Frantic

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  1. Salary Range for IT Product Manager

      Because usually it works the other way round, at least according to my past experience. They ask you what is my salary expectations...and this makes sense because, especially for "medior" or senior position, you should know your place on the market. But, as I said, for me this position is almost totally new so I have a detailed idea about the salary. I am just trying to grab some info in order to provide a decent and realistic range, avoiding the risk to burn a chance.
  2. Salary Range for IT Product Manager

      Guys, please don't assume always that on a forum you have in front of you a total dumb.  If I am evaluating that position it is because I read the complete description, I did my homework to better understand the role and I am confident I can do it (I am not just a "SAP-only" profile although SAP is my main field.). Then I was just asking some figures but also constructive opinions/criticism are really well welcome.  The fact that I wrote "owner" instead of "manager" can just be a lapsus for me (thinking "A" but writing "B") and a detail in which to  get lost for someone else.  
  3. Salary Range for IT Product Manager

      Well, i would rather say that I know what I want but I admit that maybe, as we say in my country, I want "the wife drunken and the wine bottle full".
  4. Salary Range for IT Product Manager

      Because I am tired and bored of technical positions and I want to move to managerial position. At 40, if you are techy and you don't know German it is quite hard to move to SAP managerial positions. I don't want at 50 still being in front of the monitor reading tons of detailed technical documentation to update me and accomplish tasks. Being stuck for ever in technical position starts to concern me. I like it but just as an hobby in my free time and using technologies and tools different from the one I use in SAP. Also, all in all, I am also bored of the SAP stuff I do.   Said that I am a quite pragmatic person. Money matters too and Munich is where I decided to stay for ever (i am 40).  Although boring, I continue to perform 110% at work and it is not for me a tragedy the fact I don't like the current job. I never thought that work has to be necessary funny. I consider other activities funny.        
  5. Salary Range for IT Product Manager

    Sorry for the confusion but actually the position is "product manager" that in the SCRUM context, apparently, is "higher" than product owner.
  6. Salary Range for IT Product Manager

      As stated I never have been a "product owner". I wished to have just a dry number according to the title of the position and the seniority level requested on the position. Company is a kind of startup, around 150-200 employees, involved in SaaS business (they develop and sell their own products).   Said that, I am a technical profile (mix of development, architect and some times team lead) in SAP world, 11 years exp. This position is not SAP related but several cross functional requirements match with my background. Let says that can be a kind of bridge to finally leave behind me the technical stuff. Problem is that at same time, especially in a city like Munich, I dont want make some steps back in term of salary (105k total package, included bonus and pension plan).
  7. Salary Range for IT Product Manager

    Deezz thanks for the links but I already knew those websites. Unfortunatel, at least for my profile, I always got erratic results. I hoped to have some first hand feedback here.
  8. Do you have any idea about what can be a salary range for an IT Product Owner, medium or senior experience ? I never was in that position, I don't know the related market.   Thanks
  9. Sufficient salary ranges in and around Munich

      If the question is: is Allianz a good employer ? I would say yes, you are not jumping in the middle of no where.   If the question is actually: is 70k a good offer, especially if it comes from Allianz then I think we need much more info:   - 1) Which position exactly ? (Ok, it is IT, but what ?) - 2) How many years of experience you have ?   And persoanlly i would be curios to know where are you from.    
  10. Salary Expectation

