Levels.fyi Negotiation Service Reviews

We help you get paid more. Our team of experienced recruiters have helped thousands evaluate & negotiate higher job offers. We've negotiated over $100 million in increases. Some of our results and reviews are below.

+$56,580

11 / 2022

Timi is so helpful and knowledgable. The session was really eye opening to me as I had no competing offers and Timi told me that we could still increase total TC by quite a bit. I don't have any prior experience of negotiating and Timi helped me keep some answers ready based on what could happen in the initial calls with my recruiter. He also helped me draft an email response to ask for more. Personally, I did not expect too much increase as I did not have any competing offers, but I was quite surprised when I got a total of $55k TC increase in first year. I would 10/10 recommend levels.fyi to anyone who has never done any negotiating before. This is an entire different world to me. The ROI of this service is amazing coz you take this learning and can use it in future as well.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a SWE III offer at Google

+$90,000

11 / 2022

When the initial offer for the company I wanted to join came in lower than I was expecting I didn't know how to respond. I had already shared my other offer and I didn't have much leverage. Randy helped me strategize and put together a very professional counter that ended up working. I am thrilled to get my top choice offer to this level and feel really good about my compensation going into a new job! Thank you Randy for coaching me through the strategy and putting together numbers for a counter that ended up being successful.

+$77,000

11 / 2022

Having Timi as a negotiator was like having a big brother behind your back to support you with useful industry information and morale. I felt very confident speaking to my recruiter because of the tools and information Timi gave me. I learnt a lot of tricks and tips for negotiating salary and gained a lot of confidence through the process. Timi was very prompt, gave detailed explanations for each step we took in the negotiations. Negotiating is a very tough task for me and this service provided me with the validation and strength that I needed!

– O.O.

Negotiated a SWE offer at Google

+$30,000

10 / 2022

I was a little nervous since I wasn't negotiating with a FAANG company like most of the reviewers and wasn't sure if it would be as effective, but I'm so glad I took a chance. My initial offer seemed pretty good from where I was coming from but Erin looked at all the numbers and helped me draft a response to make the case for why an increase would be appropriate and give a reasonable range. Thankfully we had our initial meeting just prior to the call with the offer so she had coached me on how to respond during the call. The total increase was around $55k which is just amazing to me. I was terrified of sending the email to ask for more and could hardly believe they agreed to it, but for Erin it was just all in a day's work. She was extremely responsive and even accommodating outside regular hours since we were working from opposite coasts. I hope to be in this job a good long time, but won't hesitate to use this service if I find myself on the hunt again someday.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Manager 2 Development offer at Intuit

+$26,010

10 / 2022

I think the service is amazing. I honestly didn't even know where to start in terms of negotiating. My negotiator took the time to really understand what I wanted and gather all the details. He crafted several responses which ultimately led to about a $36k increase in total compensation. He explained when we should email vs call, how to hold my tone, and the logic behind his responses. I'm very happy with my ROI.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an Engagement Manager offer at Google

+$50,000

10 / 2022

Timi is fantastic! He reviewed my resume some months back that helped me break into Product Management. And this time around he helped me get a strong offer from Amazon. I had never negotiated on a job offer before. He helped me overcome my nerves by reassuring and providing a script to tackle different scenarios. He is very knowledgeable and realistic. My offer landed exactly on the 'Most likely' scenario worked out by him! He is very prompt in his response too. Thank you very much, Timi!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Technical Product Manager offer at AWS

+$132,000

10 / 2022

The session with Taylor was incredibly helpful. He helped me draft responses to recruiters that were professional, polished, and made my argument effectively. He walked through my various options with me, which helped me make decisions between different offers and on how to push certain offers forward. He was also a great sounding board for me to check what parts of the process were typical or atypical, and to sanity check my responses before I hopped on the phone with recruiters or hiring managers. Working with Taylor made me much more confident and comfortable in the negotiation process.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Apple

+$150,000

9 / 2022

Randy was attentive, supportive, knowledgeable and encouraging. He helped me gain confidence in my value. The techniques and insights he provided were invaluable. I was apprehensive before the first conversation but Randy immediately put me at ease and began to demonstrate the value of this service. He rapidly responded to communications and none of our conversations were rushed. He genuinely cared and i felt it! I will take these lessons with me for the rest of my career. The levels.fyi website rapidly became my go to research location. It has a wealth of valid information and very useful functionality. Randy & levels.fyi thank you for this life changing experience!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

+$105,000

9 / 2022

My advisor Karis was awesome. At first, I felt it is difficult to increase the TC by 100k in this tough market, but Karis made it. She was very supportive and strategic. She anticipated multiple possible responses from recruiter and prepared suitable responses for each possible scenario. I sincerely recommend Karis for this advisory role. Thank you so much !

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Facebook

+$50,000

9 / 2022

First of all I was able to quickly find the session for the next day, which is invaluable due to the time pressure. During the session, my negotiator went through the process from the recruiter point of view and elaborated all the details quick and efficient. Everything was up to the point, no empty words. From my standpoint, I was able to think out loud, discuss, get feedback, and receive a few important suggestions. After the call I received a template email. With the strategy laid out, my package bumped up for 50k/year. The negotiation session price totally worth it. I'm going to use the service next time and recommend it to friends.

– AK

Negotiated a Member of Technical Staff offer at Pure Storage

+$83,000

9 / 2022

It was incredibly valuable to work with Randy. His advice was clear and actionable, his email template was easy to adapt and he gave me very useful insider information on what motivates the recruiting team. Working with a coach gave me the confidence to submit numbers way above anything I would have suggested myself, and stopped me over-thinking once I had hit "send"!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Staff Software Engineer offer at Google

+$35,000

9 / 2022

All facets of the negotiation process were outlined, including not just compensation numbers, but also peripheral details like time off in between jobs. For each request that I wanted to make, Joe gave a great perspective on how much we could ask for, what was reasonable to ask for, how to ask for it, etc. Plenty of help on constructing these requests in a way that made sense to the parties I was working with. There's a lot of subtleties that I simply have yet to discern due to my own priorities and biases, but the reality here is that Levels has among the best datasets for navigating these types of situations. Joe was able to help me overshoot my target. Thanks Joe!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Development Engineer II offer at Microsoft

+$33,000

9 / 2022

Randy helped demistify the negotiation process, and empowered me to navigate with clarity and surefootedness. He is very knowledgeable, and provides personalized and effective advice. Working with him on a Meta offer was an excellent learning experience, and helped increase my RSUs by 22.2% and base by 4.3%. His responses to my queries were prompt and effective. Going through such a process helps me start my new role with joy and peace of mind.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Hardware Engineer offer at Facebook

+$100,000

8 / 2022

Harold's guidance throughout the negotiation was phenomenal! He had amazing suggestions every step of the way and was able to successfully navigate through non-trivial situations. I couldn't get what I was looking for without his support.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an IC5 offer at Apple

+$37,000

8 / 2022

Levels FYI negotiation was 100% worth the price. Negotiators do a great job of understanding where the offer comes in and how much room for negotiation there is. They craft smart and well-thought-out emails and do take your input into account. They are able to understand a company's salary bands, what competing offers would look like, and provide great talking points for your conversations with recruiters.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Solution Architect offer at Amazon

+$6,000

8 / 2022

Kimberlee was excellent from the start! She asked so many great questions in our initial call to understand my situation, and gain context that would be relevant for negotiations. She helped me write really professional emails in an influential yet graceful tone of voice and shared examples of "ideal" wordings/responses to strategically navigate specific scenarios. On top of that, she was super responsive anytime I needed help drafting an email response to a recruiter's question, or helping me anticipate what to expect and prepare for a phone conversation. Negotiations can be really stressful sometimes when you have outstanding offer deadlines and she really made me feel like I had a supportive advocate on my side. I would 10/10 recommend her and the Levels.fyi negotiation service to any of my friends in tech! For context - By the time that I engaged Kimberlee I was already partway through my negotiation process but having challenging navigating multiple offers from a few companies that don't have big brand names with one company that did have brand weight. While the actual dollar increase from my negotiations post-engaging her wasn't impressively high in this case (because I was halfway through), Kimberlee was invaluable in supporting me to get across the finish line and helping me make the best decision at the offer acceptance stage.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a L3 Growth Product Manager offer at FiveTran

+$85,000

8 / 2022

The session is very helpful, I wish I had done it before in my prior job

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Web3 Company

+$140,000

8 / 2022

Randy has a ton of experience in terms of what the market can sustain and current trends which helped me craft a convincing argument to quickly negotiate a higher compensation package. He listened to my goals and the information I provided and used that to customize an email that was diplomatic yet firm, reducing the amount of back and forth and quickly closing with the company I was negotiating with.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Stripe

+$35,200

7 / 2022

Ashely did an amazing job from the beginning to end of the negotiation process. She took the time to answer all of my questions and understood when recruiters weren't so responsive. I really appreciate the help I received from levels.fyi. I will use Levels again!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Dev Ops Engineer offer at TikTok

+$150,000

7 / 2022

Randy was very responsive and provided extremely helpful and actionable advice every step of the way. Not only were we able to negotiate for a package that I was very satisfied with in the end, but I also learned a few things about salary negotiation that I can carry with me for the rest of my career. The learning alone was worth much more than the price value. I would highly recommed this service.

– JH

Negotiated a Senior Product Designer offer at Series E Startup

+$50,000

7 / 2022

It was a surprisingly positive and valuable experience. Randy was very knowledgeable and extremely responsive. The result is much better than if I would have done it myself. I would recommend him and levels.fyi to anyone who is the process of landing a job offer.

– TH

Negotiated a Data Scientist offer at Google

+$100,000

7 / 2022

The sessions with Ryan were very helpful. Mainly , he 1) pushed me to do all my interviews even though I have had a potential offer that I liked, 2) talked to me about the TC baseline and what to expect (that raised what I had in mind), and 3) helped me with the back and forth with the recruiters. Given the potential outcome, the price is a no-brainer.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a ML Engineer offer at Facebook

+$100,000

7 / 2022

Levels.fyi has changed the course of my life. Companies have all the information and information is power. Levels.fyi changes that power dynamic and empowers the job seeker. I first learned of Levels.fyi about 5 years ago. A friend invited me for coffee and then explained that I was likely underpaid using the data from Levels.fyi. At that time, I thought I was paid well but Levels.fyi gave me new insight. From Levels.fyi, I learned that a mid-level engineer at a large tech firm could earn more than an executive at a small company. Using the data on Levels.fyi as inspiration, I changed about how I thought about my career. In the 5 years since, I’ve taken several different roles at companies that didn’t make the list at Levels.fyi, but the Levels.fyi data was always a helpful reference. After all this time, last month, I interviewed with AWS and they made me an offer. Yay! I immediate signed up for Level’s negotiation service. I have a strong believe that paid advisors – accountants, lawyers, other specialists – should pay for themselves. Levels.fyi data had already shown itself to be the best out there so the negotiation service was a no brainer. Levels.fyi connected me with Joe. Within hours, Joe and I had a 30 minute call where he explained the process. I sent him the offer and all the other data he requested. Joe told me what to say to the AWS recruiter who -- within 4 hours -- increased their offer $100k/year. For $2k, a 30-minute phone call, a little bit of prep, and 2 emails; the payback was $400k (over 4 years). Wow! This result far exceeded my expectations but is a testament to what a knowledgeable professional advisor can do. And even if I hadn’t seen this type of increase, I would have been happy for the validation and peace of mind I was being paid fairly for the role, company, experience, and location. Thanks Joe!!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Amazon

+$202,000

6 / 2022

Randy was absolutely amazing. Not only did he help me negotiate the final offer and have a massive $200K increase per year but also from the initial conversation with the recruiters, he helped me push for a M2 leveling at Meta and L7 leveling at Google. FAANGs have a habit of down leveling you. Thanks to his advice I managed to be considered at the right level, which pushed my initial offer much higher than it would have been. It's a no brainer: take a levels.fyi coach. The return on investment is here and it personally gave me peace of mind to focus on interviewing. Randy not only delivered but he also supported me throughout and helped me lower my stress to focus on smashing the interview. I strongly strongly recommend Randy! He absolutely knocked it out of the park.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an Engineering Manager (M2) offer at Facebook

+$50,000

6 / 2022

I paid for the service when there was no offer yet. Therefore, my interaction with Randy dragged on for a couple of months. In total, we held two phone calls. Very detailed emails were also sent. Randy gave advice not only on negotiation, but also in general on the strategy of approach to my choice of work for further career growth. For a person who has recently arrived in the US, these tips were very valuable to me. I am very grateful for the help! I increased the offer by at least $50,000. It’s hard to say for sure now, since some salary items are calculated not for 1 year, but for 4 years.

