Feeling underpaid (by Google standard), how do you tackle

May 27, 2019 60 Comments

By Google standard It mean how much others at Google getting paid.
130k base
160k stocks
25k sign on

This is after I told about the counter offer. And i thought this is a good TC for me.

But after checking out go/paycomparison feeling sad and unmotivated and thoughts of jump ship although Google is/was my dream company.

I don't see a clear path to reach high TC as the other who joined as L3 with 250k TC.

YOE 2 in India and 1 internship in US. MSCS in US.
Location Bay area Sunnyvale


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TOP 60 Comments
  • Cisco Wakeup
    That’s pretty high for a new grad
    May 27, 2019 12
    • Google / Eng hooli.xyz
      Correct, we don’t count signing bonus. Also, annual bonus is most likely 15% especially for new grads. So OP’s annual TC is more like:

      $130,000 (base) + $19,500 (bonus) + $40,000 (GSUs) = $189,500.
      May 28, 2019
    • Google / Eng fIsI07
      They’re treated more or less like relocation bonuses. Both are not counted as part of TC as they’re one time payouts (this is the general consensus on this board)
      May 28, 2019
  • You have no experience, why do you think you should be paid top dollar? Take the opportunity learn and grow and you will be making $300k in several years if you play smart. It’s good TC, much more than many people can dream of
    May 27, 2019 0
  • Google superpower
    Just one thing to clarify.

    I don't feel that this TC is less, but other people who have just completed Bachelors are getting paid more than I do when I have spent 2 years working and 2 years for masters, that indeed sound less lucrative.
    May 27, 2019 5
    • Amazon hypercube
      I heard you don’t need college degree for SWE career.
      May 28, 2019
    • Jet.com / Eng coderb
      Your experience in India does not count as experience over here in the US. It's not the ideal truth but it is what it is. Instead of becoming sad, I would suggest that you quit comparing. In the long term, It doesn't matter weather you got to 250 2 years later.

      I had 3 years of experience in India, then I did a masters, and I joined at a Tc of 170k. Got promoted for it to increase to 200k in one year. And then at the end of my second year, I got a job at a faang at 260k. Waiting to join them in a month.
      May 28, 2019
  • Microsoft ftttyjji
    jokingly, I would say get the fuck out, but stop letting blind's TC culture influence your thought.

    you'll NEVER be happy if you always compare yourself against others. no matter how much you make, there will always be someone with a higher income than you.

    moreover, you're pretty junior. focus on building a good foundation and get good experience for a few years. TC will come naturally.
    May 27, 2019 0
  • Yeez, kids are so greedy nowadays. How can you feel underpaid with those numbers and the experience you have? If you’re good, you’ll get L4 in no time.
    May 27, 2019 0
  • Amazon qwertyup
    May 27, 2019 0
  • New / Eng

    New Eng

    Yeah high af for a new grad.
    May 27, 2019 0
  • Sprint stgV88
    Blind can make anyone feel underpaid 😂
    May 27, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Product Amznnn
    Stop being a little b!tch and get to work kid
    May 27, 2019 0
  • Microsoft / Eng nghtblood
    First year out of college, you are getting 170K(which doesn't include refreshers) TC. That's a lot. Be happy. Lol the kid is feeling sad and underpaid!!
    May 27, 2019 0


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