What TC to expect for SDE-2 in Grab Singapore?

New / Eng starl0rd
Feb 18, 2019 25 Comments

YOE - 4.5+
TC - ā‚¹30 LPA (INR 3 million)

I am working in India right now, have cleared Grab Singapore interview. They have asked for expected salary details?

How much can I expect adjusting for PPP?

This is my first time posting here, let me know if I missed any relevant details.


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TOP 25 Comments
  • Expedia / Eng hnAy18
    Don't agree anything less than 10k SGD per month as the base salary!
    Feb 18, 2019 11
    • New / Product pEWi67
      That is pretty niche. Iā€™m not sure that is the correct comparison to draw for the OP. Although this was long time back and OP has probably made a decision.
      May 30, 2019
    • Expedia / Eng hnAy18
      Well he was receiving similar or less salaries in other 1st world countries. Singapore would offer him the largest take home salary after tax. This is because CoL in Singapore is so high.

      Software engineering on the other hand is not valued anywhere in South East Asia. So it's pretty much everywhere will underpay you.
      May 30, 2019
  • Microsoft / Eng rLcX37
    You won't get Indian level of disposable income (salary minus tax and rent etc) anywhere except USA.
    Unless you have an option to move there, it's a question of how much drop in income you can tolerate to move overseas (assuming money isn't your top priority).

    Source: worked in India and got offers from multiple overseas offices including Grab SG
    Feb 18, 2019 4
    • QOL and COL are related with each other.
      Singapore has better QOL and high COL.
      Bangalore has lower QOL and lower COL.
      If you were to improve your QOL in Bangalore to the levels of Singapore, you would be spending 1+ L per month and in many situations may not even be able to reach there like traffic, hygienic food, security, etc.
      Singapore has high QOL, so you don't necessarily need to increase than what it gives you by default (consider it as what you get for paying tax). Now, Singapore is considered to have high COL because there is no end to it. Buy a house in downtown, get a car a yatch. If you were to do all these things in Bangalore you would be spending much less than what you would spend in Singapore.
      Feb 25, 2019
    • My suggestion is set a bar for what QOL you want to live in and move to a country which has the lowest COL for the given QOL.
      Your QOL you want to live in will change as you age.
      Feb 25, 2019
  • Sg tax is really Low so anything above 80k is a reasonable offer I would say.
    Feb 18, 2019 2
    • New / Eng starl0rd
      SGD80k comes around ā‚¹4.2M. isn't that a bit too low if we look at how Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in world.
      Feb 18, 2019
    • Honestbee / Eng player707
      80k is well above the median income and allows for quite a comfortable life. Singapore is only very expensive if you Make it so.
      80k-100k is also in line with other swe I know at Grab
      Feb 21, 2019
  • Works Applications / Eng reject
    Tell them you expect 120k sgd
    You should get at least 80-90 k sgd per year pre tax
    Also, try to get competing offers
    Could you tell me how long after your first technical online interview did you hear back?

    I interviewed last week but no feedback yet
    Feb 18, 2019 3
    • Works Applications / Eng reject
      Feb 18, 2019
    • New / Eng starl0rd
      TBH, Grab HRs are one of the slowest recruiters I have ever dealt with. Turnaround time is minimum 5 days.

      The whole process took around a month.
      Feb 18, 2019
  • OYO rooms
    Hi! What offer did you get finally?
    Nov 3, 2019 0


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