Should we relocate to Dublin, Ireland?

Apple nfqF33
Jun 14 23 Comments

Currently work for a mid size public company (not apple) with $300K TC and 8 YOE In bay-area. Have an offer from a company in Dublin, Ireland for a TC of ~ €165K (110 base + 55 stocks/bonus).

Motivation to consider the move is that we have been in the US for about a decade and want to try something new. Getting out of the rat race for at least a few years would be good. Being Indian, the visa/GC situation does not help here and immigration/naturalization in Ireland does not seem bad. Ireland looks like a good place to raise kids and travel opportunities around Europe is exciting.

Wife works in tech and will need to find job there. Overall, do you think it’s worth the relocation? How’s TC for Dublin?

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TOP 23 Comments
  • Juniper jocker
    I'd say it's great comp as per majority of the Dublin tech majors. You'll have better quality of living. May I ask you what's the company name?
    Jun 14 2
    • Apple nfqF33
      OP
      Thanks, I would prefer to remain anonymous due to the small size of the new organization.
      Jun 14
    • Juniper jocker
      Congratulations, pls DM me if you can.. I am currently giving interviews for some of the EU based Startups. Would like to consider.
      Jun 14
  • Google phgd
    This is a really good TC for Europe not Dublin. Assuming COL is similar to LON, this should make you very happy. Also since you say “we” I assume you have kids, Ireland (UK,Germany,etc) is a good place to raise kids. Just keep in mind, rents are London like.
    Jun 18 0
  • Amazon halfasser
    Hell no
    Jun 14 1
    • Apple nfqF33
      OP
      Curious, why?
      Jun 14
  • Apple sopq
    How did u get an offer from there?
    Jun 14 1
    • Apple nfqF33
      OP
      Had a connection who relocated there and wanted me in his org.
      Jun 14
  • New / Product Dqjs81
    110k is as good as it can get for that experience in Europe. I’d not be too excited about Dublin though. It’s a small always rainy city.
    Jun 15 0
  • SAP / Mgmt
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    The comp is excellent for Europe
    Jun 14 0
  • Walmart AssociateQ
    Rent is 1900+ a month
    Tax is 44-50%
    You will not be well off in dublin on that salary
    Aug 27 2
    • Intercom qazmlpoiuy
      You're hilarious. Where do you think €165k puts this person in percentile terms?
      Aug 27
    • SAP
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      Yep, 0.5% of the population in Ireland? Guess...
      Aug 27
  • Intercom qazmlpoiuy
    That salary sounds about right! But if you want to shop around there are a number of great US companies hiring engineers in Dublin: Intercom (where I work, I'm biased obvs:), Stripe, Hubspot, Zendesk, Amazon.

    Healthcare and education is pretty good and free, a bit better if you pay a small amount extra to go private.
    Jun 19 2
    • Walmart AssociateQ
      Its not really free... public health means 12 hour wait times
      . Private costs but company covers it
      Aug 27
    • Intercom qazmlpoiuy
      LOL ok dude. It is still free even if the wait time is longer
      Aug 27
  • Oracle SjJm00
    I lived in Dublin recently. DM me if you want to chat about lifestyle fit.
    Jun 14 1
    • SAP / Mgmt
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      Could you please write more publicly about it here?
      Jun 15
  • Jet.com / Other
    gtfoorgtfo

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    gtfoorgtfomore
    Average TC in Dublin among those I asked is around 100k. Restaurants in town are good, but lots of people smoke by the entrance.
    If you live in Bay Area, the weather will disappoint (like Seattle winter but prolonged).
    Jun 14 0
  • Intel / Other seabay
    I know xilinx is in Dublin... It should be it if you are in hw
    Jun 14 1
    • Apple nfqF33
      OP
      Not hw, haven’t done that after grad school.
      Jun 14
  • Oracle
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    Read up about their customs and convictions...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Savita_Halappanavar
    Jun 14 1
    • Apple nfqF33
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      Not a fan of the catholic ethos, but it seems like there were laws implemented after the unfortunate incident. Also Ireland is pro lgbt. It feels like the US is going backward in the regard.
      Jun 14

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