– Sati T.

Negotiated a Sr. Product Designer offer at Lucid Motors

+$200,000

6 / 2022

Joe is knowledgeable, experienced, and an amazing partner to have on your team. He guided me throughout the process of negotiating multiple offers. For each of my interactions with the recruiters, Joe coached me about exactly what to say, what information to obtain, and the rationale for it. He drafted carefully worded emails for each of my counter offers and asks. Equally importantly, Joe explained each step of the process from the recruiters' point of view and helped keep my nerves. I would highly recommend Joe's help to anyone looking to offload comp negotiation to a professional. It will likely result in the optimal outcome, with absolute peace of mind.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Zoox

+$100,000

6 / 2022

Randy was super helpful. Most importantly he gave me confidence that it's fine to ask for more repeatedly. He also gave specific sentences to use while talking to HRs and helped me draft a couple of emails. I was much more confident when entering negotiations with HRs, both over email and in person, and was able to increase my total comp in first year by 30%.

– G.R.

Negotiated a Senior Economist offer at Wayfair

+$109,000

6 / 2022

Levels.fyi was an extremely eye-opening experience, starting with just browsing the compensation data on the website and then all the way through the engagement. Randy was instrumental in helping me achieve a total compensation well above my expectations. His knowledge of the market and process gave me the confidence to hold out and counteroffer an already excellent initial offer, without being scared to do so. His strategy of what to ask for and how to ask for it made the other side eager to get additional approvals to close the deal quickly. It’s amazing how a good strategy and a couple of well crafted emails resulted in over $400k of additional compensation over a 4 year period. The ROI on the cost of this engagement is better and more immediate than any other investment I’ve ever made.

– JP

Negotiated a Sr. Manager offer at Amazon

+$67,750

6 / 2022

Joe obviously knew his stuff and was able to give me valuable insight into how the negotiating process worked from the other side of the equation.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Security Engineer offer at Facebook

+$63,000

5 / 2022

I paid $650 for a $63K TC return - talk about the best return on investment ever; wow, just wow!! This service was fantastic (and I've already recommended it to all of my friends) not just because of the financial return, but also the confidence instilled by Janet (my negotiation coach) throughout the entire process that you are worth WAY MORE than you think. I consider myself a decent negotiator, but it's just a different game when it comes to tech recruiting; to have a negotiation coach who is also a tech recruiter and thus knows the game is extremely invaluable. To expand more on why this was a life changing service, Janet started off with an ambitious question: what's your north star / dream offer? I threw a number that felt viscerally uncomfortable, but Janet did not waver: "let's go for it", which gave me all the confidence that this number was attainable (tl;dr, I was only 5K off from this number at the end, so confidence in your worth is key to a successful negotiation). And off we went - the negotiations game began! To not belabor this review with unnecessary details, where Janet played a pivotal role was all the small details. When to disclose/leverage compensation information; how to communicate deflection for recruiter questions that don't ultimately serve you; how to leverage competing offers with integrity. I communicated with her almost every day for a week and would share with her my recruiter emails & get feedback on ideas, and she responded very quickly. All in all, Janet and the Levels.FYI team were the ultimate partner-in-crime, from defining the negotiation strategy all the way down to the execution & communication. Highly highly recommend!!

– TW

Negotiated a Product Manager offer at Facebook

+$52,000

5 / 2022

This was the first time I used the negotiation coaching service from Levels.fyi. I didn't exactly know what to expect but I was amazed by the knowledge Randy had about the space. He was extremely responsive and helped me negotiating my offer, which allowed me to obtain a revised package 14.5% higher than the original.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Principal offer at Twilio

+$136,000

5 / 2022

Kacy was very helpful. The verbiage she provided for my counteroffer statement helped provide the confidence and clarity to ask for what I really wanted.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Google

+$88,000

5 / 2022

Pete provided amazing templates that helped me to raise the compensation without any competing offer. Competing the offer with my current salary is possible. I feel less stressed during negotiation when having someone like Pete to counsel with. I also learned what to say and what not to say from these templates.

– Yu-Kai Wang

Negotiated a Software Engineer II offer at Argo AI

+$100,000

5 / 2022

The session was super useful on evaluating multiple offers and having negotiation conversations with recruiters. The session taught me on how to go about putting forth expectations and being responsible with the communication and negotiation.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer Machine Learning offer at Facebook

+$70,000

5 / 2022

My coach was able to help me greatly increase my salary & signing bonus but, more than anything, having an expert to help guide me through the process really gave me peace of mind. Without this service I feel like I would have been stressing about every decision.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Staff Android Engineer offer at Etsy

+$62,000

5 / 2022

Randy made me feel confident that the strategy I had originally set out for my salary negotiation was mostly correct, and help me with some kinks in it. The fact that he's had the experience before made me confident that I was following the right steps

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Pinterest

+$45,000

5 / 2022

Randy was awesome, he was quick with his responses and was with me throughout the entire interview and negotiation process. The initial session was very informative and provided me with insight I had no idea about. Even throughout the negotiation process, Randy provided insight on what to expect and he was spot on.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Hopper

+$15,600

5 / 2022

The session helped me understand that negotiation is expected and not a deal-breaker as long as I am respectful and state my thoughts well. I also got handy tips on how to deal when I am asked about salary.

– AR

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Shopify

+$10,000

5 / 2022

Ryan was very responsive and made sure I got the instant help to handle my negotiation as effectively as possible. Many people might argue that the what our coach tell us to do are something we all can find online. I totally agree with that. However, a coach will help you decide the right strategic move at the right moment, the right things to say/write in an email, the reasonable amount to ask for and have the right expectation for your negotiation. Everything based on your personal profile and unique situation. Ryan has done an excellent job to help me based on what I shared. With a new candidate who has never negotiated like me, this proves to be very valuable.

– TN

Negotiated a Product Operations Manager offer at Google

+$68,000

5 / 2022

Ryan validated my concern that the Google offer I received was extremely low and gave me the confidence and words to negotiate for something comparable to what I saw on Levels. I didn't have a competing offer and was coming from a job with no RSUs, so I didn't have much leverage; however, using parts of Ryan's email helped me craft a persuasive argument that Google accepted. Seeing numbers this high made my stomach churn with equal parts excitement and dread that I was getting taken advantage of, and I'm thankful that Ryan was so supportive. Maybe I could've asked for more, but it's a number that I'm happy with for my first big tech job.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Sr Interaction Designer (L5) offer at Google

+$100,000

5 / 2022

Joe is absolutely wonderful. He is extremely knowledgeable about the entire recruiting and compensation process. He quirky analyzed the situation and drafted the perfect email response to the initial offer. He even provided me timelines on when the deal would seal. I had an extremely smooth negotiation experience because of him. I was very stressed out about a few things and he responded to all my questions every step of the way. I was not offered a sign-on bonus in my initial offer but Joe included it in the counter-offer. I ended up getting a much higher sign-on bonus. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better coach. Thank you, Joe and the staff at Levels! Keep up the amazing work and I would 200% recommend you all to my friends and family.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Manager offer at Facebook

+$30,000

5 / 2022

Joe was a pleasure to work with from the very start. He was extremely thorough during our initial call and set concrete expectations. My negotiation process was drawn out from the employer's side and Joe was responsive and calmed my nerves more than once. I would recommend Joe and this service to everyone.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an Interaction Designer offer at Google

+$45,000

5 / 2022

The session was extremely helpful in terms of learning what tactics I should use when negotiating the offer. It gave me confidence in negotiating with the recruiter by showing me: what points of leverage I could use; what recruiters usually will respond to; a reality check in terms of what was feasible when asking for a stronger offer. The session with Randy was also useful as he helped craft a template correspondence to use when I initially asked for more money. I'm extremely happy with the service and have no suggestions on how the service could improve!

– ND

Negotiated a SDE II offer at Microsoft

+$132,520

4 / 2022

The sessions were extremely helpful! I learned a ton on negotiation from the sessions and with the negotiation tips and tricks I learnt I was able to negotiate my offer significantly higher. I highly recommend it. My coach was very patient, detailed and knowledgeable on the entire negotiation process.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Google

+$100,000

4 / 2022

Karis is absolutely wonderful. She was able to smoothly handle my negotiations as the situation developed. I would have been stressed out of my mind if it wasn't for her. I mean, I still was stressed out, but luckily she was there to answer my questions every step of the way. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better coach. Thank you Karis and the staff at Levels! So, if you're on the fence... her results speak for themselves.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Facebook

+$15,000

4 / 2022

Stephanie was my recruiter and she was extremely helpful. She was thorough and answered all of my questions. I am new to RSUs so she gave a detailed explanation and shared resources. She was also very approachable and friendly. She didn't dictate anything. She listened to me and my desired income then provided suggestions on how we can get there. By the time I met with her I had already gotten a verbal offer so I was expecting an official offer. Initial offer was already better than we have expected so Stephanie walked me through how we can increase it, etc. She was also very accessible, she always met with me the same day I got my offers to talk things through.

– Abdullah T

Negotiated a Product Designer offer at Lyft

+$52,100

4 / 2022

Very helpful! Timi completely understood my situation, set my expectations correctly, told me exactly what I could ask for (and how), and practiced with me until I was comfortable. It only took one counter to increase my first-year comp by $52k and 4-year comp by $118k. I was already happy with my initial offer, and Timi helped me make it even better. Thank you!

– James

Negotiated a TPM offer at Facebook

+$39,000

4 / 2022

The session was extremely helpful, Timi explained to me what I should say whenever the recruiter asked what I was looking for in terms of compensation, but also how to negotiate without burning any bridges and requesting too much before the recruiter backs off. Ultimately Timi helped me negotiate a raise of $39,000 all while reinforcing how much I was excited about the new job and working with my new teammates.

