Comp cliff as Google T4: Best option for long-term comp/career growth

Mar 24, 2019 12 Comments

Have stayed in Google almost 4 yrs. I will have a comp cliff in July this year. I have hesitated to interview other companies or stayed another 1.5 yrs (I guess) for Google T5 title.

Status in current team:
- Not a TL yet.
- Ratings as T4 were: CME, CME, (EE, I expect what I will get this time). I guess I will get another 2+ EEs until get a SEE and promote to T5.

What is your suggestion for pursuing a long-term growth on comp (major) and career (minor)? Wait until T5 or interview now? Rationale is welcomed in comment.

Total comp: 270k




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TOP 12 Comments
  • Google worshipped
    Same boat, quit this week.
    Mar 24, 2019 4
    • Google worshipped
      DM plz
      Mar 25, 2019
    • Google / R&D

      Google R&D

      Google, WeWork
      Dm you
      Mar 25, 2019
  • New *AAN*
    What does CM stand for? EE is exceeds expectations I’m guessing
    Mar 25, 2019 1
    • Google HegYGql26u
      Continuously Meets Expectations.
      Mar 25, 2019
  • MathWorks p8Rz2u
    Why is there a comp cliff? Thought Googlw had good refreshers so you don't have a cliff?
    Mar 25, 2019 1
    • Amazon gyqhjb
      Yep. And also expect your post promo comp to drop also because refreshers at SEE are higher than CME at the next level (which you will automatically get).
      Mar 25, 2019
  • eBay / Eng 123eng
    I’d stay unless you think the economy will be strong for the next 1.5 years.
    Mar 24, 2019 0
  • Microsoft book write
    What's a 'retention' offer? Is it common practice for managers to match external offers?
    Mar 25, 2019 1
    • Facebook bdbbsn
      Google does this, but not a guarantee to match comp, but there’s possibility for a raise if manager really likes you.

      FB doesn’t do it or “counter offer” at all.
      Mar 25, 2019