Facebook SWE M2 offer, how does it compare to D1 TC?

Nov 22, 2019 18 Comments

Even though I manage a team of over 120 engineers at Google, FB would only let me interview for M2 instead of D1.

That said the offer I received seems pretty decent, but curious how it would compare to compensation at D1.

Salary - 275k
Sign on bonus - 100k
RSU grant - 1.8M

TC for first year would be about 900k assuming about 25% bonus.

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  • Google googler47
    OP
    TC at Google will be about 800k next year.
    Nov 22, 2019 1
    • Apple yuipq
      Not sure if it is worth the move at this level tbh...you’ll go into a new place with no rep, etc and 100k after taxes at your rate is prob 50k and i dont think that is much change. Id only go for 1.1-1.2M+. Also long term G is better than fb imo.
      Nov 22, 2019
  • BlackRock Ikqf10
    Amazing! How did you reach this level? Do you work in AI or ML domain? What advice do you give for someone who is in his mid-career to reach to your level ?
    Nov 22, 2019 1
    • Google googler47
      OP
      I work on a consumer product team.

      Best advice I can give is that you are responsible for your own career. No one is going to hold your hand to success.

      Also don't waste time being outraged by the latest outrage of the month. Focus on why you go to work ... It's to do work.
      Nov 23, 2019
  • Microsoft xNwH23
    OP what’s your level at Google? I thought L8 / Director would be more than 800k (that sounds more like Amazon director TC)
    Nov 22, 2019 4
    • Microsoft xNwH23
      In that case I don’t see how this move makes sense for you (unless you are simply unhappy with things at Google and are itching badly for a new challenge). I’m assuming you’d see 900k+ as L8 at Google anyway, and after six months in level you’d be able to reinterview for D1 at FB and try to get 1.2M.
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Google dhdisb
      If you’ll actually hit L8 in 6-12 months sounds like it makes much more sense to wait for promo and then interview for director positions elsewhere.
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Indeed indeed
    Years of experience and when can I apply for your position at Google?
    Nov 22, 2019 2
    • Google googler47
      OP
      15 yoe total, 12 at Google
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Microsoft Throw554
      Wow, nice. So you are on of the early ones
      Nov 22, 2019
  • Facebook / Eng noooooo
    I think FB tends to be conservative with external sr. Management hires. Your offer from FB is strong for IC7 but if you’re really convinced you’re about to get promoted at G, I would wait for that and re-interview later. I’d expect the comp to be 25-40% more at a D1 offer, with the annual refresher bring up 100% to $800k/yr

    That said, depending on what the team you land at looks like at FB, you might be fast tracked to promo there as well but the bar will be high
    Nov 25, 2019 0
  • Oracle aimlds
    How were your interviews , specially interested at the senior levels what do they focus on ?
    Dec 3, 2019 0
  • Google googler47
    OP
    A bit surprised there haven't been any responses from people who actually work at FB.
    Nov 23, 2019 0
  • Microsoft xNwH23
    Anyway I agree that the change isn’t worth it solely for the 100k bump in the first year, but it seems that FB has very generous refreshers so the steady state could be much better than at Google. And if you’re ambitious, there’s almost certainly more headroom to advance even without making VP.
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • Microsoft xNwH23
    It’s hard to come by hard data at these levels, but I’ve heard that TC for D1 would be in the 1M-1.5M range.
    Nov 22, 2019 0
  • Apple yuipq
    TC at google needed to compare.
    Nov 22, 2019 0

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