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Hi,

I have found a job in an international company as a consultant, but they will be cutting down my actual gross salary an amount of 500 dollars.
I want it to join the company for career visibility because I will be moving to another country in more less 2 years
Is it not desperate to join such company ? because normally people change their job for a better salary too
this means that I have also to change my life style and I would like to know your opinion on that
They are telling me that I can evolve easily but as you know, in many company companies people are stuck with their initial salary or the evolution is not that fast.
I am also annoyed in the future to show my salary slips with such salary

Thanks for sharing your opinions,
Aka


 
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IMO it is pretty subjective, no definite answer to this.
You have to set your priorities right and you and only you are the best person to weigh all the options.
 
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If you ask me, I have considered salary more than the brand name in my small career and till now I am happy with the work all my organizations have given me.
 
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Is that $500 a month, or $500 a year?
 
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$500 a month
 
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That's $6000 a year. Quite a lot. $500 a year would have been a trivial difference.
 
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In India $6000 is the average annual salary of a 2 year Java guy
 
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In most of North America $6000 would be below Minimum Wage. The actual numbers mean different things in different places.

A Aka, please consider whether visibility and the kudos of having XYZ Ltd on your CV/resumé outweighs the lower salary. Also whether you can tell your next employer, “I worked for XYZ for 6 months but the salary was too low and they wouldn't give me a decent raise.”
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:In most of North America $6000 would be below Minimum Wage.


Yes I know. That is why people here in India dream of onsite opportunities so that when they return after 1/2/3 years they will have a decent amount in their account.

Campbell Ritchie wrote:A Aka, please consider whether visibility and the kudos of having XYZ Ltd on your CV/resumé outweighs the lower salary. Also whether you can tell your next employer, “I worked for XYZ for 6 months but the salary was too low and they wouldn't give me a decent raise.”


This is a very good point. Will the name of the company on your CV, which is paying less, have an big impact on your career?
 
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I don't know, but I am sure being able to say you worked for a really well‑known company would be worth something to the next people.

Anybody else got opinions about that?
 
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You can say that you jumped at the opportunity to work for XYZ Ltd because they had such a good project to help with even though the money was less. All depends how you wish to talk about it in future.
 
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frankly I do not know what to do, it is big company generating 35 billions per a year, but it is not willing to give me a decent salary, they told me it is not negotiable,
I was about to accept then another consulting company, 10 times less worth proposed me 678.924 USD more as gross salary compared to the first proposition.

How come a small company is able to propose such salary while a big company is not!
 
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Don't know why there are those salary differences.

If you are a consultant, is that a salary or a fee?
 
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they are gross salary per month
 
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A. Aka wrote:
How come a small company is able to propose such salary while a big company is not!



I don't think that it is "able to", I think it is "have to"... companies that have problems finding candidates, problems matching benefits, etc., have to offer more. Large companies may have a better reputation, and hence, have more candidates applying, and even willing to take lower salaries.

Think of it this way -- you are also willing to take a lower salary for the big company; it is just the difference that you are struggling with.

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