I Just received a call from a recruiter of an investment firm for a SWE role in Python/C++
He set me Up with an interview and he said the TC would be in the range of 350 - 500K.
Currently preparing for a Google and Facebook interview for a Research Engineer (ML oriented roles).
I m also in touch with an Uber recruiter.
How is WLB in investment firms ?
YOE : 6
Current TC : 90K ( yes miserable TC , just base no Equity at my company )
Their strategy is to get you into the interview process with large TC promises. Then do a bait and switch, and talk about TC over long term career.
I worked in quantitative finance for a long time. Most external recruiters are scumbags.