What was your starting salary and what is it now?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Arielle Perry



What was your starting salary and what is it now?

It's a pretty conservative topic, so I'll reply anonymously.

I've only had a total of 3 years of work experience so this will be pretty short, but it was definitely packed.

I started my career as a quality assurance engineer in a startup environment. I wasn't very happy with the Php 18,000 / month salary offer, so I tried to haggle. The then country manager offered me a limit of 19,000 Philippine pesos which was not really a big leap, but they pressured me to accept anyway. I wasn't happy then, but I don't regret looking back.

The regular process in my country requires that newly hired employees

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It's a pretty conservative topic, so I'll reply anonymously.

I've only had a total of 3 years of work experience so this will be pretty short, but it was definitely packed.

I started my career as a quality assurance engineer in a startup environment. I wasn't very happy with the Php 18,000 / month salary offer, so I tried to haggle. The then country manager offered me a limit of 19,000 Philippine pesos which was not really a big leap, but they pressured me to accept anyway. I wasn't happy then, but I don't regret looking back.

The regular process in my country requires newly hired employees to serve 6 months of probation, at the end of which their regularization will be reviewed. I worked hard. I requested a performance review every two times in that period because I really wanted to regularize and I need validation that I am on the right track.

2 months at my job, and my boss had to go on maternity leave for over a month, leaving me as the sole person in charge of quality control operations for the mobile department. I knew this was my time to step up. I gave it my all.

It is true that 5 months passed and I was regularized ahead of time, being the first in the company to receive the privilege. However, when I was presented with the evaluation and the corresponding raise, I was honest in saying that I was still not happy and that frankly not staying is now an option. The new country manager told me that he would do something about it.

5 months into my career, I received a 42% increase in salary from Php19,000 to Php27,000.

Then things worked out well. I had to pump up the work and show my bosses I'm worth it. That I can preach. I asked for more work. I got closer. After about 4 more months, I received an invitation to apply to another company. I went to the interview, I approved and they gave me the offer. The offer from the new company matched my current salary, but it was a project management position, travel opportunities, and assignments every time I introduced myself. I've decided that I'll get it.

However, things got a bit hectic when my boss prevented me from submitting my resignation again and offered me another 48% raise from Php27000 to Php40000, in addition to opening a Product Manager position. On top of that, to equalize the opportunity abroad, management decided to take me to the United States to train under the COO himself, a man I really admire. At the time, the excellent offer and the feeling of being valued made me stay. I loved the company, I loved the people, and I loved learning with my boss. I stayed.

My subsequent raises with the same company from the annual increase and another negotiation brought me to Php43000 first (7.5% increase) and then to Php47000 (9.3% increase).

So, in the span of more than 2 years, I was able to get a 150% salary increase since I started. Now a little over 3 years since I started working I moved to a new company and now I am earning Php60,000 monthly salary (28% increase). I expect another increase in the next few months, although I do not expect anything big.

TLDR, I have tripled my salary since I started, in a span of 3 years.

My advice for people new to the job market, especially those who care about their wages:

  1. Get started in a new company whose vision you believe in. Work on a promising product and one that you think works well enough to deliver excellent talent. The benefit of working in a startup is that it is easy to shine - there are fewer people. If my boss hadn't gone on maternity leave and left me in charge of all operations this early, I wouldn't have shone.
  2. Be the excellent talent at No. # 1. Startups are tough, but the learning, opportunities, and experiences are worth it. Work hard. Ask for more work. Get down. You decompose, you absorb and you get stronger. Prove your worth.
  3. The company does not owe you anything, but if you are not satisfied with what is happening, quit your job and find one that satisfies you. If everything works out for you, they will want to hold you back for number 2 and number 1.

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A little personal, but I will answer.

My first salary outside of college was ~ $ 16,000 a year. After two years, it was ~ $ 28,000 / year, which was more than my mother earned with her master's degree in social work and a decade of experience.

What I get now depends on what I invest in.

I misled you a bit by not telling you my last formal salary, but that would be too personal for a public response (or even private, unless you were a close friend).


Salary is a pretty fickle number.

I would venture to say that he is not even a figure of merit.

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A little personal, but I will answer.

My first salary outside of college was ~ $ 16,000 a year. After two years, it was ~ $ 28,000 / year, which was more than my mother earned with her master's degree in social work and a decade of experience.

What I get now depends on what I invest in.

I misled you a bit by not telling you my last formal salary, but that would be too personal for a public response (or even private, unless you were a close friend).


Salary is a pretty fickle number.

I would venture to say that he is not even a figure of merit.

What you earn when you're starting at something doesn't really tell you what you will or won't do later. What you earned at your last job may not be related to what you earn at your current job, and what you earn at your current job will not even tell you what you will earn at your next job.

I think a much more important number is your cash flow ratio, which is the amount of money that comes in each month divided by the amount of money that comes out during that same time.

If this number is less than 1 ... you will have a serious problem, even if you think you are making progress by increasing your salary over time.

Doctors tend to be the worst at this; They are the profession most likely to put a facade on their wealth in relation to their neighbors: big house, luxury car, his and her jet skis, etc.

There is a social expectation that “Oh, are you a doctor?!? You must be rich! ”. It's the same one that drives the “Oh, did you marry a doctor? You are so lucky! Is he handsome / pretty? "(note which party receives a second billing).

By the way, after the doctors, they are the lawyers, and after the lawyers, the dentists.

I believe that all high school students should have to learn cash flow accounting before they are allowed to graduate.

My available starting salary was INR 36,422 in 2011 and is now INR 3,25,000 in 2017.

I completed my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from a Level 2 Engineering School in 2011. At that time, for a mechanical engineer, the craze always revolved around automotive companies and I had a genuine interest in them as well. So I started applying for placements at my university for all the big name automotive firms and as luck screwed me, I started getting turned down from Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, all of whom had wonderful job profiles and very good wages. And then I found out that I don't

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My available starting salary was INR 36,422 in 2011 and is now INR 3,25,000 in 2017.

