VMware offer evaluation

Microsoft VRmP44
Jan 25, 2018 19 Comments

I am being offered PLM role at VMware Palo Alto office. $163k base, $75k stocks over 4 years, 12% yearly target performance cash bonus. Joining bonus of $20k.

I have 8 years of work experience. Currently a Senior PM at Microsoft (Redmond Washington) and my current total comp including base, yearly stocks and cash bonus is $200k+.

So wondering if VMware is offering low to negotiate up later or that's the range for PLM role at VMware.

Update: after negotiations
Base: $180k
Joining stocks: :$125k over 4 years
Yearly bonus: 17%
Sign on and relocation: $33k

Altogether yearly total comp is coming about $240k. I live in Redmond and make little over $200k so moving to California did not make sense so rejected the offer.

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TOP 19 Comments
  • VMware / Eng nonamehere
    Your bonus is for a mid level tier employee. I’m assuming you’re being recruited at P3 which is mid level.
    Jan 25, 2018 1
    • VMware / Eng
      vHODL

      VMware Eng

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      vHODLmore
      MTS1 - 3 is mid tier? Bonus is 12% until sr mts in R&D
      Jan 25, 2018
  • Google Grub2
    75k stocks or $75k worth stocks?
    Jan 25, 2018 5
    • Microsoft VRmP44
      OP
      $75k worth stocks
      Jan 25, 2018
    • Google Grub2
      Low then
      Jan 25, 2018
    • Google Grub2
      I thought vmware pays way better?
      Jan 25, 2018
    • VMware / Eng nonamehere
      Vmware is always low on stocks
      Jan 25, 2018
    • Google Grub2
      My frnd got same stocks at beginner level engineer
      Jan 25, 2018
  • Glassdoor pxndbekf
    Wow. Excellent offer.
    Jan 25, 2018 3
    • Twitch Broogramer
      How’s it excellent? He’s barely pushing 200k with 8 yrs exp
      Jan 25, 2018
    • Snapchat / Eng
      Khali

      Snapchat Eng

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      Khalimore
      Yeah that's garbage. One underpaying company to another. I was over 300k after 5y. Definitely should course correct.
      Jan 25, 2018
    • Microsoft VRmP44
      OP
      It's little less than what I make today + I live in Washington so need to consider moving to Palo Alto
      Jan 25, 2018
  • Microsoft BlackChain
    You wanna double your cost of living and move to a company exhaling it's second to last breath? Not sure how high the offer would have to be to consider this a wise move tbh
    Jan 25, 2018 1
    • VMware / Eng nonamehere
      Uh. Are you saying Seattle is double to SF? Lol. And VMware is hardly in that position
      Jan 25, 2018
  • Microsoft trolololo
    PLM? Product Lifecycle Management? Sounds like a non-aggressive change to me, plus the offer is a bit low
    Jan 25, 2018 1
    • Microsoft VRmP44
      OP
      Product Line Manager
      Jan 25, 2018
  • VMware HUFDW
    Any particular reason you moving to VMware?
    Jan 25, 2018 1
    • Microsoft VRmP44
      OP
      Role and opportunity was good but pay is close to half of what I was expecting 😊
      Jan 25, 2018
  • Qualcomm
    Kimjeller

    Qualcomm

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    Kimjellermore
    Can you share details of negotiation process? And were they pissed that you negotiated but never accepted?
    Jul 20, 2018 0

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