Trying to decide b/w these offers, any suggestions?
Google - TAM L5 in GTech (E ladder):
base - 185K
equity - 150K
bonus - 15%
did not try to negotiate sign-on yet since not sure will take it, mainly because it would be less technical that I want and I did not yet qualify for O ladder (need to grind Leetcode more)
VMWare - Staff Level 1
base - 225K
equity - 225K
bonus - 17%
sign-on - need to negotiate
I am trying to push this to Staff Level 2, since I bring some critical skills to the team
Instacart (not yet IPO) - they have 5 levels for SWE, I am coming in at 4
base - 186K, but can raise to 206K by trading in some equity
equity - 580K at current valuation, net stock option value, stock refresher every 2 yrs
bonus - none
sign-on - 20K
I am mainly trying to decide b/w VMWare and Instacart. I've seen Instacart does not get much love on Blind but I have researched them a lot and feel they have a fighting chance of success. The work at Instacart seems a tad more interesting but VMWare is also pretty good.
Total 13 YOE in my career.