I completed my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from a Level 2 Engineering School in 2011. At that time, for a mechanical engineer, the craze always revolved around automotive companies and I had a genuine interest in them as well. So I started applying for placements at my university for all the big name automotive firms and as luck screwed me I started getting rejected from Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, all of which had wonderful and very good job profiles. wages. And then I found out that there are no more car companies in the placement program. For weeks I was doomed; dreading having to join traditional IT firms that I had no interest in working for.

Then came the eighth semester and the information came out from our placement officer that Hero MotoCorp (at the time it was just Hero, as he recently parted ways with JV with Honda) will be coming to our campus for a group recruiting session. 4 other university students were also supposed to participate in the process. I literally promised myself that I would have to break this job anyway. Well, I was not disappointed. I broke the difficult location of Hero and started my first job in Gurgaon. The day I received my first salary with the message on my phone, “Your account…. has been credited with… “, that moment cannot be described in words. Anyway, I settled into my new job. Wages were renewed at regular intervals, which led to a decent salary increase at the time.

At that time, my salary was 50,266 INR.

I started my master's degree at one of the best universities in Germany, the Technical University of Berlin. The cultural differences were so strong that it was a revelation every day of my life. Basically, I completely transformed myself as a person. With the savings I had from my previous job and money from my parents, they were completely gone at the end of 12 months. I literally had to do everything I could to stay awake. I was scrubbing toilets, working in cold food warehouses (-10 C), warehouses to keep going. The pressure here is literally too high to cope. Germany is certainly one of the places that does not entertain at all your non-German title or experience, no matter how good. So even if you had a really good GPA and a fantastic work experience, the pile of rejections for internships just got bigger and bigger. When you don't even get an internship, you don't really even think about work after school. I started to reflect on what I was doing wrong and what I should do more to highlight my profile.

I started getting involved in extracurricular activities and volunteer internships / projects just to get German experience. It was finally worth it, I walked in here. BMW !!!

I literally couldn't believe the day I was standing in front of the BMW headquarters in Munich waiting to get in for the first day of my internship. I kept working for 12 months right there. Although it was totally unrealistic for me to get a job there, the work experience accumulated there opened many new avenues for me.

I entered a large American company in 2016 (Top 50 in Forbes ranking for market valuation and sales) and my starting salary on hand was 292,000 INR. Taxes in Germany are too high, so I was literally earning twice what I was holding. Then with the annual increase, my current salary is 325,000 INR. Also, the work culture is excellent, I cannot complain at all. My mission is very simple: work for 20 years in a row to retire at 47, save enough and return to India to give back my experiences, knowledge and skills for the betterment of India.

Money doesn't really give me any pleasure, it's just that it gives me the freedom to choose whatever I want to pursue, which gives me true pleasure. I come from a lower middle class family so I really understand the value of money. But at the same time I maintain a comfortable life. I live in a nice town and have bought a second hand BMW for my daily trips. About INR 1ooooo goes towards my expenses each month and the rest goes into savings. It is absolutely essential to differentiate between one's needs and wants. A good aspect that comes with my job is that it gives me freedom to pursue passions that I was unable to pursue for a lifetime due to financial worries. I am passionate about skiing and flying gliders and am now happy to chase them both.

During college time, I wasted too much time chasing girls, watching movies that I couldn't really achieve anything really high for. But I was a good student, so I barely managed everywhere. I wish I had instilled some sense of discipline and commitment while studying, which could have been more rewarding. I would really recommend this simple approach to anyone who wants to be successful.

Discover your core strengths and interests >> Set realistic goals according to your skill level and abilities >> Make a solid and comprehensive plan with a backup plan too >> Work with dedication and discipline to achieve them.

I did my postgraduate degree at a level 3 university and was placed in TCS with 3.3 LPA in December 2010.

I worked at TCS for 2 years and 7 months and my last salary was 5.2 LPA.

It was switched to a smaller company in Noida with 9.5 LPA. He worked there for 6 months. He wanted to earn and learn more because he was greedy at the time both professionally and financially.

Changed to a contract job in Pune for 13 LPA. I worked there for 6 months but quit because contract work is riskier in India. My client, whom I worked for, was ready to take me in as a permanent employee, but two months after my contract.

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I did my postgraduate degree at a level 3 university and was placed in TCS with 3.3 LPA in December 2010.

I worked at TCS for 2 years and 7 months and my last salary was 5.2 LPA.

It was switched to a smaller company in Noida with 9.5 LPA. He worked there for 6 months. He wanted to earn and learn more because he was greedy at the time both professionally and financially.

Changed to a contract job in Pune for 13 LPA. I worked there for 6 months but quit because contract work is riskier in India. My client, who I was working for, was ready to take me in as a permanent employee, but two months after my contract ended. He wasn't sure if that would happen.

He switched to a produce company in Hyderabad for a minimal walk. I started there at 14.5 lakhs and worked for 2 years and 3 months. My package was increased to 17.5 LPA. The work-life balance was really bad. I got married so I wanted to give my family more time.

I switched to another product company with minimal walking in order to have a better work-life balance. It started there at 20 LPA. I left the job after 9 months as all the work was done on land and I literally had no job. I asked my manager to assign some work to the offshore team, I even worked with other teams to keep me busy, but that was temporary. The irony was that this time I was leaving the company because I didn't have a job.

He switched back to another company with a minimal raise. It started here at 24 LPA. This time I have a good work-life balance, 8 hours of work a day and I can spend a lot of time with my family. Also, I travel outside of India for 3 weeks after working every 3 weeks from India. When I am in India, I work from home. In the last 9 months with this company, this is my 7th trip outside of India. When I am out of India, I get INR 2500 per day as per diem, and all my expenses are borne by the company. So I earn roughly 30k a month from this.

The current salary is LPA 24 + INR 30,000 per month.

