Choosing between offers

Expedia Xbnyhx
Oct 8, 2018 6 Comments

Currently at a noname consultancy; married with kids - ~$210k TC all cash in Seattle area

1) another relatively no name consulting company $220k max potential with lower guaranteed money, effectively a demotion needing to prove my worth in leadership.
2) work for staffing firm as contractor to hire at big Seattle public company TC ~$250k with intent to convert - would mean paying out of pocket for healthcare/etc
3) stay put & keep looking
4) try to revive offer from another consultancy that might be able to beat current and #1 choice, but likely lower TC (higher probably with benefits) than #2
5) another revival option with a relative startup with cash ~$200k and equity
6) other options that haven't made offer yet, but will likely in the next couple weeks

Denied by Grab, Microsoft (for a specific role, a good fit otherwise) and Zillow, all due primarily to my sucking at Leetcoding.

I can push on roles at the bigger companies (Uber, Google, etc), but presumably that's just more Leetcode failures despite being pretty good in my field.



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TOP 6 Comments
  • POWER Engineers / Other

    POWER Engineers Other

    Ruler of my universe.
    Based on what you wrote. Stay put. You need to wait for the 20 percent increase in pay / benefits. Study or prep for the better spot and just hang tight if you aren’t miserable. All those things you listed did not look good to me. You definitely don’t want contract work, taxes and healthcare will kill you.
    Oct 8, 2018 2
    • Expedia Xbnyhx
      It would be W2, so taxes shouldn't be any different, but healthcare definitely would be.
      Oct 8, 2018
    • Expedia Xbnyhx
      I've been spending much more time lately trying to get external opportunities than pushing for internal promo/TC increase, but I've been thinking about it. It's not a place I want to be at anymore, that's the root cause of the job search.
      Oct 8, 2018
  • FuelQuest Cubbbe
    Based on the options you gave, just stay put
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • Apple Noop1
    What kind of equity for option 5? Does it have the potential to become something big?
    Otherwise I would keep studying and Leetcooding.
    Don’t get discouraged for some failures in interviews, make sure you don’t make the same mistakes you did before and just keep getting better.
    The ones who think they can do it and the ones who think they cannot are both right.

    Good luck!
    Oct 8, 2018 0
  • Accenture pJwc45
    option 5 looks good
    Oct 8, 2018 0


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