Trying to decide between these two offers In Chicago… I have 3 YOE
Offer 1: Slalom Build(Their in-house consulting division no travel)
** Already accepted this offer so I’d have to renege. Wasn’t expecting another offer
Potential TC 100k, 91k base, 0-10% bonus
No 401k match first year then 3% match if you contribute 6%, potentially additional 3-5% 401k contribution, 17 days PTO, 8 holidays, 2-3k annual budget for personal development(books, courses, certs, conferences)
Commute would be about 1hr 20min
Cool office, fun atmosphere, Fully stocked kitchen, younger down to earth people, they seem to value employees, weekly events/meetups/hackathons, annual team retreats
Projects can vary in technologies but I think the main ones they work with are Java, .Net, Angular, React, AWS, Azure, GCP. I’d be able to choose what part of the stack I’d like to work on and focus in that area(mobile, backend, full stack, front end).
Offer 2: Caterpillar
**Pretty sure I can negotiate this up a bit
116k TC, 102k base, 14%+ bonus
6% 401k match, potentially additional 3-5% company 401k contribution, 10 holidays, 18 PTO, 1 floating holiday, they shut down between Christmas and New Years so extra week off.
Commute would be 1hr 5min
Overall culture seems very old school and corporate. Office is a cube farm. All my interviewers seemed older and surprisingly all Russian/Eastern European which was weird. The company seems to be heavily investing in tech (their new Chicago office is basically for software/data science people.
Tech is Java/Scala, AWS, big data/big scale, all backend. Basically developing infrastructure to handle and analyze data from caterpillar machinery worldwide. (Have a call with the manager tomorrow to further discuss the role)
Is giving up 16k~ plus 401k match be worth it over having a fun culture/work environment?
Any advice or comments would be great!
Caterpillar imo. Add a poll