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Confused and Lost - Need help

 
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I work in Bangalore as a Technical Lead/Architect for a product development MNC based in US.
I have total expereince of about 6.5+ years.Broadly my skills are in Java,J2EE,Oracle etc.I guess I have hit the wall in my current organization and its time to move on.How should I go about with this task?
What are the organizations in Bangalore with good oppurtunities for this profile?
Also I am not too sure if I should continue in Technology or shift to Management.
My heart says stay in technology but at the same time I think I will miss out on earning/growth oppurtunities if I do not get into management.
In India,I do not know of any companies where you can go places taking the technical route.Maybe in product development orgs this is possible.
But at the same time,I want to go onsite,see the world and gain some global experience.
Also I do not have a degree in Computer Science so it is impossible to get into the Googles and Microsofts.
Looks like I am grappling with a number of conflicting choices and dilemmas
and have too many questions.
Can someone give me some guidance in this regard?
Has anyone faced a similar situation and how did you achieve the tradeoffs?
Please help out.

Regards,
Sreedhar.
 
Sreedhar Sriram
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Can somebody reply?
 
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First decide the order in which you want the things.
Money,prestige,experience,onsite etc
You can't get everything in one dish especially in this third world country.
 
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Hi ,
If you r looking to work in beau tech stack look @ product companies like thoughtworks , virtuousa , pramati , oracle , SAP . IBM will recruit only in their global services consulting firm . If you r a designation fanatic , u can join satyam , cts .If you r looking for money u can look out for iflex , verizon in chennai , hcl .Never join wipro , infy ,tcs as they r white collar manufacturing companies and so are cts , wipro . In india , designation and money matters . Hope this helps u .

Arvindh
 
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This is a common issue faced by many people especially when they are in 5-8 years of experience. I think there are no right answers, and perhaps only solution is introspection. You need to decide where does money, travel, position, work, designation, brand stand for you.

You might perhaps get everything in a startup except for the brand name .... but are you ready for that?
 
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Thanks for your thoughts.
I could gain some clarity in the direction of the thought process further.
Please keep on adding...
 
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If your heart says "stay in technology", I would suggest to stay with it. I have seen managers who would like to come back to technical role, with no job satisfaction in their current role.
But for that, I think options are very limited in Indian companies. Rarely we find people with 5-8 years of experience doing technical role. But MNCs do have option to grow in technical stream.
 
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