Google L4 vs Startup Offer （help needed）
My dear blind community,
Some help needed here, recently got 3 offers: one is from Google, one is from former googler startup, one from a medium sized public company (not well known). Google and startup seem to do the similar HW product development. So it's likely the startup may be acquired by google along the road.
145k +15% bonus + 100k RSU/ 4 years + 20k sign-on (initial offer)
160 k + 250k / 4 years stock option (series A), no bonus mentioned (final offer)
medium sized company offer (HW company)
175k + 10% bonus + 100 k RSU/ 4 years (final offer)
Background: HW engineer, EE PhD, 3.5 yoe, location Bay area, current TC 140k @ NY
1. Google offer
really impressed by people in Google and startup and Google is a great stepping stone for future career path. Current package is initial offer, not sure how far it can be negotiated. Lots of benefits (good WLB, 401k, food, RSU refresher etc). How will RSU refresher be negotiated? What is the range for Google L4 HW (i understand it's half or less compared to SWE)
2. Startup offer
they are doing exciting project, but base is not going any higher, just have concerns about having 160k base for a few more years. Not sure if it's enough to support family.
3. medium-sized company offer:
Highest TC so far, but company is not well known, i know for sure i won't stay in this company for more than 3 years. So i will definitely start look for new opportunities, by having this company's name in my resume doesn't help much.
Current preference: either google with more TC or start up with more options. What do you suggest?
Thanks in advance!