Frustrated underslotted L4 here. Thanks to $GOOG doing well, am around 420-450k TC. But the fact that I am not getting promoted despite two SEEs coz of tenure has totally killed my motivation to stick around.
What next? I also want to try my hand at TLM role to see how I'd do. Don't prefer slog houses like $AMZN and $FB. I also believe there is no money to be made in Uber/Lyft at this late stage.
No hot startup will take me as a TLM and I am not willing to go as TL to prove myself before being promoted - - I have learned my lesson to not trust anyone that "come join and we will promote you". What are some good options to get a slight bump, not need to slog and get TLM?
As an aside, I also happen to think we are close to a major correction for tech stocks. So while I have enough in bank to pay off mortgage (can take risk, not worried to lose job), I would prefer to join somewhere that's not going to get killed in bear market.
What are my options? Would second tier companies as TLM (assuming I can get it) make sense? Any other company suggestions?
Edit: would appreciate if I could meaningful advise about positions to try rather than getting stuck on the TC. The TC looks extraordinary but with 13yoe, it is even lower than some of my friends in non FANGs.
450k as L4? You’re at L6 territory, bro!