Sr eng, Stay or Leave ?

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Sr eng, joined 1 year back, and looking for staff, I got exceed in last two ratings and did lot of work. Talked to manager, he/she listen but think I am being too ambitious. I work hard and contribute as staff, this gets recognized as well.
Looks like their are other folks in pipeline who are older than me in company and my short tenure here is another reason. Manager not giving clarity when I will be getting promoted which is frustrating to me. Tc 320.

With this frustration, i started looking out and got a Principal role of 400K in Salesforce. brand is good but not as good as LinkedIn.

Now confusion start, Higher level, role and salary, just as i wanted but a level down in company.

What should you do in my situation ?
YOE - 10, 4 initial years in small service companies.

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  • Google ondarun
    Leave.

    If you prefer LinkedIn, ask for a match.
    Jan 15 2
    • LinkedIn
      SrSWE.

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      Any tips, how to have this conversation effective and in your favor ?
      Jan 15
    • Google ondarun
      Hi, moar level and monies plz!
      Jan 15
  • Rally Health FUPayMe$$
    Take the Salesforce offer. 400k is no joke. You get the money as well as the title you are looking for.
    Jan 15 0
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    • LinkedIn
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      I also want this but i am not being confident in my decision
      Jan 15
  • Facebook zxcvs
    Congrats on getting 400k at Google! Jump immediately
    Jan 15 4
    • Facebook hblk
      In fact it is.
      Jan 17
    • LinkedIn xYwp57
      Nope. Senior at LI is a wide band. I was offered Facebook E5 while being a LI senior, which I didn’t take because it wasn’t a material improvement in my TC.
      It’s a huge oversimplification to look at just a title. A recruiter who sees a LI senior with 3 yoe will obviously not offer a senior position at Google or Facebook.
      A recruiter who sees a LI senior with 10 yoe with meaningful projects may and most likely will.
      Jan 17
  • WeWork QWERTY1337
    What’s the effort you’re putting out for 320TC at LinkedIn and how will it compare to the effort at SF and 400K. If you end up working twice as hard as principal, is 80K (20%) extra worth it? That’s the biggest question to answer, imo.
    Jan 16 2
    • Salesforce idgsnjthj
      He won’t be working at SF he’ll be waiting 30 mins for his build to start only to do it over again when something falls
      Jan 16
    • LinkedIn
      SrSWE.

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      Lol 😁
      Jan 16
  • Apple xnhi17
    Which other company?
    Jan 15 2
    • LinkedIn
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      Updated name.
      Jan 15
    • Apple xnhi17
      I think you should take the opportunity. It will open new doors for you
      Jan 15
  • HP / Eng 6’3 German
    LinkedIn >>> Salesforce
    Jan 15 2
    • Amazon the_bezos
      Money and scope pay your bills
      Jan 15
    • HP / Eng 6’3 German
      Agreed. OP should ask LinkedIn for a match or keep interviewing.
      Jan 15
  • LinkedIn assm@n
    Interview at Google for L5. If you get it, ask for 450k and jump. Interview more. Salesforce though a downgrade is an upgrade in level.
    Sr Swe at LinkedIn is a joke. Undergrad + 2yr experience will get one to Sr swe.
    Jan 15 2
    • LinkedIn assm@n
      Plenty of folks who jumped ship to L5 from Sr. Yoe 8+. They'd rather stay back than jump to L4.
      Jan 16
    • LinkedIn
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      Tried in Google but didn't get call even after referral.
      Jan 16
  • Salesforce idgsnjthj
    Salesforce doesn’t give refreshes and working on core is a nightmare.
    Jan 15 2
    • Rally Health FUPayMe$$
      Who cares? He can stay there for four long years and bank 400k! He can FIRE just off of that if he smartly invests that money.
      Jan 15
    • Rally Health FUPayMe$$
      Yeah but it's still a boat load of money. If smartly invested, he can become a millionaire in a few years and FIRE.
      Jan 15
  • Uber podThu
    How many Yoe? Why would you worry about other people's perception as long as you can pivot back to FAANG?

    Unpopular opinion: aim for scope and get exposure operating with high growth velocity. Once you have that exp can always pivot back for L+1 if you have confidence in cracking the interview loop.
    Jan 15 2
    • LinkedIn
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      10 years of experience, 4 in service companies in that.
      Jan 15
    • LinkedIn
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      I am not very confident. I have failed Google twice before
      Jan 15

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