Paycut to join FAANG?

Credit Karma / Eng
paycutLiz

Credit Karma Eng

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Jul 14 18 Comments

My total comp is 180k all cash with 2 years exp.

I don’t see a path to promotion until at least maybe another year which would bring me to 200k all cash.

Is it worth it to join as an L3 for ~170k TC?

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    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Brazukamore
      Lol, this is really short sighted. I bet you make little money.
      Jul 14
  • Google SelfFlying
    Your path at a FAANG will surpass 200 much quicker than a promotion and staying at 200. Plus, they should be able to match your current TC
    Jul 14 2
    • SAP UX*
      + 1
      Jul 14
    • Uber / Eng assd
      Exactly
      Jul 14
  • SAP UX*
    Yes. Most FAANG companies match your current compensation.
    Jul 14 0
  • SAP UX*
    Make your question as a poll. You may capture more data to make a good decision.
    Jul 14 1
    • Credit Karma / Eng
      paycutLiz

      Credit Karma Eng

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      paycutLizmore
      OP
      Done. Thanks
      Jul 14
  • New / Eng diablo1128
    I got 13 years of experience and a tech lead at some no name company and for the right project I would join for L3 pay.
    Jul 14 0
  • Credit Karma jebezo
    So you’re excluding RSU from your comp at CK?
    Jul 14 3
    • Credit Karma NicoleUK
      Can we sell RSU? FAANG stocks are real. Besides, career growth & problems at FAANG are also better than us, isn't it?
      Jul 14
    • Credit Karma jebezo
      Look, FB is way better. However it’s not providing all the information by not disclosing the RSU.

      Disclose all the information and then let people vote.

      I agree CK IPO not likely anytime soon, however Silverlake paid $500M for CK common equity so they are worth something.
      Jul 14
    • Credit Karma / Eng
      paycutLiz

      Credit Karma Eng

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      paycutLizmore
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      Equity isn’t much and to me, is paper money. When silver lake came in we could only sell a small percentage of our vested shares.
      Jul 14
  • Amazon / Product TheStreets
    Would you make more after 1-2 years? That's how I looked at it and took the leap.
    Jul 14 0
  • Zillow Group walking 🚶
    You have to see all the perks that the new job provide, that is extra cash if you utilize those perks
    Jul 14 1
    • Credit Karma jebezo
      CK has good perks and a $5k PDP budget.
      Jul 14
  • Amazon / Product TheStreets
    If career trajectory is better in 3-5 yrs, then switch over. Do short, mid and long term career growth projections
    Jul 14 0
  • Credit Karma NicoleUK
    I had same question and I am preparing to make a move & take pay cut soon.
    FAANG >>>> Credit Karma for career.
    Jul 14 0
  • New / IT Boozhound
    No. Stay put for another 18 months . If you don't get promoted in 18 months, leave immediately.
    Jul 14 0