Geico Indy IT Indianapolis Offer

Dec 8, 2019 15 Comments

I just got an offer from Geico Indy IT for Master SWE.

120K base and 10%+ profit sharing vested in 6 years.

Current TC is 120K in dallas area.

I work as contractor and have only 10 PTO days besides the 6 public holidays.

How’s Geico Indy IT?

Family is afraid of winters in Indianapolis. Do they have IT presense in their Dallas office ?

Would be great, If some one can share their thoughts/ advise on the offer ?

Is it worth relocating for the 20% bonus difference and 10 days of additional PTO ?

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  • T-Mobile / IT daffy_duck
    One, you're a contractor now. You'll be an FTE. Way better benefits.

    Two, 130k in Dallas is not the same as 130k in Indianapolis. Indy has a lower cost of living. So, you're getting a raise in the base salary alone.

    Three, you'll get a 100% raise in PTO days. That's a lot of PTO compared to what you have now.

    Four, Indy winters are not that bad. It isn't Detroit or Minneapolis. You'll survive.

    You could probably find something better in Dallas, but it doesn't seem you have found it. I'd go for it.
    Dec 8, 2019 0
  • Geico KsLW88
    I've been in the Indy office since summer 2018 when I relocated after graduating.

    This is my first position as a software engineer and have been promoted twice into the senior software engineer role. I feel like I still have a ton to learn to be even remotely close to a real senior but at least they see something in me. Take this for what it's worth but I think this quick promotion isn't unique to Indy only and a company wide thing. If you're semi decent and care you'll move up.

    I am looking to move on soon myself as I don't feel like I'm learning enough or growing much. Also we don't want to raise our kids in Indiana and would like to be back on the west coast.

    The winters here aren't too bad but we get snow from November into March. Cost of living wise, 130k is a ridiculous salary for the area. That's near double what they start swe 2s at (I'm at about 80 now myself after two promos). As an example, I live about 10 miles north in the suburbs of Indy and I bought a 2000 sqft house for $230k. You'll be sitting pretty.

    I don't think Dallas has any dev there at all and it's purely call center folks. It's nearly all Indy or DC.

    This office is definitely experiencing growing pains but it's getting better. The company feels pretty corporate still and sometimes feels like we're adhering to ancient rules since we're in a call center building and occupy part of it.

    One thing Geico does right is profit sharing every year is 10% of your salary and then anything past this is a cash bonus which can be decent. I'd you want to life it up here you'll do well and again, that salary is nuts.
    Dec 14, 2019 6
    • Fidelity Investments mOHf80
      OP
      I see they have lead engineer role before one can get to architect role
      Dec 16, 2019
    • Fidelity Investments mOHf80
      OP
      Thank you for all the valuable information.
      Dec 18, 2019
  • Geico hugT55
    Although the title is great, it's just a sme+sr dev work. I've been w/ them for more than a yr, if you enjoy working on bugs it's the place to be. Indy office has more of a startup vibe is what I heard.
    Dec 14, 2019 3
    • Geico hugT55
      Bethesda, MD
      Dec 16, 2019
    • Fidelity Investments mOHf80
      OP
      How is it in MD ? What other roles can one get promoted? How has been your first year with geico ?
      Dec 17, 2019
  • Genesys / Creative
    washtub

    Genesys Creative

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    washtubmore
    Winter in Indy is not that bad. 120k goes far in Indy. The Indy tech job market is very good. Good pay, good WLB, etc. Genesys, Salesforce, Big 3 consulting firms, Roche, etc. Indy is part of the whole, “Rise if the Rest” thing. The cool thing is in Indy you can get a good six figure tech job but have a low cost of living. Shhh- just don’t yell too many people, lol.
    Dec 28, 2019 1
    • Fidelity Investments mOHf80
      OP
      How is the Tech job market in the area ?
      Dec 30, 2019
  • Fidelity Investments mOHf80
    OP
    Dallas/Texas doesn’t have state income tax. I agree with you though.
    Dec 9, 2019 0

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