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Going back to Pune from UK - what should I expect?

 
Rashmi Tambe
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Hello All,

I am moving back to Pune after working in the UK for a year. I have 6 years of J2EE experience. I am short-listing the companies to apply for and most importantly, evaluating my market value. I am not sure about what to expect in terms of salary. When I left Pune more than a year ago my salary package was 6L for 4.5 years of experience. so after 1+ years and looking at current market situations, I am expecting somewhere near 9-10 L. Is it too much?

Any opinions appreciated.

-Rashmi
[ April 02, 2007: Message edited by: Rashmi Tambe ]
 
Varun Khanna
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Originally posted by Rashmi Tambe:
Is it too much?


"Yes" if you are aiming for Services based Company and "No" if you aiming for product based.
There are some new entrants in Pune who can pay you more than you asked, provided you clear their grilling interviews.
 
Rashmi Tambe
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna:


"Yes" if you are aiming for Services based Company and "No" if you aiming for product based.
There are some new entrants in Pune who can pay you more than you asked, provided you clear their grilling interviews.


Hmmm... so how much should I expect? 8L?
Could you please name a few new entrants in Pune who are willing to pay high salaries (provided one passes their interviews) ? I hope asking this information is not against policy...
 
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Hi Rashmi,

I'm thinking to apply for HSMP and go to UK.

How is IT market in UK? can I get a job in UK sitting here in India provided that I get HSMP?

Thanks,
Aksh
 
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Going back to Pune from UK - what should I expect?

(On a ligher side )
You can expect a warm welcome and sweet and tasty "puneri" Puran Poli as it is festive season going on!
 
Rashmi Tambe
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Originally posted by Rohit Nath:

(On a ligher side )
You can expect a warm welcome and sweet and tasty "puneri" Puran Poli as it is festive season going on!


good one!
 
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Hi Rashmi,

I think you can try for a 10+ package. It would be a tad difficult to achieve but is gettable. One of my friends who has a similar profile as of yours currently has package of 8+L but he's located in delhi. In, Pune you can certainly target for more. Again, it would depend on your skills and companies you apply to among other factors.
 
Rashmi Tambe
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Originally posted by Amit Wadhwaa:
Hi Rashmi,

I think you can try for a 10+ package. It would be a tad difficult to achieve but is gettable. One of my friends who has a similar profile as of yours currently has package of 8+L but he's located in delhi. In, Pune you can certainly target for more. Again, it would depend on your skills and companies you apply to among other factors.


Yeah, I have been speaking with friends and other contacts and the good news is I can get unto 12L with some companies (provided I can negotiate well!). I only have to decide in terms of distance to commute and role. Let�s see... Once I go back, I have to appear for many interviews and then choose from.

However, the only thing I now fear about is long hours. I use to work for very long hours (sometimes 14 hr/day) in the past. But now, after a year of working in the UK, I am so used to working in normal 8 hrs schedule!!! (Sometimes more than that but very rear cases) So the very idea of long hours really scares me. I am sure I'll adjust; it'll just take few days.
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Hmmm, so with 1 year addition of experince in UK, you are expecting your package to get doubled.

We did interview some US/UK/Singapore returned people recently in NCR, Pune and people with such demands were turned down.
 
Rashmi Tambe
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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:
Hmmm, so with 1 year addition of experince in UK, you are expecting your package to get doubled.



2 years back, my package was 6. After 1 and half years in UK, and after doing some market research, I was (or rather still am) expecting 9-10. I thought this is the highest I could get with proper negotiation and based on my interview performance. However, when I spoke with few friends, recruiting agents and other contacts, I was told that getting 11L-12L is possible with some companies in Pune. Honestly speaking, I feel this is too high for 6 years of experience considering Pune salary standards. So I still think 9-10 might be the highest range.

We did interview some US/UK/Singapore returned people recently in NCR, Pune and people with such demands were turned down.


I have come across such cases when I was working in India in the past! So being on both sides of the table, I am aware of such situations!!
 
Rashmi Tambe
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Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:

We did interview some US/UK/Singapore returned people recently in NCR, Pune


What is NCR? Where is it based?
 
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NCR = National Capital Region (Delhi, Noida, Gurgoan, etc)
 
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