Contract w/ Known F500 or FT

Adobe Downbeat
Nov 26, 2018 8 Comments

Currently interviewing with a few companies. Right now, expecting offers from two companies. One is an 18-month contract with Microsoft (used to work there, so I at least have background) in Azure and the other is a FT position with a 30-year old company moving their products to SaaS. The latter has had a lot of changes (including a new CEO), which doesn’t bother me, but is still a concern.

Hourly rate for contract is $60/hour. For the full-time job, per recruiter, the yearly salary is at least $140K (not including sign-on or stock, which won’t be discussed until salary negotiations are further along).

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  • Facebook Hello worl
    $60/hr is 120k/year with less vacation and crap benefits and no stock or bonuses. If you're on a 1099 you'll have no benefits at all and higher taxes too. The contract job is garbage, I'd ignore it.
    Nov 26, 2018 1
    • Adobe Downbeat
      OP
      Agree on the salary. I guess the positive was seeing that it could lure me back into Microsoft as an FTE once the contract is done.
      Nov 26, 2018
  • Pinterest expin
    Contract jobs generally suck and in this case it looks like it even pays less than the FT job.
    So, why take it?
    Nov 26, 2018 1
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Depends if he wants more flexibility of working days / hours?
      Nov 26, 2018
  • Yelp AE45Fyr
    For the contract is it W2 or Corp to Corp?
    Nov 26, 2018 1
  • F5 Networks / Eng etcd
    What's the latter company with FTE?
    Nov 26, 2018 1
    • Adobe Downbeat
      OP
      Risk Management Solutions
      Nov 26, 2018

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