L4 Google Offer

Oct 9, 2018 31 Comments

Google L4 offer ( Base 150k + Bonus 15k + Sign On 55k + 500K RSUs) TC - 345k.
Have 8 YOE at Apple (IC4).

Is this a good offer for L4? Was downgraded to L4 from L5 after interviews.

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  • Microsoft Fefe
    Mountain View? I got a similar L4 offer in Seattle with 4 yoe, but looks like a great L4 offer anyway
    Oct 9, 2018 4
    • Epic CLeet
      @Fefe what were your offers from FB and LinkedIn?
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Microsoft Fefe
      FB Seattle: $155k/$300k/$50k. No numbers from LinkedIn as they explicitly said they wouldn’t be able to match G offer, so I didn’t bother doing team matching and getting official offer
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Google Googley1
    Your TC is 297K and not 345K. No one includes signing bonus :)
    Oct 10, 2018 2
    • Autodesk bond707
      Many do when the signons are large. Split over 4 years.
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
      For Amazon offers you *do* need to include the sign on, which spans the first two years to fill in the shitty 5/15% vesting for those two years. The sign on is part of your target comp for those initial 4 years. But for these other offers I agree — the sign on bonus is truly just that. Amazon reuses that language and subverts it to support the aforementioned shitty vesting schedule which is apparently unique to Amazon. Peculiar, as it were.
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Google Googley1
    That’s a good L4 Offer!
    Oct 9, 2018 0
  • Google Tyrion 123
    What's the point of adding entire sign on to first year TC? It computes to around 310k tc for first for years
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • Google topCon
    This is one of the highest L4 TC I've seen. It's more of a medium L5. Congrats
    Oct 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    What was the justification for your down level (versus a rejection)? Did you have 2 design rounds?
    Oct 9, 2018 0
  • Apple Ballin
    What’s your current TC? Shouldn’t it be higher than 300 as an ic4? You must have a ton of unvested stock
    Oct 10, 2018 0
  • Google IrSq66
    What is your TC at Apple?
    Oct 9, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Fefe
    Actually his average TC is close to $350k for the first four years if we include signing bonus and stock refreshers. Signing bonus is cash money and it makes sense to include it in calculating TC
    Oct 10, 2018 4
    • Google Tyrion 123
      Recruiter spotted
      Oct 10, 2018
    • Microsoft Fefe
      Nope, a SWE joining Google soon. And as part of my final negotiations I asked to take some money from the stock grant and add it to sign on bonus because I need immediate cash.
      Oct 10, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Gubbins 🤺
    How is TC here calculated? Are we talking just the first year or your yearly TC?
    Oct 9, 2018 0

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