I find myself in an interesting position.
I'm not growing in my current role and didn't see any teams with open headcount I was interested in. So I started interviewing.
A few weeks ago, a team I've long been interested in got headcount so I reached out and its a fit. This team checks all my boxes: mostly backend work, strong alignment with stakeholders, relatively senior team with folks I can learn from.
However, I've just received an offer from Qualtrics that blows my current TC out of the water. Team fit seems pretty good from what the recruiter can tell me and I actually like the Qualtrics product and market quite a lot, but I hear rumors that their internal engineering process/stack can be weak and the SAP acquisition is a big question mark.
Lunch and Dinner 5 days per week
I still believe in the mission and think the company has huge upside.
TC is lower.
Like the product
Liked all my interviewers
Sign on (35k)
Team Fit is more unknown, but still seems good from the description of the team?
Lunch 3 days per week, no free dinner
Rumors of weak internal tech stack?
What would you do?
- Dropbox pradbittDropbox’s culture is incredible (don’t know about Qualtrics) as are the benefits and WLB is really good. I prioritize those things over pay, also the extra $55k won’t really make a huge difference but the risk of being in company with the wrong culture could be present.
- Great WLB and cool tech stack at Qualtrics. But , don’t see the hardcore eng culture like amazon and Microsoft. Though that has started to change since a lot of those folks have joined Qualtrics .
325K looks like a L5 offer to me . YOE?
- Slalom Consulting / Sales StankyFeetWhat can you accomplish with 325k that you couldn’t with 270k? I think going with the environment you know that you’ll love 8 hours/ day Monday through Friday is worth giving up the 50k for an unknown.