Upgrade from Microsoft L67 Engineering Manager
I am L67 Engineering manager in Microsoft. Solid performer and comp is 500K ballpark. Let’s call it baseline. With stock appreciation it’s even higher. In the current role I manage ICs.
I am in early stages of talking to Seattle area big tech companies like FB, G, Amazon, Oracle cloud. For them to beat the baseline comp comfortably, I would need to land L7 or higher offer. It seems such external hires are rare. In their staff, L7 or higher is usually < 5% people. On the other hand, they can match the comp at L6.
I have few questions:
Can any MS L67 share experiences of upgrading their baseline comp when moving to these companies?
Did you land such jobs by going thru a strong referral or simply connecting with a recruiter?
If you didn’t upgrade baseline comp, what other factors made you switch? I generally feel new job needs to have enough pull, as opposed to push from current job.
Is my analysis generally correct?
Ps: please don’t ask me specific questions about team, comp breakdown etc to respect anonymity. I have provided enough context for a discussion