Right now I am satisfied with my salary, work and how my career is developing. The only thing I have in mind at the moment is to stay here for 3-4 years and then do an MBA to advance to the top management position.

So in a nutshell, in 7 years and 4 months, I progressed to 24 LPA from 3.3 LPA. My appraisal is due this month.

Edit: I cannot reply to comments, but I will try to write some points here.

I worked on an ETL tool and a datawarehouse at TCS. To be honest, I wasn't very good at it for almost 2 years. I was doing odd jobs like monitoring, handling Priority 4 tickets, tests that were more of documentation. When I switched to my second company, I was scared when I broke the interview because the equipment there was new and didn't have much to do with the database I was working on. I took this as an opportunity to learn. From here on, I worked as a database administrator for almost 4 years and became "good" at it. At one point in my career, I was managing PostgreSql, Sql Server, MongoDB, MySql, Netezza, Vertica on my own. Build a team of 4 members and start preparing them around these technologies.

I think I'm good at learning new things at a fast pace, but I'm just as good at procrastinating. Then it levels off. But, if I get a new job and think I won't be able to handle it, I spend twice as much time until I'm comfortable enough to handle it on my own.

Currently, I am learning more about machine learning on my own in a self-paced environment.

Edit 2: Got a 10 percent raise, current package is ~ Rs. 26.5 LPA. I get the point that few people are saying this is a false story, okay, but this is a story from many software engineers. I was just laughing at the comment that it's a story to promote educational websites. I have never completed a full course from any of the educational websites. I get bored of them after a conference or two.

A good question on how I justify my credibility when I have changed 6 jobs in 7 years. To be honest, I don't care because I don't quit my job before I get another one. So this reduces the pressure. But I've been lucky enough to find few jobs through LinkedIn and have asked for a minimal raise on the last 3 jobs. I have good explanations for the first two 6-month jobs.

I think I can answer this, but I will remain anonymous because there are people on Quora that I would rather not share this information with.

So, I graduated from a small town level 3 college in MP in 2012. I had already ruined my 12th grade with a second division. Although, my university also did not bring any companies to visit our campus (and did not support me enough to give us good internal or mid-semester grades), but the one that did visit, prevented me from writing even the aptitude test, since I felt like a second split at 12th place meant you're not good enough for the company.

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I think I can answer this, but I will remain anonymous because there are people on Quora that I would rather not share this information with.

So, I graduated from a small town level 3 college in MP in 2012. I had already ruined my 12th grade with a second division. Although, my university also did not bring any companies to visit our campus (and did not support me enough to give us good internal or mid-semester grades), but the one that did visit, prevented me from writing even the aptitude test, since I felt like a second split at 12th place meant you're not good enough for the company.

Some of my lotmates got jobs through campus locations, and some sat on the open campus and some didn't get any jobs. Just like me

I was screwed, I was so upset, I stopped hanging around, I stopped talking to people because they constantly pestered me with what your future plans are and all that shit.

Finally, getting away from all of this, I went to Noida to stay with a cousin for some time, as I thought I would at least get some interview calls there, and it also meant less interaction with stupid people.

After about a month of giving interviews, in about 12 companies, I was finally selected in 1. Now comes the complicated part, the HR department tells me that they will be hiring on payroll only after 3 months, that is also based on performance and competition. 10 more people for the same position. For the first time I realized how screwed up life can be. But since I had no choice at the time, I took it.

I worked hard during those 3 months, I walked to the office many times, as I did not like to borrow money from my parents or my cousin (they were both very supportive if I needed anything).

But the hard work I'd done was actually worth it, it was from the electrical department in my engineering, but I learned to code pretty quickly and I was getting good at it, better than some of my science science lotmates. computing who worked as coders in various companies.

Finally, it all paid off after 3 months, so I basically worked for free for 3 months.

After this came the offer letter, and since it was a startup I didn't expect much, but they did surprise me with an offer of 8k a month.

I started cursing myself again for what I had done with my life. The people I knew who were coding worse than me were earning over 25k.

But, as also at that time, I had no other option, I accepted the offer, signed where I needed to and started working. But, looking back, I don't regret it.

Within 4 months of starting work, the company began to fold most of the employees and asked them to start looking elsewhere for opportunities. A senior manager of that company referred me to another company that he knew in Gurgaon, because he liked my job and he is also a very nice person and wanted to help others.

So, I got to Gurgaon, gave the interview, screwed up a bit, but still managed to decipher it. Now since my experience was only 4 months, they said that we cannot hire you on the payroll, and you will have to work as an apprentice for six months, since depending on the performance we will hire or for you. By the way, it was a multinational. I almost cried from the inside this time, but I didn't let my tears show. I would compete in a group of around 25 apprentices, among which, 4 will be hired. It was more difficult, it was more challenging, but I couldn't say no, because I basically had no other option as usual.

But, finally, luck changed, the hard work paid off, I was hired before 6 months according to my performance, and another 2 the following month and the last one after 6 months. I was very proud to be the first in a group of super talented people. My offer came in, I was paying 22k per month, which I felt was good. This was in June 2013.

After this, I changed 2 companies, 1 service, 1 product. I can happily report what my salary looks like from the beginning.

2012

August-October -0k

November - February 2013- 8k

2013

Mar-May-0k

June-Dec- 22k

2014

January-May- 22k

June-Dec-30k

Change…

2015.

January - September - 47k

October-February 2016- 60k

Change

2016

Tue-Oct- 84k

November to May 2017 - 1.1L

In May of this year I had another offer from another company, but my current company wouldn't let me go, they almost instantly matched it, so

June to date: 1.5L + some other bonus.

Looking back at how things were when I started, I was sorry I didn't get a good grade in 12th grade, but now it almost doesn't matter. I don't get calls from every company I apply to, but hey, you can always get a referral if you've successfully connected to the network.

