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what do you think of this offer?

 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Thats great money, although I dont know the cost of living in Boston.
 
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They are going to allow her to work from home all 5 days? Wow, that is quite a deal!
 
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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.
 
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Working from home is too boring. I am doing so at the moment as I got no other option.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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