LinkedIn to Google, FB for 20% raise

Nov 22, 2017 72 Comments

I’m considering to make a move from LinkedIn to FB or Google to get 20% raise in total comp.

My info:
- LinkedIn staff SE, 7 years of experience
- Current TC around 400k: 190 base, 15% bonus, 180 RSU.

If I make a move, mostly I will end up with L5 in Google, FB because L6 is pretty hard to get for me. So is it possible to get TC of 480K/year for L5 at either Google or FB?

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TOP 72 Comments
  • Snapchat / Eng GoSnappy
    480TC at E5 is basically impossible. You're getting 180k RSU per year at LinkedIn?!
    Nov 22, 2017 10
    • LinkedIn FeVX72
      If you guys could stop thinking of your market value as a percentage increase over your current compensation that would be a new beginning for your existence. You are welcome.
      Nov 22, 2017
    • eBay whitman
      Joy, what's the breakdown of your offer from Google?
      Nov 24, 2017
  • New / Eng
    xofulb

    New Eng

    PRE
    VMware, Brocade Communications, Nokia
    BIO
    Take your coding puzzles and shove it up your ***
    xofulbmore
    How good are you at leetcode and HackerRank type puzzles?
    Nov 22, 2017 6
    • LinkedIn BlindnilB1
      OP
      Thanks for your support. Just want add that coding is not the only thing to concern for interviews. And though it’s not an issue, it does not come free. Still need review and practice.
      Nov 22, 2017
    • Amazon Fdsshh
      Op did not mean it literally ..plz ignore. But i will suggest try sr staff it may work out better. Good luck.
      Nov 22, 2017
  • Facebook soundgal
    Impossible
    Nov 22, 2017 19
    • LinkedIn Joy!
      175k base ~300k remaining stock for 2.5 years, 10% bonus. Stock jumped up 10% while negotiating but didn't count. However, I managed to get Nov 15 vest which was about 21k after tax.
      Dec 1, 2017
    • Docker .-.
      190k 500k is not the max at all at E5 fb.It's more around 220 & 700 or so and again it depends on your negotiation skills and perf during interviews.
      Jun 6, 2018
  • Amazon Fdsshh
    I am sure your rsu comp of 180k is not a projected number for next 4 years. You got some rsu in betwen and now you are extrapolating it. Also you seem to be preparing for naming the child without finding girlfriend. Get an offer first.
    Nov 22, 2017 4
    • Amazon Fdsshh
      Fine, you seem to be passionate for x number in salary. Anyways after uncle sam comes in this will not be much gain either. Find next uber may be if that is your goal.
      Nov 22, 2017
    • LinkedIn BlindnilB1
      OP
      Fdsshh: None of these things seems relevant to my question :).
      Nov 22, 2017
  • Google tcCd20
    The max I've seen at G for l5 is around 850k rsu. 5 competing offers including Facebook and Apple.
    That was a special case though and initial offer was much lower. In my case I had competing offers too (not from Fb though), and got 550k rsu (initial offer was 450k in rsu). In hindsight I think I could have gotten 600k-650k if I had asked for more.
    Also base at G tends to be lower, with around 187 or so you'll be top of the band and won't get merit increases till you're promoted.
    Bonus is nice due to individual multiplier and getting 17-18% should be doable.
    Equity growth is also great given how the stock market has been doing.

    That said, if you're happy at LinkedIn investing your time in getting to senior staff maybe a better time investment (assuming 400k is sustainable for next few years) than the brutal soul wrecking interview process
    Nov 22, 2017 1
    • LinkedIn BlindnilB1
      OP
      That’s really helpful and your suggestion totally makes sense.

      Plus, MSFT is doing well, too.
      Nov 22, 2017
  • Okta KWnR14
    Heh ( for comments above)

    Go FANG (for brand). Don't take a step down in level. Your level will decide your money (impact , visibility , exposure etc) over next 10 years. Stay at MS (already get the scale) and get to the top. 20% after tax - you won't even notice the difference in paycheck
    Nov 22, 2017 4
    • LinkedIn BlindnilB1
      OP
      That’s good to know, but I’m not so sure about that. FB does not give concrete titles other than SE, and having Google, FB on resume cannot be a red flag no matter the which title is, I think.
      Nov 22, 2017
    • Google tcCd20
      It's not a downgrade, levels map differently between companies. Many principal engineers at other companies come as l5. Title means nothing.
      Nov 22, 2017
  • LinkedIn Joy!
    That doesn't make sense. Do you mean 350-375k?
    Nov 22, 2017 1
    • Lyft Qqqqqqq
      Only on blind, 450 is the new 350.
      Nov 22, 2017
  • Google Linkedin
    Seriously man, you already get more than 80% of Blind population. I’d suggest to rest & vest, travel and enjoy life.
    Nov 22, 2017 1
    • LinkedIn BlindnilB1
      OP
      Thanks, man. I’m rushing for my retirement :).
      Nov 22, 2017
  • Google / Eng
    TUrt62

    Google Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    TUrt62more
    Yes.. the new hired L5 are offered around 550-575k TC.. btw, I got LinkedIn L6 offer as well, and they were in the same range
    Nov 22, 2017 4
    • Lyft Qqqqqqq
      L5 and 550k are you sure? What's the breakdown?
      Nov 22, 2017
    • Google tcCd20
      Fake news. Unless they mean rsu vs tc
      Nov 23, 2017
  • Apple Bnhjk56
    Is $180k rsu because of promotion or stock appreciation or you get that regularly every year?
    Nov 22, 2017 8
    • LinkedIn ©®
      Do you know where your TC is compared to other LI staff?
      Nov 22, 2017
    • LinkedIn BlindnilB1
      OP
      I dont have data, but honestly I don’t care much about that. I have my personal financial goal and I’m trying to find the best way and then work hard to achieve it.

      If you are making more money than me, I’m happy for you :).
      Nov 22, 2017

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