Cross posting from tech lounge
I'm seeing a lot of emphasis on data science recruiting from these firms. Can they pay competitively compared to the tech industry?
Just looking for more details on what the jobs are like at these companies.
I'm currently in data science at Microsoft, no PhD but I have multiple publications in ML at top tier conferences (ICLR, NIPS, AAAI, etc.). I like applied data science more than research. It sounds fantastic in my head to consult for other companies, see what their data/needs are, and build custom ML solutions for them. Is this close to reality?
Pros, cons, comp info, etc. are all welcome.
They will pay a fresh MBA/PhD going into consulting side about $150k base, $25k sign on, and about $20-35k performance bonus. For an fresh PhD going into Analytics, $102k base, no sign on, and no performance bonus. Raises are around 10-30% for consultants while Analytics get 1-2%.
If you like to travel, it’s awesome. Otherwise it’s depressing as fuck to see your tech counterparts get paid a shit ton more while you spend your nights working out of middle of nowhere hotels and only have weekends to hang out.