Is knowledge better than TC?

Red Hat Werktwerky
Jul 28, 2018 19 Comments

I feel like i have lots to learn and really enjoy working here, is it better to stay for a year or change jobs

yoe:2
Tc:83k (not in bay)

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  • Microsoft / Eng sdga
    The most priceless thing is your uniqueness. People comparing tc because they don’t have anything else to say to others, including myself unfortunately.

    Now you still have the chance to shape your own career and make your name heard. Treasure it, by all means!
    Jul 28, 2018 0
  • Microsoft
    ImOnBlind

    Microsoft

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    This is my bio.
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    Which one pays your bills?
    Jul 28, 2018 1
    • Red Hat Werktwerky
      OP
      Well, IMO TC is directly proportional to knowledge, for junior-mid level employees
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Gs4478
    after a while your family gets used to having knowledge for dinner. You’re way underpaid - my starting salary >10 years ago was $80k ...
    Jul 28, 2018 3
    • CareerBuilder JonDoe1
      In Raleigh? COL matters
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Gs4478
      WA. even >10 years ago?
      Jul 28, 2018
    • Red Hat Werktwerky
      OP
      Might have to look outside RTP, not many companies are willing to pay more here
      Jul 28, 2018
  • Yahoo xCWI25
    If your job supports your current lifestyle, stick with it. That knowledge will help you get higher comp in the future.
    Jul 28, 2018 1
    • Red Hat Werktwerky
      OP
      Rent here is like 900$ pm 1b1ba, so yes it does
      Jul 28, 2018
  • New / Eng elgoogle
    You can learn stuff and get paid. There are smart engineers no matter where you go so changing jobs does not necessarily mean you sacrifice knowledge. In contrast, I’d say you gain more knowledge by switching jobs.
    Jul 28, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng Fluttershy
    Here in my garage...
    Jul 28, 2018 2
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      Just shredded these FANG offer letters I got. But you know what I like more than TC?
      Jul 29, 2018
    • Google / Eng Fluttershy
      This new FANG offer letter here! Grind knowledge of this new TC here. Years ago I was living in a FANG offer letter and had only 40 TCs to my name. But then I ran into a FANG offer letter. And another FANG offer letter. And then TC ran into Leetcode knowledge.
      Jul 29, 2018
  • Facebook bfcc
    That's a good amount for yoe and rtp. I concentrate on knowledge in the beginning to make bigger jumps later in career. There are jobs that keeps you doing the same thing year in and year out. So that bump from job hopping can become detrimental for career growth in the long run if they don't offer knowledge growth. Of course, if you can both, do that.
    Jul 29, 2018 1
    • Red Hat Werktwerky
      OP
      Good stuff, thanks!
      Jul 29, 2018
  • Technicolor ppSi44
    If you love your job because you’re still learning, the longevity and career progression with the same company will pay for itself in the long run when you’re actually ready to move on. These guys who job hop every few months will never make an impact because no company will invest in them. Why would they? These job hoppers will bail for the highest bidder.
    Jul 30, 2018 0
  • Amazon cayde-6
    There are many places you can learn AND have a much higher TC.
    Jul 28, 2018 0
  • Two Sigma Ins6532464
    You can learn a lot more in other companies with higher pay.
    Jul 29, 2018 0
  • Revinate je82id6
    Tc is a relative value and the adjusted tc matters.
    Regarding you question, no tc matters more. You can always learn in another job.
    Jul 28, 2018 0