Okta Torronto offer vs Microsoft Redmond

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Sep 10, 2017 17 Comments

I have an Okta Torronto offer for Staff Software Engineer 140k CAD, 130k USD Stocks over 4 years.

Another offer from Microsoft Hyderabad, India for 25Lack INR, 45k USD stock, level 62.

Would it make sense to take MS offer and move to Redmond after 1 year or go with Okta offer? How much would MS compensate for L62 @Redmond?

Long term I am looking for stable career and be market worthy over next 5 to 10 years.

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  • WRKSHP / Eng 🌧️☔
    Take Toronto and get out of india
    Sep 10, 2017 3
    • Eigen
      Mee

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      Is India that bad ?
      Sep 10, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng
      userg

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      India is not that bad, but if aim is to move to North America better move early is what he says.
      Sep 10, 2017
    • Eigen
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      Thats is she and she is Babes
      Sep 10, 2017
  • Microsoft FAYp88
    Its hard to move to Redmond at 62 ; bake that into your decision making
    Sep 10, 2017 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      userg

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      May I know why is it difficult at L62?
      Sep 10, 2017
    • Microsoft FAYp88
      Cost of employee transfer is high, so mostly done for seniors
      Sep 10, 2017
  • Microsoft userg7
    I'm the one who started this post. Forgot my original blind password...

    Looking back after 1 year from now. I'm still in Microsoft Hyderabad at Level 62. The 5000 shares of Okta are worth 250k now and the 658 shares of MS worth only 65k now.

    How do I make up for the difference in this lost financial opportunity in the long run?!

    Long term, is Azure still a better bet than Okta, in terms of career growth, learning & pay?
    Jun 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft vx1234
    Take the toronto offer. If you move after 1 year, career wise you will be stsrting a fresh at 62 level in US. Also the base pay is going to be similar to what toronto is paying at 62. The difference will come in stocks as its going to be way less than toronto offer. From someone who moved recently at 62
    Sep 15, 2017 0
  • Microsoft Hacknymous
    It's really expensive in Seattle. You'll want to beer making $120+bonus at Microsoft to be comfortable here. Toronto with that much cash is really nice. No idea on Hyderabad.
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Microsoft πr²
    Okta Toronto is better offer. Think of what you have in hand now.
    Sep 12, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng bgde
    Other thing about 62 will be the pay band... You're going to get stuck at a very costly area (Seattle) having to get a difficult promo (no Sr to St)
    Sep 10, 2017 2
    • Microsoft / Eng
      userg

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      I'll be Redmond right, is that as expensive as Seattle. Sorry for this question if both are almost the same.
      Sep 10, 2017
    • Wargaming / Eng
      FojK06

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      Yes, it is quickly becoming as expensive
      Sep 10, 2017
  • Microsoft / Eng
    userg

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    I want to grow in my career long term and be market relavant.
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    hYGc64

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    Toronto is just as expensive as Seattle with much higher taxes, what's your goal after this job?
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    userg

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    More info : In Okta I got offer for Advanced Apps team and in Microsoft in Azure team.
    Sep 10, 2017 0

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