Looking back, I feel blessed that I did not have the opportunity to apply for placements at my university, as the people who ended up getting jobs are frustrated, less paid, and frankly less qualified. It doesn't imply that you are highly qualified or anything, but in industry terms, they are.

When I was earning 0k, my girlfriend of 4 years had left me for someone who was earning 25k at the time. Now some mutual friends tell me that both the girl and the boy earn 10k more than I do. I'm not happy or sad about this, but money will eventually show the true face of some people.

Money surely isn't everything, but it's nice to have.

This question has been a trend for a long time. I read a lot of answers and thought, let's be a grain of sand here in the desert.

Currently, I earn 1.34 lacs per month after tax deduction (reported investments) and have an annual CTC of 18 lacs.

I just turned 29 and have been in the information technology industry for 6 years and 5 months. I am married and my wife is also in the information technology industry, she has a few months more experience than I do.

I don't know what these figures do for you, I am quite happy with what I am gaining as of now.

Although, within these 6 years of my experience, J

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This question has been a trend for a long time. I read a lot of answers and thought, let's be a grain of sand here in the desert.

Currently, I earn 1.34 lacs per month after tax deduction (reported investments) and have an annual CTC of 18 lacs.

I just turned 29 and have been in the information technology industry for 6 years and 5 months. I am married and my wife is also in the information technology industry, she has a few months more experience than I do.

I don't know what these figures do for you, I am quite happy with what I am gaining as of now.

Although, within these 6 years of my experience, I have only now realized that I was an idiot with my finances.

I started with a CTC of 3.6 lac, then after a few promotions I hit around 8lacs (2 lac bonus) in my fourth year of service.

I jumped off the boat and it was 13 lacquers, I jumped again and now 18 lacquers.

So about being an idiot, I never kept track of my expenses and at the end of each month I didn't have much money left, even when I was earning 92k per month, I had no responsibility, my wife earns too, still couldn't / couldn't save a lot somehow.

I liked buying expensive things for my wife, taking trips, partying on the weekends, etc., you know what I'm talking about.

I could have easily saved 40 thousand a month, maybe 50 thousand, but I didn't.

Now we are eager to buy a house (please do not comment on how it is a liability and not an asset, I have read Rich dad, poor dad, this house has emotional value for us)

Together we earn around 2 lac a month, we have budgeted that we cannot afford anything more than 70 lacs.

The problem is, now that I'm planning everything, I need to consider health insurance for my whole family of four (parents, no kids yet, that's another problem coming), emergency funds, saving / investing for our retirement, saving for our being children education / wedding etc.

I realized that if I had consistently saved over these 6 years and 5 months according to my salary rating and invested that money in the right instruments, I would have saved a lot more to make a big down payment and lower my loan amount. .. This is a big boys (lil bros and sisters who have just started their career)

Not just me, if both my wife and I had consistently saved, we could have saved 30-40% of the total cost of the apartment and that's huge.

This would greatly facilitate my financial planning in my pocket. Anyway, it's late, but finally Kraken has woken up, I'm a little smarter now and have started planning aggressively.

So my two cents ... Reserve some money for your monthly leisure, that is definitely important, we are here to enjoy this Mother Earth, money is the tool to make our life easier ... so do that, reserve some money, not much, for your leisure ...

The rest of the money (the lion's share), after all the necessary expenses, SAVE ... INVEST ... don't turn a blind eye to it, no matter how small the contribution, save it and keep increasing it as your salary increases ...

Trust me Kindle will be a paperweight, that OnePlus you need is basically a wish, you don't need that DSLR, Royal Enfields are like one in five and way too expensive for what they offer (I'm a victim, I bought Thunderbird 500 for 2lac by borrowing money when I was earning 4.5lac before taxes) ... You understand the essentials, you don't need those things, brother ... Even though you spend on cheap trips with friends, twice a year, those are the memories you want

After 6 to 7 years when you get married, this money will take you to Europe for the honeymoon of your dreams, or for your first car, or for your first home.

Talk to the most honest and financially savvy person you can find, perhaps in your company or wherever and ask for information on the right instruments to invest, which increases your money. Compound interest is magic.

If you haven't started saving and investing yet ... Bad luck, you're a tough nut to crack ...

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₹ 24K annually to ₹ 36LPA in 13 years, almost a 15000% increase.

I don't have any fancy college graduation degrees, just matriculation and polytechnic diploma in Electronics and Communication Engg did all the work and I was in the right place at the right time. Today I realized that whatever happens in life, even if it seems bad at that moment, it always brings something better if you are positive.

This could be a long answer as my English is very simple.

1999-2002: During my university I started working part time to support my studies, the job consisted of delivering new documents door to door, the salary was ₹ 600 /

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₹ 24K annually to ₹ 36LPA in 13 years, almost a 15000% increase.

I don't have any fancy college graduation degrees, just matriculation and polytechnic diploma in Electronics and Communication Engg did all the work and I was in the right place at the right time. Today I realized that whatever happens in life, even if it seems bad at that moment, it always brings something better if you are positive.

This could be a long answer as my English is very simple.

1999–2002: During my university I started a part time job to support my studies, the job was to deliver new documents door to door, the salary was ₹ 600 / month.

2002–2004: After finishing college, I wanted to study more but couldn't, due to my family's poor financial situation. Most of my classmates were selected in interviews on campus, but I was not allowed to participate because I had few failed subjects to pass. I felt very sad and thought how I could get a job. I lived in a small town and had to move to a big city to get a job, so I moved to Gurugram (Delhi NCR). After struggling a lot, I got my first full-time job.

2002–2002 Hotline wits Ltd: Salary ₹ 2000 / month, (worked 6 months) My job was to operate a machine all night like a robot, I used to work 12 hour shifts all night. So during the day I can go out and look for other opportunities. At that time the Internet and its services were not very common, so I used to visit many companies to take my copy of the resume and give it to the security guards. But this did not produce results. A few months later, I needed a few days' leave to go home and take my pending exam, but they didn't let me, so I had to quit my job to pass the exam.

