More TC vs Title

Microsoft honalulu
Aug 17, 2018 17 Comments

Have an offer from a Non-FAANG company. I had applied for a role at my current level(No elevation in title). Now I have an offer in hand with 40% more TC(Cash, Guaranteed bonus + listed stocks).

If I continue at my current role, I'll make it to senior in 6 months. Recruiter isn't budging for the senior title.

Dilemma: Wait for a better title VS go with more TC. Long term - both the places offer similar opportunities.

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  • PayPal / Mgmt
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    TC > all. Iโ€™d gladly take the title of janitor for $2mm tc.
    Aug 17, 2018 5
    • Amazon / Eng sadTT
      No you wonโ€™t.
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Amazon qjYy20
      Lol. If you wouldn't take a janitor job for $2mm you're delusional
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng sadTT
      So itโ€™s really true that everyone has a price ๐Ÿ˜
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Oracle 38
      Tt must be from India. Janitor in India are the lowest caste. They would die rather than being a janitor. Itโ€™s a cultural thing.
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng sadTT
      So wrong. But at least it shows how you stereotype. It isnโ€™t just about the money if you are not enjoying the work or you donโ€™t feel challenged everyday doing it. I would work for much less than the said $2MM for that kind of job. Similarly if lawyers or doctors are making more I am not dying to switch to that profession either.
      Aug 17, 2018
  • Square / Eng SQ
    Titles are so fucking useless. At a startup with 6 months experience? You're a "lead architect senior ninja cookie hacker".
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Apple / Eng JobsHand
    Could you leverage this offer for a bump in pay and title at Microsoft?
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Cisco / QA blindguide
    A hunger for title is probably a cultural thing. Cash is king and wins every time. Compare actual job responsibilities. Once the future future companies see your salary, they would know the title is meaningless.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Gap / Sales yeayea~
    TC always. Who cares about titles when you can rule like a king with the highest TC around possible for whatever the title
    May be.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng
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    If it's just 6 month guaranteed promotion, and you're not against interview again in 6 month, then wait and try to defer the offer as a fail safe and try get better offer from somewhere else using you new TC at same time.
    If 6 months promotion is not guaranteed then go now.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Amazon megamorphy
    Sometimes title don't really line up with scope of responsible. For instance, at GE staff software is basically high L5/e4/t4 at amazon/fb/google. And staff at google is one of most senior roles. Are you sure title is compable?
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Microsoft honalulu
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    At FANG, titles and TC are standardized. So, title and TC go together. Should I go with better TC or wait for a better title?
    Aug 17, 2018 1
    • LinkedIn / Eng indeed
      Netflix only has a single title.
      Aug 17, 2018
  • Apple / Eng JobsHand
    Ask the folks at Netflix if they give a f*ck about titles.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Oracle 38
    Microsoft people and title, they are so obsessed with titles. Every time.
    Aug 17, 2018 0
  • Leanplum HankyPanky
    Why did you apply?
    If you get the senior title, will you stay or will you also want to leave? (Depends on the answer to the previous question).
    Because if you'll also want to leave, then what's the point of the title anyway?
    Aug 17, 2018 0

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