Microsoft SDE 2 Offer

Apr 13, 2018 41 Comments

I got the following offer for Microsoft SDE 2:
Base: $146k
Bonus: $24k
Stock: $50k over 4 years.

I am currently SDE 2 at Amazon (promoted this Q1) and my target comp is $177k. The Microsoft offer is from Power BI group, Bellevue and I already negotiated once. I don't know if it is L61 or L62 and recruiter won't disclose that detail. Is there a room for negotiation?

Updated offer:
Base: $148k
Bonus: $48k
Stock: $100k over 4 years.
Is this offer max for L62?


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TOP 41 Comments
  • Microsoft / Eng jgctincc
    New grads. Shut up about stock. We all know the new grad numbers and that they are higher than industry offers. We also know that unless you're walking away from a lot of stock or have other offers, MS won't go to be great numbers.
    Apr 13, 2018 0
  • Google Facebook
    Pretty sure that’s for 62.
    Apr 13, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Mgmt

    Microsoft Mgmt

    Ask for 500k
    Apr 13, 2018 1
  • Microsoft rqNt00
    Base is good, stock can go much higher
    Apr 13, 2018 0
  • IBM / Eng ...
    Looks like standard issue Seattle area salary for SDE1, base salary is good though, negotiate the rest of that shit
    Apr 13, 2018 3
    • Facebook bebopboop
      No he's saying total comp is sde1 level. Base salary is good for sde2. I think
      Apr 14, 2018
    • IBM / Eng ...
      Spot-on !
      Apr 17, 2018
  • Microsoft LxaP45
    There is still room to grow for L62.
    For reference I got a L62 offer from MSFT in 2016.
    Base: 145k
    Sign on: 85k
    Stock: 150k over 4 years.
    This was after negotiating. I had a competing offer.
    Apr 28, 2018 2
    • J.Crew Cls1878
      How many years of exp did you have at the time?
      Apr 28, 2018
    • Microsoft LxaP45
      4.5 years of experience at the time from AMZN and GOOG. Competing offer was to return to AMZN.
      Apr 28, 2018
  • GJ1JP
    The base is pretty good. It is for upper level of L62
    Apr 13, 2018 2
    • GJ1JP
      Is there any bonus range?
      Apr 13, 2018
    • Amazon FRocker$
      Yearly bonus can go up to 20%.
      Apr 13, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng jgctincc
    Good base, looks 62, wiggle room for stock and maybe signing, doesn't hurt to ask.
    Apr 13, 2018 1
    • Amazon FRocker$
      Initial offer's stock was $20k and I asked for $100k. Recruiter only increased it to $50k. Do you know any range for l62 offers?
      Apr 13, 2018
  • Microsoft O2
    Base is solid. Stocks are low. Ask for $100k
    Apr 13, 2018 0
  • Amazon MeowZedong
    They should tell you the level. That sounds weird. They had disclosed level clearly last year I got an offer from them.
    Apr 13, 2018 0


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