FB DS offer package evaluation

Feb 13 19 Comments

YOE: 5
Education: BS in engineering
Offer package:
base = 140~150k
10% bonus (avg performance required?)
150k RSU vest over 4 yrs
No sign on (b/c the recruiter says unless im leaving cash on the table this won't happen)

I did mention I have one more offer coming in, but they didn't ask me which company and I also didn't mention.

My question is: Is this a good package? Did I get lowballed? Can I get a better one? If so, how should I negotiate?
#facebook #datascience #offer

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TOP 19 Comments
  • Volvo / R&D ascnrdrkly
    I'm wondering what's the point of doing DS at FB these days if you still have to pass a coding assessment and get paid less than an SWE. Shouldn't people be going into ML engineering instead?
    Feb 13 3
    • Dropbox samuellong
      code assessment is light SQL and that’s it. DS at facebooks is similar to a management consulting role, has product responsibility and usually 0 ML
      Feb 13
    • Pinterest buttwhy?
      You only get tested on SQL case studies and data transformations. You have to option to do it in Python too. The ‘coding’ comes nowhere close to SWE coding.
      Feb 13
  • OpenDoor RCkl47
    What level are you? Looks low compared to other t4
    Feb 13 1
    • Apple MbHC75
      OP
      @OpenDoor what would be a normal t4 offer look like?
      Feb 13
  • Lyft boberto
    I got a comparable offer a few months back. Countered with an engineering one that paid over 100k more and got a 30k bump in consistent tc and a 30k bonus on top of that.
    Feb 13 5
    • Lyft boberto
      Sure. Comes out to 320k first year at T4 level
      Feb 13
    • Apple MbHC75
      OP
      wait. so if fb is 320, your lyft pacakge was almost 400k?! also. omg 320 is NOT comparable offer as mine lmao
      Feb 13
  • Facebook UdtM58
    Depends on your level but that offer aligns with what I know other 4s got.
    Feb 13 2
    • Walmart wassupdog
      Does IC4/IC5 alignment happens post interview?
      Feb 13
    • Apple MbHC75
      OP
      would like to know too!
      Feb 13
  • Seagate toti420
    OP, why did they interview you for IC4? Why not IC5. Maybe you could post your level of education. I thought with 5 YOE, especially coming from Apple, that you’d get an offer for IC5. Anyway, what were the interview questions like? What’s your current title/level at Apple? Is the current offer less than your current TC? Regardless, congrats on the offer, it does however look low.
    Feb 13 1
    • Apple MbHC75
      OP
      hmm. i think my YOE is total work exp; as DS, only like 1.5 yrs. i guess that changes things..
      Feb 13
  • Pinterest buttwhy?
    Tbh that seems in the expected range unless you counter with another offer.
    Feb 13 0
  • Walmart wassupdog
    What's your current comp at Apple?
    Feb 13 0

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