Design Engineer 

(Female, Age 29) from edison, NJ

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Design Engineer
Salary $60,000
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size (not answered)
Location edison, NJ
Years Experience 2 years

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Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
about 100 emloyees, 15% in office and the rest is in manual labor. We make customize transfomers for various companies: GE, Toshiba..

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Provide Sales department in quoting new design for customers. Review existing designs before releasing to manufacturing. Redesign if needed in term of out of stock for raw material or to make the unit more efficient.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
12 days holidays, 2 weeks paid vacations, 6 days sick leave, flexible time. Regular health insurance, 401k, dental…

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes. I do not like interuption

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 7
Hours: 8
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 2
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 5

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am
8am to 9am in at 8am – look over any documents left on IN-bin. Check emails, voice mail…follow up as needed
9am to 10am start reviewing work from others. fix as needed
10am to 11am start new design. possible interuption from ppl from manufacture with questions and issues
11am to 12pm continue with designing
12pm to 1pm lunch – possible reply to emails
1pm to 2pm engineering meeting: figured out projects timeline and importance..prioritizing as needed – dividing works among all engineers
2pm to 3pm review works
3pm to 4pm continue design or review spec
4pm to 5pm customer standard review
5pm to 6pm catch up with emails, floor issues..
6pm to 7pm continues..
7pm to 8pm home
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

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How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
monster trak

What was the application process?

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
i only need one interview. The boss was very impressive so he made the decision next day. I got the offer the week after

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
future plan, job experience, how do i deal with people in certain situation, how do i feel working with mostly males co workers.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no, the training was short and I was left by myself after the first week because the one who trained me went on vacation.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes: lots of hands on experience with high voltages equipments which i did not learn in school

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, electrical and computer engineering courses give me lots of knowledges for my jobs

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
get lots of practice at CAD

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
lots of computers skills, ability to communicate with customers, able to ask direct questions, multitasking.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
BS. in electrical engineering

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
work place is not a glamorous place. It’s dirty and messy so anyone wants a nice office shouldn’t try it

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes. I plan to get my PE license after my MBA

What are your current career goals?
finishing my MBA degree

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
it’s hard to compete with all the males. Not a lot female in this field.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 webmaster 2 yrs 35000 maintain website, contact various students groups, organized events
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.5

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
2.8 rutgers ECE
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.2 rutgers MBA

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