– D.A

Negotiated a Sr. Product Manager offer at American Express

+$60,000

4 / 2022

The session was very useful as Randy (my coach) was able to guide me through the process and help me position myself better. Randy was extremely quick in providing guidance and feedback not only over the call but also through a follow-up email. Thank you.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Product Manager offer at Amazon

+$92,000

4 / 2022

Ashley was helpful and responsive throughout the entire process. We first scheduled a call a few weeks before my onsites to go over an overall plan. She suggested rescheduling some of the specific dates to time the offers better for certain companies (ex Google and Amazon usually take longer than Meta and smaller companies). She told me exactly what to say in the call with the recruiters and which questions to ask. Once the offers started rolling in we had a shared google doc with drafts for emails to send out to each recruiter asking for more compensation. We used Amazon's offer to drive up Meta's best and final, then presented it to Google and pressed twice to get the first-year total comp from 225 to 265 to 340K. I was so surprised it almost felt unbelievable that it was even possible. Good interview performance helped a ton but when it comes to negotiating your final comp, the price for a good negotiator has stupidly high ROI and I would highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't hate money.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Google

+$80,000

4 / 2022

Sarah is an amazing coach! She was so responsive and patient throughout the whole process. She understood the behind-the-scenes approvals process so well and explained it to me so that I could get context on what was happening. Most importantly, she has the data on the compensation bands. Knowing exactly the top and bottom range of the compensation band for the role was key for my negotiation, I knew exactly how much to ask for, and could properly evaluate the offer that was given to me. Sarah is amazing, and will fight to the end to get the best number possible.

– CW

Negotiated an Applied Scientist L5 offer at Amazon

+$30,000

4 / 2022

The session is so helpful. I love the structured tips/suggestions. After the session, I am more confident to have comp discussion with recruiters.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an Engineering Manager offer at Google

+$30,000

4 / 2022

The sessions and the emails were extremely helpful. It is so comforting to know someone is there to help guide us through the negotiations, which can be very daunting. Kimberlee was awesome every step of the way. I highly recommend availing of this service and not doing the negotiations by oneself.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at CS Disco

+$25,000

4 / 2022

Sessions were very valuable! Strategizing helped a lot. Speaking with levels put in a much better position and allowed me to have much more negotiating power.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Engineer offer at Bloomberg

+$115,000

4 / 2022

Joe was instrumental in not only helping me negotiate a competitive offer but also better understanding and navigating the nuances of career progression even beyond a job offer. As an early-career tech professional with limited experience in the field and negotiating, was able to increase my offer by $25k base (even without having a competing offer), and also learned so many valuable lessons regarding interviewing, negotiating, and making strategic decisions throughout not only the negotiation process but throughout my career. I super recommend this service to anyone!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Designer offer at Amazon

+$95,000

4 / 2022

Karis was an excellent negotiation coach: She laid out the negotiation strategy clearly from the start of the interview process and checked in with me weekly. It was invaluable having an experienced negotiator as a sounding board throughout the (oftentimes stressful!) process. In the final stages of the interview process, Karis helped me draft emails to send to recruiters to try and leverage my multiple offers to get each company to increase its offer. The tactic worked, and the offer ended I up accepting was significantly higher than the initial offer! It was wonderful working with someone so supportive and knowledgeable!

+$80,000

3 / 2022

This was the first time I've ever worked with a negotiation coach and it was miles away from my previous experiences. I felt informed and empowered to ask my worth. I was fortunate to work with Sarah, one of levels.fyi's coaches. She spent time helping me understand the offer, what cards I had in my hand, and how to approach negotiating. I ended up negotiating a new title and base comp increase of $80,000. Needless to say, I will be hiring Sarah for every future offers I get. If you want to go to the negotiation table, armed with knowledge and firepower look no further. The price is well worth what you get at the end.

– Vivian Urata

Negotiated a Head of Design offer at Vori

+$30,000

3 / 2022

Joe is really helpful, and when he says he will be with you through the process he means it. Even during weekends when companies send offers/verbal offers, Joe is still responsive when I asked him what to do about it. Really recommended!

– CS

Negotiated an offer at Old Mission Capital

+$60,000

3 / 2022

Randy was amazing! He was with me in every step of the process and helped me negotiate a much higher compensation than I was expecting.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Amazon

+$50,000

3 / 2022

Ashley helped me get more than 50K comp per year! Nothing I can expect more!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a SDE III offer at Google

+$70,000

3 / 2022

Joe helped me ask the right price to target, 50k higher than I would target. Joe also helped push the final package 20k more. More importantly, Joe helped me stay chill during the uneasy waiting.

+$25,700

3 / 2022

Amazing work done by the team, they helped me navigate 4 different offers from big tech companies in several different locations. A huge shoutout to Timi, Jason, and Brian helping me navigate the different phases of the process, clearly explaining the compensation philosophies, different band structures and negotiation plan. Timi and I managed to increase the total compensation (of 4 years) by 78k$ in one company and 62k$ in another, helping me land a competitive salary to kick-start my job with. 110% recommend utilizing this service, you will be more than happy with the results!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Uber

+$10,500

3 / 2022

From the very first call, my levels.fyi coach Randy was encouraging and helpful, laying out the plan of action for negotiating my offer. Throughout the back and forth between the company recruiter, Randy was incredibly responsive in telling me exactly what to say and what to ask for. For someone like myself taking the first job in tech, I can't emphasize enough how much confidence and peace of mind this gives. Allowing Randy to essentially communicate through me really took away all the stress of decision-making that negotiation usually entails. I really can't recommend this service enough!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an Applied Scientist offer at Amazon

+$45,000

3 / 2022

This service was worth EVERY PENNY! I started with a low ball offer from Google and after it was all said and done I had (with the help of Ashley from Levels.fyi) increased by total first-year compensation by 36%. Even after we reached the "final offer" we were then able to go back one more time and get the last increase that I wanted. I am very satisfied with the service and most certainly recommend it to anyone wanting to negotiate effectively.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Google

+$100,000

3 / 2022

Not being from the tech industry, I was inclined to undersell myself before the negotiation. Thankfully, the coaches from Levels.fyi educated me with a clear picture of the recruiting and negotiation process. They provided me with a reasonable salary range for my position, which was so much higher than my naive expectation despite my own research on the website. Most importantly, they also prepared me for how and what to say during negotiation. I wish I had received their help for all of my previous positions.

– N.

Negotiated a Machine Learning Engineer offer at Facebook

+$33,000

3 / 2022

Ashely was extremely helpful and responsive! She explained the steps in the process and how to capitalize on negotiation. We ended up meeting our realistic goal and landed in the upper percentile of those with similar positions. I honestly don't think I could have done this without her. I only wish I had met with her earlier!

– Lin Stacey

Negotiated a L4 Hardware Engineer offer at Google

+$65,000

3 / 2022

Jason helped me a lot, not just in increasing my first-year total compensation by a significant amount but also in learning about how the recruiter-compensation negotiations process works. Before, I had taken negotiations courses and was taught to not share information about my best alternative because my negotiations counterpart would be incentivized to bid $1 higher than whatever my alternative is. Hence, when companies asked me what I wanted and what my numbers were, I was always hesitant to share. Jason taught me to reframe my thinking because we would be creating an auction where the multiple companies I had offers from would be bidding for me. In an auction, the highest bidder amount is always public, so I followed that approach. I had to be reminded 3 additional times by Jason to advertise the highest bid when I received it because it did not feel natural to me. I'm really glad he did though because the auction approach to salary negotiations helped me get very close to the top of the band for a Meta E4 offer.

– Christopher

Negotiated a Software Engineer E4 offer at Facebook

+$68,000

2 / 2022

Extremely helpful, Amanda provided draft emails and was quick to answer questions. She did a great job talking me through the process. The outline provided helped me negotiate better over the phone. The final offer was higher than I possibly expected.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a SDE 62 offer at Microsoft

+$40,000

2 / 2022

This negotiation service is life-changing! I recommend it 10/10! I was already really happy with my initial offer, but Ashley helped push for a $40k bump in TC. I had to wait for ~1 week to get a response. The whole process can be very daunting, but Ashley helped answer all my questions in the meantime and eased my worries.

– Karen S

Negotiated a Senior Product Manager - Technical offer at Amazon

+$150,000

2 / 2022

The support was exactly what I needed. It helped make a much more informed decision and allowed me to have a better understanding of the recruiter and the process.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Nuro

+$200,000

2 / 2022

This service was extremely helpful and eye opening. Having someone on your side with this expertise is incredibly valuable.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Staff Software Engineer offer at Google

+$80,000

2 / 2022

It was definitely the right decision to choose levels.fyi for salary negotiation. I got a good offer already but Karis helped me come up with strong data points and communicate them effectively to even push the offer to a much higher level. Karis was very detailed and extremely responsive via emails and video calls. I learned a lot from her in this negotiation process. Thank you so much, Karis and levels.fyi!!!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Facebook

+$32,000

2 / 2022

Thank you Erin for guiding me through the negotiation process! This is my first time switching jobs and there are so many uncertainties during the process. It's really nice to have someone with experience and insights to support me by my side. The strategy and the emails are very effective that increased my overall compensation. I really appreciate your help!

– Y.S.

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer

+$100,000

1 / 2022

I highly recommend this service. Timi was amazing. I was satisfied with my original offer and had no competing offers so I was not expecting to get much out of my negotiations. Timi helped me with my negotiation email and worked with me to come up with data points and strategies that I could use during the negotiations. This turned out to be a life changing decision for me. Thank you so much Timi and Levels.fyi

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

+$34,000

1 / 2022

Elle was absolutely vital in my negotiation with Amazon. I had no idea what to ask or say specifically - even though there are a lot of articles and videos out there and I did my fair share of research, having the insight and knowledge of an actual recruiter was the best thing I could've done for myself. The offer went up $34k from beginning to end and I couldn't be more thrilled to start my new role.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Amazon

+$56,000

1 / 2022

The session was really helpful. Sara helped me draft strategic emails in response to the offer on the table. I think she did a great job with the data points I had to help me identify the range of the level I was offered and then getting me closer to the maximum of that range.

– Prateik Mahendra

Negotiated a Data Engineer offer at Facebook

+$78,000

1 / 2022

Highly recommend! They are with you all the way and are helpful in providing tips that you can carry for your entire career.

– C.G.

Negotiated a Data Engineer offer at Lyft

+$45,000

1 / 2022

Timi was my negotiation guardian angel. I was a bundle of nerves when we first met, and he immediately allayed my fears and helped me get in the right frame of mind to be successful. We prepared for the comp conversation before it began, he walked me through how it would go, and then gave me great tips on how to handle the offer after it arrived. Throughout the process, he was extremely responsive and was always available if I had any questions. I can't express how much of a difference it was to have him in my corner. 10 stars out of 5. If you're on the fence, trust me, just sign up already!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Manager offer at Google

+$50,000

1 / 2022

Insanely helpful. Not only were they responsive to my messages, but they tailored their negotiation strategy to the challenges I was having negotiating myself. I learned a lot from this service.

