SWE at dell - salary negotiation

Intel kvoo40
Sep 19 10 Comments

Hi,

My brother recently finshed an internship at Dell and was offered a full time position in Seattle in a different team as a Data Scientist. He is in his final year of Masters in computer Science program.

The breakdown is as follows:
1. Base pay = $120K
2. Annual bonus ~ 5%.

Thats all they are giving, no stock (private company) and no other bonus. This doesnt sound reasonable to me for a place like Seattle, but he doesnt have any other offer in hand at the moment. I asked him to negotiate as he is did well in his internship.

Can anyone please give us some guidance as to the amount that can be asked for?

Thanks!

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  • Oracle
    not_larry

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    Amazon
    not_larrymore
    Looks fine to me for someone who doesn’t have any other offers. That said always negotiate. If they don’t budge on base, ask for sign on. He should work on getting other offers.
    Sep 19 2
    • Intel kvoo40
      OP
      Work is going on, would your answer change if he had another offer?
      Sep 19
    • Oracle
      not_larry

      Oracle

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      Amazon
      not_larrymore
      I don’t need to change my answer, the other offer would speak for itself. Get multiple offers and go through couple of rounds of bidding. Pick the best looking one.
      Sep 19
  • Dell more$$
    Dell is not private anymore!
    Sep 20 1
    • Intel kvoo40
      OP
      Ha! That’s correct. Need to find out if they offer any stocks then.
      Sep 20
  • EMC / Eng notax
    Ask for 10 k relo/10k signon. I got it. (Although I am with EMC and had a competing offer. but shouldn't differ much afaik)
    Sep 19 0
  • Microsoft / Eng ERlc58
    Not that bad tbh, Microsoft new grad TC is ~140-150k initial offer now, last year was like 10k less too, so I can't say 120k cash at Dell with no competing offers is bad
    Sep 19 0
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    • Intel kvoo40
      OP
      Seattle. 5k relo, 5k signpn
      Sep 19
  • Twitch isaywords
    Well they’re not just gonna give him more because he’s asking. Gotta get some other offers
    Sep 19 0
  • Intel kvoo40
    OP
    Blind’s raised everyones hopes up
    Sep 19 0