First job offer out of college @chicago

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Jul 16, 2018 13 Comments

I finished my undergrad and recently got an offer for UX research in GE @Chicago for 82/yr. Am I getting lowballed?

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  • Amazon / Design 🍺+🏈=🍺🏈
    No. You’re a new graduate without any real-world experience in a field that really requires a ton of real-world experience to be any good. $82k is more than fair, I know people with much more experience who barely get paid that.
    Jul 16, 2018 3
    • New / Design
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      I see. Thanks for the insight.
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Amazon / Design 🍺+🏈=🍺🏈
      If you’re smart you’ll work your ass off to earn every cent of that $82k instead of wondering if you got low-balled as a recent graduate with fuck-all experience. Watch out for people like me: there are many of us who enjoy terrorizing entitled new graduates and couldn’t give less of a shit if you quit, complain, lose sleep, get sick from stress, etc :-)
      Jul 16, 2018
    • New / Design
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      I don’t really consider myself entitled. I’m concerned about not getting lowballed in the mkt because I’m trying to figure out my whole family’s retirement. But at the same time I’m questioning just the how the hell I’m supposed to be worth my salt. Degree in design has got to count for something but I feel clueless in bringing that much value to an organization. I hope I’ll learn more and understand better once I start getting my feet wet.
      Jul 16, 2018
  • This seems pretty fair to me. I was offered $98K/year with a Masters and 3 years of experience in Chicago.
    Jul 16, 2018 6
    • IBM / Other bbWl22
      Band 7?
      Jul 16, 2018
    • This offer was with a different company, before I joined IBM. But, yes, I am a band 7 - in ATX @103K.
      Jul 16, 2018
    • IBM / Other bbWl22
      Are you Dev, Design, or OM?
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Design
      Jul 16, 2018
    • IBM / Other bbWl22
      That’s a great deal for IBM Austin! My design team in SF is paid nearly the same…
      Jul 16, 2018
    • Thanks! I'd had a few competing offers, which helped a lot.
      Jul 16, 2018
  • IBM SsQJ03
    Pretty good for new grad. After 2-3yrs of industry exp, your next offer will take you to the 100k+ range.
    Jul 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng SkunkyPot
    Quite good
    Jul 16, 2018 0

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