– Trevor Lowe

Negotiated a Sr. Software Engineer offer at Google

+$10,000

12 / 2021

I had two very different competing offers for somewhat different roles on very different cost of life cities so negotiation was expected to be hard. Taylor helped me understand the whole negotiation process and what the recruiters could be thinking when comparing these offers against each other. This helped me focus on highlighting the unique qualities of every offer istead of just presenting numbers to the recruiters.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

+$85,000

12 / 2021

Two words to describe this service: No. Brainer. I have never negotiated a salary this large/complex before and Taylor was there to guide me the whole way. As I was going through the process of negotiation I realized how many times I would have screwed up and gotten less money if Taylor wasn’t there to keep me on track. He knew exactly how Facebook's comp process worked, how hard and when to push, and how to leverage other data to increase the offer. Using this service is money beyond well spent and the increase in comp I got will pay for their service alone many many times over even in just the first month.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

+$34,000

12 / 2021

I starting working with Taylor early in the interview process. He provided great advice on how to pose myself & communicate the whole way through. I ended up with 4 offers. Following Taylor's advice, all 4 companies gave me substantial comp increases from their initial offer. I ended up accepting a very competitive offer from an amazing company. He was always very quick to respond and fielded all of my questions, no matter how basic. We talked over the phone multiple times and had an email chain that was 75+ messages long.

+$80,000

12 / 2021

Karis did a fantastic job coaching me during the offer negotiation stage. It's a pleasure having Karis' support during the offer stage. I learned a lot during this journey. It's not just about the service (position & comp analysis, negotiation strategy), but also perceiving offer negotiation in the more proper way - aside from tc, what we as a candidates value the most. The materials prepared me to be more confident during the negotiation process. Karis never hesitated to reply back to me promptly and hopped onto video calls when I got pressed during negotiation. All I could say is THANK YOU to Karis. Thanks for creating a warm journey to satisfactory career search results.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Twitter

+$200,000

12 / 2021

This is a great service and I highly would recommend it! I think if you're not very experienced with negotiating and you make over 100k, you'll take alot away from this. It's an invaluable service for high earning power individuals, negotiating is a skill like any other. Invest in yourself through a specialized negotiating service like levels! It's the difference between fighting with a machine gun or a bow and arrow.

– F.H.

Negotiated a SDE 2 offer at Amazon

+$90,000

12 / 2021

Very insightful. My coach offered me great negotiation templates that I could use directly to negotiate with recruiters from different companies. The recruiters are REALLY going to go back and give you a higher offer when you speak according to these templates. It's life changing. The recruiters will always say "no no we can't go higher this is the best we can do", but if you provide them with good evidence at the right time, you CAN go higher. And these are the things I would not have known if I hadn't had a coach helping me along the way.

+$57,000

12 / 2021

I honestly can't say enough great things about Timi and Levels.fyi. Timi started by breaking down the negotiation process to me and allayed my fears about the company rescinding the offer if I asked for more. He then worked with me to draft the email and also prepared me for the video conversation with the recruiter. With his help I was able to get a 40k increase (per year) plus a 20k sign on bonus. I definitely would've left that on the table without his help.

– A.A.

Negotiated a Staff Solutions Architect offer at VMware

+$40,000

12 / 2021

The offer negotiation service provided by Levels.fyi and the help from Taylor were certainly game changing for my process - I got +Β£30k increase from the original offer and I'm certain that without this service I wouldn't even have the courage to negotiate it at all as this is a very uncomfortable process for me.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Staff Software Engineer offer at Google

+$50,000

11 / 2021

I appreciated having levels.fyi negotiators available to coach me through job offer negotiations. It was very helpful being able to bounce any questions, large or small, off of a coach with experience in negotiations. I have several offers to negotiate on, and felt that with the help of the coach, I was able to maximize each of them.

– Jerry F.

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

+$75,000

11 / 2021

Negotiation service from levels.fyi was invaluable in my job search. In such a hot market, it is hard to determine what the market rate is for roles that are in-demand. Working with recruiting professionals whose job it is to track these trends is great and gives you insight to what is going on the employers side of the negotiation.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Principal Product Manager offer at SoFi

+$11,000

11 / 2021

During my job search I was very fortunate to have received a few different offers. While this is a great problem to have, it was definitely stressful to navigate the tight timelines, confusing numbers, tricky language, and different expectations for each company. Sara was able to help me at every step of the negotiation process, including how to respond to offers when they're given over the phone, how to manage a company's expectations and timelines, and the actual negotiation of the offer. I ended up increasing my total compensation more than $10,000 as a result of Sara's help, and even better I felt confident and in control while doing so. Would definitely recommend the service to others!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Stripe

+$10,000

11 / 2021

Erin was really helpful throughout the process and I learned a lot from her. She helped me get an increase of 10k to first year TC despite it being a situation with very little wiggle room for negotiations.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Security Engineer offer at a series E startup

+$55,000

11 / 2021

Negotiating with large tech cos can be intimidating, but I was able to come up with a clear strategy and communication plan working with my coach. Working with levels.fyi is a no-brainer.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

+$30,000

11 / 2021

Shout out to Harold for guiding me in negotiating the offer. He understood the advantages and disadvantages of the situation I was in, and mentored me to get the compensation I was looking for.

– Sukesh Kumar

Negotiated a Senior Data Scientist offer at Fidelity Investments

+$37,550

11 / 2021

I was really nervous about negotiating and had so many questions. I saw Levels' negotiation coaching service as an investment and tried it out. Taylor was very insightful and responded to all of my questions in a timely manner. Taylor was able to help me every step of the way and knew exactly how to respond to recruiters. By the end of my job search, Taylor was able to help me get the max possible offer at Facebook for my level and I couldn't be any happier!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

+$40,000

10 / 2021

Even though there is already a lot of data on levels.fyi, having someone to talk to directly about my own specific situation really puts those numbers in context and gives me the confidence of knowing what is a "fair" ask. All the insights I got really helped my negotiation process. I couldn't have done it without all the help.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Manager L5 offer at Google

+$68,000

10 / 2021

This was an incredible service, especially for someone that had never gone through a negotiation process before. Taylor methodically walked be through the process and served as a very responsive source of encouragement throughout. His reinforcing attitude helped me put aside any nervousness I may have had going into a salary negotiation and push beyond what I would have ever imagined possible. I have immediately and wholeheartedly recommended this service to all I know who are in the job search right now.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

+$33,000

10 / 2021

Mackenzie is knowledgeable about the Amazon negotiation process. An initial call to level-set the expectations followed by one other one to review the offer and plan of action for a counter offer was all it was needed - worked like magic. Mackenzies skill in crafting a cohesive response based on the current facts has secured me with an yearly raise of 33K from the initial offer.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Amazon

+$29,900

10 / 2021

The strategy call is well worth doing at least once in your career because it'll give you a playbook that you can run everytime to maximize your compensation whenever you make a move. There are multiple opportunities to negotiate and leverage - having it all laid out for you helps you take advantage of each opportunity in the process. Without it, there's a pretty large probability you are leaving money on the table.

– W.T.

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Cisco

+$10,000

10 / 2021

Levels.fyi negotiation service is just amazing. All the sessions were perfectly aligned to what I need. Timi, Brian, and Sarah - guys you were amazing. Service is cost-effective and every penny is worth paying at the same time. Honestly speaking, if I had tried to negotiate all by myself, I would have left a lot of money on the table.

– P.A.

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Google

+$22,000

10 / 2021

Incredible! Brian was able to answer all my questions and guide me through a very complicated situation as far as how compensation can be negotiated based on location, leveling, and competing offers. I would say this service is a must if you’re in the tech industry.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Riot Games

+$97,000

10 / 2021

Using the negotiation service is a no-brainer. You're losing out on potentially tens of thousands of dollars, or in my case, almost 100k. If you feel anxious, ill prepared, or at a disadvantage negotiating, then I recommend using the service. My negotiator helped educate me on what was coming - the strategy to use in negotiating, what's happening on the other side of the negotiation, and what steps to take for every situation. It was a playbook that I followed step-by-step that helped me get a much higher salary than what was initially offered.

– David Wang

Negotiated a Principal Engineer offer at Dataminr

10 / 2021

All the sessions with Timi were amazing. He helped me to aim for higher salary. He explained me all the levels and the compensations offered and hence I could negotiate better with the data. I highly recommend Levels.fyi for salary negotiation. Go for it without having any second thought. Thank you so much Timi for everything.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Data Analyst offer at Apple

+$71,000

10 / 2021

Timi was an amazing help. He helped me with a negotiation script for Dropbox and thanks to him we achieved a new record for total compensation at my level! He's been amazing to work with and I will recommend him to anyone else.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an IC2 offer at Dropbox

+$150,000

9 / 2021

This session was amazing. I loved how responsive and knowledgeable Sarah is. I would highly recommend throwing money at this service, it was extremely profitable for me. The knowledge that Levels has accumulated about the negotiation process helped me yield an additional $100k annually over what I would have been able to negotiate myself. Even just the fact that Levels researches and drafts the negotiation emails is frankly worth the $3000 dollars. I would have spent at least 10 hours trying to research and draft the negotiation emails and I would frankly have done a sub-par job compared with the draft from Levels. At which point its significantly more cost effective to pay experts for this service.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Staff Software Engineer offer at Google

+$40,000

9 / 2021

I wasn't sure if I should use this service initially because I had already started negotiating. Timi told me how much to counter, what justification to give, and gave me tips on how to negotiate on the phone. With market data on salaries, Timi helped me aim much higher than I would have if I completed the negotiation on my own. I highly recommend Levels.FYI not just for maximizing your current offer but also for learning some incredibly valuable skills for the future.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Data Scientist offer

+$57,000

9 / 2021

Erin from levels.fyi was extremely helpful in getting me the top end of compensation for my level. Her inputs, the language and the research/feedback she provided worked amazingly well for me. I recommend levels.fyi salary negotiation service and would highly recommend Erin as your advisor as I couldn't have gotten the bump in TC without her help.

– P.M.

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer

+$30,000

9 / 2021

I was in absolute shock with where my negotiations ended. Thanks to Taylor, he helped me navigate quite a unique situation. Taylor very strategic with his recommended responses to the recruiter. He would explain the reasoning behind his responses and when it was best to reveal my different areas of leverage. I ended up with a very nice signing bonus as well as additional equity that I would have never thought to ask for if it weren't for Taylor's guidance. Thanks for everything!

– M.T.

Negotiated a Lead Electrical Engineer offer at Pax Labs

+$25,000

9 / 2021

Working with Carlos has been nothing short of amazing. He frequently adjusted his calendar to accommodate me on any given day within minutes of requesting him. Carlos answered every single one of my questions and helped me draft an email to negotiate and I was able to get an offer increase of $25k/year. I highly recommend Carlos to anyone who is interested in negotiating their salary.

