Asking for a raise

Nov 19, 2018 21 Comments

7 yoe
TC 102k
female

Currently, I work as a full stack engineer on a small team of developers. I started at this company as a Linux server engineer but transitioned to a development team this year (no raise with transfer to new team) where I am building software. I have developed some software which is saving our company ~2mil annually. I’m still maintaining this code, writing tests etc and I am the only dev on my project. Another team member whose sole job was to maintain the infrastructure for our software (for 2 dev teams) in AWS has left the company. Because of my extensive experience in this area, I am being given this task and another to maintain a VXRack environment. Not sure how to ask for a raise. Any advice is appreciated.

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  • Citibank / Eng Slurpsurp
    You’re at GE and you want a raise??? You guys are damn near bankrupt. You should be looking for another job.
    Nov 19, 2018 5
    • OP
      I think so as well unfortunately.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • Citibank / Eng Slurpsurp
      So look for a job. The job market is still solid despite the tech sell off. Super solid if you’re mobile.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • GE / Eng SuperWario
      If OP is in Aviation or Healthcare, they are just fine. Last year Aviation+Health made $11b profit after tax. It is power, oil and capital that is burning GE.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • Citibank / Eng Slurpsurp
      If the company gets broken up it’s going to get ugly. I’d hit the eject button while it’s still an option.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • Didn’t Jack Welch say he figured out the secret of success with massive Six Sigma rollouts? Where did all those charter projects savings go?
      Nov 19, 2018
  • Google / Eng whatsgood
    Use this time w Ge as a paid job search. Work less, search for job more. Leave ASAP. Be open to remote work. Ohio is not the center of the tech world. Know your worth. You are worth it. A person who knows tech and happens to be a woman. You have a lot of value. Your next job and for 130 base minimum.
    Nov 19, 2018 0
  • Target / Eng SeaTC
    Not to sound misogynistic or inappropriate, and I hope I don’t come off that way, but if you don’t feel like you are getting support from your leadership or you don’t feel they will give you a raise then you should leave for another company. With all the diversity and inclusion stuff going on nowadays I truly think Women engineers are very highly valued.
    Nov 19, 2018 0
  • Cisco Hdhevecud
    Have you thought about getting a better offer. Then either asking your employer to beat it, or maybe take that new offer
    Nov 19, 2018 0
  • Boeing / Ops Airbus
    GE will not give you much raises. Check out Pratt & Whitney, my coworker got 40% paybump
    Nov 19, 2018 0
  • GE / Eng SuperWario
    Location?
    Nov 19, 2018 3
    • GE / Eng SuperWario
      It is definitely a low TC even for Midwest.
      Nov 19, 2018
    • OP
      Ohio
      Nov 19, 2018
    • GE / Eng SuperWario
      I would definitely bring it up during 1-1 meetings with your boss. Most of the times all you have to do is ask. They do market corrections yearly once for best contributors.
      Nov 19, 2018
  • New / Eng uhYr23
    Don't ask for rsise, leetcode and leave.
    Nov 19, 2018 0
  • Amazon FUPay$$$
    Very good TC for female
    Nov 19, 2018 1
    • New / Eng uhYr23
      Flagged.
      Nov 19, 2018
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  • Yeah which city?
    Nov 19, 2018 0

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