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Salary for Technical Architect

Appu Chan
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Joined: Aug 29, 2002
Posts: 28
Hi all,

I am a Java/J2EE Technical Architect with about 10 yrs exp, based out of Bangalore. Please let me know your opinions about the following companies from which I have got offers.

Interwoven
BEA
Oracle
Tavant
Sapient
Manhatten
Thoughtworks

I am not very keen on joining product companies (first 3). I dont find much diference between the salary offered across these companies. How is the work culture and how much real development work they do? What about technologies used? Also let me know the approximate pay/salary that I should expect.

Regards,

Appu.
Sathvathsan Sampath
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Joined: Oct 03, 2000
Posts: 96
That's an impressive list ! Having got offers from those companies would have given you an indication of prevailing salary ranges here in Bangalore. And the nature of work in the first three companies might depend on the team you've been offered positions especially for the third one.


- Sathvathsan Sampath
Appu Chan
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 29, 2002
Posts: 28
Originally posted by Sathvathsan Sampath:
That's an impressive list ! Having got offers from those companies would have given you an indication of prevailing salary ranges here in Bangalore. And the nature of work in the first three companies might depend on the team you've been offered positions especially for the third one.


Hi Sathvathsan,

Thanks for the response. The problem with the companies in Bangalore nowadays is that most dont follow a set standard for salaries. They will always tend to fix offers according to your present salary. So this trend is skewing the salary range people get in the same position and company.

Since I am in the job market after about 4 years, I have little clue about what this range should be.

I invite comments from people who work with the above companies.

Appu.
JothiKumar Ekanath
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Joined: Dec 21, 2003
Posts: 30
Can u people add on about onsite oppurtunities in the above listed companies
Sachin Mehra
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Joined: Jan 07, 2005
Posts: 77
I think >16 lpa is fine. Rest depends on the your current CTC, negotiation skills, your interview and various other factors.

Can you enlighten the people about the salary offered from each.
Appu Chan
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Joined: Aug 29, 2002
Posts: 28
Originally posted by Sachin Mehra:
I think >16 lpa is fine. Rest depends on the your current CTC, negotiation skills, your interview and various other factors.

Can you enlighten the people about the salary offered from each.


Hi Sachin,

Thanks for the info. All my offers are in the range of 12-16 lacs including perks+variable pay. Some companies offer stock option also. My current CTC is quite low. this is affecting my offer more than anything else.

Appu.
Sathvathsan Sampath
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Joined: Oct 03, 2000
Posts: 96
Not sure if I read somewhere here in the ranch or elsewhere - (1.7 * yrs of relevant experience = ctc for product companies in Bangalore). Again not sure how well this applies in reality. Many consulting companies would pay lower than that.
Anselm Paulinus
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Joined: Sep 05, 2003
Posts: 389
Guys:
What is CTC?
soniya saxena
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Joined: Nov 18, 2004
Posts: 300
Cost To Company.

Originally posted by Anselm Paulinus:
Guys:
What is CTC?
Manmohan Singhania
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Joined: Feb 19, 2004
Posts: 55
Originally posted by Sachin Mehra:
I think >16 lpa is fine. Rest depends on the your current CTC, negotiation skills, your interview and various other factors.
Can you enlighten the people about the salary offered from each.

>16 lakhs/year?.Thats much bloated.


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Prakash Dwivedi
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Rr Kumaran
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Joined: Sep 17, 2001
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if salary and brand name and stability is first priority then better go for product development companies otherwise if onsite opportunities is first priority then go for consulting companies.

In the companies you have listed, I prefer BEA for their technology innovations and particulary if you are technology agnostic.


RR Kumaran
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Appu Chan
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Joined: Aug 29, 2002
Posts: 28
Originally posted by R Kumar:
if salary and brand name and stability is first priority then better go for product development companies otherwise if onsite opportunities is first priority then go for consulting companies.

In the companies you have listed, I prefer BEA for their technology innovations and particulary if you are technology agnostic.


Hi,

Thanks to all. I have decided to join Thoughtworks after going through their projects and technologies involved, eventhough their offer was not the best.

Regards,

Appu.
Rajan Chinna
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Joined: Jul 01, 2004
Posts: 320
Appu Congrats!!!
 
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