Base = $145K
RSUs = $105K
Sign On = $10K
I have 7 years of experience 3 of which is outside US. Recruiter budged from 140k base to 145k but not moving on any other numbers. Also no competing offers. Its a Software Engineer position with AppleCare org.
I believe it’s on the low end. And does anyone knows what ICT level is this position? Recruiter told me this not an entry level position
Edit: Location is Cupertino, CA
Base = $145K
- Is this in Cupertino? If you are relocating, have you done a thorough cost of living analysis? SF Bay is expensive.
AppleCare pays less than Software Engineering and Services. If Cupertino, this is a middle of the road ICT 3 offer. Nothing exceptional. Your sign on bonus is low - new grads in SWE got a bigger signing bonus last year.
ICT 3 at Apple equates to mid level engineer. For 7 years of applicable experience (location doesn’t matter), you should aim to be hired as a Sr. Engineer for your next career move. That means getting hired as an ICT 4 at Apple.
I believe your negotiations are not working due to lack of leverage. The Recruiter is playing standard hardball making a 5k raise seem huge. Counter offers and the will to walk away will give you leverage.
How did your interview go? Managers really don’t like to lose candidates at this stage. It takes forever to find a hire-able candidate. Remember this in your negotiation.
How much % is this better than your current comp?