2002-2003 Ureka forbs: Salary ₹ 5000 / month, (worked 4 months) After my exams, I stayed at home for a month waiting for interview calls from job placement agents, but nothing came. So I went back to Gurugram and started looking for work. I found a job at Ureka Forbs servicing water purifiers and vacuum cleaners. I did not have a fixed salary, they paid me for each service call that was $ 15 per service. I used to get back ₹ 5K per month. But on a service call I had a very bad experience (details in this answer Jitender Kumar's answer to What is an incident that changed your life?), So I also quit that job. But I learned many things there.

2003–2006: HLS Asia Ltd Salary ₹ 25K / month, (worked 3.5 years) This was the job where I developed my technical and personal skills and also learned many things. I had the option to choose this company and a well known LG electronics, this company had less starting salary. But this job involved a lot of travel, so I chose this one. I started working as an apprentice and they paid me 5,000 a month. Over time he got few promotions and appraisals and the salary reached 25K-30K. The work was to be done in the field providing oilfield services. Traveling in remote areas like Assam forests, Rajashthan deserts and Arabian Sea and many more. There was no weekend, I only worked 10 to 12 hours every day or even more. I used to work 3 months and come home for 1 month.

2006–2007: Baker Hughes India Salary ₹ 50K / month, (worked 1 year): During my last company, one of my former colleagues recommended me to this company (same job profile but multinational). I had a formal interview and was selected. The starting salary was 35,000 and after the promotion between 50,000 and 60,000. And the rotation was 36 days of work, 12 days off.

2007–2010: Halliburton India Salary ₹ 60K / month, (worked 1 year): Once again, one of my former colleagues recommended me to this company and was selected. I came to the company because they offered me a rotation of 4 weeks of work and 4 weeks of rest. During this period I got some international exhibitor work. I have worked in China, the United States and Saudi Arabia.

2010–2017: Halliburton Inc. (International) Salary ₹ 300K / month, (still in operation): There was a situation where I had to quit the last company (the same, but the India branch), that bad situation brought me good results, I was transferred to the international branch of the same company. My starting salary was approximately ₹ 100K, after some evaluations and promotions it reached ₹ 300K (2015). The workplace is Saudi Arabia and I am working on a 5 week rotation intermittently.

But since last year, the price of crude oil is falling, so we have a recession in the oil field. Because of this, I got a 35% cut in my salary as I am paid in USD and the exchange rate is also falling from that period, so that's another cut for me.

NOTES:

My disposable salary is the average monthly salary that includes all annual allowances, annual bonuses, etc. and excludes stock options, pension fund and tips.

Thanks Vani Santosh for the suggestion.

Here is my work history as a software developer:

  • IBM (2005 - 2007)

Salary: 2.5 LPA (when I joined) - 4.0 LPA (when I left)

Location: Pune

How I joined: Through campus placements. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from one of the oldest NITs in 2005. Unfortunately, the administration back then preferred quantity to quality (things have changed for the better now), so recruiters were given first preference in mass. I skipped Infosys and TCS (the first two companies), realized that 50% of my batchmates were already in place, they panicked and opted for the third company (IBM) and got a position.

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Here is my work history as a software developer:

  • IBM (2005 - 2007)

Salary: 2.5 LPA (when I joined) - 4.0 LPA (when I left)

Location: Pune

How I joined: Through campus placements. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from one of the oldest NITs in 2005. Unfortunately, the administration back then preferred quantity to quality (things have changed for the better now), so recruiters were given first preference in mass. I skipped Infosys and TCS (the first two companies), realized that 50% of my batchmates were already in place, they panicked and opted for the third company (IBM) and got a position.

Experience: The people around me at work were largely mediocre and had little ambition beyond going "on the spot." However, the company had many resources to learn. I treated the job as an extension of the university where I get paid to learn, I went on a wave of learning and certification and moved on after 2 years.

  • Lehman Brothers (2007-2008)

Salary: 7.0 LPA (when I joined) - 7.5 LPA (when the company went bankrupt) + bonus

Location: Mumbai

How I joined: I uploaded my resume and created a profile on Naukri. Lehman Brothers approached me.

Other offers I had: Merill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, Deloitte, Tibco. Goldman paid the most (although not much more), but I preferred to join Lehman because I liked the people who interviewed me.

Experience: The people around me were really good at what they did and were definitely above the type of developers I worked with at IBM. The only negative point was that there was little sense of ownership and most decisions were made from the US.

  • Nomura (2008-2012)

Salary: 7.5 LPA (when I joined) - 15 LPA (when I left) + bonus

Location: Mumbai

How I Joined: As everyone knows, Lehman went bankrupt and declared bankruptcy in September 2008, less than a year after I joined. He began attending interviews. A few days later, Nomura announced that it will take over Lehman's business in Asia Pacific and Europe.

Otras ofertas que tuve: PwC. PwC solo estaba haciendo coincidir mi paquete actual. Decidí no moverme, ya que Nomura se hizo cargo de Lehman, lo que significaba que seguiría trabajando con el mismo grupo de personas y seguiría viviendo en mi zona de confort.

Experience: Continued to work with same set of people who worked with me at Lehman. The work was amazing. For almost 3 years continued to develop systems and applications from scratch. Work life balance was great too. On 9 out of 10 days, I would reach office at 8:30 am and leave at 5:45 pm. Hikes and bonuses were great too. However things stated to change around late 2011 - there were cost cutting pressures all round.

  • Barclays (2012–2014)

Salary: 18 LPA (when I joined) - 22 LPA (when I left) + bonus

Location: Pune

How I joined: Uploaded resume and started looking for jobs. Barclays had just recently opened up development centre in Pune and was looking for people with capital markets background. They approached me

Other offers that I had: Goldman Sachs, MSCI, JP Morgan Chase, Pega, Bank of America. MSCI was paying the most but joined Barclays as I preferred Pune (where y girlfriend was living)

Experience: A step down from Nomura. Too many managers from IT Services background who ran Barclays almost like an IT services shop. Work life balance was great though.

