Offers Evaluation

Jan 24, 2019 30 Comments

Received offer for SDE II position at Twitter and SWE L3 at Google, both in Seattle. Twitter offers around 160K base, 15% bonus, and around $70K worth of stocks annually. I am still in team matching phase so no numbers yet from Google.

Given the level placement and the strong number I am leaning towards Twitter but would like to get more inputs. Also, what is the likelihood that Google will match/beat the offer?

YOE: 2.5

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  • Google won’t match twitter
    Jan 24, 2019 6
    • Google / Eng poogers
      With Uber and other private companies, you can't compare equity 1-to-1 since private equity is illiquid and based on an outdated and possibly inaccurate company valuation. Google will take this into account when they make their counter.
      Jan 26, 2019
    • Uber kPCK48
      With an abundance of caution, apparently
      Jan 27, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng :!
    You’re still in your early days in your career so I suggest level over company
    Jan 24, 2019 2
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      👆🏿
      Jan 24, 2019
    • Apple appl3
      Also pretty early in my career, why do you suggest leveling up over potentially a higher TC at a company you want to work at?
      Jan 26, 2019
  • Amazon hadSexxo
    No way goog L3 will get 255k TC
    Jan 25, 2019 6
    • Maybe wlb, better job security etc
      Jan 25, 2019
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      It wouldn’t make sense to accept google in that case, but they could offer TC above 255k.
      Jan 25, 2019
  • My L4 offer at google was 250k TC in Boston area and I did get big time downlevelled lol. I didnt have any competing offers and rejected the google offer to see if they will do L5 but they did not .
    Jan 25, 2019 2
    • eBay martinw
      Are you still at bose and do you regret it?
      Jan 25, 2019
    • I took the Bose offer coz the role was a lot lot better even though the $ amount is a bit less
      Jan 26, 2019
  • Apple / Eng cho Chang
    Keep in mind that twitter refreshers suck. They only give out serious refreshers if you’re nearing ur 4 year cliff or if u exceed expectations/get promoted, not if u only meet expectations. Unlike amazon, they also don’t give out larger refreshers if ur unvested amount goes down due to a stock price decrease.

    But choose twitter for the higher level.
    Jan 24, 2019 1
    • Groupon TbYo28
      OP
      Thanks!
      Jan 25, 2019
  • How was the interview experience with Twitter? How was the phone interview? What kind of questions did they ask?
    Jan 25, 2019 4
    • Groupon TbYo28
      OP
      For the phone interview, I was asked to implement a feature. So more like coding than algo
      Jan 25, 2019
    • Feature within Twitter? System design or executable method with input and output?
      Jan 25, 2019
  • Microsoft qstack
    Which Twitter team?
    Jan 24, 2019 1
    • Groupon TbYo28
      OP
      Prefer not to disclose
      Jan 25, 2019
  • Google FcSg75
    If you did well on the interviews, very likely!
    Jan 24, 2019 0

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