GC vs Money

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Dec 8, 2018 26 Comments

I have an opportunity to get a Green Card on EB1C (~4yrs), the role will definitely weaken my technical skills and make me more of people’s manager or PowerPoint guy.

On other hand, I have an offer from FAANG with a very good pay in an interesting field

Given that the waitlist for EB2 is 20-140 yrs.. what would you guys pick in similar scenario:

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  • Apple
    Flixer

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    Microsoft
    Flixermore
    GC and money don’t matter much if you want to grow in your career
    Dec 8, 2018 3
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

      Compass Eng

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      Google
      FUPayMemore
      I don’t think Verizon or att would care tbh...
      Dec 8, 2018
    • Twitter Yabby
      What carrier are you on? I’m not doing a lot of growing on Verizon.
      Dec 8, 2018
    • No he means a transport carrier
      Dec 8, 2018
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    • Google / Mgmt FYlH08
      Moreover, people manager and presentation skills are transferable to any industry. FANG tech skills will get you locked in.
      Dec 8, 2018
  • PayPal jCOB68
    Go for GC and become Django Unchained otherwise you will be trapped in H1B modern day slavery limbo forever ..
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Uber OtLw5
    Aren’t FAANG good at getting employees GC?
    Dec 8, 2018 1
    • Spotify WizzAir
      Right. This is better.
      Dec 8, 2018
  • Microsoft Dfcyhb
    After GC you are free to do anything
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Airbnb jim.hodlen
    maybe you’d find out you enjoy management work
    Dec 8, 2018 5
    • Google / Mgmt FYlH08
      Nobody enjoys management work. You get shit on from the top as well as from the bottom.
      Dec 8, 2018
    • Spotify WizzAir
      As well as yourself.
      Dec 8, 2018
    • Airbnb jim.hodlen
      did your managers tell you that?
      Dec 8, 2018
    • Spotify WizzAir
      Good programmers by nature don't like management.
      Dec 8, 2018
    • Apple GtCI06
      Ah... good programmers running in the wild, I think you only see the in some parts of Asia these days.
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Facebook Pork chops
    What's the TC difference? If it's $100k or more, go for a EB5
    Dec 8, 2018 3
    • Google / Mgmt FYlH08
      EB5 costs only 100k?
      Dec 8, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng fat.snek
      500k
      Dec 9, 2018
    • Google / Mgmt FYlH08
      Then how will 100k comp difference help with that? Remember, taxes will eat away half of it
      Dec 9, 2018
  • Google Zzyxx
    GC first. You can join any company after that.
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Illinois
    If you're planning on staying in US definitely go for GC, I have a ton of friends suffering a lot due to h1b
    Dec 8, 2018 0
  • Oracle WlKJ02
    How long for you to get GC on EB1?
    Dec 8, 2018 2
    • Apple yEdW78
      Its current or just 4 months lag
      Dec 8, 2018
    • Oracle WlKJ02
      For india and China also?
      Dec 8, 2018
  • New Egypt80
    I guess the question is do you want to settle in the US or simply have the experience of living here for some time then go back home?
    Dec 9, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng 香城人
    How much is the pay difference?
    Dec 8, 2018 0