Google offer for L5 with ML background

May 25, 2018 66 Comments

Base: $190k
RSU: $720k / 4 years

I have a total of 8 years of experience, 4 of which at LinkedIn.



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TOP 66 Comments
  • LinkedIn BlahAndBla
    Congrats, were you staff at LinkedIn?
    May 25, 2018 6
    • Google Trump,D.
      Fresh PhDs getting l4 at Google is just bullshit
      Jun 4, 2018
    • Apple okpH67
      No that fact is true
      Apr 21, 2019
  • Snapchat Aeeeyo
    Uber and Lyft will easily beat that TC. L6 eng at U/L will get you 500K TC no problem. Snapchat will give you 1M TC but so will that Nigerian prince..
    May 25, 2018 11
    • Twitter FANGT
      Lol too bad both those companies you can’t actually cash out 500k TC per year seeing as how they are not public yet...

      And what do you think happens to the value of your shares when lyft requires another round of funding?
      May 25, 2018
    • Mesosphere onsie
      ^^ Hmm, it’s not that bad. Usually the price goes up to cover for the dilution. So, last round they went up from $32.15 to $39. I guess the bigger problem is it’s all illiquid rsu that you can’t even sell on the secondary market
      May 25, 2018
  • Apple John!
    $720k is L6 offer. Try to push for L6 title to get much better refresh in your review. L5 you will have steep drop in comp after 4 years
    May 25, 2018 8
    • Square / Eng nom🍔
      I wouldn't worry about a drop in TC, with 380k$ comp and 4 years of Google experience you'll be fine..
      May 25, 2018
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      You can bring people in at L6. It's tough but doable
      May 29, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng msfalg
    What’s an L5 in Google? Comparable to L5 at Amazon?
    May 25, 2018 2
    • No, L6 at Amazon maps to L5 at G
      May 25, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng JimmyRi
      May 25, 2018
  • Arista Networks / Eng ps5
    How did you get your background in ML?
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng GeoffDean
    Strong offer
    May 25, 2018 0
  • Yahoo LiamNam
    TC is ~400k. I’d say that beats most L5 offers easily.
    May 25, 2018 1
    • Google Facebook
      Because the median is 330k lol
      May 25, 2018
  • Google Joker!
    Yes 720k rsu is high. I got the same position (SWE ML) in with 6.5 yoe and 3 at LinkedIn and my RSU was 520k with 200k base.
    May 25, 2018 6
    • Amazon / Eng I)!&£>?jsj
      L5 with 6.5 yoe. That’s great! How did you manage to get it? Any suggestions?
      May 25, 2018
    • Google Joker!
      6.5 imho is a bit too long to get to L5. Starting from L3, you usually get promoted to L4 in 1.5-2 years. 3 years should be enough to get to L5. That still leaves me with 1.5 years of extra time wasted :)
      May 26, 2018
    • Google Facebook
      I guess the competing companies were not nearly close to G class?
      May 26, 2018
    • LinkedIn Haskeller
      One of them was FAANG and it was higher than G. DM me if you want more details.
      May 26, 2018
  • OP, is that your initial offer? Do you have any competing offers?
    May 25, 2018 5
    • Microsoft JDwb49
      I'm more interested in companies, not the offer TCs.

      P.S. Congrats on the great offer. I failed to get T5 even with 10 years of ML experience. Google did not even match a competing offer.
      My 155/450/50 Seattle offer is quite good for T4, but nowhere close to your offer 😁
      May 25, 2018
    • I got $250k TC for L4 recently. Your offer is one of the best ones I have seen for L5!
      May 25, 2018


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