Under what conditions would you leave a 500k TC job

May 12 37 Comments

Assume a Family with kids in Bay Area.

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  • Capital One nothanks
    500k TV job? Am I a porn star?
    May 12 1
    • Amazon
      seattle'd

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  • Google / Eng fdshhddhj
    For a 1M TC job
    May 12 12
    • Google dowbskci
      TC, not salary.

      Basically all directors on up make $1M, right? That's like 4k+ people at Google alone.
      May 12
    • OP
      Google has 4K+ directors?
      May 12
    • Facebook undrpa1d
      I'd say IC8+ and M3+ at G and FB make 1M. Other companies don't pay as much. Netflix and Uber do but they're still smaller companies.
      May 12
    • OP
      Fb has an M3?
      May 12
    • Google bbell_curl
      Amazon stock was $400 4 years ago. There are thousands of senior engineers that locked/lucked in a fat stack of amazon stock at 400 bucks that will now vest at 2000. TLDR: stars aligned, compensation went x 5. A strongish (not stellar) senior offer will have 600k stock which vests year 3 and 4. Due to a lucky pentuple, that now becomes 3 million, 1.5 mil a year. On the other hand, google and Facebook “only” doubled so the pay is a good bit lower. Stock based compensation can be absurd.
      May 12
  • Facebook undrpa1d
    So you're telling me that, even those making 500k have crises?
    May 12 3
    • BluVector sparked
      Mo money, mo problems.
      May 12
    • OP
      Crises probably isn’t the word for it. More like “how long do I do this for”?
      May 12
    • Amazon 22/7
      Until the next crash!
      May 13
  • Thermo Fisher / Sales zeussical
    If you never have time with your family or if the stress level is too much would be two good reasons.
    May 12 5
    • OP
      Stress level seems ok and time with family is pretty good.
      May 12
    • Thermo Fisher / Sales zeussical
      How is management and how is your team? What would you do if you didn’t do this?
      May 12
    • OP
      Probably drown in living expenses
      May 12
    • OP
      Management is ok, I suppose. Team is mediocre.
      May 12
    • Verizon ikvzb
      Boring work while you want to work on new stuff and build things.
      May 14
  • Amazon qwertyup
    When I jump to a 700k TC job
    May 12 0
  • Palo Alto Networks Clowns
    Congrats OP, you made it. You have great TC, a spouse that loves you and nice kids. You have time with them. Yet, you feel you need something else. If you’re family is happy, and working life is not too bad, find yourself a passion other than computers. Build friendship, do meditation to manage stress. Why change if you’re successful? ride the wave until next recession.
    May 12 1
    • OP
      I don’t feel I need something else.
      May 12
  • Google smellypoop
    501k job
    May 12 0
  • Amazon 22/7
    You have decent wlb, management, tc! You have not identified any problem in response to the concerned questions from good people in this thread.

    What are you looking for here then?
    Humble-bragging, philosophical discussion, sympathy, career guidance?
    May 13 0
  • Oracle nowknwn
    Start your own company and be your own boss
    May 13 0
  • Roku
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    Wait, you don’t know why you want to quit and expect people to give you a reason? You sound like a person who is indecisive about anything.
    May 13 3
    • OP
      Never said I want to quit. Just posing a question out there to generate a discussion
      May 13
    • Roku
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      Then what is the point of this post?
      May 13
    • OP
      Just starting a discussion
      May 13
  • AT&T / IT G3069A
    Assuming this isn't really about you, then there'd be lots of conditions. I wouldn't want to raise my kids in Bay area, it's too expensive and won't be worth it to me. Location alone would seal the deal for me. But then, once when I was laid off, I ended up moving to the USVI to live and worked manual labor/construction.
    Of course, people have mentioned other work life balance issues in this thread. If you can get a job making that much in Bay Area, you can get comparable in another city, within reason.
    Other conditions that would make me leave, is the job itself. For example, Management, unethical behavior, etc... Anything that will make the job unbearable. Life goes by fast when you least expect it, some things aren't worth it, but only you and your family can make that decision.
    May 13 0
  • New / Eng QTdN03
    If I lived in the Bay Area and they won’t let me leave and work remotely.
    May 12 0