Renegotiate offer with Google T4 after accepting

Apr 10, 2018 21 Comments

I had accepted offer from Google Seattle and accepted T4 - 144k base, 300k.-4 years stocks , 15% year end bonus.

Currently SDE2 with Amazon (Total 7.yrs.exp)

Now in recent yearly compensation discussion my base pay has been increased fro. 129 to 143k with some additional grant for next 2 years. Surprisingly rate top tier(I wasn't expecting it)
and my total TC is similar to Google now. Also it seems from other blind thread I am probably lowballed.

Though I am excited about team , but just not convinced about taking 0 pay bump to offset risk for company change.

How should I re negotiate ?
Anyone has prior experience in successfully doing this ?
Can I be potentially blacklisted if I reject offer now ?
Is there some way to get at least 30-35 k bump ?

Thanks for the help.


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TOP 21 Comments
  • Google Facebook
    Dude, seriously? Are you kidding? :)
    Google and Amazon are like the heaven and the hell. That fact is enough to jump on the spot. But also consider the yearly bonus is normally around 18%. So you’re approaching 250k TC in Seattle (which is about 300 in SF bay) + all G perks. That’s an awesome deal for 7 yoe to my mind. Congrats!

    Ps. Even if you end up hating your life at G (which is super unlikely after Amazon), you can always come back with that shiny G stamp on resume, or goto FB for bigger $$
    Apr 10, 2018 16
    • Google / Eng ChubbySlav
      Damn that's a bummer. Im guessing at 10yrs experience it must have been harder to state that you were only interested in E6 at the beginning? Also, any reason you didn't flirt with the idea of working at Netflix?
      Apr 10, 2018
    • Google Facebook
      FB HR knew I was L5 and explained they don’t up level. I’m sure if she didn’t know, I could easily apply as E6. Because one other guy from G I know made exactly that. Although he had about 13 yoe.
      Don’t really watch TV or Netflix, so didn’t consider it yet.
      Apr 10, 2018
    • Google / Eng ChubbySlav
      Yeah I know another guy who was stuck at L5 for a while but I think he deliberately didn't tell the recruiter his level (think he said he's only interested in I trying for E6). He did however work for a pretty high profile team at Google that does some open source work.

      Got a banger of an offer, though the initial few months were hell
      Apr 10, 2018
    • Palantir / Eng

      Palantir Eng

      I said don't mind me; why you lookie? ;)
      @ChubbySlav, what did you mean by “initial few months were hell”? Was it the ramp up at FB, meeting expectation of E6 that took a lot of time and effort?
      Apr 10, 2018
    • Google / Eng ChubbySlav
      Yeah expectations given the limited ramp time. You need to really have an eye for making quick impact in spaces that can be somewhat mature even.
      Apr 10, 2018
  • Amazon Throwaway5
    You should take it. The 401k Is another 9k
    Apr 10, 2018 0
  • Google Doogle
    I agree. This very very good offer.
    Apr 10, 2018 0
  • New FnlO17
    What’s GG?
    Apr 13, 2018 0
  • Salesforce hdkfuhebbe
    If your new TC is equivalent to GG offer, there is not much leverage for negotiation. Unless you have a strong reason to stay. That way you can negotiate with GG with position that you can walk away anytime. They spent a lot of time on you already, so they may throw in a 10-20 to the TC.
    Apr 13, 2018 0


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