Would you accept a lower-profile role for a higher compensation?

Neurocrine Atin|ay2
Aug 13 26 Comments

By lower profile, I mean shitty work.

Suppose you are a distributed systems or an ML engineer. Would you accept a testing profile from another company if offered a higher salary than your current role? Why/why not?

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  • Did that mistake once. Not going to repeat that again
    Aug 13 3
    • Neurocrine Atin|ay2
      OP
      Can you explain?
      Aug 13
    • Google AtinΞ™ay2
      current TC β‰  future earnings

      testing is being automated faster than distributed/ML, and hence does not have as much sustainable growth
      Aug 13
    • Neurocrine Atin|ay2
      OP
      It was an example but I think I got your point
      Aug 13
  • Google
    πŸ€Race

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    Microsoft
    πŸ€Racemore
    If you are already top of the band TC for that level and you have been offered 2.5x-3x, its worth considering. Otherwise not so much, as you can always trade up without selling your soul.
    Aug 13 0
  • Microsoft herrro
    I don't care about visibility, but I do care deeply about whether I am doing interesting work that keeps me engaged and learning.

    I would be willing to accept lower TC for a role that will put me in a position to do exciting projects and facilitate a ton of personal learning and growth.
    Aug 13 1
    • New / Design 5208
      πŸ’―
      Aug 13
  • Amgen Fin4eng
    Career growth, desired career path and long term learning are paramount
    Aug 13 0
  • Amazon 1337C0d3r!
    I would. Less work and more pay? Sign me up.
    Aug 13 3
    • Neurocrine Atin|ay2
      OP
      Lower profile doesn't correlate to lesser work. It just means shitty work.
      Aug 13
    • Amazon 1337C0d3r!
      Rephrase the question then. I interpreted it as a lower level with higher pay.
      Aug 13
    • Neurocrine Atin|ay2
      OP
      Done. Thanks.
      Aug 13
  • Wizards of the Coast aaaabaa
    Depends on the bump, for 25%+ I'd strongly consider it
    Aug 13 1
    • Neurocrine Atin|ay2
      OP
      Depends 25% of what haha
      Aug 13
  • Oracle alwzangry
    Never. You'll start hating it in two months. If you still need a job, you aren't rich enough to not care about the quality of the work.
    Aug 13 0
  • eBay no time
    I did, temp tc setback. 3 years later I have a different role doing much more fun work, with double the pay.
    Aug 13 3
    • Neurocrine Atin|ay2
      OP
      My question is actually the other way around. Whether you would accept a higher TC while compromising on your role/work. But I think I got my answer from your response :)
      Aug 13
    • eBay no time
      Ah yes. Why not get paid more for less responsibility.
      Aug 13
    • Neurocrine Atin|ay2
      OP
      Shitty work doesn't mean less responsibility. It just means boring work or work that's not in much demand in the market or maybe something that involves a lot of manual work.
      Aug 13
  • Salesforce sdes
    I just took that path. Moved to a role which is more exciting and gives me the opportunity to build something from ground up with some extremely smart folks.TC will follow hopefully if I deliver.
    Aug 13 3
    • Neurocrine Atin|ay2
      OP
      I am not sure if that aligns with the question I posted. Or maybe I didn't understand your response. My question is aimed to understand if you would accept a higher TC even if that meant compromising on the role/work you do.
      Aug 13
    • Salesforce sdes
      It does because I had the opportunity to stay in my current role and get a decent salary bump in 3 months but I could not afford to lose more time doing nothing. Sorry I should’ve been more explicit on this part.
      Aug 13
    • Neurocrine Atin|ay2
      OP
      That makes sense. Thanks. I am glad things worked out for you.
      Aug 13
  • Zoox / Eng VyGO67
    Solution: become a better ML engineer
    Aug 13 2
    • Neurocrine Atin|ay2
      OP
      That takes time. Would you rather wait it out or accept something on the table? People say, a bird in hand is better than two in bush
      Aug 13
    • Zoox / Eng VyGO67
      Never underestimate how shitty a shitty job can be.
      Aug 13