Senior Engineer (Male, Age 44) in irvine, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleSenior Engineer
Salary$165,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week
Company Size(not answered)
Locationirvine, CA
Years Experience5 years

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
500 employees, robotics manufaturer

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Design and develop software

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
dental, vision, health, stock options, 401K, flexplan, vacation, etc

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

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 like the team work

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

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

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: 2
Hours: 7
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 5
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 6

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
referral

What was the application process?
submitted resume and paper application

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes, the group interview, individual interview and VP of Engineering

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Aptitude tests and program skills

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
No

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Graduate school

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
No

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Learn and have the education

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
programming skills

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
graduate school, master degrees and more than 10 years of working experience

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Majoring in EECS with minor in mechanical

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No

What are your current career goals?
Retire

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
No

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