I have been working as a software developer at a startup for the past three years. I was one of the first few hires here. I have been exploring few opportunities and bagged an excellent offer at a well-funded startup last week. The new offer is exciting because it helps me grow and learn new technologies, and work amongst smart people. The money is good too..
I submitted my resignation yesterday, and my current employer is trying to match those numbers. I declined because it's not about the money, but it's about learning and growing. My current workplace is quite sterile for learning. Now my employers is trying to keep me by offering me an opportunity to immigrate to the U.S.
I'm yet to hash out all the details about the possibility of immigrating (what kind of visa etc..), but I need some advice.
Pros of immigrating to the U.S:
- As a developer, Bay Area is the place to be! I'm thinking of all the hackathons and networking opportunities.
Cons of immigrating:
- I'll be working with the same employer, and they will always know that I wanted to quit.
Pros of accepting the new offer:
- Exceptional smart team of people.
- Well funded, and good money and opportunity to learn new things and grow.
Given all these factors, I need someone to give me advice that would help me take the right step forward.