  • Goldman Sachs (2014 - 2018)

Salary: 29 LPA (when I joined) - 37 LPA (when I left) + bonus

Location: Bangalore

How I joined: Got married to my girlfriend (ex colleague from IBM) in 2012. However, within 7–8 months it was clear that we had very different ideas about ideal life. By 2013 end, we were living like strangers in the same house and were barely communicating. Eventually we decided to call it quits. I wanted to move somewhere else and start life afresh. Goldman Sachs conducted a hiring event in Pune for their Bangalore office.

Other offers that I had: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley

Experience : People were smart so it was a great experience learning from them. Work was really hectic and 11 hour days were the norm (with at least 2 hours on the phone everyday). Overall very positive experience despite the hectic workload.

  • Citi (2018 - till now)

Salary: 118,000 CAD (when I joined) - 125,000 CAD (now)

Location: Toronto, Canada

How I joined: Read about express entry immigration program to Canada. Figured that I had nothing to lose and if things don’t work out, I can always come back. Applied and got an invite three months down the line as my points were above cutoff. Came to Canada for a week, finished landing formalities and went back. In summer of 2018, resigned and moved to Toronto (without a job in hand). Applied for job(s) and got interview call from Citi within a week

Other offers that I had: HSBC, Royal Bank of Canada

Experience: The biggest positive is that now I am in the same time zone as the business and hence there were not after work calls spanning 2 hours everyday. The extra time saved enabled me to go back to college and attend classroom based data science and AI certificate programs at University of Toronto. Done with both and now planning to apply for an online masters program on Coursera. Getting lots a calls from recruiters for positions with banks in New York (who are willing for file for TN visa) but cant go ahead with them as I am not a Canadian citizen yet. Will be eligible for Canadian citizenship mid 2021 and maybe explore those options in 2022.

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I earn 1.2L per month, Experience 3.6 years!

I am a B.Tech (IT) graduate, I completed engineering in 5 years with a year ago from one of the newly opened Engineering Colleges, ours was the first batch. I was not allowed to attend any of the campus drives or any pool campuses due to the past year. I just wanted to get my degree and get out of college. Once I got my degree, I started applying off campus but didn't get any interview calls due to not having 60%. Now I am left with two roadblocks, one does not have at all 60% and another

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I earn 1.2L per month, Experience 3.6 years!

I am a B.Tech (IT) graduate, completed engineering in 5 years with an year back from one of the newly opened Engineering College, our was the first batch. I was not allowed to attend any of the campus drive neither any pool campus because of year back. I just wanted to get my degree and get out from college. Once I got degree, I started applying for Off Campus but did not get any interview calls because of not having through out 60%. Now I had left out with two road-blocks one is not having throughout 60% and another is degree in 5 years.

I was zero at coding when I left college so thought of joining some institute which could provide training on testing course along with placement drive (had inquired with my seniors/friends for the easiest way to get into an IT apart from Non-Tech). I searched for an institute and have found one which was in Bangalore. I paid fees and moved to Bangalore. Now the real struggle started. I did my course with full discipline and got one call from a decent company through my institute. I was out from last round, It was my first interview. Though I rejected, it boosted my confidence level after reaching till last round. I celebrated my victory that day.

After couple of months I got another call from my institute and this time it was for a Start up. I appeared and cleared all rounds. Finally, I got my offer letter. My CTC was 96,000/- which means 8K per month. I joined the Company knowing that My joining date and Company inauguration date will be on same date which was told to me by HR after clearing all rounds. I was happy thinking that at-least the two road-blocks won’t follow me (one is not having throughout 60% and another is degree in 5 years). Start-up is the place where you can start your career if you have above mentioned road-blocks.

I joined the Company and got my first salary as 8K. Things were getting settled down to me and I was happy in those 8K. Down the line after three months, I had been fired from the Job because I hidden a secret from the employer that one of my team member has got another offer and she will leave the Company without serving notice period. We were good friends and she told me everything about her new Offer. She told me to keep this secret and don’t tell. They called me once she left and I didn’t utter a single word. I act like I don’t know anything, I kept her trust. I left for the day after having one on one for couple of hours.

They checked my desktop once I left for the day. They had found chats which was related to her new Offer, We discussed couple of times regarding that. Since I joined as a fresher, I never though someone can track the chats and hence forgot to delete. Next morning, I reached Office. They called me for meeting and the discussion went like this:

CEO: How are you doing?

I: I’m doing good, How about you?

CEO: I’m good too. Well, today is your last day. You’ve been fired.

I: Thought CEO is kidding since we were close and does some pranks. I asked, are you kidding with smiley face?

CEO: No, I’m serious. Today is your last day. You didn’t let us know anything. We have checked your desktop, tracked your chats and here is the proof.

I had no clue how they got? Took my relieving, experience letter and walked away. I requested them but they were least bothered to listen me. I got the call from same colleague in evening and she insisted me for all the possible reference (by this time someone told her I had been fired).

Again I was on same phase, No Job, No enough experience, No throughout 60%, degree in 5 years. But there was a hope and confidence of getting Job in me. This time I put double effort, got another Job in three months with more package than the previous one. I joined and got my salary as 13K. I worked there for 1.6 years, got good hike and switched on top of that. Got a nice package, Joined the new Company and got my salary as 40K. I worked there for 1.5 years, got a great hike again and changed the Company again.

This time again I joined a Start-up but a stable one. I worked with full zeal and got salary as 70K. Mean while I joined the same institute for learning automation. I did the course, got the concept and started looking out. I got three offers meanwhile but didn’t join anyone not because of the package. I continued giving interviews and one fine day I got a call from one of the best MNC’s wherein every has a dream to work on. Prepared will, went for an interview, cleared 14 rounds and got an offer. I resigned from the Company after working for 6 months and joined the Company from where I had got the Offer. Currently I am working in one of the best product based MNC having 16LPA of package and got my salary as 1.2L last month.

