MS Offer negotiation tips/advice

Dec 5, 2019 12 Comments

Recently received a FT offer (New Grad). Base pay indicates L59 and pretty sure I got the lower bounds in terms of starting bonus and stock options. They have 2 recruiters and a skip level manager in the email chain. Looking for some advice to negotiate the offer to a more appealing TC.

Would greatly appreciate any advice from you folks! (I’ve also heard that some teams at MS do not negotiate at all, can anyone confirm this?)

Some details:

I currently have a Citi offer and feel confident that I can carry myself as a L60 as I have an extra year of education (equivalent to 1 year of MBA), I’m seeking some advice to:

1. Negotiate up to L60

2. Increase Stock/Bonus or both if advisable.

Edited:
TC: 150k

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TOP 12 Comments
  • Microsoft MsLCHard!
    TC or GTFO
    Dec 5, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng
    hLbt48

    Amazon Eng

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    FactSet
    hLbt48more
    How about you provide the offer info first so we can help you better.
    Dec 5, 2019 0
  • McAfee
    bud29

    McAfee

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    Symantec, McAfee, Intel Corporation
    bud29more
    One of my friends who was recent grad got the same
    stocks you can negotiate to 150k over 4 yrs
    Dec 5, 2019 2
    • IBM tocode
      OP
      Thanks for the info!

      Any chance you know what leverage your friend had?
      Dec 6, 2019
    • McAfee
      bud29

      McAfee

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      Symantec, McAfee, Intel Corporation
      bud29more
      PhD
      Dec 6, 2019
  • Microsoft IambatⓂ️an
    Offer?
    Dec 5, 2019 0
  • IBM tocode
    OP
    Sorry! Should’ve realized importance.

    Base 110k
    Bonus 25k
    Stock 70k over 3.5 years

    TC: 150k
    Dec 5, 2019 2
    • Microsoft eLue44
      That’s a good new grad offer. Take it.
      Dec 5, 2019
    • Microsoft specz
      No it's not. Many people are getting 150k stock or 50k signing this year. OP should aim at least for 120k stock and 35k signing
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Microsoft MsLCHard!
    So low
    Dec 5, 2019 1
    • IBM tocode
      OP
      Any advice?
      Dec 6, 2019
  • McAfee
    bud29

    McAfee

    PRE
    Symantec, McAfee, Intel Corporation
    bud29more
    What the offer ?
    Dec 5, 2019 0

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