Stay at Google or switch to hedge fund SWE?
I’m currently an L5 UX Engineer (similar to front-end SWE). My base is 170k and total comp this year will be around 340k. In a year I might be able to get to L6 and work remotely. I’ve been at Google almost 8 years. I’m comfortable, but sometimes frustrated.
I have an offer from a privately equity firm in NYC that specializes in hedge funds. Comp would be 225k base with a bonus of up to 375k. Title would be VP, but that is common in finance. Bonus isn’t guaranteed and could be much lower. No remote work. Should I switch?