Need ur inputs on the Career progression. Have 12 YOE as Full stack Engineer , primarily back end and middleware . Most of my carrer was in Consulting lead many projects primarily on Java, Spring and Aws platform. Have many certification on Java and AWS. Current TC is 155k. Most of colleagues see me as Technically strong and smart. Not sure if my potential is FAANG smart though.
didnt know abt compensation in top toer companies untill recently and figured tat i am being underpaid and with some intense preperation i could land offer in Tier 1 or 2 companies. So started LC 6 months back , 2 hrs a day in average but could not do on a daily basis with 2 young kids . Have done 80 easy and 25 Medium and lot of sustem design and some EPI. i am comfortable in System design as i have always learnt them in the side but DS/Algo needs some more prep. Taking 1 hr to solve LC Mediums whixh means needs lot more prep.
With all the prep, Got an offer recently with VZM/Oath with 220 TC in Maryland. Wondering should i take it as it has good WLB and decent TC ( ofc not at FAANG level) . I am thinking of taking this offer and keep preparing and switch to Tier 1 in near future as I am on H1b with I140 approved and with VZM/Yahoo on resume. . Other option is to reject this offer, keep preparing and get in to Tier 1 in next 6 to 8 months. But i am always worried abt WLB in Tier 1 companies with young kids. Let me know what u guys think.
Note: This new position is just 30 mins from where I am staying. So leaning towards taking up this position.
Sounds like a good offer for now, especially in the East coast where it’ll go farther.