Got an offer last week for 205k at a public tech company (150k base, 45k RSUs, 10k signing)

What’s the sweet spot for a counter? Was going to ask for 20k more on each of the base & equity but unsure if that’s too greedy

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Better chances of getting more equity vs base.


First offer: 205k
I ask for 245k
And hopefully settle somewhere in the middle… right? Overthinking it I know but I don’t want to leave money on the table here

I mean that’s entirely dependent on so many factors, no?

Of course, just looking for something directional

What’s the location?

Pretty solid offer for DC and < 10 yoe

Is the RSUs all best in first year? Otherwise I wouldn’t consider that a 205k offer

Yes, that’s the per year amount. 180k over 4 years


Is that 45k RSUs a year or over 4 yrs?

Thanks G1, I definitely feel super fortunate. That’s the plan

Is it a fair offer? Do you have other offers? You need to factor those in to determine the leverage you have

Getting one from a similar company tomorrow, we’ll see how they compare 🙏


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Dude where? Is this Microsoft???

Once you specified 45k annual and 5 yoe, great offer.

Id counter at something slightly less aggressive given the strength of the initial offer. Like 10k base, 50k stock total versus 20k base and 80k stock

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