Down-leveled Google (L3) vs Salesforce (SMTS) vs Lyft
Current TC 190K. 4+YOE, OCI Senior MTS
Can you please help me compare Google vs Salesforce vs Lyft. All of them are bay area based
I have heard a lot of good things about the company culture and I liked the team/project a lot. They are offering me Senior MTS and 185K Base 200K stocks/4 years and 30K joining bonus (and 30K retention bonus at the end of 1st year) + 15% bonus.
The recruiter said they can only extend an L3 offer. I faced technical issues at one of the coding interviews and I took a hint in the other coding interview. I guess these didn't play to my advantage.
I have always wished to work at Google partly because of how much my friends love the work and employee-friendly culture, partly because of the free food and partly because of the brand name.
I heard back positive feedback from the recruiter Lyft. They haven't told me about the level or the compensation but I am positive it is not going to be down leveled.
Had the google offer been L4, I would have chosen it without skipping a beat. But now I am a bit disappointed because of the level, the kind of work I will get at that level and also (it sounds petty) the fact that people with my experience are generally at L4 and I will be at L3.
Would Google be able to match at least the salesforce offer at L3? Also, would it be wise to take the Google offer? Any Googler who had done the same in the past? Were you able to climb the ladder to L4 quickly?
In case you feel, I should not join Google, how would you compare salesforce to Lyft?