This is all about. One thing I learnt, never loose hope neither you stop learning. If you do good, the best will happen to you reason being Karma is a bitch, the start up Company got closed where I worked for three months. All other my team mates who back-stabbed me they also had to leave the Company and started looking out.

PS: I am still in touch with my ex-employee and she is one of good friend.

Cheers!

My current take home Salary is 3 million INR per annum plus benefits. Employed in Middle East. First month salary in 2011, was 6,500 INR per month, which is approximately 40 times lower than my present.

But a short story is much needed to sum up. This could have happened to any of my fellow engineer as well. So I just want to test the water anonymous. Apologies for my poor grammar and clumsy narration.

Part 1:

He passed Engineering in 2010 at South India Tier 2 College. At that time, only one company had come looking for locations. I was not allowed to attend because I was 2 late. Coming from a modest my bass

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My current take-home salary is INR 3 million per year plus benefits. Employed in the Middle East. The first month's salary in 2011 was INR 6,500 per month, which is roughly 40 times lower than today.

But a short story is very necessary to summarize. This could have happened to any of my fellow engineers as well. So I just want to test the water anonymously. Apologies for my bad grammar and awkward narration.

Part 1:

Passed out Engineering in 2010 in South India Tier 2 College. Only one company had come for Placements then. I was not allowed to attend since I had 2 arrears. Coming from a modest lower middle class family, I still did not worry. I was completely a different person then, nothing concerned me except pocket money, girls, and movies. You can judge by now how spoilt brat I was, but I would say I was not. Because...

I was not that dumb to fail in Subjects, but my interest was not engineering. “Period”. During my 6th semester, I skipped attending my Practical Exam and went to my native to make a short film with a budget of 3,000 INR. I had no clue then how the films are made. So as expected, I ended up making no film after met couple of friends had similar interests. My mom told. “Film making or whatever, you can pursue after Engineering”

Returned back to my college, faced an enquiry with my Dean for low attendance, He called up my dad and tried to humiliate me in front of my department staff. I simply requested my dean to spare two minutes alone. Explained my lack of interest and told my passion, also told I realized I did not have the luxury to switch to film making considering the financial burden. So I have promised him that I would complete the Engineering with no distraction, and I did. In fact, he was my Project guide. I can direct a movie even in my 40’s or 50’s.

Successfully completed Engineering, then what?? Jobs right. I was just in my native applying for jobs through Job portals without even knowing the “abc” of job searching and resume. One of my well-wisher was ready to offer a referral in Chennai, my reply to him, “Chennai is too hot, Please get me a job in Bangalore or Coimbatore. You can imagine my insanity here.

Then one of my good friend suggested to prepare for GATE Exams which will give dual benefits like 1. Employment in PSU’s like Bharat Petroleum, GAIL, HPCL, etc., 2. M.E in IIT. Without having second thought, went to Chennai and joined a Coaching Institute and was getting money from parents. Till then, I was still not having charm over engineering. As expected, I failed in the entrance.

Between my preparations, I had attended several prospective interviews but no success, though that gave me confidence. It was certain that I could able to clear the preliminary rounds except the final face to face round. Then I started attending several mock interviews though the job was not relevant to my education, like BPO’s, KPO’s, Business Development and whatnots.

It took me exactly 14 months to land into my First job after I finished my engineering. I was interviewed by a panel of 12 members for a Production Engineer in Nutraceutical Company, the offer read 8,000 INR per month. 14 days not completed, I had an argument with my reporting Manager and immediately escalated the issue to Personnel Manager who backed me, but still I did not like the nature of the job which was blue collar, so I quit.

My second job offer came in next 2 weeks which is only 6,500 INR per month in a Trading Company as a Sales cum Production Engineer. The crux of the offer was to give me training for a month in Chennai, upon completion a job in Saudi Arabia, with a bond of minimum 1 year. I have immediately accepted since it was my core company also a job in Middle East. But to my dismay, after I joined they gave me a bond to sign for 3 continuous years, and the salary mentioned was less than 30K INR per month. With my uncle’s advice, I declined the offer and quit the job though I had developed a good reputation with the Managing Director of that small company. But still I completed one month training there and got my experience certificate with full Salary 6,500 INR which was first earned money.

Then after searching for nearly 1 month, I got my third job offer for 8,000 INR in Research & Development in a Rubber Industry in outskirts of Chennai. They provided Food on Shifts (Breakfast & Lunch) and Transport. I kind of liked the job and the ambience. After 3 months, I had developed breathing trouble when climbing stairs, the doctor suspected it could be due to my work environment. Since I was in R & D, I was over exposed to tiny particles of Carbon and rubber which affected my lungs. Then I had no other choice but to quit.

Then I worked in various non-relevant fields like BPO, KPO, Sales, Business Development, etc. The maximum Salary I got paid was for a Sales Job with a Chennai company, 13,500 INR per month, plus travel benefits. I have travelled to Delhi, Kerala and some more places for work related and somehow got the exposure. So, basically I did not have a vision then. I used to work for several days, then I quit when it got bored. I went to Bangalore for Job search, nothing worked out even after stayed there for nearly 6 months. Literally my friends fed me, who were working in top MNC’s in Bangalore.

In Feb 2013, one fine day I received an interview call from Chennai for a Senior Position in Operations, for a Software Company. My role was to handle the Customer Care Agents. I was asked to come for the face to face interview in Chennai, and finally got selected for an offer of 15,000 INR per month. I moved to Chennai, for a Call Centre Job. Days passed, I got a letter from the bank (I have studied Engineering through Educational Loan) to repay my loan before the end of the year. So I have made up my mind that I should work in this Company for at least one year, no matter what bothers.

