Hi Guys, I need some help. I'm a team lead in BPO with 8 years of experience in same organization. I like the job I do for the investigative nature of the profile so I continued and I also feel I enjoy managing people.
Over the years I had an opportunity to move to product team and finally we agreed upon something. They are giving me a role of a System Analyst with tag (Risk Analyst) and am currently a Team Leader.
Is this move a compromise on designation given its change from BPO to IT. I think am an authority on the subject matter and the need for movement is mutual (though I have to confess I want to move ahead and use my product expertise for the better functioning of my organization and my own job enrichment).
They say it is a lateral movement and hence no hike either (though they said/hinted of normalization by about 30 to 40% increase in few months time.
So is System analyst role a good enough one to trade with a Team lead role. In our organization structure, it comes after Senior Software Engineer and is on level 5/10?
Pardon the vagueness and from my end, am pretty happy moving it but no pay hike instantly and no designation change makes me feel as if Virat Kohli is released on a free transfer from RCB to CSK on IPL.
Any response or guidance welcome

From India, Hyderabad
Dinesh Divekar
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Dinesh Divekar

Dear friend,
Following is a summary of your post:
a) You had been doing a certain type of work in the BPO industry. You say that you enjoyed it too. Over a period of time, you acquired expertise in your work.
b) Considering your expertise, your company has assigned higher-order work. This work is a logical extension of what you had been doing all along.
c) Notwithstanding the high-order work, there is no increase in the remuneration.
d) Your concern is over the change of industry. You have moved from BPO to IT.
Comments: - These are as below:
e) Getting a work of the higher-order is also an achievement. Please accept the offer. However, make sure that you are given a proper letter for the change of designation and also a Job Description (JD) of a new position.
f) Your company has committed an increase in remuneration. Please tell the authorities concerned to include this commitment when they issue the letter for the change of designation.
g) Nothing wrong per se if your industry has been changed. People are recruited based on their expertise and not necessarily on the industry. Secondly, IT and BPO are the overall allied industries. You are not moving from BPO to animal husbandry.
h) Even if the company gives a hike after a few months, keep watch on a suitable higher level position in some other companies. You must get remuneration that commensurates with your expertise. This will be possible when you get into a new company.
i) Overall I feel that you could get into a management role in the IT industry. Therefore, alongside, develop managerial competencies also.
All the best!
Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore

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