What do people think about companies like Verily, Grail and all of the other companies that are working to help with cancer, diabetes and whatever else. Are these places good for software engineers? Are they delivering something of value? Is there any good company that I should check out?
- Medtronic / Eng SnakeDrI can say from working at Medtronic, software engineering can be frustrating, but at the end of the day it’s still a great place to make a difference in patient’s lives.
- Yes, it is a great company and great place to work...it being a device focused company sometimes makes the SWE side a bit frustrating, as upper management just doesn’t get it at times...and all of the decisions are made around the devices, which to be fair is where the money come in from...I still love my company and the job.Jan 5 1
- Google / Eng gangmemberI had offers from a few of these companies, including the ones you have mentioned.
The pay and the engineering talent is lower. People don't seem to mind because there's a lot of "we're saving lives here" kool aid that's being fed. I was willing to drink it, but realized it would wear off pretty soon, and I would find myself being horribly underpaid and bored.
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