Splunk v. Lyft v. Salesforce

Salesforce Lysdexic
Jun 21, 2018 38 Comments

I was able to pull off the following after negotiating:

Lyft: 435k TC
Splunk: 440k TC
Current at Salesforce: 380k TC

10yoe. Salesforce is the devil I know and love the company. I'm leaving money on the table by staying loyal though :(. I like Splunk liquid comp, but the work and team arent as interesting as Lyft. Thoughts?

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TOP 38 Comments
  • Twitter Natureman
    lyft is not real TC as those RSUs are illiquid. 440 vs 380 is not a huge difference at this level. If u like salesforce I would stay there until you can crack 500k TC elsewhere
    Jun 21, 20182
    • Uber Bkhq70
      This. Also discount preferred price by 20-30% given the risk of pre ipo
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Salesforce Lysdexic
      OP
      Hmmm...by that math lyft is at par with what I have today...I wonder if I dent my long term value by staying at salesforce too long; that would be my worry about staying
      Jun 21, 2018
  • Uber Holalo
    I would never trade a principal for e5, even sfdc title is inflated.
    Jun 21, 20182
    • Salesforce Lysdexic
      OP
      Even if the pay is more?
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Uber Holalo
      Yes. Try land a L6 at other companies. Otherwise it takes you forever to promote to L6.
      Jun 22, 2018
  • New jtjw20
    Optimize your career for the long term. What positions satisfies you today, and sets you up for even greater success tomorrow?
    Jun 21, 20180
  • Oracle / Otherb_e_y
    Didn't know Salesforce and Splunk pay that much. Congratulations OP. I would choose interesting job over money as the difference is not much. But yea lyft is paper money
    Jun 21, 20180
  • Salesforce remotepls
    Don't forget sfdc has very good espp which has been consistently 10k+ annually. I am in the same boat (nearly same tc and level) and would not move for the small increase. I understand why you are trying to move and suggest interviewing more companies for close 500k.
    Jun 22, 20183
    • Microsoft ToTheMoooo
      Can you share how espp works are salesforce?
      Jun 23, 2018
    • Salesforce Rincon
      15% contribution limit, 15% discount, 10.6K contribution limit per 6 months, 1 year price lookback
      Jun 25, 2018
    • VictorOps UHXo00
      That's roughly the same at Splunk too. Minimum 15% discount, 15% contribution limit (IRS rules) 1 yr. look back with 2 purchase periods /yr.
      Jun 27, 2018
  • Forrester / Engvind
    Which offer did you finally accept?
    Aug 3, 20182
    • Salesforce Quitforce
      Lyft
      Aug 3, 2018
    • IBM Jake96
      In the Splunk offer, was it $200k worth of RSUs/year so total $800k worth of RSUs vesting over 4 years?
      Aug 22, 2018
  • Amazon RideDStock
    Congratulations what’s the role in these companies? Which one aligns with your 3-5 yr career path?
    Jun 21, 20182
    • Salesforce Lysdexic
      OP
      principal currently, same at splunk, l5 at lyft...lyft seems to be making the biggest dent of the three in the OSS community, which is important to me personally; hopefully I'm not mistaken with that assumption
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Amazon RideDStock
      I would personally prefer left too for similar reasons you mentioned and the upside of an ipo. Nothing against splunk know several folks who work there and they have nothing but good things to say about splunk..stock done really well too..if you don’t need to tap into the liquidity anytime soon go with lyft. Do you mind breaking down splunk offer?
      Jun 21, 2018
  • Amazon !=!
    Location?
    Jun 21, 20181
  • Shutterstock tc?ok:gtfo
    I’d go with the best team/challenges - so Lyft is your choice.
    Jun 21, 20180
  • Microsoft ToTheMoooo
    Can I ask your title or level at SF? Have an onsite coming up so curious
    Jun 21, 20185
  • Yahoo 💥f
    When did you join salesforce and as what ? Is 380k compensation due to stock appreciation ? You should wait for 500k TC to be honest
    Jun 21, 20183
    • Salesforce Lysdexic
      OP
      Came in with 2yoe as junior engineer...there is some stock appreciation, but my hard earned refreshers are tiny at Salesforce, the salesforce equity is under 100k per year at current appreciated value
      Jun 21, 2018
    • Yahoo 💥f
      Considering you stayed for 8 years at Sf looks like your pay has increased well over years, which team in Sf ?
      Jun 22, 2018
    • Salesforce Lysdexic
      OP
      many teams over the years, products and infra
      Jun 22, 2018
  • Cisco / IT
    softhack

    CiscoIT

    PRE
    Amazon
    BIO
    In search of a great workplace respecting diversity
    softhackmore
    I am getting an offer from SDS SW defined Security group from Bogdan Sr. director group.
    What should be my expectation of offer for "Staff role" (1 below principal)?
    Other offers:
    Nvidia - $310k
    Oracle - $330k
    Sep 30, 20182
    • YOE?
      Sep 30, 2018
    • Cisco / IT
      softhack

      CiscoIT

      PRE
      Amazon
      BIO
      In search of a great workplace respecting diversity
      softhackmore
      11 YOE but Relevence to Distributed Systems about 6
      Oct 8, 2018
  • Apple / Eng
    Euler

    AppleEng

    BIO
    2 b or ! 2b
    Eulermore
    Op , what’s the break down for each ? For Lyft is it just base + rsu?
    Jun 21, 20181
    • Salesforce Lysdexic
      OP
      Salary+bonus/eq
      Splunk: 250/200
      Salesforce: 280/100
      Lyft: 220/214
      Jun 21, 2018
  • Cisco / IT
    softhack

    CiscoIT

    PRE
    Amazon
    BIO
    In search of a great workplace respecting diversity
    softhackmore
    Which one did you choose?
    Oct 8, 20180
  • NAVEX Global HollaBackG
    I’d go to Lyft. SF is underpaying you.
    Jun 22, 20180

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