Google compensation negotiations

Jul 25, 2018 13 Comments

140k base
50k joining bonus
205k stocks over 4 years
15% guaranteed yearly bonus

Can I negotiate and get more?

This offer is for L3 position. I have 3 yoe. Currently i am negotiating on the basis of a competing offer from Amazon(sde 2 L5 total yearly compensation of 215k). If it helps this offer is for one of the YouTube teams. I don't know if YouTube can pay a little above or below average.

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Tesla LEETCODER
    Damn google offers are getting lower and lower these days.
    Jul 25, 2018 5
    • Lazard fin/tech
      did you not read that this for an L3 position..
      Jul 25, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Eng ntflx
      For L3 this is a damn good offer.
      Jul 26, 2018
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    U would need competing offers to get more. Google just matches competing offers; they won’t offer u more otherwise.
    Jul 25, 2018 2
    • Epic niktop
      OP
      Thanks man! I have just one more follow up question.

      I have already requested atleast 275k of stocks. Is that good enough? Or am I asking too much?
      Jul 25, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      It’s likely they won’t budge on the current offer. It’s already competitive with amazon’s 215k TC, so they have no reason to increase it.

      Please let us know what they come back with tho 🙂🙏🏿
      Jul 25, 2018
  • Honestly it doesn't sound too bad for 3 yoe but everyone says it should be higher so 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️
    Jul 25, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn / Eng ntflx
    There’s no such thing as a “guaranteed bonus.” It’s called “target bonus.”

    It means if you meet exactly your role’s expectations, you’ll get your target bonus. If you exceed the expectations, you’ll get more. If you don’t meet all the expectations, you’ll get less.

    In reality, it’s a little more complicated than that, but I wanted to keep it simple (there’s also the factor of the company’s performance.)
    Jul 26, 2018 0
  • The levels.fyi avg is like $176k TC for L3, so I think it looks like you've done very well.
    Jul 25, 2018 0
  • How to share conpetitive offers with another company? Did you provide offer letter or just the approximate numbers.
    Jan 4, 2019 0

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