Google India in January - Any tips for increasing TC?

New / Eng LeetGuy
Dec 9, 2019 16 Comments

Yes, it's a bad time to join, and I'm hoping that my manager will cut me some slack for a refresher / raise by end of year. I've got an L3 position with lower than usual TC.

What should I do (apart from joining in December) to ensure I get a better-than-average raise and refresher? Note that I have a pretty low TC and was hoping to bring this up with my manager after 3-4 months of work.

- I'll be a top performer, and willing to work extra hours to show perf
- I'm super enthusiastic to learn other tech. Will put in the extra effort and help out on other stacks.
- My experience includes startups, so I'm good at people skills and prioritising / working sprints.
- I'm a good human overall, and haven't had personal problems with managers.

New TC: 35 LPA
YoE: 3.5

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Amazon tyu
    35lpa for a 3.5 yoe sounds about right to me, if it is not more.
    Dec 9, 2019 4
    • Amazon tyu
      Most would have gotten into sde2 with tc 25-35, fwik
      Dec 9, 2019
    • Sumo Logic / Eng yippppe
      Sde2 range starts from 35 in Amazon and goes up to 50+ .
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Microsoft distributed
    Honestly speaking there are too many people and not much work in blr. Promos , etc. are driven by very objective parameters in Google. Don't expect that you will be making a lot of impact for first 6 months. I am not sure about the conditions in Google hyd.
    Dec 9, 2019 2
    • New / Eng LeetGuy
      OP
      Well, I'm joining Bangalore :z

      Alright. I assumed it was 3-4 weeks of onboarding and I'll be off to production work. I'd like to know what you mean by "objective parameters"

      Also, Xoogler?
      Dec 9, 2019
    • Microsoft distributed
      No, currently working there. Your cl's, design docs, impact , etc are evaluated by a promo committee for a promotion. Unfortunately this means your promo depends on work you will be assigned ( or available work). This is opposed to something like being promoted based on inputs from your manager.
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Yelp j6GH8x
    Honestly I don't think any of those would matter unless you are actually in the P99s
    Dec 9, 2019 2
    • New / Eng LeetGuy
      OP
      P99s?
      Dec 9, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng N0Tail
      99 percentile
      Dec 9, 2019
  • Yelp JMP2
    You need to do a better job at humble bragging first. You are calling 35L "pretty low tc". Do you even hear yourself?
    Dec 9, 2019 2
    • New / Eng LeetGuy
      OP
      I'm not humble bragging :)

      Look around for Google / Amazon / FB salaries. Mine's pretty low for 3.5 YoE. I've seen 1-2 YoE get much better than mine. Just looking for genuine help, that's all.
      Dec 9, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng N0Tail
      Not sure whats tc at yelp, but yep 35L is low for 3.5 yoe. At amzn we cry about being underpaid, and 35 is on lower end for us too given that yoe.
      Dec 10, 2019
  • Nutanix kAPx82
    Why is it a bad time to join? When should you join?
    Dec 9, 2019 1
    • New / Eng LeetGuy
      OP
      It's going around that for January joiners, there won't be stock refreshers in the November perf. I'll basically have to wait for 2 years (Jan 2022) to receive them.

      But there are exceptions, wanna find out what I can do.
      Dec 9, 2019

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