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Opportunity to move to UK, should I take it?

Intuitive Surgical (((Them)))
Dec 4

So, I have an opportunity to move to Oxford, and take on a role that is similar to my current role (analytics).
I'm currently on OPT and only have 1 more chance at the H1B lottery.

Considering these circumstances, would it be a good decision to move to the UK?
I have no idea how the tech industry is over there, so any advice would be appreciated.

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  • If Indian/Chinese, yes move. No point waiting in the GC queue forever even if you get an H1B.
    Dec 43
    • Intuitive Surgical (((Them)))
      OP
      True, but if I move now, I don't think I'll be able to file in the 2020 lottery.
      Is it worth missing that chance?
      Dec 4
    • Amazon / Eng
      periscope

      AmazonEng

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      Sabre Corporation
      periscopemore
      You can still apply for a h1b from outside the US
      Dec 4
    • Intuitive Surgical (((Them)))
      OP
      I know, but I don't think my company will file for me if I'm taking a job in a different country.
      Dec 4
  • Equifax / HR
    May0

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    Chase Paymentech
    May0more
    Yes. You should. Honestly I’d kill for that offer. That being said, would they keep the US comp? Or will there be a readjustment?
    Dec 41
    • Intuitive Surgical (((Them)))
      OP
      Not sure yet, but it'll be a higher level than I'm currently at so hoping for an increase.
      Dec 4
  • Amazon Crike
    If your Indian take the offer and run.Dont worry about pay.You can negotiate a little more since you are from the US.Pay is lower everywhere outside the US.Generally Germany/Canada/UK seem to pay about the same for tech roles

    Brexit is an unknown factor.No one knows what can happen.London is still the second best tech hub.If you want to leave after two years you can so easily move to Amsterdam/Berlin/Paris etc
    Dec 40
  • Microsoft / EngTier 1
    Pay is much lower.
    Dec 45
    • Intuitive Surgical (((Them)))
      OP
      How much in % drop?
      Dec 4
    • But you won’t get shafted over health issues
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft / EngTier 1
      Eh. US healthcare is the best...

      If you have a good plan.
      Dec 4
    • Intuitive Surgical (((Them)))
      OP
      Is that really an issue if you have proper insurance coverage though work?
      Dec 4
    • Not if you plan to work until you drop dead
      7d
  • New RzFr15
    Are you crazy? That place will go to shit post brexit
    Dec 41
    • Intuitive Surgical (((Them)))
      OP
      Want to explain how?
      Dec 4
  • Deloitte / Consultant
    weirdflex

    DeloitteConsultant

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    Deloitte
    weirdflexmore
    I’d wait and see what happens with Brexit.

    My personal take: if the Brits have a moment of sanity, throw a second referendum now that all of the information is available and undo Brexit by revoking Article 50, thus staying in the EU, full steam ahead. Otherwise, the U.K. economy is in for some rough headwinds for the foreseeable future.
    Dec 40
  • Citibank / Finance$$>RSU
    Brexit?
    Dec 40
  • Microsoft wbYt28
    Brexit doesn't matter unless you're an EU national, then it might fuck with your residence and work authorisation.
    Dec 40
  • Drive.ai kgdjgeutet
    Don't go. Pay will be much lower, and the UK is not as strong for engineering. It will be harder to move companies after a few years.
    Dec 40
  • Amazon / QAuUtX65
    Moving to a new country is like two side of a coin. UK is not same US. I say it is a risk
    Dec 40

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