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Hi ,
May i know whats the current market slary stack in va , ny , nj , philli and dc for developers , senior developers , team leads project leads and tech leads .

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Arvindh
 
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I can talk about DC Metro area where I live.
Me and my friends just graduated from school with a MS CS and most of us have a pay scale between 55k-65k. The bigger companies like Deloitte/Bearing Point/Sapient in this area offer 60-65k where as the smaller ones hover around 55k.

Some of my friends are also working through contractors and they get between 45-50k.

HOpe that helps.
Amit
 
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Thanks amit for the reply .Is this the salary for a fresher or fresher with some experience in IT . How about microstrategy . How much do they offer to freshers .

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Arvindh
 
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microstrategy starts off freshers with a base pay of 55-60k (depends on which department you get in and from which school ure graduating. obviously, a cornell degree will earn more than a local univ..but only slightly.)
then theres performance based bonus and stock options..all that adds up to a decent amount. ive not yet completed a year so cant comment much on these.

most companies in dc pay the same. sapient and deloitte in dc have the exact same pay structure. these are the companies i have interviewed with so thats why i know the pay scale. but my other friends, working in companies like bearing point, csc etc get the same... ie..ard 55-60k

im not aware of salary for experienced ppl...all my friends are freshers
i guess if you got more than 2 yrs exp, you should expect a base of 65-70k...just my opinion..

hope that helps.
all the best!
 
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Hi Amit,

Out of curiousity because I am also a recent MS CS grad, how did you get to the interview stage with each of these companies? I don't often see openings posted for fresh developers on job sites/company sites and recruiters seem to all require at least 2 years experience. Did they come on campus, have job postings you responded to (either on their company sites or on job sites like dice.com), or did you contact the companies directly? Very curious how you found the openings, and your job search approach. Congratulations on your degree and the new job.

Anthony
 
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Hi,
In my case, MicroStrategy as well as Sapient came to my campus(www.gwu.edu) to recruit.
As for Deloitte, I simply submitted my resume through the website and the interview call came after 4 months!!

Are you a fresh grad? Which university? My company is expected to hire loads of new grads for the coming semesters, so you might want to submit your resume there. Just visit www.microstrategy.com and go to the careers section to submit.

Good luck with your search.
Amit
 
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is there any chance to work for major defense contractors or weapons company if 1 has lots of experience , appropriate security clearance and postgraduate degree from famous US uni?
 
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Billy,
It is interested that you would want to work for a "weapons" company
 
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Sorry posted too soon.
Billy,
It is interesting that you want to work for a "weapons" (of mass destruction?) company
 
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Hi,
It should be easy for you to get a job with defense contractors like lockheed martin, booz allen, northrop gruman, raytheon etc. Those guys hire LOADS of ppl.
In addition, all consulting companies in dc have a federal division eg. bearing point, sapient, accenture etc. for their federal division, they seek ppl with top SC.
As long as the 'war on terrorism' is on, these co's mint money.
War is a multi billion dollar industry !! Sad but true.

We had a presentation on campus by bearing point, where their manager touted the latest projects they got in iraq. THey called it 'reconstructing' Iraq, but common sense suggests otherwise !

Good luck.
 
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Amit,
Thanks for the reply. I graduated last month from DePaul. MicroStrategy has an office near me, so I will definitely submit my resume, as well as target the larger consultancies in general. Thanks for the tip!

Anthony
 
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