Help me choose between 2 offers

Worldpay ThiccBoisRiseUp
Apr 19 24 Comments

Goal: Make it into big N. I applied and got rejected by everyone without even an online screening. So I recognise my resume is trash, and I need to be at a place where I can learn & grow alot as a software engineer for the next 6-12 months. Plan to reapply to big N in the fall.

My offers (both in Chicago, with 1 YOE):

95k, large bank enterprise Java work. No 401k contribution allowed for 1 year.

81k, tech consulting. Full stack web development & dev ops. 401k contribution can start immediately, no match until 1 year.
I would max out 401k contributions at this company even with no match. My friend at this company also gets alot of recruiters from big N hitting him up on LinkedIn, so I know at least I would get an online screening at big N with this company.

Thoughts?

TC: 65k (don't laugh :( )

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Google duddah
    I doubt these workplaces would help you grow. Take a summer off, apply to open source programs like Google summer of code, where you get a good mentor, get to showcase your work in the open and then spend a couple of months leetcoding. Open source makes up for bad resume often. Come back to thank me when you easily hit the $150k
    Apr 19 14
    • Autodesk FzD73g
      I’m with @oath on this one. What shitty advice to drop a year of pay to do open source 🙄

      Get your head out of your ass about the importance of open source. Google interviews everyone under the sun after a few years of experience.
      Apr 20
    • Google duddah
      Why aren't you at FAANG yet Autodesk? Funny that you criticize my advice when I am at Google after following my advice. Also, nobody said"a year". Keep up the stuck up attitude so that more flexible people make it to being my teammates
      Apr 20
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      Lol ^ this attitude is toxic. Stop arguing. Your stupid sample size is totally negligible.
      Apr 20
    • Autodesk FzD73g
      Autodesk is where I was, people can get new jobs Mr. Genius. Guess labels are all that’s important to you
      Apr 20
    • Autodesk FzD73g
      “Source: friends with shitty resumes who began coding for prominent open source orgs and within 2 yrs had 100k+ offers”

      My bad, it wasn’t a year, it was 2. Look at me, not being able to read.
      Apr 20
  • Apple woodkid
    OP - you can still contribute to open source while having a full time job.

    Usually GSoC won’t count for work experience in most companies where as real world work experience puts food on your table as well as gives you a chance to rise and shine in your organisation.

    I wouldn’t recommend quitting job and doing this. Most people (including me) started at no name companies and eventually worked our way up while doing meaningful projects and leetcode on the side.

    Here’s what worked for me - I started at a no name company, went to a startup that was listed on crunchbase but was still meh, then made my way to Oracle and then Apple.

    If your resume is bad, have patience and climb up the ladder strategically. I’d take the second job and negotiate further on the salary. Tell them something on the lines of how you would love to work there but money is equally important and slide in the counter offer
    Apr 20 2
    • Google duddah
      Are you a SWE at Apple? What level?
      Apr 20
    • Apple woodkid
      Yes, SWE @Apple. ICT4 @Eddy’s org
      Apr 20
  • Amazon TTAWSSSD
    Make the 81k match 95k then ask 95k to give u 401k marching?
    Apr 19 2
    • Worldpay ThiccBoisRiseUp
      OP
      Company B offered 75k. I asked them to do better and they came back with 81 so I think that's as far as they're willing to go, unfortunately.
      Apr 19
    • Amazon TTAWSSSD
      Did you show them your other offer? Cuz if you didn’t, they are just shooting in the dark
      Apr 19
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    I was making the same 65k tc like you as fresh grad and now at 150k base. So don’t worry... people who laugh at you are troll. I am sure both of us will get into FAANG one day!
    Apr 19 2

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