During initial days, I found it hard to work under my supervising Manager who was orthodox and we had some arguments, My Supervisor literally did not want me for that role anymore and escalated to our Company COO who recruited me. The night was so long, I felt numb to accept what was happening in front of me. Then I sat up, and did not want to give up, started drafting a brief email to my Company COO explaining my position. It spoke about my job accomplishments, how desperate I was to continue the job. Well, it convinced him, and I got my job back. I apologized to Supervisor, got rid of my ego, succumbed to Corporate work culture.

One rainy day, I got drenched and went late to my office. In one of the cabins, I saw one pretty lady was sitting, later came to know she was our new HR. Until I met her, I was not in serious relationship with any girl. I just used to flirt, roam around, go to movies, no commitments, that’s all.

The first time we talked in private was in a meeting hall when she gave me a warning memo for late arrivals and informal dress code. She never knew until that time I was an Engineer. She thought I was an Arts/Science student, filthy rich who has come to this job just for passing time. The reason for that is may be my attire. I carefully choose my costume which looks class right from my school days to make sure it doesn’t reflect where I come from.

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La parte 2 explicará cómo obtuve este trabajo bien remunerado en Oriente Medio y cómo me casé con la misma persona bonita de recursos humanos.

Una breve reseña

Clase 1-5

Nunca toqué un libro. Nunca trabajó en casa de verano. No pude responder una pregunta hecha en clase. Nunca estuve remotamente interesado en lo académico. Mantuvo las calificaciones aprobatorias, ya que era una regla que no podían reprobar a un estudiante hasta el quinto grado.

Clase 6-9.

Siempre reprobaría en matemáticas en los exámenes de unidad (se convirtió en una tradición). Obtendría calificaciones mínimas para aprobar en ciencias. Recuerdo haber fracasado en ciencias sociales (imagina). La puntuación más alta solía estar en sánscrito, en la casa de los 70. De alguna manera logró pasar toda la asignatura en finales.

Clase 10. (2007)

Same condition until before shipment. But 3 months before the final I noticed

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Class 1-5

I never touched a book. He never worked at a summer house. I couldn't answer a question asked in class. I was never remotely interested in academics. He kept passing grades as it was a rule that a student could not be faulted until fifth grade.

Class 6-9.

He would always fail in math on unit tests (it became a tradition). You would get minimum passing grades in science. I remember failing in social studies (imagine). The highest score used to be in Sanskrit, in the house of the 70s. Somehow he managed to pass the entire subject in finals.

Class 10. (2007)

Same condition till preboard. But 3months prior to finals I noticed how sad my dad was because of me. It hit me somewhere and I decided to give it a shot. From mid December I started my preparation for finals. I would wake up at 3am, would study relentlessly. Gradually started understanding the subjects then my interest grew further. I would see the sunrise every morning and after a cup of coffee, would bury my nose into books.

Result-85%(Every soul alive, who knew me were surprised beyond belief).

I know it's nothing for all the scholars out here. But trust me you'd be shocked if you had known me back then.

Post that cracked an entrance exam, integrated course of 6 years post Matriculation in B.TECH AGRICULTURE. (Engineers don't even consider it as an engineering stream).

Anyways, Like every Engineer, I even adopted the practice of Bunking and 1 night studies. Passed with an Average CGPA.

WHAT NEXT??

Obviously, MBA……CAT.

But then Love happened, Shit happened and I screwed my Entrance completely, 59percentile:D

My mother found an alliance and wanted me to get married. Somehow I convinced my parents to give me another chance and I took admission in a Pvt college.

MBA- DUAL SPECIALISATION IN MARKETING AND HRM(HRM JUST FOR FORMALTY SAKE AS I HAD TO PICK TWO)

Fast forward two years

Campus placed in Bharti Airtel in SALES(yes sales) with an initial package of 300,000/- per annum(year 2016,June).

I was happy and positive as it was my first exposure but then I looked around and my friends were getting placed in good companies with an average package of 15lpa. But I was confident enough that I'll make it there soon. (Mission 1lakh a month in 5years).

What I got there in the company?

Ans- A Broke Distributor, A difficult Boss and politician colleagues.

Gradually my Boss started getting into my nerves and he sucked all the happiness out of me. Blessing in disguise, as I decided I will never let anyone control my life.

Left the organization and switched to a pharmaceautical company called Roche Diabetes Care as a Sales Executive.

Package-4,00,000/- per annum (Oct 2017)

Good thing was, I didn't have a Boss as the post was vacant in my area. I skipped work, would sit at home and prepare for UGC-NET(unethical but it's okay).

NET 2K17 was scheduled on 4th of Nov and I had to fly to Mumbai that very evening for my Induction. I requested my the then acting Boss to book the flight which would fly to Mumbai at 8:30pm. He agreed but 2days prior to the due date informed me that my scheduled flight is at 4pm. (EXAM- 9:30AM TO 4:30PM)

I thought screw it, I booked my ticket, appeared in UGC-NET, post which I flew to Mumbai for my Induction.

Left Roche and joined NESTLE as a Sales Officer(JAN' 2018).

Package-6,08,000/- per annum.

My first Month End Meeting got scheduled on 26th feb'2018. A few days later I received a message that I have been short listed for the post of HR EXECUTIVE at ONGC Limited, through UGC-NET(yes I cracked it).

Date of interview-26/02/2018.(Awesome, life really sucks).

I thought of skipping it as I knew I won't be able to crack as I sucked in HRM. My sister talked me into this and I gave in. Booked my tickets. Started preparing and realized I was in deep shit.

On 22nd, received a mail from ONGC that the interview has been postponed to 17th of March. I was happy as I got more time to prepare but NO REFUNDS :'(

Juggled badly between work and studies, skipped meals, sleepless nights, Spent hefty amount of money on tickets, Lied to Boss and what not.

17th of March (D-DAY- interview)

9th April (Result- Selected)

28th May'18- Joining

Package- 18LPA.

Free medical for self & family for life (No upper cap)

BONUS- I DON'T HAVE A BOSS :)

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