Salary of L3 Software engineer in Google, Zurich

Careem / Eng kdl91
Jan 12 27 Comments

I have 4+ years of experience, interviewed for software engineer in site reliability engineering in Zurich. Just passed the HC and waiting for executive committee approval. If everything is okay, what salary can I expect?

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  • Microsoft / Eng zDz
    Ask for at least 200k CHF and 50k joining bonus.
    Jan 12 8
    • Microsoft / Eng zDz
      130k base + 15% bonus + 200k RSU over 4 years. I didn't get an offer, still waiting for a team match.
      Jan 13
    • Careem / Eng kdl91
      OP
      Thanks for sharing. Did you apply for Zurich position? My recruiter said I will get an offer right after executive committee approval and background check. Team match will be before joining
      Jan 13
    • Microsoft / Eng zDz
      I was approached by the recruiter for EMEA roles and had on-site interviews in Zurich. I didn't do well on one of the interviews so the recruiter recommended doing a team match before HC. I'm now waiting for headcounts to be approved and for hiring managers to notice my application. It's interesting that you're getting an offer before team match. How did your process look like?
      Jan 13
    • Careem / Eng kdl91
      OP
      Oh I see :) I applied through a referral for Zurich location and my interviews went quite well. Then my recruiter said I will be forwarded for HC. I deliberately asked him whether my team match will be before moving to HC. He said team match will take place 4-6 weeks before my start date.

      About the compensation, can I expect any sign on bonus/relocation money as well? If yes, how much?
      Jan 13
    • Microsoft / Eng zDz
      Relocation can be either covered by Google or paid in cash (and taxed as income). I'm not sure what's the amount. Sign on bonus is not always offered. If offered, it will probably be low if you don't have competing offers.
      Jan 13
  • Google / Eng chupanibre
    160-180k TC
    Jan 12 6
    • Google / Eng chupanibre
      CHF or USD, doesn't matter, they are about on par with each other. Base will be of course paid out in CHF, stocks in USD
      Jan 12
    • Careem / Eng kdl91
      OP
      Thank you. In this case, what might be the base salary?
      Jan 12
    • Google / Eng chupanibre
      About 120-130k + standard bonus 15%
      Jan 12
    • Careem / Eng kdl91
      OP
      Thanks a lot for response. Can I expect any sign on bonus/relocation money? If yes, how much will it be?
      Jan 12
    • Google / Eng chupanibre
      Yes, prob some low 5 figures
      Jan 13
  • Amazon kUmA00
    My tc is around 150k + 15% base, 100k RSU over 4 years. I tried to negotiate but without I didn't have any comparable competing offers so no luck there.
    Jan 15 3
  • Amazon kUmA00
    200k stock is too high for L3 in Zurich, expect half that. I got 35k for relocation as an L4
    Jan 13 3
    • What was you tc and the breakdown? Also yoe? I am currently negotiating with the HR.
      Jan 14
    • Amazon kUmA00
      I replied in the main thread by mistake :/
      Jan 15
    • Amazon kUmA00
      Forgot to mention, 4 YoE at time of interview
      Jan 15
  • Facebook / Eng Vkfkf393
    CHF 120,000
    Jan 12 2
    • Amazon testimg
      Is that base or total?
      Jan 12
    • Careem / Eng kdl91
      OP
      Lets assume this is base. Then what can be the possible total salary for this base?
      Jan 12