TC for Senior Software Engineer at Capital One NYC

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Sep 18 11 Comments

I'm at the salary negotiation part for a Sr. Software Engineer role at Capital One NYC and would like to know how much can I ask for as TC. What's the approximate range for this role?

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  • Capital One TeYa61
    Depends on what they call “senior”. A “Principle Associate” has an external title of Senior Software Engineer. There’s also a “Senior Associate”, but no clue what it’s called in the offer letters. In any case, PA level can get up to $20k signing bonus, the base pay tops at around $155k, and you’ll have a target bonus of just over $9k. If you get the best review possible, the bonus can go up to $19k. They won’t offer the top of the pay band, however, so I’d expect no more than $145-ish base. If it’s actually at SA level, then I’d expect 10-15k lower, just estimating. This was my experience for a PA level in NYC.
    Sep 19 3
    • New / Eng
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      That was a really good explanation, thanks a lot for that! The recruiter mentioned $150K base plus sign up and performance bonuses, but I didn't know how much to expect for those. I'm gonna try to negotiate the max sign up and assuming a good performance, according to your numbers I should be able to get between $180K and $190K by the end of my first year. I actually had a target of $180K - $200K in mind, so that'd do it.
      Sep 19
    • Capital One TeYa61
      The yearly bonus is a fixed range based on your perf review. It’s 100% stack ranking and don’t let them fool you otherwise. They weren’t honest with me about the review structure in my recruitment. It would have changed my mind. Your bonus, if you join now, will be prorated between now and the end of the year and will be in the neighborhood of $2k-3k for this year. You won’t be eligible for a full bonus until the next performance year, starting in Jan, and then, unless you kill it, will be a little over $9k before taxes. If you rank below a middle rating, the bonus will be lower, same for higher ranking. You’ll be a long ways from your $180k+ target. There are other benefits, though. Very generous 401k match and FSA matching, which they’ll use to sound like they are padding out your offer, but the 401k match takes 2 years to vest.
      Sep 19
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      Thanks for the heads up. If I finally end up there and hence we become colleagues, remind me to buy you a beer.
      Sep 19
  • Capital One mooreslaw
    Trash company. Stay away
    Sep 21 0
  • Amazon LAxL08
    155-160 was like is the average for sf I think. So somewhere around that is what you can expect?
    Sep 18 4
    • Autodesk leetboba
      ^ base or tc?
      Sep 18
    • Amazon LAxL08
      Base. C1 doesn’t have stock. Sign on varies, but probably 10-20
      Sep 18
    • Autodesk leetboba
      Did you work in that office?
      Sep 18
    • Amazon LAxL08
      I worked in sf. Saw the range for senior. From what I know sf and ny is about the same
      Sep 18
  • Amazon / Eng desudesu
    What's your YOE? You might want to shoot for principal instead, which is the next level (check levels.fyi)
    That one caps out around 160k for McLean/DC area, which is the main headquarters
    Sep 18 0