FB IC5 Designer Offer

Feb 15, 2018 30 Comments

Have 10yrs experience, being offered the following for an IC5 Product Designer role at Facebook MPK:

234k TC:
160k base, 50k equity, 24k bonus

I don't see many PD packages listed here on Blind. But based on what I can find on Paysa or Glassdoor, this seems about market rate.

Seem fair? Any negotiation tips?

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  • Facebook
    westerland

    Facebook

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    Gay
    westerlandmore
    Solid offer; FB won’t negotiate within a level without additional data to substantiate. I’d eye roll if my recruiter told me you were going to wait and interview at Amazon and Microsoft.

    Years of experience isn’t really relevant. IC5 is a “senior” role, but your level is determined entirely by your interview and work you show. Especially if your 10years have been in different contexts (design agency, tiny startups) I wouldn’t expect a higher level.
    Feb 16, 2018 2
    • Facebook
      westerland

      Facebook

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      Gay
      westerlandmore
      Feel free to keep pressing though, it’s never bad to ask for what you want.
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      umm yolo?

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Yahoo
      umm yolo?more
      I'm E6 and was able to negotiate +40k without a competing offer, however I was in the middle of the interview process with Amazon. They gave me +40k TC to stop interviewing. I didn't want to go to Amazon anyway. Point is, some negotiation is possible if you nailed the interview.
      Feb 16, 2018
  • Facebook BlahDeBlah
    My E5 offer was $180K, $25K signing, $180K RSUs. I countered and ended up getting a little more for each.
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Google Designbad
    I’d 1000% get competing offers from a google, amazon, or Microsoft. That’ll drastically shift the offer.

    Hard to say what I’d expect, but I’m a designer 2.5 years out of school with same comp
    Feb 15, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Design kjVP68
    MPK?
    Feb 15, 2018 7
    • Facebook / Eng
      umm yolo?

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Yahoo
      umm yolo?more
      Who at Facebook doesn't recognize MPK. That's weird.
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Facebook / Design kjVP68
      Just didn’t notice you said MPK in the post
      Feb 16, 2018
  • Microsoft mj__tr
    My offer was: 190 base, 320 stock, 15% bonus (28k), 50 sign on and refreshers between 0-170k/yr
    Aug 31, 2019 4
    • New / Design nxoh64
      Damn that's a great offer. I'm waiting to hear back about what my ic5 offer will be.

      Did you negotiate at all, or was that what they offered you straight off?
      Oct 14, 2019
    • Microsoft mj__tr
      Def negotiated. Also had counter offers from top firms.
      Oct 14, 2019
  • Google uppc88
    This seems low for L5. More like an L4 TC. Equity is super low.
    Mar 23, 2018 1
    • Facebook WqHy82
      OP
      Equity is $200k, vesting quarterly over four years. Listed as $50k for annual comp.

      Where would Google land?
      Mar 23, 2018
  • How about new grad designer comp? Thanks in advance!
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Google Designbad
    232k is on the lower side for 10 years of experience. Any competing offers?

    From my experience, Glassdoor is always way lower.
    Feb 15, 2018 1
    • Facebook WqHy82
      OP
      No competing offers at those point.

      What would you expect for 10yrs experience?
      Feb 15, 2018
  • Facebook wtnB52
    My initial verbal offer for IC5.

    180k base
    300k equity (vested over 4 years, 75/yr)
    27k bonus

    Do you think this is fair?

    I have 15 years of experience but have been consulting remotely since 2011 for YC companies and other smaller startups. In some ways I think being remote has hurt my career growth and I’m now considering working with a larger company like FB, Google, etc.
    Jan 9 0
  • Yahoo Cakers
    For L5 offer? That’s a really low TC.. for someone with 10 years I would have expected at least a 180k base.. closer to 350kTC. Glassdoor is always much lower.
    Feb 16, 2018 0

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