Great Google offer, how to negotiate it up?

New jumbo
Feb 6, 2019 21 Comments

Got a pretty good offer at one of Google locations in Europe. Don't have any other offers (may get one from FB), but the comp is already much bigger than my current one.

What arguments can I use to drive it higher? Should I focus on base or stock?

Total comp: around $220k
Yoe: 5

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  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
    Ask for a driver and a chef. You have 5 yoe! 🙄
    Feb 6, 2019 1
    • New jumbo
      OP
      Are you saying that it's too little for the comp?
      Feb 6, 2019
  • Amazon sam22
    Curious about the European location. 220k is already quite high for Europe. How much of it is salary vs stocks?
    Feb 6, 2019 2
    • Xperi dodododo
      Most likely in Zurich.
      Feb 6, 2019
    • New jumbo
      OP
      About half and half
      Feb 6, 2019
  • New OwjS77
    By getting competing offers.
    Feb 6, 2019 8
    • New jumbo
      OP
      The trouble here is that
      a) current offer is already very good
      b) I don't know how much I should ask for given a) even if I get another offer
      Feb 6, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng LCKA42
      Did you already negotiate your offer or is it the first package they offered you ?
      Feb 7, 2019
    • New jumbo
      OP
      This is the first package
      Feb 7, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng LCKA42
      You should definitely try to negotiate but I am not sure you will be able to without a higher competiting offer. It cost nothing to try let me know if you manage to get a better package as I will probably have the same problem soon.
      Feb 7, 2019
    • New jumbo
      OP
      So how much should I aim for with/without an offer?
      Feb 7, 2019
  • New DvVM00
    “i was hoping for more monies”
    Feb 6, 2019 0
  • Google QCNY71
    What level? Focus on stock, you won't get a higher base for emea. Also check you tax equalization and health insurance sitch.
    Feb 6, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng tylium
    Details?

    Existing comp
    Offers comp
    Feb 6, 2019 2
    • New jumbo
      OP
      It's about 70% more than my current one, which is all cash
      Feb 6, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng tylium
      How dare you make me do math
      Feb 6, 2019
  • New / R&D
    6G++ v42.0

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    Pretend you have a better offer. Be prepared to walk away.
    Feb 6, 2019 0
  • Google / Eng dweebbs
    What level and ladder
    Feb 6, 2019 0

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