When Facebook Entry Level Software Engineer – $100,000 + $50,000 Bonus + $120,000 In-Stock was published, Navin posted the following comment
hey can anyone tell me what are the profiles of these people. I am sure they must be having some extra ordinary achievements to get such high paid jobs. HSB can you find out their profiles ?
Through this blog, one of my goal is to change the mindset, provide different perspective to Indian way of thinking. Because when I was in India I would have asked the same question.
There is another comment from Adil
Very Funny. A VP doesn’t get these intro salary in nyc and facebook (nothing except privacy seller) is offering this price for DEVELOPER. Comon use common sense. maybe 20+ exp person could offered this.
Lets talk about Navin’s comments first
Its not just Navin, several others could have had the same question. When someone gets high paying job, typically we are trained to think that such high paying jobs are reserved only for cream of the society and students from top colleges.
What about Adil’s Comments
Blog post on Facebook salary clearly says – Its Entry Level Salary.
This is clear ignorance. For folks who are in software field will think VP as someone very high in the company structure.
I’m assuming, Adil is referring to VP title in a Bank (like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sacs, etc)
Here is a news for you.
VP position in Bank structure is equivalent Manager position in a typical software company.
You have to realize one more thing about Salary and Job Title.
Being Manager doesn’t means Developers Salary cannot be higher than a Manager’s salary.
Amazon.Com Job Description
Look the following job description posted at Amazon.com
We want to work with people who do awesome work. We don’t necessarily care what school you went to or what your GPA was. We’re much more interested in seeing what kind of work you do, and whether you have the leadership skills to make an impact on Amazon design.
Just by reading the above details, don’t you think you want to work for such a company?
When you see the employee’s profile from companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, which, you will see people with degree’s from some universities you have never heard.
All you need is skills. It doesn’t matter where and how you got those skills.