Would be worth it to move to Bay area?

Sam's Club proloss
Oct 14, 2019 48 Comments

Living in Dallas with family of 3 and a dog.

TC 200k
YOE 4yrs
Current level: Staff SDE

I’m considering if it would be worth it to move to bay area and switch to a big name company, targeting TC 400k, but most companies only offer 200k in cash, which might not be enough for house mortgage right?

BTW my wife has a decent job as well, but not tech, potential TC 100-150k in bay area.

Thoughts? What level and TC should I be looking for when job hunting?


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TOP 48 Comments
  • PayPal / Strategy Makai 🏝🏄
    If you like oppressive politics and agenda, sky high taxes, diversity forced down your throat, pot holes and bums, and homes you can’t afford, then by all means pack up your car and head out here
    Oct 14, 2019 1
    • PayPal / Eng

      PayPal Eng

      +1 for politics
      Oct 14, 2019
  • Oracle


    Don’t do it.
    Oct 14, 2019 1
  • Intel hgvk
    You are doing great in Dallas. Don’t do it
    Oct 14, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng duster
    dont buy a house here. rent.

    If you and your wife can hit 500k TC. Thats a move worth considering, Bay area outside of sf isn't that bad.
    Oct 14, 2019 8
    • PayPal / Strategy Makai 🏝🏄
      And what do you think houses cost here?
      Oct 14, 2019
    • Amazon FEAX60
      @OP - if you're balking on a 1m house in Dallas...don't move to the Bay. 1m will get you a condo anywhere close to your work. You'll be looking at minimum 2m for a decent house with enough space for your pups and family. Traffic in Dallas is nothing compared to SF.
      Oct 14, 2019
  • Troll, right? Good luck getting 400k in Bay area with 4yoe, Google will put you on L3 and 180k TC
    Oct 14, 2019 4
    • Google / Eng intrnltrfr
      7yoe L3 here checking in
      Oct 14, 2019
    • Lockheed Martin / Eng holy shit
      Where the hell are people in DFW making 110k with 4 YOE
      Oct 14, 2019
  • Veritas dogyear
    I doubt you will get 400k with 4yoe
    Oct 14, 2019 0
  • Salesforce vestnrest
    I wouldn’t buy right away. I’d rent first (and maybe second and third).
    Oct 14, 2019 0
  • Amazon FEAX60
    No fuckin' way man. Don't do this. 200k in Dallas sounds like an amazing life. 200k in cash in the Bay Area means you'll be lower middle class.
    Oct 14, 2019 1
    • New zgnt79
      Agreed. My brother and his wife have 2 kids, 2 bedroom home in the east Bay living within their means and make about $300k combined and it's difficult.
      Oct 14, 2019
  • Flowcast lulll
    Ill be the naysayers and say: do it. Not everything in life is about the biggest house or fanciest car. If you can sacrifice some of those niceties and you’re dreaming about SF then take the plunge
    Oct 14, 2019 1
    • yeah but life also isn’t about the big mortgage in Bay area that keeps you at the company you hate/makes you work overtime just because you need to keep that money flow, then problems with schools, high taxes etc
      Oct 14, 2019
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    Move, make a lot of money and gtfo when it gets down the drain
    Oct 14, 2019 0


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