Originally posted by Mike Isano:
the whole point of hiring H1B is foriegners are willing to work for less. You shouldn't be shopping around for the best pay.
Originally posted by Eric Lemaitre:
No, the point of hiring H1B candidate is lack of skilled people in US.
Of course some US companies, especially small startups who really need skills not available locally in US, still pay their H1B as well than the US citizens, but they are a small minority, about 20% only.
Originally posted by arulk pillai:
Is it possible to get a foot in the door with the lower wage and then prove/market your skills to improve the salary/horizons? Has anyone done this?
Originally posted by Jignesh Patel:
Yes, there are couple of things which we have to learn first.
1. Our english is not as compatible as other people in US when we first enter. It takes some time to develop confidance.
Originally posted by Rambo Prasad:
Do also enquire about the pay policy of the company during bench periods...
Even I have got my H1-B.My consultant said during bench period I will be paid $300 as monthly allowance + accomodation +food + mobile phone...
But I think some companies have a better bench policy...