Unmotivated and bored at work

Dec 29, 2019 11 Comments

I feel unmotivated and bored at work. I have been with current company for 5+ years and recently promoted to Principal PM. Previously, I managed a team as being a L6 manager. I enjoyed the role and was there for more than 2 years. Due to a policy change and a reorg, I became an IC. I did not like it so moved to a new team.

In my current role, I have a lot of flexibility to manage my schedule. However, the work does not excite me as I have done similar scope work many times already. I do not have much authority and no exposure to VP level leadership. most of my time is spent on writing documents (updates, MBR, user stories, business cases, etc), data analysis, and meetings with engineering teams.

Though I have been promoted, I am still making same money as I was making as L6. Only small increase in base that is not noticeable on paychecks. I may get new RSU grant part of annual performance review cycle.

Sometime I think that I should change team and get into manager role. But changing team may not give me much financial benefit. Also, getting L7 manager role might be challanging as I am an IC currently.

Recently, I got a job offer from a Start Up with 25% cash pay increase (stock options excluded) but I turned the offer down. I thought that I will loose WLB (schedule flexibility) and also Start up might be risky as I am on H1B visa.

I have a young family where I need flexibility in my work schedule. My current job provides me that but I feel unmotivated and unhappy in the job. Am I taking my current job for granted?

If changing job may bring excitement, should I look for internal opportunities or look for job out side?

Any advice in general?

Thank you for your inputs!!

TC: 245K

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TOP 11 Comments
  • FormFactor Tove1
    TC or GTFO
    Dec 29, 2019 1
    • Amazon buzz10
      OP
      Updated
      Dec 29, 2019
  • Facebook ojd6&#;$h
    Why you didn't have any pay increase after a promotion?
    Dec 29, 2019 4
    • Amazon buzz10
      OP
      Base at Amazon in Seattle is caped at 160K. During promo, mostly people are put in the bottom of the comp range. My RSUs have been appreciated quite much than the value they were granted.
      Dec 29, 2019
    • Facebook ojd6&#;$h
      Is it common to be put in the bottom of the band after a promo?
      Dec 29, 2019
  • Amazon tpigvj
    Tc seems low for l7 pm...I am an l6 program manager ic making $220k
    Dec 29, 2019 2
    • Amazon buzz10
      OP
      Yes.. promo puts one at the bottom of the next level. 245k is at the bottom of the range. It may take a year or so to come at the middle of the range.
      Dec 29, 2019
    • Amazon tpigvj
      That sucks...I’m worried about the cliff as I just joined. Were you able to get refreshers in years 1 and 2?
      Dec 29, 2019
  • Amazon / Eng YcUP73
    Why is TC so low
    2h 0

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