Software Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Engineer?

Software Engineer in St. Paul:
"Challenging career."
Pros: Constantly challenging. Good for an active mind. Always have problems to solve.
Cons: Pretty tired at the end of a long week from being in constant thought the entire week.

Software Engineer in Reston:
"Creating Great Software Everyday."
Pros: Everyday is a new challenge as a software engineer which really helps keep work from getting boring. There is always a new technology and a new skill you need to pick up. Nothing is more rewarding than shipping a product on time!
Cons: Bugs and testing is probably the least fun part of my day to day responsibilities. But it really pays off in the long term. Hopefully you're writing good enough code that you don't have to do much of it!

Software Engineer in Chicago:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: It is an easy job and my colleagues are friendly
Cons: It is a low salary job and food is terrible

Software Engineer in Duluth:
"Not A Bad Gig."
Pros: I get to work on problems that are brainpower intensive.
Cons: There is a lot of corporate bullshit to deal with. I don't get to pick the projects I work on, there is no professional development investment in my company. If I were mid career and I was interviewing for this company I would run, not walk, as far away as possible.

Software Engineer in Longmont:
Pros: The challenges can come at you most times and places.
Cons: The responsibility for meeting those challenges isn't something I'm mentally adjusted to yet.