Leave 250K TC to do coding camp? Plz advise
Long time lurker first time poster so thanks for everyone’s input on this in advance. I’ll keep this short as this has been on my mind for some time.
Background: CS undergrad from top 15 university, master from top 3 bschool (non-mba)
Work: consulting 2 yrs and been in strategy and ops role over the past 7 yrs. currently at Walmart ecoom doing corporate strategy as Sr. Manager
Situation: not happy with current career trajectory and looking to switch to full time SWE role. What’s the best way to do this? I’m thinking quit my job and do a 3-month coding camp - is this a goof path? Basically I don’t care about my current TC since it’s not sustainable and the people around me are just so lazy and not ambitious. Walmart.com pays inflated TC but the culture is shit and engineering/tech culture is non-existent. It’s still a retail company controlled by the business no matter how hard they try to convince you it wants to be a tech company - not happening and LMAO.
Also it doesn’t help that prob 80% employees in Bay Area are contractor/vendors.
Goal: want to be full time SWE and so I can be intellectually simulated and the goal is to land at Tier 1 software firms.
How do I make the switch? Teach me masters!
TC: $250k, late 20s