Moving from Microsoft to Huawei in Bellevue

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drbrown

Microsoft Other

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drbrownmore
Oct 14, 2017 55 Comments

I recently got what appears to be a nice offer from Huawei in Bellevue.
I am at 63 in Microsoft working on a technology that is hot at the moment. I feel underappreciated by my current management chain.
Huawei came and without almost any effort on my side they made an offer for senior architect for what amounts for 35% more than my current salary. If I include the signing bonus , it pretty much amounts to a 56% increase. It's not something I can just ignore.

Anyway, is it worth it? Especially if I am not Chinese. Alternatively, is this something good enough to use to negotiate my situation at Microsoft? It seems to me that even if it sucks , in one year I can try Google or Facebook and be on a much better position to negotiate.

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TOP 55 Comments
  • Microsoft tspkjt
    Your life will be more miserable but you will have more money
    Oct 14, 2017 0
  • Microsoft preciousti
    If anything you can increase your worth when returning to Microsoft or the other companies.
    Oct 14, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Gs4478
    Dont even bother if you’re not Chinese. I interviewed there - bad experience - could hardy understand what the interviewer was asking/saying.
    Oct 14, 2017 3
    • Microsoft / R&D ps1writer
      Why don't think this is a timing for learning Chinese?
      Oct 15, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng Gs4478
      I think it’s timing for learning English for you.
      Oct 16, 2017
    • LinkedIn / Other
      pabloesc

      LinkedIn Other

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      Blind Designer. Not literally
      pabloescmore
      Hey why are you both discriminating against Senegalese?
      Oct 18, 2017
  • Microsoft Hyad70
    Chinese companies will always consider you an outsider - Corp culture is as odd as Jeff Bezos' Amazon
    Oct 14, 2017 0
  • Microsoft sammysa76
    I would go, change is good. Plus you are getting much better pay that the current and anyways you mentioned you are going to try for Google or Facebook in a year or so, then it doesn’t really matter if you stay at Microsoft or not. I was in a similar situation couple of months back and I decided to leave my company and it turned out to be a great decision. New company people are awesome and appreciate my work which really gives you a great satisfaction when you leave work at the end of day and it motivates you next morning to come back there in a positive way. Hope this helps. Best of luck.
    Oct 14, 2017 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      bod

      Microsoft Eng

      BIO
      in cloud business
      bodmore
      you went from which company to which?
      Oct 15, 2017
  • Microsoft physclyfit
    Good company. You will feel appreciated
    Oct 14, 2017 1
    • Microsoft TSRx34
      Lofuckingl
      Oct 14, 2017
  • Microsoft Mo$MoProbs
    Even if you work there for a year and don't like it, you can always move back/go to Google/MS

    Also, when you have a competing offer, managers at MS have discretion to offer you a bonus of a few thousand a year. (Just in case you'd rather stay at MS)
    Oct 14, 2017 1
    • Microsoft / Other drbrown
      OP
      Yes, that is also something I am considering. Is 35% a good enough difference to get them to reconsider improving my situation?
      Some of my friends have left for FB and Google for twice their salary.
      Oct 14, 2017
  • Google / Product fan_person
    Have you read about Huawei's history? Do you really want to work for a company like that?!
    Oct 14, 2017 1
    • Microsoft / Eng Mapmdl
      I also read about Microsoft, Google and Facebook history, and I don't see a problem.
      Oct 18, 2017
  • Microsoft / Other
    KXgE84

    Microsoft Other

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    EMC Corporation
    KXgE84more
    Be cautious.. Huawei is facing quite a few legal challenges here in the US... (ie banned at one time from doing business stateside,etc..)
    Oct 14, 2017 1
    • Microsoft warlock
      That’s cuz Cisco lobbied to ban them for national security reasons. There’s only 2 markets without much Huawei presence. US and Israel
      Oct 16, 2017
  • Microsoft rqNt00
    Huawei ? You gotta ask yourself if you didn’t put in any effort
    Oct 14, 2017 0

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