Google L4 negotiation SWE

Dialpad runnermadd
Nov 8, 2019 31 Comments

I have an offer at Google, I currently have 2 YOE

Salary 150k (+15% bonus)
Signing 20k
Equity 250k

Any tips on negotiation? I also have an offer from Amazon but it’s much worse and they said they couldn’t match Google’s.

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  • Google $krs1
    I don’t care if they offered you 300k base salary, you should always negotiate even if it’s just a dollar extra you get out of it. If you don’t you’ll always be playing the what-if game in your mind.
    Nov 8, 2019 3
    • Dialpad runnermadd
      OP
      I completely agree! Do you have any advice what I can do, since my competing offer isn’t very competitive? Should I simply ask for more?
      Nov 9, 2019
    • Google $krs1
      When I got into Google., my recruiter straight up told me that whatever offer she was sending that to make sure I negotiate it. I would say most recruiters like to see their candidates get the best offer. Even with a competing offer, which is your best form of leverage, find other leverage points. You can use years of experience, market pressure, industry average. Even referencing sites like Level.fyi. Whatever it takes, have a figure in your mind that you think you deserves and get them to meet you there as close as possible.
      Nov 9, 2019
  • Pure Storage meemeep
    How'd you get l4 with 2yoe? Nice job!
    Nov 8, 2019 0
  • Bloomberg Enig16
    Masters, bachelors, or PhD?
    Nov 8, 2019 3
    • Bloomberg Enig16
      Did you negotiate for that offer? They usually don’t include signing for L4 without competing.
      Nov 8, 2019
    • Dialpad runnermadd
      OP
      I didn’t negotiate, I just have the worse amazon offer
      Nov 8, 2019
  • IPsoft /bin/env
    Seems like an ok offer to me If this is a significant pay increase. you should be able to negotiate on stock and more sign-on. Tag google on your post so someone can give you better insights. Good luck
    Nov 8, 2019 2
    • Dialpad runnermadd
      OP
      Thank you, it is a significant increase. And I don’t want to be greedy but I want to at least try to negotiate
      Nov 8, 2019
    • IPsoft /bin/env
      True if it is then don't negotiate too hard.. they might have other candidate in the loop. I had an offer sometime this year but they ended rescinding it during negotiation because another candidate had accepted it. Well lesson learned the hard way
      Nov 8, 2019
  • IPsoft /bin/env
    how any yoe?
    Nov 8, 2019 2
    • Dialpad runnermadd
      OP
      2 YOE
      Nov 8, 2019
    • TBC Corp. tshah
      L4 with 2 yoe is really good
      Nov 8, 2019
  • SAP YOuV73
    For 2 yoe, L4 and this offer is great . Which team are you going to join ?
    Nov 8, 2019 0
  • This was roughly my offer as well with only an Amazon competing offer. Can't negotiate without competing offers.
    Nov 8, 2019 0
  • Bloomberg Enig16
    Wow my two yoe L4 initial offer was much lower than yours. Congrats.
    Nov 8, 2019 0
  • PayPal !ebay
    Can you please share the materials for interview preparation?
    Nov 8, 2019 2
    • Dialpad runnermadd
      OP
      Literally just Crack the Coding Interview, pay special attention to Dynamic Programming
      Nov 8, 2019
    • PayPal !ebay
      How about leetcode?
      Nov 8, 2019
  • Microsoft Kumam
    When did you interview?
    Nov 8, 2019 2
    • Dialpad runnermadd
      OP
      Does that matter? I interviewed in October
      Nov 8, 2019
    • Microsoft Kumam
      I though there was a hiring freeze while you made it L4 with just 2 YOE.
      Nov 8, 2019

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