– Sandeep Nimmagadda

Negotiated a SDE1 offer at Amazon

+$60,000

9 / 2021

I came to tech a few years ago after a decade in government. In previous offers, I had fallen into the classic traps and knew I needed help. Taylor guided me through this and gave me the confidence to push for a win-win deal. Worth every penny.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Sr. Director of PM offer at Salesforce

+$24,000

9 / 2021

If you have even a little bit of a doubt about this service, I would say don't think much and just go for it! This is an extremely great service with a huge return on investment. Jason was extremely responsive and had quick turn around times for replying to my recruiters emails. His inputs and explanations of how the compensation structures work, how should you negotiate helped me a lot. He also gave tips on how to navigate through the conversations with the recruiter.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Systems Development Engineer offer at Amazon

+$40,000

9 / 2021

I am very grateful to levels.fyi that I took the negotiation service. I am very glad to tell everyone that working with a negotiator works and gets you a higher total compensation value which I couldn't get myself previously with other companies.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer, L5 offer at Twitch

+$20,000

8 / 2021

Session was super helpful, Carlos gave a good overview of the process and made sure that I got all my answers covered. I was a little skeptical about how to negotiate without competing offers and my obvious inclination towards the company and recruiter already knowing that, but Carlos gave really good tips about how I should approach and navigate the conversation. It also helped me gain some perspective about what goes on at the other end of the table when offer is made which is also helpful for future.

+$18,250

8 / 2021

If you're on the fence, don't hesitate. You won't regret the investment one single bit. The results I achieved with Level's support were beyond my highest expectations. Jason was extremely responsive and professional. His guidance was invaluable throughout the entire process and made a difference above and beyond the guarantee.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Apple

+$85,000

8 / 2021

Amazingly helpful service building confidence and providing data to improve your negotiation. Completely worth it!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Manager, IC5 offer at Facebook

+$205,000

8 / 2021

Taylor helped me navigate a complicated 3 company situation. His understanding of the FAANG recruiting systems was absolutely critical. He got me to ask for numbers I couldn't dream to go for, and they went for it.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a L6 offer at Google

+$40,000

8 / 2021

Erin helped me in every step of the negotiation process, ultimately resulting in a $40k increase on my offer! Best money I ever spent.

– Jake G

Negotiated a Forward Deployed Engineer offer at Palantir

+$100,000

8 / 2021

The service is very good and something everyone should do at least once to understand this recruiting side of the industry and the nature of hustling occurs here.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Solutions Engineer offer at Facebook

+$150,000

8 / 2021

Sarah was an amazing help! She is both skilled and knowledgable. I skimmed a few negotiation books a few years ago for my last job search. At the time, I was proud of the bump in comp I negotiated. After working with Sarah this time around, I wish I had used this service last time too! It's not just that Sarah knew what to expect for comp bands, she also understood the internal processes, the appropriate language to use, and how to read into offers.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer

+$50,000

8 / 2021

My total comp package increased by 50k and I owe it all to levels.fyi

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Program Manager offer at Squarespace

+$85,000

8 / 2021

I did a lot of DIY/homework before the offer process. Yet, I was very anxious before the salary negotiation. When I heard the first offer, I felt I deserved a lot more. That's when I reached out to levels.fyi. During my initial discussion with Taylor, he understood the background quickly & my expectations. He helped me frame the emails as part of negotiation. He brings his experience and level headed-ness into the process. He also responds to emails quickly which is important when you are in the middle of negotiation. I really appreciate that. In the end, I am very happy with the offer I received. I would highly recommend him.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Google

+$100,000

8 / 2021

The sessions with Taylor were super helpful. Taylor knew the actually upper bound for the exact role/ company that I was negotiating with. This information made it possible to confidently ask for what I wanted and get what I think was a very fair outcome. Taylor is also a seasoned negotiator and having his guidance meant that I was able to go through the process with minimal anxiety!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Director of Product Management offer at Facebook

+$74,000

8 / 2021

Sarah walked me through exactly what to say in my initial comp meeting. This was just the beginning. Throughout all the 40+ emails back and forth, she advised me on how to respond with perfect clarity and timeliness--even drafting emails. Levels.FYI made it possible to successfully negotiate a huge increase without competing offers. 10/10! Best money I have spent on my career.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Program Manager offer at Google

+$75,000

8 / 2021

This was the first time I was able to negotiate an offer. I knew I had to do it as a matter of course or I'd be leaving money on the table, but my situation was a bit odd so I had no idea where to start. Taylor was very helpful in formulating a strategy and helping me execute on it by answering the many questions I had and preparing me for calls with recruiters; I can safely say that there's no way I would have gotten this much of an increase if not for his assistance. Suffice to say, this service more than paid for itself.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer

+$10,000

7 / 2021

My sessions and interactions with Elijah were great. Pretty much everything that I needed was covered: quick responses, someone with industry experience, a template for negotiation responses, support throughout the entire process, and the ability to schedule calls. The increase in salary and knowledge gained for future negotiations was well worth the cost for the service.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Affirm

+$10,000

7 / 2021

Taylor was extremely helpful in his first call with me, where he explained very clearly the different stages of negotiation, and what he would use to leverage the negotiations. His negotiation emails were firm, polite and confident, and really removed the anxieties of negotiations for me! Thank you Taylor :)

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior UX Designer/Researcher T25 offer at Paypal

+$199,000

7 / 2021

Sarah was incredible. As a woman and a POC, I didn't even dream or dare to ask for as much as I did but Sarah encouraged and supported me throughout. She was thoughtful, prompt and meticulous in all her guidance. Sarah knows her stuff and nailed it! I cannot recommend her enough.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Manager offer at Facebook

+$100,000

7 / 2021

Timi is a rockstar and this service, from Levels.fyi, is invaluable. The matching process is fantastic and pairs you up with folks who have experience in your target company. Outside of the financial benefits, this service also provided awareness on other benefits and perks that you would otherwise miss out on. Highly recommended!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a TPM offer at Google

+$51,520

7 / 2021

Taylor is an absolute rock star and Levels.fyi negotiation coaching is the real deal. I had a recruiter with over 10 years of tech industry experience in my corner helping me to simultaneously negotiate two offers against each other resulting in > $50k/yr TC increases to both offers. One offer even leveled up the job title/seniority to help meet the compensation goals that Taylor helped articulate! And, Taylor calmed my nerves and kept me negotiating long past when I would have bailed without a coach's support. This encouragement netted a final round of increases after over a week of negotiating before we reached the best and final offers.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Staff Product Designer offer

+$42,000

7 / 2021

Jason was extremely helpful and provided some insider knowledge that made it much easier to understand the negotiation process. In addition to a video conference, a phone call, and a very comprehensive informational overview email, we exchanged more than 20 emails over the course of the negotiation. This constant communication gave me the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback along the way. It was absolutely worth the investment.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Manager offer at Facebook

+$155,000

7 / 2021

Wow I am so lucky to have Sarah as my negotiator! I highly recommend her because she gets great things done efficiently and elegantly. In a week's time, with 2 short-notice calls, she helped me negotiate more than 155k in total! In addition to that, her extensive big tech work experience definitely helped me join my new company with even more confidence and sense of purpose! Negotiating was stressful for me in the past, but Sarah's empathy and attentiveness made me have a positive view on it! Thank you so much Sarah!!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

+$115,000

7 / 2021

I know this is going to sound insane (because it is) but my consultant helped me lay it all out in the table and get an increase of more than $100k (!!!!!!!!) by marshaling data, easing my nerves, and writing the best. emails. ever. I still can’t believe it. HFS.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Manager offer at Facebook

+$35,000

7 / 2021

Extremely helpful, from creating strategy, crafting responses and even doing a mock phone session. Taylor had it completely covered and helped me remain calm and in control, and able to get the change in comp I wanted.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an Engineering Manager offer

+$38,000

7 / 2021

Sarah was absolutely incredible throughout the 2 months+ process we worked together from interview to offer and signing. She was a wealth of information and provided thorough guidance on offer negotiation and level negotiation. She was available over email consistently and jumped on many quick calls, can't recommend Sarah enough.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

+$30,000

6 / 2021

It is extremely helpful for myself, despite I have read other articles and watched YT videos. The information and guidance from negotiator is highly valuable.

– W. H.

Negotiated a Strategic Cloud Engineer offer at Google

+$35,000

6 / 2021

I was very unsure how to handle the various steps in the negotiating process, and Sarah walked me through what to expect and how to respond in each step and scenario. The email Sarah wrote for me was very strong, and from there, I only had a couple short phone conversations with the recruiter that I had to handle (and Sarah gave me pointers for all of those as well). Before talking to Sarah, I was only planning to ask for 8k base salary increase, but I ended up with 13k base increase plus 10k more equity and a signing bonus. The guidance relieved a lot of my stress and anxiety about the situation, and gave me peace of mind at the end of it that I had gotten the best possible offer.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Verily Life Sciences

+$100,000

6 / 2021

I would not have asked for or gotten the offer I wanted on my own. Mackenzie helped me write a persuasive letter on why I deserved a high TC that got me up 100k without having a competing offer. I'm grateful for the guidance and support, even though I was stressed out during portions of the process.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Manager offer at Facebook

+$80,000

6 / 2021

Brady is professional, patient and responsive. In all 3 sessions, he provided tailored strategies based on my most up-to-date offers and sent follow-up emails to recap everything. I have gained much more confidence when negotiating with recruiters. The takeaway from the sessions with Brady is that being humble and showing respect truly matter during negotiation.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer

+$5,000

6 / 2021

Levels.FYI is the real deal - real recruiters from tech companies with real, current information. My negotiator was up front with me that I already had a good offer, and informed me about potential areas to improve it a bit more. She reassured me that asking for more won't risk my offer, if I'm thoughtful about how I approach it. In the end I ended up getting $20k more, an absolutely amazing deal for the price of an hour with the negotiator. I will recommend this service to everyone I know who ever gets an offer from a tech company. It's a no-brainer.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Program Manager offer at Microsoft

+$72,000

6 / 2021

Levels.fyi helped me increase $72,000 in TC. I highly recommend to schedule a call with Levels negotiation service before you sign your offer.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a PM offer at Pinterest

+$50,000

6 / 2021

Those sessions are very helpful. I myself wouldn't be so confident going through negotiations without Philip's help! I wouldn't even know the balance between low and 'greedy'. :) only with Philip's help I was able to know true ranges as well as be confident and comfortable to ask what's right for me and my level. And not just what to ask for, but also HOW to ask for it. Thank you, Philip!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Principal Software Engineer offer

+$200,000

6 / 2021

~3Xed my current TC... Definitely wouldn't have happened without their help.

+$20,000

6 / 2021

Philip was an incredible coach to work with throughout my negotiation process. I reached out to him via levels.fyi when I decided to start responding to recruiters. I had a few questions in mind that I wanted to ask but I was blown away by the wealth of information he provided. It's clear that Philip is a skilled negotiator and is extremely knowledgeable about the recruitment process. Deciding to get more sessions was a no brainer as I progressed to the offer stage. Again, I could not believe how efficient he was in communicating the process to me. Everything I wanted to know was answered in such an efficient and effective way. The sessions I had with him got me way more than a significant increase in my base pay, it gave me more confidence and helped me refine a skill set I'll be using for years to come!

– G

Negotiated a Front End Software Engineer offer at a startup

+$15,000

6 / 2021

Erin was great at helping me look at all the aspects of my current compensation and then translating that into reasoning for a higher offer. She was super responsive via email and our live sessions were great. Thanks again!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Humana

+$110,000

6 / 2021

I would have made so many negotiation mistakes without Dan's advice. He helped me develop a game plan and measured responses to recruiters' high-pressure tactics. I was dealing with a tricky situation between competing FANG offers in terms of deadline and numbers, and didn't know how to resolve them without doing myself a disservice. With Dan's help, my final first-year TC was >110k above the initial one! Also, he was very responsive and supportive – I felt very empowered throughout the process.