    Interesting topic, lot more for who in the near future have to decide if it will worth to move in Munich.   SALARY EXPECTATIONS I work in IT, as a SAP technical consultant. "Technical" means that I am not a "business" sap consultant who knows details about business processes in fields like accounting, payroll, order to cash, order to pay, etc etc.   "IT job" is a very generic definition. In the IT world, if we just talk about technical/developer roles, there are thousands of different specializations, roles, areas. And that's why in the IT world, assuming the same seniority level, you can have strong differences in salaries. Even just inside the SAP world you can have different salaries according to the SAP area you are specialized. And last but not least, different companies pay different salaries, especially if they are not consulting company (ok, welcome Mr. Obvious). For what I see looking at job position advertisement, web dev are usually payied below this "ideal" average of this phanto-generic "IT dev" role. Java dev, althought you can find billion of them on the market, are still payed quite well but even inside Java dev world there are different roles, skillset, specialization.   According to my research I did before coming here in Munich, a profile like mine (Senior SAP technical) can have a yearly gross salary between 75k and 85k (included perks if any, excluded bonus/variable). I was contacted by a recruiter for a position offering 75k as high end of the salary fork...I declined immediately. It is too much out of market. If you have knowledge about new technical fancy stuff of SAP ( for example SAP UI5, better if paired with mobile stuff development) then I saw offers that could reach 90K but just in consultancy company (really a shitty life...at least in my home country...you learn a lot but you don't live a proper decent life). I think that the reason I managed to got even more of what I asked was exactly this. Together with my historical skillset related to this SAP product I got a junior knowledge about some new fancy technologies, some of them not strictly related to SAP. On top of this, I was lucky to find a position in a company that it is well known to pay good ( i don't know how much above the average). So, is it possible to almost touch on or reach or cross (even if for just few kiloeuros) the (in)famous 100K threshold in Munich for an "IT techy" ? I think the answer is "Yes, but it depends"...on many factors. Too many to say "ahhh come on, it is normal, no hassle for an IT dev". And, ok Mr. Obvious is talking again now, this achievement doesn't come for free without busting your own ass. And this can be tiring and stressing. And all in all, is not that great achievement if you consider the renting cost here in Munich.   COST OF LIFE Only big problem here is the renting. And consequently the cost of apartment if you want to buy one. It destroys your dream to buy a big nice apartment in a nice district of the city. If you are a couple where both works then you should still avoid to dream but you will  have more options when it comes to choosing an accommodation. For the fresh food (vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, hams, etc) , I usually go to ALDI. It has a very good quality and it is very cheap compared to edeka/rewe/real, especially if it (ALDI) has local products. Of course you have to pay attention to what you choose and avoid to go late saturday, late friday and monday. I go to REAL or REWE if I just want some decent canned food (beans, etc), wine, pasta. Dining out I also find quite cheap. I mean, compared to my home country, I spend less here in Germany and in Munich too. The main and unique course is usually quite big and the salad that usually is served as starter does its job. Of course if you go to fancy particular restaurant you can spend much more.  
  11. Which Mieterverein ?

    Yes I know, I searched already. Problem is that I am looking for "recent" info about Mietverein in Munich. I did not find.  
  12. Which Mieterverein ?

    Any suggestion ? I am really in hurry to apply to one of them. I was going to pull the trigger on https://www.mieterverein-muenchen.de  but then I thought to look for some review online and they are really scaring. It seems the classical situation where they do not have enough personnel to take care of the members problem...and doing it in a resonable time ( waiting time of weeks before having an appointment).    
  13. Moving to a new german city: Finanzamt "anmeldung" ?

      Opening a parenthesis about this, I found that I have also to register again my car to the München area also if I want to keep the current plate. I dunno if all this comes from the federative nature of Germany or it is just not lean bureaucracy (maybe I just wrote an oxymoron  )
  14. Moving to a new german city: Finanzamt "anmeldung" ?

    So I have to continue to use my "freiburg steuernummer" in my invoices till spring 2019 ? Is that ok ?
  15. Hi all. I was living in Freiburg but today I "anmelded" in Münich.   I am an employee but I have also a steuernummer as freelance. I know that the steuernummer is related to the area where you live so I think I should receive now a new steuernummer. The point is right this. My move from Finanzamt Freiburg to one of the Finanzamt in Münich is automatic after my anmeldung or I have to "trigger" the process in someway ? Just for the sake of clarity I am freiberufler and not "single man" company.    I know I should ask this directly to Finanzamt but due to my scarce german I would like to go "prepared" to an appointment to the Finanzamt.  And of course if the procedure is more than just inform the Finanzamt fo my address then I will look for a steuerberater.   Thanks,