when to move to other comp?

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Sep 9 15 Comments

hi guys!

i started working at Amazon nyc as swe,ML
has been 4months.

when is the good time to move to FB or other comp?

for better TC. tbh.

is there any good nyc comp where pays more than 270+? (other than FB, jane st, twosig)

TC 196
yoe 4months in US, 1.2yrs in non Us
L4

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  • ICF / Eng SouDa
    You should move when you feel you're not growing anymore or if you've lost interest in the projects and wanna switch to a different org. 4 months is too soon to be thinking about moving ๐Ÿ™„
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      Yeah... but eventually got kid (too faster than expected and wife is grad student lol)...
      Sep 9
    • ICF / Eng SouDa
      Are you a PhD student?
      Is 196k normal for a fresh grad in East coast?
      Sep 9
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      No i think normal is 170ish but i think my previous work and few papers helped for my case. I interviewed for new hire
      Sep 9
    • New kRgw75
      What type of research papers did u publish that helped in getting the job?
      Sep 9
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      I have 3papers as 1st author in nips, kdd
      Sep 9
  • Microsoft ?0-*y3
    Get one promo and move.
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      Getting one promo does help to move another level? Or is it just for learning curve?
      Sep 9
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      Getting promo will make it easier to switch companies without being down-levelled. If you leave before promo you're going to effectively reset your progress toward next level, even if your comp doesn't immediately take a hit.

      Of course some companies (Google) are still going to down-level you unless you have > 3 yoe or are a leetcode god.
      Sep 9
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      Thanks poogers,
      So you are saying downlevel = no promo AND no bump in tc right?

      So best bet is
      Either
      1)god of LC
      2)get L5
      3)have 3+ yoe

      Seems 2 and 3 are equivalent tho lol

      Thanks a lot
      Sep 9
  • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
    In NYC you should really be looking at finance esp with ML experience. There are a lot of hedge funds that will pay that much.
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      As far as i know, quant is the greatest bet to get paid well but heard is extremly limited lol.. ctci +heard on the street thing?
      Sep 9
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      I mean these days engineering skills are more in demand, but you can do "data science" at a hedge fund (usually this is curating and onboarding alternative datasets, I think) and be paid pretty well. Core infrastructure engineers are paid really great in hedge funds and prop shops these days despite no PnL.
      Sep 9
  • how u get L5 with 4mo YOE? phd?
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      Mistake fixed
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