+$32,000

6 / 2021

Levels.fyi gets high marks from me - they helped me frame the salary negotiation process from initial screening to post-offer discussions. With their help, I was able to get an additional 32k/year equity from my initial offer. More than the financial benefits (the service pays for itself!), levels.fyi took the terrible, awful process of salary negotiation and made it only slightly painful. I highly recommend it for those who are unsure of their market value, want to maximize their pay, or just want help and confidence in the salary negotiation process.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Shopify

+$10,000

5 / 2021

Mackenzie was very responsive to my email and very flexible with impromptu meetings as per my needs. She is very knowledgeable and helped me craft compelling emails to get a higher offer. Thank you, Mackenzie.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a SDE-I offer at Amazon

+$73,500

5 / 2021

I worked with Taylor and he was amazing. Started up by setting clear expectations of the process and then basically partitioned each phase as a milestone worthy of the next call session.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Microsoft

5 / 2021

Working with Sarah has been an absolute pleasure. Sarah has a wealth of experience when it comes to negotiation and tech companies. I cannot thank her enough for helping me in achieving the right compensation package based on my experience. We have exchanged β€œN” number of emails and she was always happy to hop on a call and explain to me if need be. Her unique sense of crafting precise emails and mentioning all the points will help one to drive conversations in the challenging negotiation phase. I highly recommend Levels.fyi for anybody who wants a smooth negotiation process. If you're lucky, you work with Sarah :)

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Microsoft

+$15,000

5 / 2021

Phil was very friendly, knowledgeable, and always responded to my email questions quickly. His guidance was instrumental to my negotiation process. I worked with a particularly challenging "old school" recruiter, and Phil helped give me the confidence to advocate for myself and really push for an increase in base pay as well as a full relocation package and signing bonus. Without Phil's coaching, I'm sure I would have capitulated to the recruiter's pressure and car salesman-like manipulation tactics and ended up accepting my original offer with no increase in compensation. The coaching costs money, but it is SO worth it!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Marketing Manager offer at Adobe

+$50,000

5 / 2021

Coming from outside the tech world and getting my first FAANG offer I was totally clueless on how to go out negotiating with my recruiter. Sarah was amazing in crafting my story and responses. She walked me through the ins and outs of negotiations and the entire hiring process super clearly. This gave me a lot of confidence to stick to my ask and I ended up getting the top of the band offer.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Data Engineer offer at Facebook

Taylor's advice was helpful, to the point and effective. I received 17x return on my investment to Levels.FYI negotiation service!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Switzerland-based offer

+$30,000

5 / 2021

Cate has been instrumental in providing support during the negotiation phase. She has been approachable and makes it easier to work with her. The negotiation emails drafted by her convey all your expectations well. Within one round of negotiation and her email, we saw a significant increase in the compensation. I would highly recommend working with Cate for negotiation advice.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Microsoft

+$55,000

5 / 2021

All of the sessions with Natalie were amazing! She helped me navigate a complicated situation with two FAANG companies and helped me increase my offer by more than 50K in TC and this was an out-of-band offer for my role and level!!! Natalie went above and beyond and worked with my comfort level and gave me very clear language (word for word) to use with the recruiters both for calls and for emails. She even pre-empted what the recruiter would say to me and she was right every time. She always came prepared to our sessions and was responsive over email and text and answered all of the questions I had. It was clear that she is experienced - she knew exactly how compensation and negotiations work within each company and what the market worth for an individual is based on their background, interviews, competing offers, level, and individual circumstance. I felt confident and prepared walking into each negotiation conversation/email. I would recommend it to anyone, even the strongest of negotiators! We'll be requesting this service, especially Natalie for my spouse's future negotiations too!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a L5 non-engineering role offer at Amazon

+$15,250

5 / 2021

Taylor was incredibly helpful and worked diligently to assist with my offer negotiations. We were able to compact our sessions into a very tight timeline and still get everything covered and left me feeling great headed into what turned out to be a very successful negotiation.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior PM offer at Salesforce

+$75,000

5 / 2021

Erin helped by providing data about previous offers related to the specific org/team I was applying to. I was new to TC negotiation and she took the time to break everything down and provided ranges to target and dialogue/examples to make it easy for me to negotiate.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Apple

+$20,000

5 / 2021

The negotiator has a lot of experience. After 3 round negotiations, we pushed to the limit of my target company. The experience is great and I learned a lot about negotiations. The result is amazing. $20k yearly bump including base and equity.

– Ling

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Lime

+$130,000

5 / 2021

I am extremely thankful for the negotiation service. It was worth every dime!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

+$50,000

5 / 2021

The session was incredibly helpful. Sarah guided me through the salary ranges that the employer considers when negotiating, and suggested a range for me to go after. Not only that, but she helped me draft an email to push negotiations forward. My recruiter later thanked me for the email and its clarity, saying that it answered all his questions and made the process faster. In the end, I got the increase I wanted and a sign-on bonus. From my perspective, this service is amazing and worth every penny.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Principal Engineer offer

+$25,000

4 / 2021

Carlos drafted the negotiation email and answered all my follow-up questions. He guided me step by step on how to response to each of the recruiter emails. He is really professional and responsive. The negotiation process could not be so smooth without Carlos! He made my life much much easier. I would highly recommend Carlos to everybody who needs professional advise on offer negotiation.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Amazon

+$28,000

4 / 2021

I had only one session with Dan and it was fantastic. He was able to understand my situation quickly, brought up key points and shared amazing tips. He helped me review the drafts and revise them before sending it to the recruiter and answer all my questions promptly. Recruiter got back within few days with most of the revised changes approved! I highly recommend the service and am really happy that I decided to try the service. Totally worth it!!!

– N. M.

Negotiated a Senior Developer offer at Oracle

+$20,000

4 / 2021

The consultation session was awesome! I got some really good insights into the different ways I could negotiate, the responses I could give, and the compensation range I deserve. When I conveyed the urgency given the deadline I had, Timi was available for consultation as early as 7 am!! Thank you Timi and thank you Levels.fyi! You guys are amazing! Wish you All the best.

– A. K.

Negotiated a Sr. Product Manager Tech offer at AWS

+$40,000

4 / 2021

Timi is really helpful even if my request for meeting is very last minute. He helped me to benchmark offers quickly while I was on a fairly tight timeline. Although I've done quite a bit of homework to estimate a salary range myself, it's still really valuable to get more confirmation from a professional, and knowing exactly where to push/and how to push convincingly. Outside of benchmarking compensation package, Timi was also patient in answering my general questions.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Data Scientist offer at Adobe

+$70,000

4 / 2021

The session was extremely helpful. Natalie framed the problem and asked just the right questions to navigate the negotiation, and substantially raised my final comp. Even assuming I would negotiate well for some kind of increase on my own, I am utterly confident that Natalie easily covered the costs of the service with her skills. In addition to the raw numbers, though, Natalie made the whole thing less stressful and more tractable, making me feel better about it (which is also valuable). I very strongly recommend you get in touch with Natalie or her colleagues early in your negotiation; it's basically free value.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Facebook

+$75,000

4 / 2021

I have a habit of undercutting myself when asking for compensation at a new company, on top of that, my new position is in the Bay Area, where I'm unfamiliar with salaries. I hired a levels consultant to help me understand what I should be asking for and how to go about maximizing an offer. Thanks to one 30-minute session with Patrick, the difference between what I would have asked for and what I got in my offer was >$75k in total comp. I cannot overstate how helpful Patrick was in this process. The information he provided was invaluable and will change how I negotiate and value myself in all future negotiations. I will absolutely hire another Levels consultant for any future salary negotiations.

+$10,500

4 / 2021

Incredibly helpful in negotiating even an entry level start-up job without prior start-up experience. Saw a 10k increase and also gained confidence and peace of mind in the process of trying to increase pay while also delivering a smooth entrance into a very small and close knit company.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Patient Experience Manager offer at a Y-combinator start up company

+$60,000

4 / 2021

Everything was amazing. Was extremely helpful and honestly gave me so much peace about accepting an offer and asking for a fair rate.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Engineering Manager offer

I had three sessions with Carlos and all of them were fantastic. Very practical tips and scripts that made negotiation an easy and predictable conversation for me. Carlos was also very flexible with his schedule and went out of his way to work with my time-sensitive deadlines. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for negotiation coaching!

+$17,500

4 / 2021

I can't recommend this service enough! My negotiator was very knowledgeable about the negotiation process with all of the companies I had offers from and helped me with writing emails and knowing what to say during phone conversations with recruiters. It was a huge relief to have someone like her on my side during this process, and I am so glad that I decided to try this service!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an IC4 Hardware Engineer offer at Facebook

+$36,000

4 / 2021

It was amazing. I was so anxious and Philip listened, calmed me down and proposed multiple solutions as well as gave me a lot of internal insights he had. He helped me frame the mails as well and most importantly was always there on e-mail support for me. His replies were as swift as they could be, and he took out time on his busiest day as well because I was having an exploding offer issue. Absolutely loved the entire experience. It was really worth every penny spent. As a result I was able to negotiate and bring the offer to a better state, much closer to what I had wanted. I got a gain of 26k GBP to my annual compensation!

– B. G.

Negotiated a Machine Learning Engineer offer at Facebook

+$50,000

4 / 2021

I began speaking with a number of negotiation services, including Levels and some competitors. Levels was the only one who genuinely seemed to want to see me succeed (instead of see it as just a transaction). Other services lowballed my estimated compensation - Levels aimed way higher, and we achieved it. Sarah was an absolutely godsend when it came to negotiation with Google. She was kind enough to walk me through the entire negotiation process from start to finish. She gave me some really great tips on "how things work" with Google's negotiations. And most importantly, she gave me the confidence to push hard in negotiations and not give in! I cannot express how great Sarah is - helpful, patient, knowledgable, super responsive. I'm excited to start at Google knowing I negotiated the best offer I could!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Google

+$10,000

4 / 2021

If like me you're unsure about what is reasonable, what isn't and you feel shame when asking for more money, do not hesitate and sign up for it. Dan helped me draft emails that I would otherwise never have dared writing on my own due to the stigma around salary negotiation and the feeling of being greedy.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Shopify

+$17,000

4 / 2021

Sarah helped me to draft negotiation email and were very responsive to answer all the question I had. We had 100+ emails during the whole negotiation process and 3 sessions and Sarah helped me to increase the TC by almost 20K per year. I highly recommend Sarah to any one who are in the offer negotiation process!

