Hi. I recently interviewed for the Senior Software Engineer position in Cisco in San Jose, and have just received confirmation that they will be making me an offer.
What's the salary I should be aiming for? I'm not going to take anything less then 125k pa + about 10-15% in yearly bonus (or some mix, like bigger base and lower bonus), but I wonder if there is a chance for more? Also, from what I'm reading is that I should not hope for any ongoing RSUs/options - so the question is how much I can ask from them as a signing bonus?
I have 8 years of experience, and did rather well on the interviews. And overall, given the whole layoff situation - do you think it's worth joining Cisco at the moment? The team I was interviewing with seems ok, and what they do aligns with what I want to do. But just wonder if Cisco is a good (or good enough) employer nowadays.