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Babloo Srivastava
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Joined: May 31, 2004
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Hi,

I am in India and have around 10 years of IT industry experience, I've spend almost 5 years in my present organization which is mainly a consulting company, prior to that I've worked for another company for almost 5 years, so in my total 10 years of experience I've changed just one company.

I am now looking for a job change as because I don't find enough challenges in my present job mainly due to I still want to stick to technical side rather than switching to management roles, and also because I haven't changed lot of companies so my salary is not at par with my experience. I've got one offer from other product based non-IT company which is offering me a little bit more than what I am getting, the salary they are offering doesn't excite me at all however I find that role is quite challenging. I've following questions, it will be great if somebody can provide his opinion or suggestions on these.

1. Should I accept their offer or look for more options out there as market is quite good and I think I'll get certainly better package.
2. Should I complete my 5 years in my present company so that I can avail my gratuity and other bonuses(it will be another 2-3 months that I'll complete my 5 years here).
3. What kind of package one should accept with 10 years of experience in IT industry, technical architect role?.
4. After 10 years of experience what kind of role one should expect in Indian market ?

Thanks and Regards,
Babloo


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If you want to stay technical, do you have aspirations to become an architect?

What new skills are you planning to acquire in your next job?


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Victor Ramen
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Joined: Jul 14, 2008
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Babloo Srivastava wrote:Hi,

I am in India and have around 10 years of IT industry experience, I've spend almost 5 years in my present organization which is mainly a consulting company, prior to that I've worked for another company for almost 5 years, so in my total 10 years of experience I've changed just one company.

I am now looking for a job change as because I don't find enough challenges in my present job mainly due to I still want to stick to technical side rather than switching to management roles, and also because I haven't changed lot of companies so my salary is not at par with my experience. I've got one offer from other product based non-IT company which is offering me a little bit more than what I am getting, the salary they are offering doesn't excite me at all however I find that role is quite challenging. I've following questions, it will be great if somebody can provide his opinion or suggestions on these.

1. Should I accept their offer or look for more options out there as market is quite good and I think I'll get certainly better package.
2. Should I complete my 5 years in my present company so that I can avail my gratuity and other bonuses(it will be another 2-3 months that I'll complete my 5 years here).
3. What kind of package one should accept with 10 years of experience in IT industry, technical architect role?.
4. After 10 years of experience what kind of role one should expect in Indian market ?

Thanks and Regards,
Babloo




I think for 10 yrs exp...15 - 20 LPA is good. What does your research say?
2-3 months goes by very quick..so it is a good idea to wait for the bonus and gratuity

Also personally, I will never accept a challenging role if the salary does not excite me...but that is just my opinion.
Raghavan Muthu
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Joined: Apr 20, 2006
Posts: 3353

Hello Victor,

It is really good to see that you are asking opinion from people before you could take a decision.

I have around 8 yrs of experience. Based on which I share few points.

1. First and foremost, you can very well complete your 5 yrs in the present company so that you would get your gratuity. It is not just the amount in currency matters but the pride you get out of it! I would look at that way!

2. Next thing is, you should definitely be getting a decent salary as per your experience. I know there is always a tradeoff in this IT industry as the people who stick to the same company for years are NOT really paid much as compared to the frequent switchers. Overall, you should somehow match the salary with your experience. No way the company is going to look at this. Remember this fact : Only the crying baby gets the milk!. As long you as you keep quiet, the company is going to make the best benefits of your silence!

Ultimately, if salary is the only concern for which you are looking out for a change, you can very well talk to your management and explain the situation. Chances are there for your concerns may get addressed provided it reaches in the right way! If not, you can very well make your own alternatives!

3. Challenging roles Vs salary -- it is very subjective. If you are still looking out for challenging roles then you can move ahead. According to me the satisfaction comes at the end of the day matters much more than the salary. It is NOT the only constraint. But if you are tired of challenging roles, you can then opt out for a decent role which can help you sustain the same pace without much agitations. This will help you for all your personal aspects!

Hope these points would give you some insights!

Finally, I would really say, please look at the salary aspects matching with your experience and at par with the industry standards!

Wish you a very good luck!!


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Babloo Srivastava
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Joined: May 31, 2004
Posts: 29
Thanks Raghavan and Victor for you suggestions, I've decided not accept the offer and stay in my present organization till I complete my five years here and then look for better opportunity.
Raghavan Muthu
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Joined: Apr 20, 2006
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Welcome Babloo. Glad to hear that.

Wish you a very good luck on your career!
Babloo Srivastava
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Joined: May 31, 2004
Posts: 29
I've rejected the other company's offer, now they have come up with revised offer which seems to be ok, dilemma continues...
Habeeb Shaikh
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Joined: Nov 23, 2008
Posts: 48
Hi everybody.
As per given discussion it might conclude that we have to switch companies so you will get good package.Actually it should not be happen. Suppose my current company is good for learning, infrast.... but do not give increment that much which we can get after shift. then we have to change without our wish. Requesting all to represent their views
Pradeep bhatt
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Joined: Feb 27, 2002
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Yes you can stay as long work and growth is there. salary should not be the main thing. If growth is not thereit is better to switch.

For 10 years you need be become a technical architect. You cannot be developer and get good package in India


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sudipto shekhar
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Joined: Apr 02, 2008
Posts: 823

Hey Babloo,

Go ahead and complete your 5 years.. as already stated in this post, its not just the gratuity and the bonus, but the pride one feels to be associated to a company for 5 long years. I think, this quality of yours adds a good point to your resume.

Again, moving on is the fact that all has to do one time or other, but at the right time. Wait for one and don't do haste and opportunities come and go by you. have some patience and grab the best!

Congrats and all the best.


Regards, Sud.
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