Offer Evaluation

New WPkm87
Sep 27, 2019 5 Comments

This offer is through a contracting agency for a role at Microsoft.

Title: Senior Producer
Salary: $93K
YOE: 5-6 in project management
Non-engineering role
Agency benefits, not Microsoft's (no 401K, not-so-great employee-paid health insurance)

Is non-engineering contract typically that far under what's reported on Glassdoor for the job title? This salary is even below what's reported for Associate Producer.

If I get converted to non-contract down the line, would my salary recover? How likely is a conversion?

Current TC: 0 (laid off)
Last TC: $86K plus benefits


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TOP 5 Comments
  • New / Eng tHTY38
    Glassdoor salaries are lower than market already because they're not inflation adjusted. So you're taking a salary that's lower than low... The agency is probably billing you out for much more. Take it if the layoff put you in a bad spot, but otherwise line something else up.
    Sep 27, 2019 1
    • AT&T MsdR32
      They also don't account for the significant pay increases on the last few years.
      Sep 27, 2019
  • Gap / Project

    Gap Project

    I’m a Digital Producer at a larger retailer making 112k base salary and have been in role for 1.5yrs. For a Senior role at my company the range is 130-150. I think you should negotiate higher
    Oct 18, 2019 0
  • New / HR XFQY67
    If you're a contractor, your agency is getting a large percent of your base. So although you're making $93k, the business is probably paying well over $120k for you, with the difference going to the agency. May be a good short term solution to get you some income, but probably not the best long term strategy (unless you know you'll be hired full time within a certain time frame).
    Sep 29, 2019 0
  • Microsoft FlyingOwe
    Contract company take 15-33% of what MS pay you, not sure what a market rate for non tech Producers is.
    Sep 27, 2019 0


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