Work Life Balance vs. Pay/Position
Oh, what an age old discussion. I am a recent college grad, and I accepted a position in a well known and recognized leadership program within National Instruments. I love my coworkers, my job, projects, hours (40-45 max), commute time, city (Austin rules), etc...
I don't like that I make 68K/yr with no hope of excelling above 80-85K in the next 5-10 years. Benefits are amazing... on sight gym and full service physicians office reserved for staff, company owned health care, deck parties, 6% match, RSU@ 25% per Q, etc etc. they sell you on a low salary due to the "NI way." It's great, but is it worth such low pay?
Anyone have similar experiences from the past and care to share the outcomes?