Help coderanch get a
new server
by contributing to the fundraiser
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Ron McLeod
  • Paul Clapham
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • paul wheaton
  • Rob Spoor
  • Devaka Cooray
Saloon Keepers:
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
  • Frits Walraven
  • Tim Moores
Bartenders:
  • Mikalai Zaikin

what do you think of this offer?

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 469
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
My friend 2 yrs exp.in US, MS in CS, SCJP,
got offer from small (400 people) consulting company in Boston.
They allow her work from home, give personal mobile and land phone, almost fully paid health insurance and dental (she has to pay $20/month). 3 weeks paid vacation each year. 62K. She will have to travel about 10% of the time to talk to clients. She has very good communication skills, and is very good problem solver.

It seems like a fair offer to me considering work from home and 3 weeks vacation, but we wanted to get another opinion, since never had similar experience.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 376
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I don't know what your friend's priorities/financial situation etc. are....
If it was me with 2 years experience? 62K? three weeks vacation? Working from HOME? I would go for it.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 189
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thats great money, although I dont know the cost of living in Boston.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 75
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
They are going to allow her to work from home all 5 days? Wow, that is quite a deal!
 
Sania Marsh
Ranch Hand
Posts: 469
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi, thanks for replies...
I would say cost of living in Boston is close to that in NY.
She will have to go to office sometimes per request (once in two weeks). But since the company is project oriented, they don't really care where the employees are as long as the work is done. Which may mean working less some days and working long hurs closer to deadlines.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 346
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Working from home is too boring. I am doing so at the moment as I got no other option.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1683
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I don't understand why they allow people to work at home. A project team in one location is hugely more effective than having team members spread around town.
 
Damanjit Kaur
Ranch Hand
Posts: 346
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

A project team in one location is hugely more effective than having team members spread around town.



That is very true. But I was allowed to work from home as I had to go back to India and my project was incomplete and now again can't stay back as I must move again. The project is in the last stage and need to be integrated with another project soon.
 
Sania Marsh
Ranch Hand
Posts: 469
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Originally posted by Roger Chung-Wee:
I don't understand why they allow people to work at home. A project team in one location is hugely more effective than having team members spread around town.



Well, as I understand their team is not spread around the town only, but around the world.
They use messengers, online meetings, phone conferences and it seems to work quite well. In any way it is not our concern. It is up to management how they want things to be done.. The company exists for 15 years, same managers, same philosophy, seems to work just fine.
 
Onion rings are vegetable donuts. Taste this tiny ad:
We need your help - Coderanch server fundraiser
https://coderanch.com/t/782867/Coderanch-server-fundraiser
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic