i recently joined Blind and I am dumbfounded by eveyone ‘s TC .

AT&T / IT
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Jul 19 47 Comments

I feel like I have been living under a rock with staying in one single company for so long . I kept up with my skills / certifications , did different roles but obviously haven’t crossed 115k$ in TC .
My role is TPM . I seriously think I am underpaid, in the wrong team and maybe my role is considered non technical has a lot to do with it. I also have a horrible boss , as I have questioned him several times on a lot of issues , and he gives me the same BS . Anyway , I just had to vent and I am super motivated by reading everyone’s input in a lot of topics and use it to bounce ship . I need all your help and input , I do feel TPMs roles will eventually phase out when companies start implementing SaFe and ither Agile methodoligies . What other roles can I pivot to with these skills ??

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  • SolarWinds AnEngineer
    Don't let it go to your head. The TC you're seeing on here is the top 10% at the top paying companies in the highest cost of living part of the country.

    99% don't make 🌲 50.

    Hard truth: TPMs don't make shit just about anywhere, but especially not at ATT. And certs are as useful as toilet paper.
    Jul 19 4
    • Microsoft micrusade
      Certs are useful only for trainers. Useless for the rest.
      Jul 19
    • Facebook / Other
      Janitorque

      Facebook Other

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      Data scientist
      Janitorquemore
      Yeah, always ensure my gym trainer has them.
      Jul 20
    • Microsoft micrusade
      I meant software trainers, like AWS/Azure.
      Jul 20
    • Facebook / Other
      Janitorque

      Facebook Other

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      Data scientist
      Janitorquemore
      Not much difference except my trainer can beat up your trainer.
      Jul 20
  • Intel Spikiera
    GTFO of current company and join the FANG
    Jul 19 8
    • Pinger / Eng create💻
      FNG employees don't need to name themselves "tier 1" because it's obvious
      Jul 19
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

      Microsoft

      BIO
      #1 in Prestige
      Tier 1more
      They can’t because I took the name first 🤷🏻‍♂️
      Jul 19
    • Pinger / Eng create💻
      It's funny because Microsoft hasn't had a first-mover advantage in a long time
      Jul 20
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

      Microsoft

      BIO
      #1 in Prestige
      Tier 1more
      We are a platform company.

      Our primary business is enabling 3rd vendors to provide services that are needed by small business all the way to large enterprise.
      Jul 20
    • New / Data
      PenisPan

      New Data

      PRE
      Microsoft
      PenisPanmore
      Platform platform come and get your hot N ready platform....

      I don't get it why not just build SaaS like salesforce rather than letting partners take most of the profit.
      Aug 4
  • Facebook winners
    This app made me get off my ass and study for interviews to get into fb recently. I owe a lot to this app
    Jul 20 3
    • Facebook winners
      I more than doubled my tc
      Jul 20
    • AT&T / IT
      worktilly

      AT&T IT

      BIO
      Looking to grow in my career .
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      OP
      Good for you @winners !!!!
      Jul 20
    • Amazon CeoExtra
      Plz share before and after TC @winners..
      and congratz
      Jul 20
  • thoughtbot / Design lucylew
    I found I could get above $130k low-ball at somewhere in SF relatively easily, but I lost the appeal of the tech culture’s need to make more. More personal wealth or whatever. Do you really need that much more?
    Jul 19 2
    • SolarWinds AnEngineer
      Plus 130k in SF is like 50k in most of the rest of the country.
      Jul 19
    • thoughtbot
      lucylew

      thoughtbot

      PRE
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      lucylewmore
      Yes. Omg. It’s madness. It feels like throwing money away. Burning it!
      Jul 19
  • Microsoft 🏂🌮🍺#
    Yeah, I was happy w/ my TC until I joined Blind. The one lesson I learned, people who are hungry keep moving an increasing their TC. A lot of people I work with are content staying where they are. Moving is always scary.
    Jul 19 2
    • SolarWinds AnEngineer
      I've always thought moving was exciting. More to learn, more ways of doing things, new people to meet, and 15+% TC increase every time.
      Jul 19
    • AT&T / IT
      worktilly

      AT&T IT

      BIO
      Looking to grow in my career .
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      OP
      I am hungry and lost . I want to move to product management .
      Jul 19
  • Charter / Data
    Mæstro

    Charter Data

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    T-Mobile
    Mæstromore
    You should see Albertson's TC....
    Jul 19 3
    • AT&T / IT
      worktilly

      AT&T IT

      BIO
      Looking to grow in my career .
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      OP
      I see this as a running joke around here ..the Albertsons reference .. is it less or more ??
      Jul 19
    • IBM kaplop
      Albertsons is just a meme because one guy from Albertsons was being a jackass for a week. Posting nonsense in every thread about how it’s dumb to work at FAANG.
      Jul 19
    • Amazon ?🤔
      Albertsons taught us that "Scaling is Easy" and we are "blithely incompetent"😞.

      Albertsons level is the above the top.
      Jul 19
  • Abbott username!!
    Location+skills dictates salary
    Jul 19 1
    • AT&T / IT
      worktilly

      AT&T IT

      BIO
      Looking to grow in my career .
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      OP
      Agree and not denying that .
      Jul 19
  • Qualtrics soup321
    Are you happy? 115k in Chicago is decent especially if you are happy.
    Jul 19 4
    • AT&T / IT
      worktilly

      AT&T IT

      BIO
      Looking to grow in my career .
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      OP
      Not really . I have a family and Chicago is expensive too .
      Jul 19
    • Qualtrics soup321
      I have a fam too and from Chicago area as well. You can do better in SF or Seattle but cost of living is WAY higher.
      Jul 19
    • AT&T / IT
      worktilly

      AT&T IT

      BIO
      Looking to grow in my career .
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      OP
      Did u move to SF ?
      Jul 20
    • Akuna Capital HFTBro
      If you want to stay in Chicago, look at prop trading and hedge funds. You have to be able to code though since there’s no PM track. Some interns here at getting paid 150K annualized...
      Jul 20
  • Samsung / Eng
    AiwM76

    Samsung Eng

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    AiwM76more
    Location?
    Jul 19 2
    • AT&T / IT
      worktilly

      AT&T IT

      BIO
      Looking to grow in my career .
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      OP
      Chicago
      Jul 19
    • $115K is good for Chicago
      Jul 19
  • New / Product GwWL25
    PM?
    Jul 19 2
    • Symantec mbzY27
      Project manager
      Jul 19
    • Microsoft micrusade
      PjM=Project Manager
      Jul 19
  • Visa / Eng Jdmfe
    There is always a price for ignorance and I can tell you that will be an expensive one. I have seen some of my ex colleages who are too comfortable with their curent role and the increment itself will only barely meet the inflation.
    Jul 19 1
    • AT&T / IT
      worktilly

      AT&T IT

      BIO
      Looking to grow in my career .
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      OP
      Yes ! I got too comfortable as life happened and I treated this job as only a means to pay bills ...
      Jul 19
  • Booking.com / Other
    仆街 冚家鏟

    Booking.com Other

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    🤬🤪🥴🥺🤫😜🤦‍♂️
    仆街 冚家鏟more
    Time to start interviewing with other companies. Start leetcoding if you want to switch to SWE
    Jul 19 0
  • Facebook msi6gd
    Years of experience?
    Jul 19 1
    • AT&T / IT
      worktilly

      AT&T IT

      BIO
      Looking to grow in my career .
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      OP
      Sigh .. 11 years
      Jul 19