I am getting underpaid, what should I do now?

VMware cavm
Feb 11 29 Comments

I work for Cisco,San Jose joined from May 2018(8 months) as a g62 after graduation, even if I have 4 years if experience in India with the same skills(cloud and virtualization). But caught in the recent layoffs in November mid which forced me to switch team within Cisco with same grade. My total comp is only my base 130k. Now when should I ask for stocks or g8 position. My other friends got directly g8 position who had some shitty work experience in India. I have the potential to crack interviews of normal companies, but aiming for big4. Also most importantly I am waiting for filing of my H1B(right now on opt). So need to wait for some month for the visa thing to get settled up. What should I tell to my manager to get a total comp to at least 150k by this March in my one o one. He is saying I need to prove my skills. What I did not tell him: why you selected me to do g62 job and it was not my fault that I got laid off from other team and joined the new team recent.

What should I do guys? I have my best friends work in companies who gives total comp as 160 average?

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Square / EngSQ
    You're only getting underpaid if someone will offer you more money.
    Feb 110
  • VMware cavm
    OP
    I mean underpaid wrt what the average comp. in the market.
    Feb 116
    • Square / EngSQ
      Average is average. Unless you can get another offer you aren't underpaid.
      Feb 11
    • Pinger / Engcreate💻
      Blind won't tell you what's average
      Feb 11
    • VMware cavm
      OP
      @SQ and @create , I think u r right now working in Cisco and getting underpaid like me. I suppose one of u is manager..
      Feb 12
    • Square / EngSQ
      No, I just don't look at other people's offers and think I deserve those numbers.
      Feb 12
    • VMware cavm
      OP
      I don't want keeping on switching companies. But what to do Cisco has a bad culture of underpaying people.
      Feb 12
    • Pinger / Engcreate💻
      The numbers people are posting on Blind are good numbers. The people who look for those offers can get them. Other people are too lazy to job hunt or are waiting indefinitely for a promotion, etc
      Feb 12
  • Facebook public2
    Can anyone translate?
    Feb 111
  • Uber Guiliani
    Interview and jump if you can.
    Feb 110
  • Google / EngSexyVirgin
    Just go job hunting with competitive companies and figure out your optimal pay.

    There is little reason to negotiate or reason with your current boss.
    Feb 110
  • Financial Engines / Datafrugalguy
    Try to move on when your Visa is figured out. Cisco has lot of politics and not an ideal work environment from what I understand. I had a close family member working there until an year ago.
    Feb 110
  • Morgan Stanley xXLegendXx
    I kept telling my boss that I was underpaid compared to the market and got a 25% raise bringing me to 200k with 3 yoe. If I hadn't gotten that raise, I would have been on my way out.
    You should do the same
    Feb 117
    • Square / EngSQ
      Loooool 200k 3 yoe is definitely not market price.
      Feb 11
    • Morgan Stanley xXLegendXx
      All cash in NYC I feel it's not too bad tbh
      Feb 11
    • Square / EngSQ
      I meant that as its way above market price generally, esp in NYC.
      Feb 11
    • Morgan Stanley pbbs
      Wow what group are you in? I'm 115k at 3 yoe
      Feb 11
    • Morgan Stanley xXLegendXx
      I jumped to bloomberg 7-8 months ago. Just got 200k here. I kept complaining about my salary because my responsabilities have increased significantly since I joined and felt like I was doing way more than what I was initially hired for.
      Feb 11
    • Morgan Stanley pbbs
      Oh you mean you're 200k at Bloomberg and not MS
      Feb 11
    • Morgan Stanley pbbs
      Fucking sick 👍
      Feb 11
  • Cisco a073011090
    Totally agree, prepare and switch. I have been through one of the layoff in past. Particularly, when you get absorbed into other team, then there is a good chance of you getting treated as second class citizen. And often (not always) looked down as 'person who is in need'. Don't let that mindset take advantage of you. It would be very bad for overall growth not just comp hike.
    Feb 131
    • Cerner / EngZenobia
      Agree to this. I feel like one should always prepare as you never know what could come next.
      Feb 13
  • Cerner / EngZenobia
    I have noticed India’s work experience doesn’t get counted here... even I had 3 years of it and never got counted. I would say prep for getting into a better company until your H1b is done this year and then jump if you want to.
    Feb 111
  • Cisco / Eng
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    Go out
    Feb 120
  • eBay rainyweek
    You are getting exploited and by staying in that company you are letting them do that
    Feb 110
  • Postmates j☀️
    Complain about it on blind.
    Feb 111

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