GCP Customer Engineer - Bonus Attainment

New IHBr47
Dec 10, 2019 9 Comments

Any current CEs out there able to speak to hitting bonus numbers? I am in negotiation right now and when I spoke to my recruiter Friday (first time talking about comp) she sounded a bit surprised by my TC target expectations. I based it on the fact that I don't see the 42.85% bonus as guaranteed money unless the target is properly adjusted to current market share and conditions for GCP etc. She wouldn't share a single thing about what the band is, or why my number was considered high but "would work on it". Haven't heard back from her. This is a L6 position (or was going into HC, I forgot to ask if any downleveling happened, but her initial feedback was interviews were "stellar"). I'm assuming I'm in a low COL area (not major metro like LA/SF/NYC/CHI).

I looked at it more like "Here's my current TC without my variable comp that isn't guaranteed" + a bump as part of a job change, the bonus is a nice to have.

Hope I didn't shoot myself in the foot.

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  • Google / Eng GTIO
    Lcol can be 15-20% lower than bay area.
    Dec 10, 2019 1
    • New IHBr47
      OP
      Perfect, thanks for that. May need to reframe my expectations. There are non-monetary benefits I'm weighing as well (like not having to travel every week). I just wish it was a little more transparent process.
      Dec 10, 2019
  • Google / Eng GTIO
    Also GCP is so new that there are not many data points to see what is achievable. However they are growing fast and I won't be surprised that you will be able to beat the targets.
    Dec 10, 2019 0
  • Capital One
    GCPCE

    Capital One

    BIO
    Working with Java, JS, go in AWS
    GCPCEmore
    What was your offer? Is this for a CE manager?
    Dec 10, 2019 3
    • Capital One
      GCPCE

      Capital One

      BIO
      Working with Java, JS, go in AWS
      GCPCEmore
      Thanks - I’m assuming these conversations around comp all happened after your interviews?
      Dec 10, 2019
    • New IHBr47
      OP
      Yes, post interviews and hiring committee approval.
      Dec 10, 2019
  • Microsoft happyhunt
    I heard targets are unrealistic. Would like to know or have an idea about what they are.
    Dec 10, 2019 1

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