What will be your next move if you were me!

May 12, 2019 45 Comments

11 YOE / I7 at visa (Lead /Director level)
on H1B
234k TC
Cyber Security
I don't foresee much growth in the current team.
Didn't solve any leetcode yet but wanted to join FAANG at least by end of 2020.

I wanted to target L7 equivalent roles at FAANG.

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TOP 45 Comments
  • Google gulli
    Sorry to disappoint but it's pretty common for ex CTOs, Directors, Distinguishedes, from non FAANG to start at L5. TC is made more attractive than average L5 with huge stock offers.
    May 12, 2019 7
    • Google jeoffery
      I know a L6 hire he had 15 yoe and it's well published. He said he was "lucky" to get L6. Most get L5....
      May 12, 2019
    • Google gulli
      Also there is a perception that bringing in outsiders into positions of power will ruin the culture. No other company comes close in terms of openness, bottom up questioning, and even though people complain about that aspect changing, the complaints are usually about outside management not understanding the Google Way.
      May 12, 2019
  • Visa Director is entry level manger in FAANG
    May 12, 2019 1
    • New / Eng 4everalone
      everything is L3 😂
      May 12, 2019
  • Move off the H1B and into a GC. That will give you a ton of possibilities.
    May 12, 2019 3
    • Amazon / Product
      T2

      Amazon Product

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      TripAdvisor
      T2more
      What are you smoking at Intel?
      May 12, 2019
    • New / Eng cousin
      With the rewards card they give you a discount
      May 12, 2019
  • Even security guard at visa has title of director
    May 12, 2019 0
  • Facebook ouisa
    Zero chance you’ll get L7 coming from Visa lead. L5 if you’re lucky and it’ll still dwarf the 234TC.
    May 12, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng bingming
    It sounds like it’s already obvious. Join FAANG.
    May 12, 2019 0
  • Google antispam
    Join FAANG, but you’ll be a L5 @ Google with a 300K+ TC.
    May 12, 2019 2
    • OP
      Hmm. I see my 2019 estimated TC will be around 280k+ including refreshers at the current role. I need to target something better than L5 to make it a difference for me, of joining FAANG
      May 12, 2019
    • Google antispam
      L5 can be 400+ for you because of your YOE. Google will most likely downlevel you to L5, however, will beat other offers and ensure that salary is not an issue.
      May 12, 2019
  • Equifax
    flstercluk

    Equifax

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    Chase Paymentech
    flsterclukmore
    I think you should consider us. While we are not listed among FAANG, we have more valuable data than Facebook and we are moving to google for work. We are doing what Facebook is trying to do for 100 years. Our CEO told congress that our tech is 20 years old. Lot of growth opportunities.
    May 12, 2019 3
    • NetApp dybfjn
      Recruiter spotted
      May 12, 2019
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      It's a trap!
      May 12, 2019
  • Google / Ops Huhf13
    This is L6
    May 12, 2019 3
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Amazon it's L7. Maybe that's the company he had in mind
      May 12, 2019
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      Yeah, probably L5. Or L6 at AWS. No way L7
      May 12, 2019
  • Facebook rahuja
    I know a visa L6 who joined google as L3, ymmv
    May 12, 2019 0

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