I currently work as lead software engineer (backend) at Cisco. Salesforce offered me a lead staff engineer position with 298K TC (220K base + 33K bonus + 45K RSUs per year). Recruiter said they stopped offering sign on bonuses unless it is an architect position.
I have attended a few onsite interviews at faang and bombed them. I liked the team and the product at Salesforce. I have kids and WLB is important to me as well. So I want to take the job, but wanted to see if I can negotiate higher or is that the highest they can go.
Current TC at Cisco: 230K
Offered TC at Salesforce: 298K (220K base + 33K bonus + 45K RSUs per year)
Location: San Francisco
Update: Recruiter promised me 298K verbally. She came back after a few days and said she could not get approval for it and said they can offer only 286K. I dont plan to take it.
1. RSU can be higher. 75K+/year
2. More base is hard. PMTS level is hard. It’s okay if you don’t get it.