Maximizing TC after badly negotiated offer

Mar 1, 2018 10 Comments

I am L4 with 10+ years of exp. Been at Google for ~1.5 years and have 200 TC (CA but not Bay Area).
TC doesn't grow as fast as was promised by the recruiter and realizing that my peers have significantly higher compensation is kinda depressing.

Given my situation would you guys:

1. Wait for a year to get promoted to L5? That's the timeframe that was arranged with the manager.
2. Interview with some other companies? My understanding is that Lyft, Uber, Netflix, FB (anyone else?) would give a better package.
3. Relocate and renegotiate the TC.


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TOP 10 Comments
  • CareerBuilder hdanon
    Generally, the best way to get a big bump is to leave. You can always come back in a few years if you're good and are careful not to burn bridges. Ultimately, ypu have to consider if the only reason you aren't happy is that you think your peers are making more.
    Mar 1, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng 10fthigher
    Don’t listen to the comp advice on blind. According to them L4 making 350k is average and should ask for more.
    Mar 1, 2018 3
    • Microsoft Jxuebsj
      350k for L4? So he’s 150k below? Isn’t 350k more for L5?
      Mar 1, 2018
    • Google / Eng blazebuild
      Naw I'm an L4 i make that (not accounting for refreshers or stock appreciation)
      Mar 1, 2018
  • Google rendel
    You can always ask for more. Mgr might increase your gsu's during refresh.
    Mar 1, 2018 1
    • Google effh27
      My understanding is that managers don’t have much leverage here. Like +-20% of what algorithm arranged depending on your last assessment. Besides, considering my last refreshment it will literally take me years just to get to the level people start with.
      Mar 1, 2018
  • Amazon Tetherball
    That seems like good comp for L4
    Mar 1, 2018 1
    • Shutterstock bd42
      Mar 1, 2018
  • Netflix fs92
    If you're good you'll get double that here.
    Mar 1, 2018 0


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