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Aug 11, 2019 27 Comments

i recently got an offer from Picarro in Santa Clara. They offered TC of 144k base+ 15k Stock + 3.5k sign on with 10% variable. Is it a good offer to accept?

current TC - 98k + 12% variable (chances of promotion) (Pittsburgh, PA)

yoe: 8

Position: Senior Software Engineer

i have two other interviews lined up and picarro has hit me up with a deadline to accept/reject the offer

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  • Okta doll$h
    You can use this offer to negotiate! Try hitting 250k atleast with that yoe. It’s ducking expensive living in the bay area
    Aug 11, 2019 1
  • F5 Networks RRA
    OP: That money ain't enough to live here. You must ask for more.
    Aug 11, 2019 1
    • Cisco / Eng Atinlay👩
      +1
      That TC is often made at 2yoe in Bay area
      Aug 11, 2019
  • Credit Karma ckckckck
    Get out here with this job then go find another one in a year. Much easier to interview in the Bay Area when you live in the Bay Area.
    Aug 11, 2019 7
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      I’m thinking about it too. It might be easier to find another one being local. One concern I have is, does this TC is taken into consideration to determine TC in next job?
      Aug 11, 2019
    • No, once you’re here you’ll be a Cali resident applying for Cali job — they’re not legally allowed to ask for your current comp, so it won’t screw you for next job
      Aug 11, 2019
  • New / Eng
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    Getting super low balled
    Aug 11, 2019 1
    • Okta doll$h
      I don’t think so. Not everyone pays sky high mate!
      Aug 11, 2019
  • PayPal hal2thsnd
    Remember rule #2: 1 out of 10 comments on Blind are useful
    Aug 11, 2019 2
    • Facebook / Mgmt vjuiu
      Is rule #1 don’t talk about blind?
      Aug 11, 2019
    • PayPal hal2thsnd
      TC or GTFO is rule #1
      Aug 11, 2019
  • Uber / Eng Hotwheelz
    Way too low. Between taxes and high cost of living, you will burn your current savings if you have a family.

    Or you will end up renting a room with 5 other roommates.
    Aug 11, 2019 0
  • Credit Karma FckAntilay
    144k base for Senior in Silicon Valley with 8 YOE?
    I wouldn't consider this offer, even if you negotiate it will still be a low ball for Valley
    Aug 11, 2019 0
  • Cornerstone infstone
    Spend some time on blind and you will realize how much you should be getting. Good luck
    Aug 11, 2019 0
  • KLA-Tencor hGFE21
    on the other hand, accept the offer and apply other jobs once you land it here in bay area
    Aug 11, 2019 0
  • Atlassian d@t_person
    15k stock is shit for that YOE.
    Aug 11, 2019 0

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