I want 100% travel. What roles at consulting and big tech companies are for me?

Blackstone XMkK64
Aug 1, 2018 22 Comments

I’m looking to travel every week, preferably a different city every week. What roles at your company/Microsoft/Amazon/Deloitte/Accenture/etc would fit this desire? Work experience is 2.5 years of cloud dev, architecture, and DevOps. Lots of experience with AWS, less so with Azure. Certs for both.

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  • Amazon / EngMimiTheCat
    Uber (driver)
    Aug 1, 20181
    • Blackstone XMkK64
      OP
      I’m not even mad, I laughed
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Twitter
    hdhhj

    Twitter

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    Adobe
    hdhhjmore
    OP, I was at a role where I was traveling 60-70% of time. Trust me its the most epic waste of time/life. It is very hard to change a job from such roles. The biggest downside there are full time engineering roles with 0% travel where you can make 200% more money and take an actual vacation. I can only suggest rest is up to you.
    Aug 1, 20180
  • Cisco rkHq23
    You will be at the office 6-8 hours, then working at the hotel 2-4 hours. Then too tired to do anything else.
    Aug 1, 20180
  • Twitter
    hdhhj

    Twitter

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    Adobe
    hdhhjmore
    The biggest issue with travel job is that the schedule is all broken. You will fly at odd times and have weekend flights, layovers etc. Which are not accounted/compensated. Companies always will try to book cheap flight which will be Thursday nights or weekends. You effectively loose your weekends and spend most of the time in taxi's/airport or hotels. You will go places but will not be doing any sight seeing. You can post on your Instagram/FB that you are in xx place but in reality you will be either at airports/office/flying.
    Aug 1, 20180
  • Google AWASU7
    Solutions architect or developer relationship
    Aug 1, 20180
  • Salesforce S57
    Support sales - many sales teams need people to travel everywhere and build custom demo’s for them
    Aug 1, 20182
    • Blackstone XMkK64
      OP
      Support sales at salesforce? What companies?
      Aug 1, 2018
    • Salesforce S57
      Salesforce definitely has roles for people to build awesome demos, engage with prospects, and assist AE’s. Many companies that serve large enterprise clients have this need. The requirement to be in many different places means you either need to be in a sales function or in a tech consulting role where you have very specific and unique skills to bring to the table and can close short engagements out frequently. If you don’t mind traveling to the same place week after week - those roles are much easier to find
      Aug 1, 2018
  • New / DesignCasHDiesel
    Capgemini. I know people that didn’t pay rent or food for a few years. Traveling all over the world and all expenses covered by clients. Perfect for single people, a marriage killer for everyone else.
    Aug 1, 20181
    • Cisco rkHq23
      I am at a Capgemini competitor. It sucks and is partially responsible for my last breakup. I'm making a lot of money but living out of hotels/Airbnb's, not being able to have relationships, is really a burn.
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Microsoft HaroldShum
    You will get tired of it.
    Aug 1, 20180
  • Barclays PLC hheE30
    Be a pilot 😁
    Aug 1, 20180
  • Microsoft boing boin
    Do PMs at Salesforce travel alot?
    Aug 1, 20180
  • Fjord sg404
    Work in business development and pitch clients every week- those are the only folks that travel to different places every week (at Accenture)
    Sep 26, 20180
  • Cognizant CLEN83
    For last 20+ years I've traveled for my job. Regardless of the role, I always traveled for my job, from PM to VP of PM to Business Dev to now consulting. The role I play in consulting varies from Business Analyst to Solution Architect depending on the gig at the customer. In the past 3 years, I've traveled to AZ, CA, IL so there are many different roles within an organization with an ability to travel. I'm seeing many projects more around AWS vs Azure so don't discount working for the large IT Staff Companies like Cognizant, TCS, Wipro, Genpact, etc. Lots of perks and lots of downfalls.
    Aug 31, 20180
  • New / DesignCasHDiesel
    I never traveled on a weekend, but I did get stuck in conference rooms for 12+ hour days because we did not have family to get home to. At least at a startup there is hope for equity if it works.

    Bottom line is it is what you make of it. There are positive and negative elements to every job.
    Aug 2, 20180
  • Palantir VHJy36
    Palantir forward deployed engineer. I know a few coworkers who don’t have residences or sublet their places because they do 100% travel living in hotels/corp apartments. You usually won’t go to a different place every week since you will work with one client based in one location for 6-12 mos at a time, but it’s possible depending on the role/client.
    Aug 2, 20180
  • Microsoft sillyneck
    Receptionist
    Aug 1, 20180
  • Capital One / OtherMyNamBorat
    PwC and Deloitte are always looking for folks that can commit to 100% travel with your skill set. I agree with hdhhj though, travel loses its glitz and glamour after 2-3 months.
    Aug 1, 20180
  • Amazon / Engsimmadown
    Consultant (SDE) at ThoughtWorks or McKinsey
    Aug 1, 20180
  • Facebook jBQJ10
    Pilot engineering
    Aug 1, 20180

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