Get promoted in 6-8 months or switch to bigger company?
I've been at a ~120 person sized startup for a year now as a software engineer. Yoe: 3.5 years. We're doubling in size every 1.5 years
While I get good work and see a path for promo this year, I don't think I get paid as well (160k + 30k worth of options at current valuation).
I have setup onsites with 'good' companies in the valley (Google, Pinterest, LinkedIn etc). Other than LinkedIn, I'm being matched to software engineer (non senior roles). I haven't gone onsite so don't have offers in hand right now.
I was wondering if I should :
1) stick around and get promoted and then switch in the case that my offers are all software engineer roles
2) go to big name company which will come with a pay raise and best practices, scale and legitimacy etc
3) only prioritize roles where I'm being offered senior position
What do you guys think?