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Based on 168 responses, the job of Principal Electrical Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.81 out of 5. On average, Principal Electrical Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.
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November 2018
Principal Electrical Engineer:
Third world management culture, worst everything: pay raise, health insurance, promotions. "Lose the entitlement mentality! Don't expect pay raises anymore! Just be grateful you got jobs!" was the CEO's message to the workforce that made the company grow by 20% a year for the past couple of years. If you are lazy and incompetent, that's the perfect place for you. Expert at kissing up? You'll climb up the ladder! Trying hard to do quality work? You'll get sidelined!
December 2018
"Technology company with good work/life balance."
Principal Electrical Engineer in Singapore:
Pros: comfortable
Cons: less competitive pay package
January 2019
Principal Electrical Engineer:
Fun work. Good people. Transitional period with merger of competing company. Silence from management and no sense of direction months after the process began and was announced. Fast paced work and results oriented. Expectation is to market your services and deliver a world-class product. The comp is in flux and performance bonuses are plentiful, if you're willing to put in the necessary efforts. They are difficult to reach without 12 months of ramping up and developing a clientele.
January 2019
Principal Electrical Engineer:
Good company to work for that takes care of employees. We spend a lot of time and effort dealing with the 'credo' a set a values and commitments that guides management and execution. Well managed company, with very good benefits and respect for work-life balance. Gives back to community regularly.
February 2015
"Hindsight is 20/20."
Principal Electrical Engineer:
Knowing that I would make a salary at the top of my industry, I probably would have spent more energy learning more to get there faster. I was fortunate it turned out the way it did for me, but chance does not have to be part of the equation if you have the skills someone wants. Study hard, intern with what you love, and go for the area of expertise you really want to spend your life doing. A love for what you do makes it so much easier and rewarding.
May 2014
"Principal engineer, FPGA, Atl."
Principal Electrical Engineer:
Pros: Working with leading edge technology. Design and development. Autonomy.
Cons: Aggressive schedules. Lack of resources. Work/life balance.
May 2020
"Salary Review."
Principal Electrical Engineer in Dublin:
Pros: some technical challenges
Cons: no decision making abilities, risk aversion too high, bad communication