I miss living in Overland Park, KS!

Amazon XOVj11
Mar 30 13 Comments

Worked at Cerner in Software Engineering role. I know the pay sucks, and not many visa sponsoring employers in the Kansas City Area.

But everything else was perfect: lifestyle, housing affordability, COL, WLB, healthier food options, proximity to any kind of stores and services, safer neighborhood, mostly families around, no homeless on streets, so many all season indoor and outdoor activities, so many options on medical/ vision/ dental, downtown with just the right size of people and the music I like, and many more things.

I am still in dilemma to stay in Seattle at 210K TC building AWS services. Or if I should go back to Cerner in Kansas at 70K TC and live a more easy and cozy life.

Sometimes I wish Cerner could offer around 110K, then I don't have to think of moving out of Kansas City Area. Or if there can be more visa sponsoring big tech-employers in the Kansas City Area which can pay relatively higher.

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng tylium
    Save up enough to pay off house in KC, then move back. Then learn to do rentals as KC is an amazing rental market.
    Mar 30 0
  • Amazon / Eng cryptolord
    Can’t win em all.
    Mar 30 0
  • Gap / Eng randUser
    Try Pittsburgh maybe? There's at least tech there
    Mar 30 2
    • New / Ops
      caittails

      New Ops

      BIO
      We can’t stop here; this is bat country.
      caittailsmore
      Pittsburg, Kansas? Lots of great fried chicken down there!
      Mar 30
    • ConocoPhillips Sham!
      Go Gorillas
      Mar 31
  • Microsoft €%ds32&@
    How can I get a job at Cerner?
    Mar 30 1
    • Yahoo
      ^$

      Yahoo

      PRE
      Salesforce, LinkedIn, Microsoft
      ^$more
      Apply online. Connect to recruiter on Linkedin. Or employee referral 😛
      Mar 30
  • Cerner / Eng chao_cern
    When I read the title of this post in my news feed, I expected trolls in the reply.. but you guys sound serious.
    Apr 15 0
  • Salesforce imposters
    If your not motivated by solving problems on the cutting edge of tech and being in the silicon valley/ Seattle ecosystem there's little benefit to not living in Kansas.
    Mar 31 0
  • Amazon yrtew
    You mentioned a lot of stuff but surprisingly not the Seattle weather. Seattle weather doesn’t bother you?
    Mar 31 0
  • New / Ops
    caittails

    New Ops

    BIO
    We can’t stop here; this is bat country.
    caittailsmore
    Overland Park is so lovely. My friend also had to leave Cerner because of pay. Honestly...if you can swing it and it’s what your heart wants, I say go for OP. I could be biased because I’m only 40 minutes away, though. You might look into BCBSKC for higher pay.
    Mar 30 0
  • Square Jr679773
    My cousin and her husband moved back to Overland Park. They had enough of California after a year here for the lifestyle benefits you mentioned
    Mar 30 0
  • Amazon / Eng sisycules
    life's about trade-offs
    Mar 30 0