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Old 04-20-2019, 09:57 PM
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I would think that if you have the skills to be an actuary, and you live in the Bay Area, you should not become an actuary.
yup. probably why actuarial firms/companies in the bay area have high turnover rates...
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Or you should move somewhere where your money goes twice as far. Like anywhere.
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i've interviewed with 3 companies in SF and they were adamant the salaries were non-negotiable due to equal pay law
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https://www.teamblind.com/articles/Compensation
Looking at the compensations posted in the link above, actuarial students in SF or CA probably would consider changing their career.
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i've interviewed with 3 companies in SF and they were adamant the salaries were non-negotiable due to equal pay law
I negotiated so I don't know what to tell you.
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Or you should move somewhere where your money goes twice as far. Like anywhere.
OP should leave SF. But not because of cost -- because every single person there is in the same damn industry. It's the worst.
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I negotiated so I don't know what to tell you.
one of the companies was in the news for discrimination, both in salary and in workplace so it was probably new HR policies
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i've interviewed with 3 companies in SF and they were adamant the salaries were non-negotiable due to equal pay law
were they all in P&C?
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Yes, well, that's partially the result of my robust education. I was exposed to far more than a narrow money-making selection of classes. The influence of art, literature, and other liberal arts makes it easier for me to write coherently in a format significantly longer than 140 characters. Additionally, I am able to use colorful terms that illustrate my ideas, words that exceed two syllables in length, and even proper punctuation (most of the time).
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I've been getting a lot of Bay Area carrots being dangled my way by people on the inside (not random recruiters), at a few multiples of my salary. Looks like they are willing to relocate people as well.
A few multiples? Like 250K - 500K?? Is it actuarial or data science. Thats like chief actuary money.
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