Should I quit my job as a Sr data scientist at Visa?

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Sep 6, 2018 26 Comments

So I have 3.5 years of experience and a Ms in data science.
My base salary is 125k, no joining bonus or stocks ( HR said my team doesn’t get it) 10% annual bonus.
Should I try interviewing for other companies like fb, uber etc.
I am a sql monkey here and I feel it’s the same at fb. Looking for a role which is more towards ML and of course a higher pay.
Any suggestions whether to leave or stay?
I have been at Visa for 7 months now
#datascience #salary

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  • Northrop Grumman / Eng cheeeeeese
    Where are you located?

    I'd try to make a year and use the next 5 months prepping. I don't really have a clue, but it always seemed to me that the good data science jobs require more than an MS
    Sep 6, 2018 6
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng cheeeeeese
      Guess it depends on what you consider good.
      Sep 6, 2018
    • New / Other
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      And also on what you consider data science
      Sep 6, 2018
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      For AI research at deep mind MS is probably not enough
      Sep 6, 2018
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng cheeeeeese
      True it's a very broad title.
      Sep 6, 2018
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      Yeah, that sounds like a good advice
      Sep 14, 2018
  • 7-Eleven cooldude9
    What is your work location? If it is Texas, that is a good salary.
    Sep 6, 2018 2
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      It’s Bay area
      Sep 14, 2018
    • Visa / Eng blok
      yes move you are under paid for your experience even internally at Visa.
      Sep 14, 2018
  • Amazon temp-user
    Move if you think you are not growing.
    Sep 7, 2018 0
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    Why quit? Have a look around first
    Sep 6, 2018 0
  • Visa / Eng >-<
    I thought y’all s team was happy and doing interesting work.
    Sep 6, 2018 3
    • Visa / Eng blok
      many teams have data scientists now
      Sep 6, 2018
    • Visa / Eng >-<
      There’s a specific ‘Data Science’ team in Austin which is the one I was referring to.
      Sep 6, 2018
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      No, I am not part of the austin team
      Sep 14, 2018
  • Microsoft jeff12345
    SQL is great to have, since most data scientists think everything is just CSV files :) but you will want to expand your resume/GitHub with some deeper ML to showcase if you want to move up fast.
    Sep 6, 2018 3
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      Participating in a few competitions may be a good way to build your portfolio
      Sep 6, 2018
    • ServiceNow fwgh76
      What are some good comps? I did a data science competition recently came in at top 3 but it wasn’t that challenging
      Sep 6, 2018
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      It's good for portfolio nonetheless. Try kaggle - getting to top 10 in a competition there is very difficult
      Sep 6, 2018
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    Apply here
    Sep 6, 2018 2
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      I don’t want to move to Seattle. Have heard it’s too depressing
      Sep 6, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Whatsupp
      Relative. I lived in CA, FL and Chicago but love Seattle more than any other city. You need to experienced it yourself to find out.
      Sep 6, 2018
  • Walmart pappoo
    OP : did you change your job? I am interviewing for Visa DS role. Need help
    Oct 9 0
  • Visa / Project WhoKnows?
    My recommendation would be to stick it out past one year - but in the interim look around internally and/or boost your portfolio through competitions or side work. After the first year, if things remain unchanged, then look somewhere else. Good luck!
    Sep 19, 2018 0
  • Visa / Other Jonny55
    Yes, 100%
    Sep 9, 2018 0