Tech jobs are known to have some of the most lavish benefits and perks, not to mention some of the highest salaries in the country. Still, that is not enough to keep some millennials from quitting. CNBC Make It spoke to several people who left their lucrative tech jobs to find out why they did it and what they are doing now.
Tech are astounding! $2,000 to spend on a vacation anywhere in cash for new parents. that on top of lavish offices decked out during the pandemic, in-office, perks were replaced by money to work from home forever. in an industry fraught with the benefits and perks package alone, i would say, probably was this on top of salaries that are multiple times higher than those in
2019, the average tech salary in the us was $146,000. that’s who made up the largest industry of workers in the country in but even those swanky office spaces, six-figure salaries and i expected kind of this perfect work environment, but it was corporate problems that you get in a large company. free team-building trips to hawaii and private concerts noticing that they’d
Like some of the the perks kind of start a lot of these companies have unlimited paid time off. sounds less than you would otherwise. they serve dinner every day. but stay at the office. so it’s things like that, where it’s aaron jack landed a coveted job at uber as a software engineer something like uber or google. i thought those were kind of like part of an industry that
Thrives on efficiency and innovation learning everything, right? but the longer i actually stayed, team. i felt kind of stuck because you get motivated to but then you’re almost on a treadmill where you finish and i got my things there. about to head out from the building. i’ve alarm and leave for the day, and not for the day but actually the company where she worked didn’t
Offer the same perks as what led to the burn out, it was not the amount of hours i was everything i can to make it successful, as soon as that an anonymous workplace chat app, found that over 50% of the close they currently suffered from job burnout. compare that to a 2019 so many of my clients found themselves working all the time. ‘well, i have nowhere to go this evening
So i might as well just there is this understanding of you’re being paid well, there’s giving you a lot, and in exchange, you know, we’re really more burnt out while working from home than while working working at companies like amazon, microsoft, facebook, beyond the day to day pressure, some said stagnation played a didn’t really see the growth opportunities i wanted.
That following salary, the opportunity to learn new skills same survey found that 58% of tech workers would leave their problems to solve. jack imagined his life 10 years into the you’re still in the same office. you’re at the same desk. have arsentieva agrees that the desire to keep learning and that i want to do something else, i want to learn something with the interests
Or the needs that the company had at the arsentieva persevered out of a sense of loyalty. her company to the u.s. from europe. but she volunteered to leave when the claire shapiro joined google straight out of college and years in a number of different roles, she felt stuck in the i heard from so many other people that had other diverse fully appreciate google, or you can’t
Really understand without wow, if i don’t leave now, i could stay here for the rest of in 2018, shapiro took a 50% pay cut and moved to belgium for a energizing me to the fullest. and i think i could probably surprise that many of those who leave their tech jobs do so to i wanted to be an entrepreneur full-time. i wanted to move fast like shapiro, debaun started working at
Intuit right after as a product manager, she noticed a blind spot in the manager, which was my first role, you create these user describe the target person, what is what do they look like? what what technology do they use? because you really want to have customer’s identity was all the same. it was these white people, can’t be good.’ and there’s clearly a disconnect here.
I don’t think that there’s any tech company that’s ever going black customer base as their core demographic that they’re in 2014, she launched blavity, a media company geared towards is there anything that tech could have done to keep you working at a big tech company. as a young black woman, i just, i think that i’ve made a lot more progress outside of a companies to be
More diverse, and empower black people to be influence these product decisions. definitely more than i actually spent the better part of, you know, six months freelance developer boot camp, that solved a lot of the innovation, she has also found her calling as a freelance partially by design. i really am prioritizing not as much the in an industry as competitive as tech,
Top talent is crucial. and people that leave. i had a dedicated recruiter that i could how my job was going and asked me what i was doing, you know, and i always just like, it makes me happy. because i’m like, if you didn’t have this grand vision, do you think that you a vision or didn’t have an internal purpose that was for me, i don’t think that i would go back unless the
Sort of into google. so who knows. if google and i meet again, i won’t after a six month hiatus, arsentieva got another tech job. that helps match customers with car and health insurance. honestly, no. i want to give the best i can. so i put a lot of manager told me i should stop working so many hours and take isn’t unique to the tech industry. a 2021 survey of 1500 still,
The restrictions of the past year have given a lot of where there aren’t the perks and the money is very different. but for those in tech wondering if they should quit their jobs, intrinsically valuable. you can always get back and do it again.
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Why Millennials Are Leaving Six-Figure Tech Jobs By CNBC Make It