Reasonable Google L5 Comp?

Jun 21, 2019 27 Comments

Current E5 at Facebook doing ML. Just got an offer for L5 at Google also as an ML eng. Is this unreasonable to ask for?

200k base
700k RSU
100k sign on

Not sure I'd want to leave for any less. Google has 6 fewer PTO days than FB, sounds like slower growth trajectory to next level (and comp growth accordingly), and also no equity refresher until Jan 2021, so those are some big losses.


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TOP 27 Comments
  • Google / Eng Xoll35
    200 + 175 + 30 (bonus) = 405
    Sounds like 90th percentile for L5
    Jun 21, 2019 0
  • Microsoft FFSake
    That seems too high
    Jun 21, 2019 0
  • Square / Eng sraf
    Not unreasonable at all to ask.
    Jun 21, 2019 0
  • New ksrimt
    Negotiate on base. Current TC?
    Jun 21, 2019 1
    • Facebook chikncow
      You mean I should ask for higher base?
      Jun 21, 2019
  • Google gooogley
    Funny this guy is moving from g to fb e5

    Check out this post! "Evaluate FB offer (Tech Lounge)"
    Jun 21, 2019 1
    • Amazon Bill.
      it's gone
      Jun 21, 2019
  • Google gooogley
    Post us what they come back with afterwards. I’m also curious. As you may have known, they will lowball if you don’t have competing.

    Fair enough about slow trajectory etc that’s why I want to go to fb actually lol. The good thing is wlb is pretty good and some people can get away doing 11-4 every day. Heck there’s even someone who wfh almost daily

    Any tips getting into ml teams at fb? Did you start in ml or did you internal transfer?
    Jun 21, 2019 1
    • Facebook chikncow
      Haha guess we can switch places. Thanks for tips. I started in ML here
      Jun 21, 2019
  • Cognex zUjw45
    Did you join Google? What was the final TC they offered?
    Aug 11, 2019 0
  • Jun 22, 2019 0
  • Dropbox a5b4
    That’s a great offer but not unreasonable. I don’t see why you couldn’t get that.
    Jun 21, 2019 0
  • Google nrvD43
    I don't think its unreasonable at all considering you have a strong background that also matches the role.
    Jun 21, 2019 0


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