I am getting underpaid, what should I do now?
I work for Cisco,San Jose joined from May 2018(8 months) as a g62 after graduation, even if I have 4 years if experience in India with the same skills(cloud and virtualization). But caught in the recent layoffs in November mid which forced me to switch team within Cisco with same grade. My total comp is only my base 130k. Now when should I ask for stocks or g8 position. My other friends got directly g8 position who had some shitty work experience in India. I have the potential to crack interviews of normal companies, but aiming for big4. Also most importantly I am waiting for filing of my H1B(right now on opt). So need to wait for some month for the visa thing to get settled up. What should I tell to my manager to get a total comp to at least 150k by this March in my one o one. He is saying I need to prove my skills. What I did not tell him: why you selected me to do g62 job and it was not my fault that I got laid off from other team and joined the new team recent.
What should I do guys? I have my best friends work in companies who gives total comp as 160 average?