So I've been working at Corp Strat at a FAANG right now. Pay is solid (90K eur all-in), and I'm working 35-50 hours a week. I should get a bump to 130K all-in within a year, ratings are very strong, I'm learning a lot and I really like my boss.
There are some tech firms that pay 30-40% more - even post bump - but these are less strong names (f.i. Pinterest) with potentially less interesting work. Also I am aware that having a boss you like & being in an environment you like going to work to every day where you are regarded highly by your peers is not something that's guaranteed in another company.
My thought is that I might be able to go to a T2 Tech company in corp strat, take a 40% bump and then switch back into a FAANG a few years later with an accelerated path to a higher level there (and take the money with me).
Am I being fully shortsighted here? Any monkeys out there did something similar? I did banking & worked my way through uni, so I am very aware how nice my life is right now, but that doesn't mean that - in theory - there's something even better out there.