Job help in Chicago - Ruined a dream job

SC Johnson Jæja
Mar 20 17 Comments

Hey Blinders...?

Looking for some help getting my wife to interview with some of the bigger tech companies with offices in Chicago. She's a professor teaching computer science, we are relocating here, she has her green card.

I am feeling a bit guilty as she landed a job as a SWE with Cisco in London but had to turn it down in order to move here for my new job.

She wants to get out of teaching and get more into coding. She has 2 bachelor's one in Financial Engineering and another in Computer Science. Has 1 year in Financial Engineering experience and has been teaching computer science for the last year and a half at a university.

She's well versed in all the C languages, Python, Java, Matlab, SQL, R and a lot of stuff around networking I don't understand. She was an honors student in college... I don't know why she married me.

Anyways, I feel bad for her having to turn down a job at Cisco and we tried to see if they would get her in here and they have been dragging their feet.

Google, Facebook, Cisco etc.

Thanks for the help!

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Microsoft eu73-$7
    "idk why she married me" LOL
    Mar 20 1
  • Airbnb ejcitn
    You should hire her. Isn’t SC Johnson a family company?
    Mar 20 1
    • SC Johnson Jæja
      OP
      Haha admittedly they have been very helpful with everything.
      Mar 20
  • Groupon xWRH58
    Send me her resume. I can refer her at Groupon.
    Mar 20 5
    • Microsoft ☁️☁️
      TIL Groupon still exists
      Mar 20
    • Groupon xWRH58
      Still alive. I quit. But it's still there.
      Mar 20
    • Microsoft ☁️☁️
      How was/is business? Genuinely curious
      Mar 20
    • Mesosphere / Eng Onesie
      A blinder told me they have a hiring freeze?
      Mar 20
    • Groupon xWRH58
      They had a hiring freeze while they were restructuring. The business is doing alright. There are problems just like any other company. Depending on the team you're on, it can be a good experience.
      Mar 20
  • Dropbox systest
    Professors are valued at Google more than any other company
    Mar 20 1
    • SC Johnson Jæja
      OP
      She did apply there but have not heard anything back yet.
      Mar 20
  • Uber dndjr
    Start leetcode...
    Mar 20 2
    • SC Johnson Jæja
      OP
      She did, is, has? Whatever the pre-interview online Cisco makes you do she got a 100 on the 4 questions asked. She also got offered at MorningStar and one other place in London. Just having trouble getting anything moving in CHI and I think it may be because she's foreign.
      Mar 20
    • Uber dndjr
      If she has green card, then she's basically treated as a US citizen on the job market (sans some government contract work).
      Mar 20
  • Google / Other EEWl70
    I’m sure Google would love to have her. You should check if any of the subsidiaries are hiring there.
    Mar 20 1
    • SC Johnson Jæja
      OP
      Will check, thanks!
      Mar 20