YOE - 14
Currently at a pre-IPO company with TC 240k
Cisco G11 offer - 190k base, 15% bonus, 40k sign-on, 160k stock for 4 years
I am happy with the first year's salary but not so much for the subsequent years. Interview went well and I was referred here. I see this outlier post where the overall offer is much better than mine - https://www.teamblind.com/article/Evaluate-CiscoOffer-maJU78mA. Perhaps its an outlier and if so I shouldn't really compare. I was told that the refreshers after 1st year should make up for the salary difference after the 1st year. How are Cisco refreshers? Does it depend on the org? Also, is the bonus given out in full every year if my performance has been good?
I have confidence in the Cisco team I am joining since they are revamping their product and rebuilding the team. I think the title G11 at Cisco and subsequent growth here (hopefully) will benefit me better compared to the startup I am currently at. What are your thoughts?
Bonus is normally quite stable. Refreshers depend on the BU/Team.
Overall its not a bad offer and G11 isn't a bad grade.