– Yifei Li

Negotiated a L4 offer at Google

+$16,000

4 / 2021

Carlos was very friendly to talk to and knowledgeable about negotiating for applied/research scientists. He helped me work through my offers and understand the situation and options. We worked together to come up with the plans for negotiation next steps. He even helped draft an email to send to the recruiter. I also appreciate it a lot when he helped with some last-day rescheduling of my sessions to fit my timeline. I successfully negotiated all my three offers under Carlos' help, including one that is already high initially. What's more to me out is that I had more peace of mind in negotiating offers because I understood more about how it works on the other side of the table.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an Applied Scientist offer at Amazon

+$84,000

3 / 2021

Sarah was extremely knowledgeable on compensation structures or ranges from Google, Facebook, Amazon to even startups such as Coinbase, Chime, Stripe etc. Sarah also detailed exactly what to communicate and how and what order to whom for me to negotiate the most optimal compensation given my situation. Her compensation negotiation strategy combined with her in depth knowledge in industry standards lead me to be able to negotiate 44% higher total compensation than my initial offer. I could not have paid for a better service.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a L4 Software Engineer offer at Google

+$50,000

3 / 2021

If you're going to be negotiating an offer, I definitely recommend this service. Going into the negotiations prepared with accurate expectations makes the whole process go smoother for all sides.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an Engineering Manager offer at Facebook

+$25,000

3 / 2021

Extremely helpful! Mackenzie was able to provide insider insights and impactful suggestions through out the process.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer II offer at Microsoft

+$30,000

3 / 2021

Cate was very thorough, insightful and straight to the point. No fluff. Very practical on the wording and approach.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Manager offer at Google

+$5,000

3 / 2021

Very helpful! Philip explained the whole process and also helped with some negotiation of offer extension

– A. M.

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Square

+$20,000

3 / 2021

The session was very helpful. I was worried that the consultant would try to drag things out or up-sell me. He did neither. He was concise, but thorough, and his advice ended up getting me an additional $20,000 per year in comp. My only quibble was that he told me he would follow up by emailing me additional research material on comp bands, but I never received it. Regardless, the additional material proved unnecessary, and I was more than pleased with the result.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Public Relations Manager offer at Amazon

+$31,000

3 / 2021

Sarah was AWESOME! She gave me so much HR background information about how salary is calculated. She made me feel confident to ask for an extra $20K for my salary. I also got a sign on bonus and stock increase based on Sarah’s insight about using email to negotiate vs. phone call! I am so glad I invested in Levels.fyi, because I would’ve easily cheated myself out of $20K.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Resource Manager offer

+$14,000

3 / 2021

The process was incredibly helpful. I would not have been able to negotiate the offer I got without Sarah.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Medium

+$30,000

3 / 2021

Session was incredible. I had no other offers and not much wiggle room to negotiate. However, Dan was surgical in asking and breaking down many aspects of my current employment and helped me come with a negotiation plan leveraging my existing role/compensation. Dan helped me draft an email that was clear and set clear reasons as to why I could ask for changes. Recruiter got back the next day with most of the revised changes approved! Can't recommend this service enough. As engineers, learning how to communicate about negotiation in and of itself is worth the cost.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Instacart

+$30,000

3 / 2021

The session was helpful to get the right mindset of negotiation and additional points to help with a difficult offer (Stripe).

– G. N.

Negotiated a L2 Software Engineer offer at Stripe

+$43,000

3 / 2021

I strongly recommend taking the three session package. It helped me during the whole process, from the first chat with the recruiter until my counter offer. They guided me on how to gather information from the recruiter and how to use that information to increase the offer. Everything was very professional and ethical.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer II offer at Microsoft

+$7,000

3 / 2021

Sarah was a great recuriter. She helped me to get a 30k bump in total compensation.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Dropbox

+$25,000

3 / 2021

Salary negotiation is something you do a few times in your career. Levels.fyi uniquely uses recruiters who know the ins and outs to give you an honest approach to getting your best offer. It’s a no brainer and one of the best investments I’ve ever made.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an Account Executive offer at Amazon

+$38,000

3 / 2021

Very helpful sessions! Mackenzie was great to work with and was there to support me through out the negotiation process. She shared valuable tips that helped me with negotiations and taught me great lessons that I'm sure will be useful in the future.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Amazon

+$35,000

3 / 2021

Sarah was very friendly and professional. The email template she provided was very helpful for negotiation.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Confluent

+$100,000

3 / 2021

The session was extremely helpful. This was my first time negotiating an offer with a FAANG company and the entire comp structure and associated levels were new to me. Philip guided me through what was a very enlightening session where he spoke about TC ranges for the given level and what i could ask for. He also coached me on negotiation tactics and helped me get the desired offer. Owing to his negotiation coaching sessions i was able to successfully negotiate an offer 33% higher than what i was expecting coming in to these sessions

– A. M.

Negotiated a SDM offer at Amazon

+$47,000

3 / 2021

It was quite insightful. I got to know how a negotiator thinks and feels, so it helped me go in not completely blind to what I should say and do. Would highly recommend this service if you've never negotiated before.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Program Manager 2 offer at Microsoft

+$48,000

3 / 2021

Very helpful. The most helpful insight was the info that the recruiters have incentives if a candidate accepts an offer, and no incentives in how low a comp package is agreed upon. I managed to negotiate (almost) exactly what I was hoping for.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a L4 Software Engineer offer at Google

+$60,000

3 / 2021

My recruiter knew exactly what to say to increase my compensation package by 25%, pushing me all the way to the top of the range. No stress, just free money.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a L4 Software Engineer offer at Google

3 / 2021

I had two sessions, and they helped me have a better understanding of how to review my offer and make a better assessment of how competitive is and how to negotiate better terms. I definitely felt more confident talking to the recruiter after receiving some coaching on what to say and the impression to make, and overall resulted in a great negotiating experience!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Engineer offer at Cruise

+$5,000

3 / 2021

The session was good. Niema made sure I am prepared for future negotiations as well. And his email draft was super helpful.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Lyft

+$30,000

3 / 2021

The session was very helpful. The recruiter gave me the key points to mention during the negotiation and it definitely helped. I was able to land in my desired compensation range after the negotiation.

– C. K.

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Twitter

+$200,000

3 / 2021

The most helpful part was to find out where the limits are for Facebook. In retrospect, I should have set aside more time to talk about my other offer at Stripe.

– P. S.

Negotiated a Staff Software Engineer offer at Facebook

+$80,000

3 / 2021

Natalie was super helpful! She was able to focus on areas of improvement and even helped draft up a thorough email to negotiate the offer. She far exceeded my expectations.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Instacart

+$5,000

2 / 2021

It was helpful in pushing me out of my comfort zone and negotiate. I negotiated once on my own prior to utilizing this service, but was still able to negotiate again up an extra $5k in base salary by using the "I'll sign today and pull out of my other interviews if we get closer to X amount." It was impressive to even pull this off without having other competing offers!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a P3 Software Engineer offer at Zillow

+$134,000

2 / 2021

Amazing! Your service personally took me up $134k from my original offer. Also, the templates you provided helped me build bridges with these companies that will last a long time. I've recommended your services to all my friends who are looking. I know you will work magic for them as you have with me.

– T. H.

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Facebook

+$25,000

2 / 2021

Dan was super helpful in guiding me through the negotiation strategy and discovered things I missed that could be used as a leverage (e.g. pending options). What I found the most helpful from the conversation, besides the tactics, is that Dan helped me to be more confident in my ask without feeling like I am just making up a random number. I believe this is key to successfully negotiating with any company.

– S. W.

Negotiated a Senior Product Marketing Manager offer at Compass

+$20,000

2 / 2021

Sarah drafted an email template that I could send to the company recruiter, that addressed all my concerns. She also advised me on the "landmines" for me to avoid when speaking to my recruiter, to ensure that I get the best deal possible.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Spotify

+$100,000

2 / 2021

Cate was awesome! She prepared me very well the night before my negotiation with the recruiter. It was a Staff-level role, and I didn’t want to leave money on the table. Thanks to the outstanding prep, I went into the conversation feeling confident and negotiated a TC that was nearly 100k higher than the company’s original offer.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Silicon Valley Tech Company

+$10,000

2 / 2021

I had an extremely helpful set of sessions with Sarah. During my process between two different companies, she was very knowledgable and remained consistently available. After being prepped by her, I felt very confident not only going into negotiation talks but also thorough in my decision making regarding a personally significant inflection point in my career. We reached an offer increase of 10K sign on bonus and 8K salary increase respectively. Thank you, Sarah!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Riot Games

The blunt, expert feedback was exceptional in terms of: compensation expectations, skills to highlight, negotiation tactics, and current best-fit companies

+$151,000

2 / 2021

Extremely helpful, it was really good to know the breakdown of how compensation works and how to approach it. Sarah knows her stuff and exactly how to approach the recruiters. I didn't have to second guess and knew exactly where we were going to land for compensation. I can't recommend Levels.fyi and Sarah enough.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Designer offer at Facebook

+$80,000

2 / 2021

Negotiation can be a one-sided game and Levels.fyi helps level the playing field for candidates by providing insight into up-to-date compensation philosophy and offer process at various companies.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Facebook

Very helpful, Carlos quickly answered my questions and helped me understand my options in a way I hadn't before.

+$48,000

2 / 2021

Negotiating an offer is nerve-wrecking for a software engineer, because we lack the insight and data to properly gauge our leverage. The levels.fyi negotiation service precisely fills this gap and levelled (no puns intended :)) the playing field for us. Sarah has given me a lot of insight in negotiating my multiple offers and provided encouragement and support during this uncertain time. I felt I was in good hands while speaking to the recruiters. Thanks Sarah!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer II offer at Instacart

+$8,750

2 / 2021

The session was extremely helpful. I was given tips that can be applied for future offers as well. I was able to raise my RSU amount by $15,000 and my sign-on Bonus by $5000 with no competing offers!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Microsoft

+$90,000

2 / 2021

The sessions were extremely helpful, actually raising my awareness of how much more I could gain simply by negotiating. The info and tactics were successful as promised.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Facebook

2 / 2021

Cate was very helpful during my negotiations, going as far as suggesting some key phrases that carry special meaning to the recruiter I was across the table from.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Bloomberg

+$30,000

2 / 2021

Sarah was amazing! She was always available for questions and helped me draft multiple counter-offer emails that were critical in signing a strong offer. Most importantly, she helped me understand the internals of how these large tech organizations structure their compensation bands. She is knowledgeable and friendly to work with! I would recommend her to anyone going through the job search process.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer II offer at Twitter

2 / 2021

Extremely helpful! Natalie kept in touch with me throughout my negotiation process and when I had additional interviews with another company. She guided me with salary expectations, and conversation structure to get the expected salary. She advised me to say my salary expectations from the get go, and that worked well for me!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a SDE 2 offer at Amazon

+$30,000

2 / 2021

Very helpful

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior SWE offer at Facebook

+$80,000

2 / 2021

One of the most useful things that I've ever done for my career. One, it was fascinating to learn the inner workings of how the compensation game. Two, it increased my total compensation dramatically. Three, it completely took the guesswork out of how I should approach negotiation. Sarah was surgical in approaching negotiations, and helped me hit a number that I wouldn't have come close to asking for.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Lyft

+$25,000

2 / 2021

The sessions were very useful. Natalie outlined in detail how to initiate the conversation to set a high bar using other companies I was interviewing with as well as my existing compensation at the time. In the end, I was able to get a great final offer. Totally worth the money!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Google

+$5,000

2 / 2021

It was helpful for understanding market value and how to frame my requests when asking for more.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Machine Learning Engineer offer at Square

+$20,000

2 / 2021

Philip was awesome! He evaluated what kind of leverage I had and helped me build arguments to negotiate a higher offer.

