Software Engineer (Male, Age 35) in naperville, IL

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Software Engineer
Salary $96,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 60
Company Size (not answered)
Location naperville, IL
Years Experience 8 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
we develop software and firmware for wireless telecommunication equipment

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
design, develop, test and support tthe various releases of our software. interact with customer and also do level-4 support.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
4 weeks vacation, 10 days sick leave, full health insurance, 401 K with matching $ contribution upto $6000.

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes. some people are just lazy.

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.

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

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
referral – friend.

What was the application process?
sent resume as attachment in email. was working for competition.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes. 1 full day of interview – 3 rounds. technical, more technical and then with the manager and the rest of the team.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
programming and technical mostly.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes. lots of training in the begining. it was a year before i was productive.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes. 40 hours training every year. in the begining there was about 3 months of classroom and hands on training.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes. right math skills.

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?
don’t. all these jobs are going away to low cost regions.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
good techincal skills – ability to qucikly debug and solve issues. develop plans to quickly mitigate. requires lot of tteam work – workingg with geographically disttributed teams across time zone. kiss your personal life god bye.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
engineering skills and math skills are helpfful.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
don’t.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.5

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.4 OU Electical Engineering
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.4 OU Electrical Engineering

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