Consulting Exit Opportunities

Google biz ops exit Received an offer to join Google as a strategy/ops lead of one of the products Base :$185K RSUs: $400K over 4 years Bonus : up to 20% Thoughts? Currently a McK EM, no path to AP

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Not to discount at all OP’s accomplishment, but $320k is pretty standard Director level comp at any of several dozen Bay Area tech companies, many of which have arguably higher upside than Google. OP, at this point you should be optimizing for team, interest, and WLB over comp or brand. Growth in your next role is what will carry you into the C-suite, assuming that is your goal.

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Looks like a level 6 offer (2 levels below dir). Director at Google is very senior and pays significantly more than $300k

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McKinsey + Google will open a lot of doors in the tech world and otherwise. Unless you have better options or are not passionate about tech, this is a good offer.

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From the 185k base, I assume you’re going for an L6 role and are exiting as a 2nd year EM. -Base will probably not move -Equity seems like a fair offer, but if you havent negotiated yet, I’d try -Id ask for a signing bonus if possible Otherwise it seems like a workable offer. Side note: Be sure to ask what career progression looks like in the role and over time. I assume it’s going to be much slower than consulting

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Can you elaborate on how you got L6?

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Congrats OP! This looks solid to me for L6 comp in GBO / non-tech. Your previous comment on refresher RSUs will indeed bump up comp over time (multiple overlapping 4-yr grants). Director level at Google is L8.

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Doesn’t seem like a big increase in comp over McK, or am I overestimating what an EM makes?

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I thought EMs make more than 220-240?

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OP, I have an interview coming up as well. Would you be willing to share details of the process and if you had a take home case interview?

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OP - Can you guide me how you managed to break into Google. I have been trying for a while and my hair have started to grey out

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Recruiter reached out

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Sorry for an off topic question but what does no path to the next level entail exactly? You were informally informed that you will no longer be considered for promotion?

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When you get concerns ratings the writing is on the wall

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Why not jump to BCG or Bain to hit AP?

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Not strictly true - we do a fair amount of lateral hiring, but typically people with experience profiles we are light on

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Seems right, even base. Know that FAANG cap base at SF to 185k but pay well in equity

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Only Amazon has a 185 cap

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What happens if the Google stock value falls? Do you still get $400K worth stock or does that decline proportionately?

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True but things move very fast in the tech world. Amazon may take a larger share of the search market in two years etc. No firms’ future is guaranteed. But I agree that google is one of the safest companies within tech

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I need some addt’l info on your comp. Post-MBA Associates at McK are making $165K (I’m at a top school right now so speak from experience). I’m shocked you’d be making anything less than $250K base at McK, which would make G’s offer seem quite low IMO.

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AP at McKinsey is when the Comp starts to get real - Associate to EM isn’t a huge jump

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SM3: 185+100+37=322. Also remember equity is assumed at face/current market value in this calculation but could be worth way more at time of vesting

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You never know, there could be a major financial crisis coming

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