I have a full-time offer for a ML Engineer role at Sony RnD, Tokyo and I have a few concerns regarding the pay mainly :
A few things about me for information :
I am an Indian citizen and in the final year of my Bachelors in a CS adjacent field (Department QS Ranking - 100-150). I did a 16-week Internship at Sony RnD, Tokyo this summer and the experience was good . I really liked the team (everyone could speak English) as well as my project and loved the work culture (fully remote). The stipend was pretty low (8000 yen/ working day) but they sponsored my stay, flight tickets, commute and food so, I didn’t mind it all that much. Back to the question.
I don’t know how much I should disclose but the Total Comp. of the package is ~10 Million Yen (Assuming Minimum possible bonus and no Overtime) and removing the fluff (Paid Japanese training classes + Health Insurance) it’s around ~8 Million Yen. I used a power-parity based salary converter tool and the salary seemed decent (albeit a little low) compared to what the firms (FAANG/Top start-ups) are paying in India. I have tried to search different forums and it’s a bit difficult to navigate and find reliable estimates of New Grad Salaries offered by FAANG or adjacent companies/start-ups in Japan.
Essentially, the thing that I want to know is how competitive is the compensation that I am being offered and how prestigious is Sony RnD/Sony Research considered in the Japanese Dev community?
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read and I am non-native English speaker so sorry in case of bad grammar/phrasing.