your yoe?

    I'd say 230k minimum if you have a comfortable life elsewhere to give up.
    Dec 20, 2018 0
  • Verizon tmobile2
    Why would you leave amazon for verizon?
    Dec 19, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn / Eng foop_again
    No
    Dec 19, 2018 0

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