Google ~215k or stay at Vmware ~250k

Dec 29, 2018 52 Comments

L3 at Google or stay MTS at VMware.
Recruiter just said I passed hiring committee and that the offer would only be slightly higher than 200k.

I've wanted to work at Google for a long time, but I'm worried this is too big a hit to my short term TC.

Will I end up regretting accepting the Google offer?

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  • Microsoft ImAwesome
    I would never take a downlevel unless they paid me more. I don’t care how “prestigious” the company is.
    Dec 29, 2018 2
    • New ktFx33
      Unless the company is google.
      Dec 29, 2018
    • Microsoft ImAwesome
      Lol nope.
      Dec 29, 2018
  • F5 Networks / Eng etcd
    YoE?

    Google is notorious for down levelling but isn't L3 for new grad?

    I'd pick Google if it's a very good team or if you can definitely be promoted in an year. Else, just apply again when you'll be eligible for L4.
    Dec 29, 2018 7
    • Google alumnius
      Doubt it. Better to join and get promoted
      Dec 29, 2018
    • OSIsoft Qyb
      Google might still downlevel and give you L3 after a year
      Dec 29, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng suckpunch
    Downlevel and lower pay.. lol I would take a downlevel if it's a higher pay.
    Dec 29, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Blinding~
    No, take google. My friend took L3 offer and got promoted to L4 after 1 year and got around 270K TC now
    Dec 29, 2018 3
    • Microsoft Blinding~
      210-220K
      Dec 29, 2018
    • VMware / R&D 163826
      OP
      Thanks! Sounds like I'm in a pretty similar boat
      Dec 29, 2018
  • Google / Eng
    चाचा चौधरी

    Google Eng

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    Lol wut? I'd never take a lower level unless Google is beating my current tc.
    Dec 29, 2018 3
    • Google / Eng
      चाचा चौधरी

      Google Eng

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      VMware pays 250k for new grads/entry level? Well damn I'm at wrong company then lol
      Dec 29, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng suckpunch
      Wow. I am at the wrong company too lol
      Dec 29, 2018
  • Google Bor
    Ask for more RSU or signing bonus to make up the difference. Otherwise no reason to take a paycut, wait another year and interview for l4 and negotiate 280k plus
    Dec 29, 2018 0
  • VMware / R&D 163826
    OP
    A little over 4 YOE, but didn't finish college.
    Dec 29, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn / Eng
    goldbug

    LinkedIn Eng

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    Are you OK with your current job? If yes then stay.
    Dec 29, 2018 1
    • VMware / R&D 163826
      OP
      Yeah, it's not bad. Just haven't had a chance to work at a Fang company before.
      Dec 29, 2018
  • VMware BobbleHat
    If you are really mts at VMware your comp is maxed. It will not go up. Get Google in the resume and it will open doors for the future.
    Dec 30, 2018 0
  • Roku CsPw57
    I was in similar situation where google offer was less than current comp. I refused. Are you willing to pay 35K to google to give you a chance and hire you at same comp that you are currently making?
    Dec 29, 2018 0

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