Similar offers but different levels (need advice)
I am a new grad and I got offers from few different companies. Microsoft has offerred me to be sde 2 (61), but no better compensation (if not less) than other sde 1 offers I received.
I like every projects in my offers, so there is no particular preferences in companies.
In which case, I’m wondering if I should target for career boost (higher level engineer) or a better starting salary (I would expect to receive more from other companies if I promote to level 2). Currently, best tc in offer is 195k which is not from microsoft. I have not negotiated with microsoft just yet, but I have a feeling that they will not try to do better than the current sde 1 offers.
Does anyone have any advice? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!