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Hi,
I have 3.5 yrs exp in Java/J2EE .I am SCJP
I Have an offer from [some company]
for H1B. following are the details:

1.Pay : 54,000k
2.NO Bench Period from the very first day salary will be started ( As [some company] had direct long term contracts not like selling individual(BODY SHOPPER)...ITS Tier 1 company as per they are saying)
3.Project:- Long terms
4.Location: NJ-NY
5.Insurance...others as like others only
6.NO Money to pay for H1B Visa,Traveling ,First Month Accomodation
7.Security : All origionals to submit for 18 Moths contract
8.After 11 Months package will be increased ( upto 60% of the hourly rate)

When i asked how much i will get in Hand and what will be expenses he gave me following details

Per Month : 4500
Tax : 1000
House Rent:500$
Food:250$
Travelling:200$
Insurance:150$

When i attended interview i told them i will submit docs later, I saw guys who are submitting their origional docs and one has his friend went through this consultant and he refered him.

Now my questions to you :

1.How is the offer and picture he painted ??
2.The details he gave about expenses and Tax is correct ??
3.What is your opinion and any comments ??

Also look at the document attached for more details...

Waiting for your help and advice...

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[ January 06, 2008: Message edited by: Andrew Monkhouse ]
 
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Hi Nagarajan,

I feel that the salary is not much good since you are 3.5 years experienced. But its ok.

Also, what is the percentage that the consultant is taking. Enquire well that they will pay incase of bench period. Its very important.

if they give visa and there is no contract, I think its fine to go
 
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Thanks Wilson David .

Actually the contract is for 18 months not the signed one contract but contract of holding my origional document for 18 months so i can not leave them before 18 months
 
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Originally posted by Nagarajan Reddy:
Hi,
8.After 11 Months package will be increased ( upto 60% of the hourly rate)



60% of hourly rate is too less.
 
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Hi KJ check your PM
 
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Hi Nagarajan,

Thats good they will give salary from the first day, but still 54k is less as compare to others,,, it should be 60k,,,you should negotiate with your consultant.

and one more thing dont give your original documents to him at any cost, nobody asks for that ,, even dont give your petition ...
 
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Never give any of your original documents to anybody. You can give them photocopies if they want. I have heard about people taking passports also. This is against law.

Contract of 18 months without sponsoring h1-b and giving 60 percent later on doesnt sound good to me at all.

AVOID that company.

Harish
 
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Originally posted by Harish Yerneni:
Never give any of your original documents to anybody. You can give them photocopies if they want. I have heard about people taking passports also. This is against law.

Contract of 18 months without sponsoring h1-b and giving 60 percent later on doesnt sound good to me at all.

AVOID that company.

Harish

 
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Originally posted by Harish Yerneni:
Never give any of your original documents to anybody. You can give them photocopies if they want. I have heard about people taking passports also. This is against law.

Contract of 18 months without sponsoring h1-b and giving 60 percent later on doesnt sound good to me at all.

AVOID that company.

Harish



I agree, I don't know how will you think of giving originals. You don't want to be slave of somebody. If you still very keen ask them sign some bond based on money. But originals never.
 
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Hi Nagarajan,

I Have an offer from [some company] for H1B.

This is already a BIG issue, as since last year H1B is subject to a random lottery since there are too many applicants, are they offering you a random contract matching this random visa selection ?

1.Pay : 54,000k

This is VERY LOW considering the area, NY is the most expensive place in US, where a 60K salary would be correct in a "normal" area 80K is a correct minimum in this case.

In particular the "House Rent:500$" is blatant ly, or they omitted to tell it was a week instead of a month. One of my colleagues pays 3,000$ for a room in NY, so rather expect to pay 2,000$ a month at minimum.

It is clear, these are bodyshoppers, you should avoid them.

Best regards.
 
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Originally posted by Eric Lemaitre:

This is VERY LOW considering the area, NY is the most expensive place in US, where a 60K salary would be correct in a "normal" area 80K is a correct minimum in this case.

In particular the "House Rent:500$" is blatant ly, or they omitted to tell it was a week instead of a month. One of my colleagues pays 3,000$ for a room in NY, so rather expect to pay 2,000$ a month at minimum.



For 3.5 years experience with known companies and a US school I would hire for about $80k in NYC. For an H1-B, unless he's stellar, I would definitely reduce it to the $60k, partly because of simple supply and demand (H1-B's command a lower salary) and because often the education background and experience of H1-B's (in my personal experience, perhaps this is not true for others) is not as strong as those educated and having worked in the US.

$2,000/mo at a minimum is high, especially for someone around 25-26. yes, in a good neighborhood in Manhattan $2000/mo gets you a studio. There are places where a 1 bedroom can go for $5000/mo or as high as you can imagine. You can also get a studio or 1 bedroom convertible for under $2000. You can find 2 bedrooms for $2500/mo and event 2 bedroom convertibles (into 3) for $3500 or so in parts of Manhattan. If you live in Queens, the Bronx or Jersey City, it's cheaper. Go further out into NJ and it's cheaper still. I've only known 2-3 people with 3-4 years of experience who have paid $2000/mo or more and they were all in finance.

$500/mo is a bit low--although I've known H1-B's who get a shared place in NJ and do live that way. But that range is doable, depending on what lifestyle and location you want.

--Mark
 
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