Leave Google for higher TC?

New / Eng bad.tc
Apr 14 49 Comments

Joined Google 2 months back. Was lowballed because of lower TC in previous company. Should I leave asap for higher TC, or stick it out here for a year or two?

YoE: 1.8
Work location: India

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TOP 49 Comments
  • New o∆o
    You should leave ASAP because you don't seem to be a good fit for Google's culture.
    Apr 14 3
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      Where does it say Google culture means working for lower than market TC? Give me a link.
      Apr 14
    • Pinger / Eng create💻



      Apr 14
    • New o∆o
      Your accepted their offer. It was your choice. Typically, when people consider joining a company, they are thinking through lots of things, the compensation included. If you were not aware where the offered TC was with regard to the job market, I don't believe it was Google's fault.

      If you start thinking about leaving the company two months after joining it, just based on the fact that some other company can pay more, you are not a fit there, and Google made a mistake of hiring you. With this attitude, you will unlikely succeed there.
      Apr 14
  • eBay LUdp11
    At your YOE concentrate on learning rather than TC
    Apr 14 1
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      Cliche.
      Apr 14
  • Microsoft Thano
    I would suggest to stick for an year. It would look good on resume and you would have time to learn at Google. Don't just run after TC.
    Apr 14 6
    • Amazon / Product
      buchen

      Amazon Product

      PRE
      Microsoft
      BIO
      PM
      buchenmore
      They are not. You are.
      Apr 14
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      @buchen To each his own.
      Apr 14
    • Google Rilakkuma
      Learn a thing or two about projection
      Apr 14
    • Learn things, perform well. Next cycle ask manager hike. If you are lowballed it would be not hard for them to give you hike.
      Apr 15
    • Sumo Logic / Eng yippppe
      The hike will still be meagre . If you are lowballed the best thing is to stay an year and then leave for a much higher offer .
      2d
  • Oracle BernieBro
    Apr 14 0
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
    TC?
    Apr 14 7
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      Get more yoe then and stop complaining
      Apr 14
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      So you are in India? I would try to jump to the US via internal transfer. Not sure how easy though.
      Apr 14
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      @Atinlay2 Thanks for not answering the actual question.
      Apr 14
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      What question? The one you deleted?
      Apr 14
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      Added more details to the OP.
      Apr 14
  • Airbnb abshdirb
    Depends how big the jump is now and to what company
    Apr 14 7
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      What's the threshold I should jump for?
      Apr 14
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      Found the....
      Apr 14
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      Found the what?
      Apr 14
    • Yahoo / Product VOui62
      Mud skipper
      Apr 14
    • Rubrik PartyStick
      Pokémon
      Apr 14
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    What's your TC in Google in INR?
    Apr 14 5
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      Can't disclose. I can be easily cornered by Google HR then. Google India is a small office.
      Apr 14
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      I understand. Was it referral? and what skill set?
      Apr 14
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      Referral: no. Skill set: doesn't matter. Interviews for L3 are all algorithmic only.
      Apr 14
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      Ok. I would suggest not to switch this soon if money is the only issue. Wait one appraisal, you will be top choice of all companies as you have Google in resume.
      Apr 14
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      Thanks.
      Apr 14
  • Sina.com / Eng
    WLB

    Sina.com Eng

    PRE
    Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google
    BIO
    Software Engineer and former phd candidate in biophysics
    WLBmore
    need to know the numbers to make a judge
    Apr 14 0
  • Aryaka Networks AzexpR
    Unless you are old IITs CSE with 9+ pointer , Google is better option . Take this job as your career capital which you can encash latter point of time .

    The other no name startup offer of yours should surely include stocks . If startup is some seed funded or series A or B , it's just paper money . Not worth leaving Google for that .

    Finally if you really really believe in that startup idea and feel thats the next big thing , only then take that job .
    Apr 15 1
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      Old IIT CSE with 8 pointer. I understand exactly what you're saying. It's just that the cash compensation at the startup is almost equal to my total compensation here. Stocks would make up for the extra 30-40%.
      Apr 15
  • Oath AndreaZ
    You should decline to disclose your previous TC.
    Apr 14 5
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      Doesn't work that way in India. Companies force you to.
      Apr 15
    • Oath AndreaZ
      Ask them the reason (they won’t have). Be a strong man. Be ready to walk away if they push.
      Apr 15
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      Try getting a job in India without disclosing your current TC and you'll realise how hard it is.
      Apr 16
    • New / Eng bad.tc
      OP
      I'm sure half of the places would reject you without an interview.
      Apr 16
    • Oath AndreaZ
      Suppose your salary is $50K. You disclose it to the HR. Then say that I want $100K. You know it’s 100% increase but that’s what you want. If no, say bye bye.
      Apr 16
  • Ship something worth taking about first
    Apr 14 0
  • Daimler
    noDoubt

    Daimler

    BIO
    It's not personal. It's just business and I am a businessman man.
    noDoubtmore
    Chase the money and the title, it will set you up better for the future.
    Apr 15 0
  • Pinterest fuhvnjtxj
    If TC is much higher then leave. What are the numbers ?
    Apr 14 0
  • Motorola / Eng ffTx04
    Name at resume mean a lot. Plus, don't you get other benefits?
    Apr 15 0