Hi all. My question is, does the salary you make when you arrive in Japan basically peg you for any jobs you look for later? Ideally, I’d land a job at Google or Indeed, which seem to pay reasonably close to US-scale, but I’d probably be willing to join a smaller startup that wouldn’t pay as much if it got me to Japan sooner. If I took a lower paying job from a startup, could I “level up” after a few years by doing the LeetCode grind and getting an offer from one of the bigger companies? Or would they basically say, you got paid 8 mln JPY at the startup, so we’re going to offer you 8.2 mln JPY.
Salary isn’t my primary concern, but I would like to know what the situation is before I decide to make any move.