80k offer in NYC for major bank, making 50k in SA TX. Pass or no pass?

Prudential dbYy60
Oct 10 43 Comments

full stack position with the latest version of angular.

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  • Charles Schwab / Eng bLDY08
    Are you ok?
    Oct 10 8
    • Google giannis
      Wtf is angular 8?
      Oct 10
    • Prudential dbYy60
      OP
      A web framework google has been working on since 2010 similar to react but better
      Oct 10
    • Prudential dbYy60
      OP
      Wait what.. you work at google and haven’t heard of angular? :0
      Oct 10
    • Goldman Sachs AVGunner
      They just call it Angular. Also google has 80k employees with some products that compete from what I have heard. So i can beleive it.
      Oct 10
    • Charles Schwab / Eng bLDY08
      Yes OP New York is expensive 80k will be “rough”
      Oct 10
  • Amazon / Sales sooaa
    50K in San Antonio will probably go farther than 80K in NYC

    I would say do it if its for a big jump career or logo wise and you’re still young and nothing is keeping you in TX
    Oct 10 0
  • AMD
    $&!#

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    $&!#more
    1) What position?
    2) If your dream is to move to NYC, it’s better to do so with with a job that pays $80K than no job at all. You can live in poverty for a year and then find another job that pays more.
    3) If your dream is NOT to live in NYC, stay in Texas. Your quality of life is a lot better on $50K in SA Texas than in NYC. Remember, Texas does not have a state tax but NY definitely does, and a high one.
    Oct 10 8
    • Goldman Sachs rentisgood
      Counter 120 saying you are prone to illness cannot withstand living in Central Park.
      Oct 10
    • AMD
      $&!#

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      $120K is still pretty low for NYC but you can likely rent a tiny studio way uptown and survive on that salary for a bit.
      Oct 11
    • Prudential dbYy60
      OP
      Is he lying?
      Oct 11
    • Amazon dhaifjfakd
      I have friends working at JP Morgan Chase with 0 years of exp (bootcamp grads) who started between 70-95k (depending on counteroffers). They always lowball and will only raise it with counteroffers.

      They honestly dont sound like a good place to work. And those numbers are probably aggregated data with no timeframe. If you have 2 yoe... you should be able to interview at any larger company and get over 150k total comp assuming you interview well.

      I had a recent 0 yoe referral from bootcamp who got into Amazon as a frontend dev with 175k TC. 2 years in will prob get promoted and get 220k TC. I know it isnt like everyone gets into FAANG but even Series B-C companies in NYC will pay 120k+ for 2 yoe.

      Dont take the 80k unless you want to move and immediately start interviewing -- with 2 yoe, you should get a lot of hits from NYC companies...
      Oct 11
    • Prudential dbYy60
      OP
      Thanks man, I’ll continue to interview.
      Oct 13
  • Bloomberg YeRRy22
    Haha wtf no - 125k at min in nyc if 0 YOE (assuming this is SDE)
    Oct 10 0
  • New CGvj36
    Do it only if you want to experience living in NYC. NYC has a city wide tax of around 3% and the state overall has a higher tax rate. The overall cost of living may be double of what you're currently paying.
    Some of the other comments are right in that you're being low balled. Some college new grads get paid well north of 100K TC in NYC.
    Oct 11 1
    • Prudential dbYy60
      OP
      Thanks man. I’ll just stay at my current job since it is much cooler and way cheaper for the cost of living.
      Oct 11
  • Goldman Sachs rentisgood
    What major bank? Pray tell. This is a new low
    Oct 10 1
    • Prudential dbYy60
      OP
      Morgan Stanley
      Oct 10
  • Apple magikarp16
    80K Seems really low for NYC. Negotiate hard on this one. Will be tough in NY and this company will just suck you out.
    Oct 10 0
  • Prudential / Finance pru_BA
    80k is LOW! In NYC ...min 100k at entry level
    Oct 10 0
  • eBay abababbb
    Offer them to work part time for that amount
    Oct 10 0
  • New / Product coldouts
    Seems like poverty wages in nyc
    Oct 10 0
  • Disney tralala
    That’s total lowball. Did you give your current comp?
    Oct 10 3
    • Prudential dbYy60
      OP
      I did but I don’t know if they’ve been to Texas.
      Oct 10
    • State Farm sweeeeee
      Oh no😕
      Oct 10
    • Guidewire jlingling
      Just tell them you evaluated and that you need a cost of living increase + 20% to make the move worth your while. NYC is no joke. You can’t even get an apartment without hiring a broker.

      If they aren’t paying for your move and helping you find an apartment you might want a 25% increase on top of the cost of living increase.

      If you’re young you might just go for it it anyway.

      I lived in 35k as a 20 something in 2000. The experience was worth it. I managed to get a nice studio in queens for $900.

      When you’re young and healthy and just starting out you’re not really poor, it’s just early days. And kind of romantic IMO.
      Oct 11
  • Expedia Group d€
    If it was summer , you could have slept on the streets of Manhattan. Winter is Coming ! Hard luck
    Oct 10 1
    • Infosys BRY47
      Well people survive living on the streets in Manhattan each Winter. It’s not impossible. 80k can also get you a shoebox in Brooklyn with like 5-6 roommates.
      Oct 10
  • Credit Karma FieriGuy
    Probably not. What’s the upside career-wise?
    Oct 10 1
    • Prudential dbYy60
      OP
      For an angular position, how much should I counter offer?
      Oct 10
  • Deloitte / Consultant Makiavelli
    $100k base minimum
    Oct 10 0
  • Charles Schwab / Eng bLDY08
    Not worth it money wise unless they offer high bonus
    Oct 10 1
    • Prudential dbYy60
      OP
      No bonus
      Oct 10
  • Cisco Persistant
    Take NYC job. You can move up in a year.
    Oct 11 0
  • New / Mgmt
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    Yeah if you're under 27 and single do it! It's the best place to be and $80k gives you a fighting chance to figure it out. If you have a family. Don't come here. If you're over 27 and won't be making over $100k... don't come here with 0 network or familiarity.
    Oct 10 0
  • For nyc the employer can't ask for comp history. Ask for $100k + discretionary bonus
    Oct 10 0
  • Expedia Group myfcr74
    80k is not gonna be great in NYC unless you have 4 roommates. Otherwise, you’ll have to live a ways out.
    Oct 10 0

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