I joined less than a year ago at lvl 59 and TC 140k not including one-time bonuses. I didn't negotiate at the time because I was not really aware of the practice and how common it is, coming from a different culture. I don't want to sound braggy, but I am smart and hard-working. I received my first promotion within 4.5 months of joining. My manager has entrusted me with ownership of a lot of areas and constantly values and appreciates my work.
However, now that I see other people's compensation on Blind and other platforms I feel I'm at a great disadvantage. I am learning a lot in my current role, so making a switch is not something I am thinking about. At the same time I don't feel I'm getting compensated fairly for my work. What should I do? Is a company switch the only option?
- Leetcode and move out. Don't think too much about it.
Don't stop till you reach 280k in Seattle or 350k in bay area.
- Don't worry about TC too much. Try to drive results and switch companies when you are bored.
Leetcode and never turn down interview invitations as you don't know where an opportunity may lead you.
Never discount small and medium sized companies as they can pay very well for good talent and also give you increased ownership.Dec 13
- 350/280 number is valid. Its an inflection point where you can keep working harder and rise up the ranks but you sacrifice family life and add stress or you can stay at 330 to 370k range (260k to 300k for Seattle) and maintain great family life and focus on quality of life than moving up the ranks.Dec 12