I’m a 3+ years experienced Software Engineer in India and have been working currently in my 2nd company from last 1.2 years. I’m fed up of my current job because although they are paying me well but there’s nothing to learn here. The The quality of work is really bad here and quantity is also less. Also, whatever work I’ve done, I feel a lot like being undervalued and underestimated in this organization. My team lead is also a bit like dictator who doesn’t want to listen to any suggestion and just want to hear “YES SIR” everytime. I’ve been sitting idle in my office because of very less work and that too of low quality and have just been doing either freelancing work or job preparation in my office time.
Then, I got in touch with the 12+ years experienced manager of my previous organization who left that organization and joined a new company (say startup) belonging to his friend. This manager is one of the smartest and intelligent persons I’ve ever worked with. Although his startup has headquarters in Dubai and they have also been operating in some African country from last 15 years. But they just launched a development centre in India last year and my previous manager has become the director of that centre and has been expanding his team last year. He asked me last year to consider joining his organization full time or can consider part-time freelancing. I rejected the idea of full time but has been freelancing from last 6 months for him and TBH, I didn’t learn that much in my current organization in these 1.2 years and learned a lot in freelancing work in these 6 months . He still ask me to consider joining him full time and promised me a better pay and better work. He told me that their products are highly scalable and has been used by millions of users in African countries. He further told me that he is having a lack of resources and some of the candidates which he selected ran away after getting a better package ( by using his offer) from other companies.
Although I want to join him but there are 2 doubts in my mind:
He is Muslim and I observed that 90% (or even more) of the employees in his organization are Muslims. I’m a Hindu and my father (who is an extreme Hindu) warned me not to trust such organization as according to him, I being a minority, can fall prey to something bad when the office will be opened after lockdown.
I’m not sure whether he will pay my salary on time or not as the India development centre has just opened.
So, I’m confused whether I should join his organization or not. What will you guys suggest? Please don’t consider me as having anything against Muslims. It’s just that I find this slightly awkward.