TC breakdown and WLB by title in Boston area

Liberty Mutual Insurance Navi94
Dec 13, 2018 14 Comments

Probably way too broad of a question but I was generally curious how people were doing in TC and how their work life balance is in the Boston area. If possible, could you list your title/rank and company as well?

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  • New / Eng NooglerJoy
    Google Cambridge SWE L4 0 YOE TC 183

    Just starting so can’t comment on WLB yet
    Dec 13, 2018 2
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance Navi94
      OP
      You started at L4 with 0 yoe? Were you a masters student? How was the interview?
      Dec 14, 2018
    • New / Eng NooglerJoy
      PhD

      Interview was pretty easy. Might have just gotten lucky.
      Dec 14, 2018
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance / IT digital43
    Quitting liberty for some other job in the area. New TC: 160k with 3 yoe. I’m willing to sacrifice some wlb for more TC. Liberty is known to pay way less than tech companies.
    Dec 13, 2018 1
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance Navi94
      OP
      Absolutely true, I’m really glad you got out of it
      Dec 13, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng techm
    Principal scientist, 10 yoe, TC: 500k, in office 5-7 hours/day
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • Akamai Technologies dBwe58
    TC 200K +stocks . Pretty awesome WLB. Commute is great on the T. On average I spend about 6-7 hours in office. If needs to get more work done, work from home. 8 YOE
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • Google Eleventy
    SWE, 200k, great wlb, 6 YoE
    Dec 13, 2018 4
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance Navi94
      OP
      How many hours do you generally do and what’s been the worst case so far in terms of hours you put in a week?
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Google Eleventy
      I’m at the office for 8 hours a day. Sometimes more if I’m on a roll and want to finish something up - sometimes less if I’m not getting anything done. There’s been no worst week.
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Is 200k a lot in Boston?
      Google’s office is downtown Boston I believe. How long is your commute?
      Dec 13, 2018
    • Google Eleventy
      Office is in Cambridge. Commute is under 20 minutes by bike or public transit. It’s a fine amount for Boston - obviously I wouldn’t mind making more.
      Dec 13, 2018
  • Salesforce / Mgmt GQch66
    Engineering Director, 20 yoe, TC: $450k, in office 8 he's/day. Rarely (as in once or twice a year) attend to business matters in nights, weekends, or vacations.
    Dec 13, 2018 0
  • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
    headbanger

    Broadcom Ltd. Eng

    PRE
    Intel, Broadcom Ltd.
    headbangermore
    HW at Intel MA, 18 YOE, TC 230K. As for WLB, not very good right now but I have just relocated and started this job. So too early to tell.
    Dec 13, 2018 0