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Hi All,

I am in a dilemma for some time now regarding the next step i should take for my career.

I have been with one of the best IT companies in India now for three years. but due to various factors there has not been a satisfactory hike and i feel like i am working for peanuts.

I have been sticking with this company in the hope for getting an on-site assignment which for me means I can save a lot of money but I haven't got it so far. Additionally I need to travel 60km to reach my workplace everyday.

Now the economy is showing signs of improvement should i stick with the same company and wait for an on-site or should i change the company as money is an important factor for me.

Any guidance or inputs will be appreciated.

P.S. For Indians working in India on-site assignments means one can save twice to thrice their annual salary in a year at on-site.

Thanks
 
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I have been with one of the best IT companies in India now for three years. but due to various factors there has not been a satisfactory hike and i feel like i am working for peanuts.



You are not alone. There are people out there that feel like the way you do.

I have been sticking with this company in the hope for getting an on-site assignment which for me means I can save a lot of money but I haven't got it so far.



When I hear this, a little itch begins to grow that I find very compelling to scratch. I want to rant, but that would dilute the discussion. You should do what you love. If you expect something in return, especially an "on site assignment", it may not always happen. When you feel you are not being appreciated, you can make a move.

Now the economy is showing signs of improvement should i stick with the same company and wait for an on-site or should i change the company as money is an important factor for me.



This decision should be made by you, since you are in a good position to judge. It will be difficult for anyone here to comment about it. How would you rank aspects like salary, learning at the job, commute etc ?

Instead of focusing on an onsite assignment or a hike, focus on your skills. Rare skills and technical acumen go a long way in ensuring that you are always wanted. Once you love what you do and your skills are sharp, people will want to hire you for a good price. Ask yourself this, if I leave now why would another firm want me ? What is it about me, that differentiates me from the thousands of others that are applying for the same position ?
 
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Thanks Deepak for those valuable inputs.

I have thought of the few things you have mentioned above.

In a company that employs thousands of people, what one person does hardly makes an impact.

In one instance, I worked on a complex web service design with one of my client's technical architects who had 20 years of experience and I felt i did my company proud. It was a thing no one worked in my team and even technically superiors people in my company had no idea.
In the end when all went well I was not even given an appreciation let alone a good appraisal.

I love to work on technology and am constantly upgrading it. But the fact is that I can do the same thing in an other place as well and that would pay me well as well.

Thanks one again for the advice Bala. I will give myself some more time before i take a step.

 
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Collin Dugas wrote: It was a thing no one worked in my team and even technically superiors people in my company had no idea.



so,the kind of important project depends on you only?. then how you pass your 3 years in that company with out technology support? then how you say that the company is the one of the good company in india?
 
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Collin Dugas wrote:
In one instance, I worked on a complex web service design with one of my client's technical architects who had 20 years of experience and I felt i did my company proud. It was a thing no one worked in my team and even technically superiors people in my company had no idea.
In the end when all went well I was not even given an appreciation let alone a good appraisal.



Again, you are not the only one who faces such situations. This is quite common for people working in IT. So don't worry! Keep working hard always!
 
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