Take offer or stay?

Apr 19, 2019 43 Comments

Company A:
Base- $149k
Signing 1st/2nd year: $60k/$40k
RSUs: valued at $138k
No work life balance, 3 weeks pto, office everyday

Tc: $210k

Where I am:
Base: $130k
Bonus: $6k
Work from home and great benefits; 7 weeks pto and pension

Update: I took the offer at company A. Too much of an increase to pass up

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TOP 43 Comments
  • Salesforce brocolli
    A is Amazon
    Apr 19, 2019 0
  • Oracle not_larry
    Why is this a question? Either give more details or GTFO and join A.
    Apr 19, 2019 1
  • Facebook CapriSun
    7 weeks of vacay? You'll make money all your life but 7 weeks vacay is unheard of.
    Apr 19, 2019 1
    • New / IT RatBastard
      Said no school teacher ever
      Apr 19, 2019
  • Dropbox HAv876
    Weird flex. But ok...
    Apr 19, 2019 2
    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      What does that mean
      Apr 19, 2019
    • Dropbox HAv876
      It means that this is an odd way of boasting about something. 😒

      As others have said, without details, the answer seems obvious... so thanks for updating your post.
      Apr 19, 2019
  • New / Eng jpasserby
    So the choice is to double your money and destroy your sanity and work-life balance? If I were you I would stay for now, but use the new offer as inspiration to find a better offer from a company that pays well AND respects work-life balance.
    Apr 19, 2019 0
  • Intercom stpq
    Are you engaged with your current job? Like the work/people?

    The pto gap is pretty bananas, I don’t think I would give up 7weeks off even for a substantial amount of money. I’m a travelhead though so it’s up to your priorities.
    Apr 19, 2019 0
  • Amazon
    xd1946

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    xd1946more
    What a stupid question!
    Apr 19, 2019 0
  • Deloitte broadway74
    OP
    If I took the job couldn’t I always just do it short term for money then find wlb later. Just asking since that is what I am thinking currently. Take the money and if I don’t like it switch back out in 3-5years
    Apr 19, 2019 3
    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      The bad news is she want to stay behind for 12 months and move after.
      Apr 19, 2019
    • Salesforce
      ATMb06

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      ATMb06more
      I thought the same thing, and immediately regretted it 6 months later.
      Unless you’re getting 200% or more increase in TC, it’s not worth sacrificing WLB. Why not just keep looking until you find a place that has both WLB and more pay?
      Apr 20, 2019
  • Salesforce
    ATMb06

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    ATMb06more
    The grass can sometimes seem greener on the other side, especially when people are dangling larger sums of money in front of you.
    That being said, more often than not, money will not make you happy. You’re better off making less and working somewhere that you have a decent work life balance and paid time off.

    If you look at where the happiest people in the world are, they are in countries where the work life balance is the emphasis of the career, and where you have significant PTO. (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, the list goes on).
    This will truly make you happier than a few extra grand a year.

    Either keep looking to find a proper balance of PTO/WLB and higher pay, or stay at the job you’re currently at and enjoy having what most people in America don’t: a decent WLB balance and PTO.
    Apr 19, 2019 2
    • Facebook CapriSun
      You forgot Netherlands. Most people do not prefer to work more than 30 hours or 3 days. Their WLB equates to more life than work ratio. These people would rather work 2 days and take 5 off if feasible. Not going by statistics but from talking to people in Netherlands when I was there for a week.
      Apr 19, 2019
    • Salesforce
      ATMb06

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      Yup, I should have I included the Netherlands as well.
      Apr 19, 2019
  • Facebook da’book
    Might depend on where you are right now financially. You’re 30. If you have a little saved already maybe life is fine with the 7 weeks. What is growth potential like at current job?

    Switching for more TC to aggressively save for 2-3 years could help you achieve more independence and set you up for kids later.

    Cost of living differences? Are you moving cities?

    Are you single? In a relationship? Current TC is fine if your S/O is making decent money too. If y’all are happy and have all this time might not be worth switching
    Apr 19, 2019 2
    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      Moving from md to seattle. Fiancé works a lot and we both think we would like the pnw. Not much savings but this would really help us save about $75k a year plus retirement. We are happy but not much growth comp wise in my job. Even a promotion would be maybe $150k comp and I would be at that level for about 7-10 years. This could propel us to make much more money
      Apr 19, 2019
    • Facebook da’book
      Sounds like the move is best option! Good luck and enjoy the new start
      Apr 19, 2019

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