– Nathan

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer

+$60,000

2 / 2021

Make notes about everything the negotiation coach says β€˜cause you’re gonna need it.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Hardware Engineer offer at Google

+$80,000

2 / 2021

Extremely helpful, Natalie helped me to negotiate offers from multiple companies, the final offer was significantly higher than I expected initially.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Amazon

+$68,750

2 / 2021

Sarah helped me properly negotiate an offer. It was so simple to negotiate an 18% increase in TC. I was frozen without her help.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Staff Engineer offer at VMware

Overall the sessions were very helpful, I definitely learned some good strategies as well as the general playbook some of these companies follow when negotiating. I paid for three sessions and only used two, but had many exchanges over email/g-chat. The consultant was very willing to give time and advice - over email and even beyond the allotted session time. From my experience the service/data seems more geared towards software engineers (rather than system, research, and/or hardware engineers like myself) and very specifically towards FAANG. I ended up with a number of offers, but all of them were quite far from the target my consultant said would be possible (and far from what peers in similar roles quoted). And after a couple of rounds of negotiation I ultimately hit ceilings that were still quite far off (the one I accepted didn't actually go higher). This may be due to some issues in communication with the consultant, less data/experience with people in my "technical demographic (right out of PhD)," hiring differences due to the pandemic, or some mixture of the above. In the end, the service is still worth it - even if your offer increases only 1%, the service can easily pay for itself. It's definitely still necessary to do your own homework, especially if you don't fit the same demographic as most of the data on the site.

2 / 2021

I am not sure what I would have done if I did not work with Sarah. I know for sure my total comp would have been 100k lower though. Because Sarah is so knowledgeable with FAANG negotiation processes/limits, she created strong game plan for me to negotiate with multiple companies at once to maximize what I can get and ultimately landing on a job of my dream with even dreamier total comp. Thank you so much Sarah and Level.fyi for helping me. I would 1000% recommend the service to anyone. Also, strongly recommend to go for the maximum session you can purchase if you are type of a person like me who struggle with negotiation or doesn't know what to say.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

I enjoyed the negotiation service and found it helpful in making a data-driven decision about my salary. I believe the service paid for itself by helping me negotiate a better compensation package.

+$46,000

2 / 2021

I could learn the competitive compensation range for all three companies I got offers from, get very helpful tips in communicating with recruiters, and getting the offer I am happy about. The levels.fyi negotiator clarified what I can expect with each company and helped me gain confidence and communicate better when negotiating.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer 2 offer at Dropbox

+$50,000

2 / 2021

– DAS

Negotiated an UXE Lead offer at Google

+$85,000

1 / 2021

Carlos is very professional, energetic and knowledgeable. He helped me to formulate my conversations, estimate ranges, and understand the offer. I got a hefty offer in the end. I strongly recommend this service!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Microsoft

+$26,000

1 / 2021

My negotiator was awesome, explained everything, helped me craft a personalized honest response which turned into a noticeable offer increase... Thanks Levels.fyi!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Amazon

+$25,000

1 / 2021

Very helpful! I was able to have the courage to ask for more and do so in a tactful and ultimately successful way.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Microsoft

+$18,000

1 / 2021

Philip helped me negotiate my offer by $18,000. The amount of information he provided was definitely worth way more than $250. Great service. I highly recommend Levels.fyi

– A. G.

Negotiated a SDE II offer at Amazon

+$20,000

1 / 2021

Extremely helpful and exceeded expectations!

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Adobe

1 / 2021

Stuff I found most helpful: 1.) Better understanding of the fair market rate for my experience level (Ph.D counts for 1-4 yrs of industry experience). It seems I was being significantly underpaid at my last job. 2.) Didn't know that asking for +15% on top of the initial offer usually requires little to no justification. Easiest ""raise"" ever! 3.) Key words & phrases to use during negotiations, like ""If we can get the total compensation in this range, *I am ready to sign today*"".

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Sr. Data Scientist offer at Juniper Networks

+$85,000

1 / 2021

The negotiation was helpful for reassurance that I was not completely off in what I was going to try. I was pretty much going to do what was suggested, but the negotiator knew the upper bound on equity I could ask for (very useful information). She also drew my attention to trying to bring the base salary up 10K, which I am not sure I was going to try, as well as for the signup bonus. As for doing better, I would have liked a video call with a shared screen. The shared screen would make it easier to follow calculation and understand the numbers.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Facebook

+$108,000

1 / 2021

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Engineer offer at Facebook

+$25,000

1 / 2021

Session was very helpful! For my company, I found almost no comparable salary info on the Web, even on levels.fyi. Natalie came prepared with a median and range and she was spot-on with the initial offer! This really helped in my counteroffer, as I knew it was realistic. Also, even when I couldn't schedule a follow-up because of the holidays, she was prompt and helpful in answering my questions over e-mail. I accepted the follow-up offer, which was close to my counter. Levels.fyi Negotiation Service was worth it for me, and I would use again.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Engineering Manager offer at Tableau Software

+$86,000

12 / 2020

The session was extremely valuable for helping me understand the compensation package and negotiating range for this offer. I was able to accept my final offer with confidence.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

12 / 2020

Recruiter was really helpful. They explained areas of compensation and how they are calculated by the company. Recruiter was knowledgeable about the specific company and what areas of compensation have negotiation room. Recruiter was able to help find points of negotiation in my current situation.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

12 / 2020

The insights Sarah shared were a masterclass in negotiation miraculously condensed into an effective 30 minute session.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Manager offer at Uber

+$17,000

12 / 2020

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Facebook

+$130,000

12 / 2020

Great guidance on tone and asking amount combined with a willingness to understand my situation made this a great experience

– Anonymous

Negotiated a SDE II offer at Twitter

+$96,500

12 / 2020

Highly knowledgeable, clear guidance, excellent outcome. What more could I want?

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Principal Program Manager Lead offer at Microsoft

+$23,000

12 / 2020

Super helpful, totally worth it. I couldn't possibly come up with such a great negotiate plan by myself.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Senior Software Engineer offer at Instacart

12 / 2020

Sarah helped me evaluate my offer. She told me I had a strong offer and gave me tips on exactly how to get more and how much. She also knew some of the risks associated with my unique situation. I decided not to push my already strong offer and seal the deal instead. I can sleep at night knowing how much more I could have gotten and that I’d rather take the offer as is. I will NEVER evaluate an offer without this service ever again.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a L4 Designer offer at Google

+$15,000

12 / 2020

The session was very helpful! Sarah did a great job pointing out what I should've avoided and how I could leverage what I current have to negotiate for a better offer.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product Designer offer at Figma

+$25,000

12 / 2020

Levels.fyi helps my offer increase 25k in several hours

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer II (Machine Learning) offer at Uber

+$48,000

12 / 2020

Small price to pay to make a big economic impact. Negotiator’s know the in/outs.

– Anonymous

Negotiated an offer at Microsoft

+$50,000

12 / 2020

Amazing! Gave me the exact script to follow and had inside information of the operations of each company.

– D. H.

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Instacart

+$19,000

11 / 2020

Very helpful. I literally can't think of anything to do better. What to say, what to ask for, reasoning... all presented clearly and succinctly.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a ML Engineer offer at Amazon

+$12,500

11 / 2020

Using Sarah's suggestions, I was able to negotiate a better offer without much leverage on my side. I would highly recommend this service in general and Sarah in particular.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Sr. Software Engineer (level 5) offer at Facebook

The session was incredibly helpful. I sought general information related to early stage negotiation and salary expectations for a few forking career paths ahead of me. I left with more clarity around my prospects, more actionable information than I anticipated, and felt empowered to start my next step.

+$20,000

11 / 2020

This negotiation service helped me get a 20k extra sign on bonus with Snap. Truly an excellent service that the folks at Levels.fyi are building! It's been my favorite product I've discovered in 2020 :)

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Snap

+$22,500

11 / 2020

With a 90K/4 year return with Levels.fyi negotiation service - it's a no brainer! Sarah helped and conversed with me in over 80+ emails and two 30 minute phone calls and helped me in every step of the way!

– V. N.

Negotiated a L5 Software Engineer offer at Google

+$85,000

10 / 2020

Using this service is a no-brainer! Natalie provided a detailed playbook for a tough negotiation that ended with an offer above and beyond what I thought was ever possible!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Product offer at Facebook

+$95,000

10 / 2020

Sarah blew me away with her knowledge and energy. She was so thorough, I took pages of notes. I think my offer might be $100k higher as a result of working with her. She helped me understand my true market value, and more than that, my options along multiple career paths, both present and future. This was a career-altering chat.

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Google

+$150,000

10 / 2020

$537 got me +$150k. No exaggeration. This pays for itself in <2 days!

– W. W.

Negotiated a Software Engineer (E5) offer at Facebook

The session was invaluable to me in adopting the right strategy for maximizing my final compensation given the offers that I was expecting. The advice was easy to understand and perfectly sensible in retrospect, but I would never have thought of it on my own. I only regret that I had not had this conversation earlier in my job search instead of waiting until the offer stage.

+$11,250

11 / 2020

The session has helped me to get my dream salary. I would recommend this service.

– J. L.

Negotiated an offer at Amazon

+$5,000

10 / 2020

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Raytheon

10 / 2020

Amazing negotiation service, helped me secure a top of band offer for my area for a L5! Highly recommended.

– A. A.

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Google

+$15,000

10 / 2020

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Data Analyst offer at Tata Consultancy Services

+$64,000

10 / 2020

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Apple

+$50,000

10 / 2020

Super helpful, very experienced recruiter and super valuable feedback

+$12,000

10 / 2020

– Anonymous

Negotiated an Operations Manager offer at Amazon

+$120,000

10 / 2020

Very helpful outlining what needs to be done. Excellent introduction and plan to move forward. Honestly I think it's almost perfect retrospectively.

– Y. X.

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Facebook

+$30,000

10 / 2020

The Levels.fyi advisor reviewed my offers with me and gave me helpful negotiation tips. I was able to convince one company to 2X my bonus and bump my stock options... a $30K/yr total increase! Sarah, my Levels.fyi advisor, went over the tactical details of how I should ask for adjustments and play one offer off the other. I was in a time crunch (one company wanted a response in 3 business days), and she even offered to review my draft emails over the weekend before I sent them to my hiring managers! It all worked out, and I've got a great job with great pay!

– Anonymous

Negotiated a Sr. Technical Account Mgr. offer at Startup (Series B)

+$70,000

10 / 2020

No-brainer. This service pays for itself many times over. They responded quickly and the scripts they crafted for me worked flawlessly.

– G. A.

Negotiated a Software Engineer offer at Facebook

+$15,000

10 / 2020

Levels.fyi takes the guess work out of negotiations so that you are armed with an offer strategy customized to your situation and backed by hard data. More importantly, my negotiations expert knew the ins and outs as a former recruiter for FAANG companies and was able to provide nuanced guidance at each of my options. I also appreciated the thoughtful guidance and coaching support I received as a fresh-minted MBA graduate entering into one of the most volatile job market in the past decade. Levels.fyi was super responsive and always went above and beyond, even providing tips on how to prepare for future interviews. I only wish I had contacted Levels.fyi sooner. I can't recommend the Levels.fyi team enough. I chose Levels.fyi because their expertise, access to data, and professionalism exceeded other options out there and know I wouldn't have been able to get a 10% increase during COVID without their help.

– I. C.

Negotiated an offer