Should I take this Salesforce dev offer?

Health Fidelity krubslaw
Oct 24 6 Comments

Got an offer from a company that was an upgrade from my current in almost every way (comp, commute, office, engineering team health), but the only downside is they use Apex. Is this a dead end? Can I grow my career as a general SWE through developing with Apex as well? My current company uses interesting technologies and has a stack that I like, but it's not doing well in retaining talent, so I've had to switch teams a lot.

Offer: 130k base (compared to my current 100k TC) with some equity but it's a private company
YOE: 1.5

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  • Capgemini / Consultant
    kon

    Capgemini Consultant

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    konmore
    Go for it.
    Oct 24 2
    • Health Fidelity krubslaw
      OP
      Why do you think I should take it?
      Oct 24
    • Capgemini / Consultant
      kon

      Capgemini Consultant

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      konmore
      Your only reason to not like it is the Apex which is more similar to Java and you are not going behind in anyways. Just try to learn that and focus on micros services on the side.
      Oct 24
  • Avanade cEjY41
    It's an upgrade in everyway including pay, take the offer just because you're working on a "dead end" stack doesn't mean you magically give up time to focus on other stacks on your free time.
    Oct 24 1
    • Microsoft mindhunt3r
      Best way to gain expertise is on the job. Free time isn’t a viable solution.

      Keep looking for a better role.
      Oct 24
  • Amazon / Eng AlbertsnPE
    Apex / Salesforce tech will damage you for life
    Oct 24 0

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