My motivation legit evaporates when I’m on the bench... help

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Hello Sharks.... Would like to know about EPAM anywhere in terms of Wlb, job security, hikes, culture etc...

People who are working there, please show some insights on the pay cut during bench period... (As I can see as only con till now). Also share the pros and cons that your people faced till now...

As I am having offer interview next week, please guide me on salary negotiations based on following..

Holding offer: 16.1 LPA fixed
YOE: 5.4 Years

EPAM Systems
EPAM Anywhere


**Extremely Urgent ****

Please suggest -

1 day left to join -

IBM 7B- 21 fixed, 1.5 JB
Capgemini C2- 22.5 (including VP), 20.5 fixed.
Yoe - 10
Tech - Oracle apps / fusion technical.

I heard that Capgemini has a good number of projects for Oracle apps and clouds.
But in IBM, there are projects crunch currently. (As my colleagues have been on bench for 2 months after joining IBM). Tata Consultancy IBM Capgemini


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1) Please help me with the in hand salary/month(without TAX)
2) when the variable pay will be paid?
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I am 15+ yrs ep and have got an offer from EPAM.. my current company work in Automation Testing is relaxed but not much growth.. kindly respond below,

1) how is job security with people having more exp 15+
2) how is the nature of work in Automation Testing for an architect level
3) do they provide more opportunities incase we are not able to clear first interview
4) incase there is not much project, will they keep higher exp people in bench or will ask to resign..

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