Salesforce offer negotiation

Oracle HUGO96
Jan 30 19 Comments

Just got a verbal offer from Salesforce San Francisco:
Title: MTS
Base: 156k
RSU: 75k / 4 year
Bonus: 10%
YOE: 5.5 years

So TC is about 190K.

It looks like a low ball. I asked if I can get a title of SMTS, the recruiter told me SMTS required 7-10 YOE. Is that a lie? How should I negotiate? What should a reasonable TC like?

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  • Amazon cLce71
    Yeah the 7-10 years SMTS thing is BS especially in Salesforce
    Jan 30 0
  • Facebook / Eng this.sucks
    75k per year or over 4 yrs?
    Jan 30 9
    • Oracle HUGO96
      OP
      Thanks, man.

      BTW, noticed you are from Facebook. I got a funny story with the interview process at Facebook. I passed Facebook phone interview in last July. Later before I took my onsite interview, both the recruiters I was in touch left Facebook. A few months later I managed to get connected with one of the recruiters via LinkedIn, she introduced me to another recruiter at Facebook. However, this recruiter told me the position I was interviewing for was no longer valid. I thought I was just interviewing with a general backend engineer. Any clue how I may push the Facebook interview process forward given the situation here?
      Jan 30
    • Facebook / Eng this.sucks
      You need immigration sponsorship? One reason i can think of is they are done with sponsoring for E4 for this year.
      Jan 30
    • Oracle HUGO96
      OP
      Yes, but I just need transfer my H-1B.
      Jan 30
    • Facebook / Eng this.sucks
      Don't know if that counts in the quota they have. They are only interviewing seniors now, looks like the E4 headcount is met.
      Jan 30
    • Oracle HUGO96
      OP
      OK. Anyway, thanks a lot for the info, man!
      Jan 30
  • Expedia AllLifeMat
    The offer I got is around 280K TC for SMTS with 4 yoe.
    Jan 30 3
    • Facebook / Eng this.sucks
      🤨
      Jan 30
    • Oracle HUGO96
      OP
      That is great!
      Jan 30
    • LinkedIn Learn[in]
      Can you give a split it TC ? Also is this SF or Bellevue?
      Jan 30
  • my Salesforce recruiter told me smts is 5-7 and offered me MTS with over 3.5yrs exp
    Jan 30 1
    • Oracle HUGO96
      OP
      Damn. Seems the recruiters always use the same trick by adjusting SMTS yoe requirement = 2 yoe + candidate's yoe
      Jan 30
  • Salesforce leetme
    Guessing recruiter says what fits with the offer they are giving. In the interview rounds I've been in level is mainly determined on interview performance (a little influenced by previous experience)
    Jan 30 0
  • Salesforce dooov
    You should be at the SMTS level.
    Jan 30 0