What is it like working as a Software Engineer?
Software Engineer in Atlanta:
"Flexible work, Very high stress, Great office and coworkers."
Pros: Production Support Engineers job. Offers a lot of potential for the future.
Good flexibility, Great coworkers.
Cons: Very high stress.
Very critical job that doesn't permit misses without compensation when doing great.
Absolutely no motivation from the employer.
Software Engineer in Southfield:
"Life of an Software Engineer."
Pros: The flexibility, the Flex time, The technology that is readily available, the ability to learn new languages, and new technologies as you go along, Low Stress levels, Office Conditions, Management, GE Culture.
Cons: The lack of direction when you are a new employee, Nothing having any set or concrete direction, everything just comes and goes as time passes.
Software Engineer in St. Louis:
Pros: Always learning and playing with new technologies. A sense of accomplishment and can find a lot of relaxed work environments. The pay and career growth is a great benefit as well.
Cons: Sitting in an office/cubicle all day.
Software Engineer in Irvine:
"Challenging and Exciting."
Pros: I like that I'm challenged everyday to solve new problems. It doesn't get repetitive very often. The people that I work with are friendly and laid-back but also intelligent and understanding of the tasks that need to be completed. Being in a smaller company allows for better interaction with the top people in the company. A smaller company also allows me to see the full cycle of products and be a real part of the integration. The pay is good compared to the national average especially coming out of college.
Cons: I don't like being in a cubicle for 8+ hours a day. While the pay is good, usually the area surrounding tech companies have extremely high in rent which causes some to commute. Commuting is something I really don't like either.
Software Engineer in Tulsa:
"Paid to play mind games in a casual and fun environment."
Pros: Interesting and stimulating, I never get bored. High sense of accomplishment, great compensation.
Cons: Non-software companies do not treat software engineers as well as they should.