google initial offer

Amazon gaHQ11
Jun 20 30 Comments

Got a offer from Google for L4.
Yoe: 2.5

Base: 153k
Bonus: 23k
Equity: 264k 4 years
Sign-on: 30k

242k per year without sign-on. Interestingly, this is very similar to the uber offer I got considering I did not disclose any details about that.

Don't have any leverage. Need advice how to negotiate. Recruiter said comp committee will not change unless new "Data".

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  • Google gooogley
    You cant nego with g if you dont have any higher competing offers. Standard L4 offer btw (about median).

    Also, the compensation committee decides the offer. This is also g’s way of transferring the responsibility so that you can’t negotiate with the recruiter

    Anyway You should be happy man! Almost 250tc at 25 years old? Dang..

    It’s also not easy landing L4 with 2.5 yoe. How did you do it?
    Jun 20 6
    • New pbYo77
      Were all your interviews pretty strong? Congratulations on the offer btw.
      Jun 20
    • Amazon gaHQ11
      OP
      From my pespective, should at least 4 hires. Not sure behavior round.
      Jun 20
    • New pbYo77
      Interesting. I feel like I got 4 hires too (some variation of hire is what the recruiter said) and 1 lean no hire. Didn't have any behavioural rounds though. Ended up getting a L3 offer. Wonder if it was because I don't have any FAANG experience
      Jun 20
    • Amazon gaHQ11
      OP
      Similar yoe?
      Jun 20
    • New pbYo77
      Slightly more. 3.5 YOE
      Jun 20
  • Microsoft jT47lg
    If you don’t have competing offers then take it because that’s a decent offer and you get Google on your resume which opens so many doors it’s ridiculous.
    Jun 20 0
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    Can you not negotiate with the uber offer you got?
    Jun 20 0
  • Salesforce VPOfFart
    G > U due to the perks; less upside on the stock though for G. You can't negotiate any higher given where you are unless Uber ups their TC by 25K+
    Jun 20 2
    • Salesforce VPOfFart
      Great offers BTW for 2.5 YOE
      Jun 20
    • Amazon gaHQ11
      OP
      Thx. That's what I am thinking.
      Jun 20
  • Microsoft bgfdcdyi
    Bay Area?
    Jun 20 1
  • Amazon gaHQ11
    OP
    I guess due to the fact that my current is 200k and based in non California, it is not a decent bump as I saw here on Blind.
    Jun 20 0
  • Microsoft jT47lg
    New data means a competing offer. Without that, Google will lowball you.
    Jun 20 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
    Might be able to negotiate higher if you can keep the competing company's numbers secret from each company
    Jun 20 8
    • Netflix mr.clippy
      Seen some threads where they ask for proof of the other offer. Deems dubious that they’d do this, but it can backfire if you’re lying out your ass.
      Jun 20
    • MathWorks ofibebehn
      I was asked for proof by Msft before matching with Amazon (since their offer was high). They might ask if it's higher than usual.
      Jun 20
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      OP doesn't need to have a higher offer from G to get more from U. Just ask for a number "based on what Google is offering." State being very excited about both opportunities, and list genuine reasons. Uber's offer can definitely be negotiated higher, given that it only equals Google's.
      Jun 20
    • Netflix mr.clippy
      Okay that seems legit. Just as long as you don’t tell them a number, then you’re not lying. And ratchet up the enthusiasm. Should be able to get a bit more.
      Jun 20
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Exactly
      Jun 21
  • Google / Product
    HoneyBoBo

    Google Product

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    HoneyBoBomore
    Good deal
    Jun 20 0
  • Netflix mr.clippy
    Without a competing offer that’s higher, you’ve peaked. Congrats by the way.
    Jun 20 0
  • Amazon gaHQ11
    OP
    Yep. This offer applies everywhere including Pittsburgh.
    Jun 20 0
  • MathWorks ofibebehn
    Did Uber make similar offer for SF too? I thought for L4, Uber offer should be much more than that for SF.
    Jun 20 0
  • Citrix Systems / Eng peda
    Will close my eyes and sign. You have pretty good offer !!
    Jun 20 0