I got an offer from yelp, loved everything (the job, the pay, supportive manager) except for the 2 hour long commute both ways. I think I can handle the long commute because I am tough, until I just found out that I am pregnant. Should I stay at Cisco? Cisco has a good maternity leave policy, not sure about Yelp. Any information about Yelp's maternity leave policy? My due date is end of April, if I join now, do I still qualify for maternity leave?
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- Morgan Stanley / Eng nycgandalfmoreI'm with @deadsea. Talk to the manager and HR at Yelp, I'm sure they'll give you as much flexibility as you need. May be they'll let you wfh from 2nd trimester, and that might not be too bad. If Yelp doesn't do that, then it's an easy choice for you.
One of the most happiest moments of your life shouldn't be a hindrance to your career.Sep 8 0
- Cisco testing_Stay. Work life balance is very good for parents at cisco. And I would never consider a job with a 2 hour commute no matter how much they pay me
- EATON / Sales Mi8c2moreJust want to validate any conflicting feelings you’re having about the whole 50/50 thing. I had my first last year and even though it was planned- we’d been trying for a year- it still is such a crazy and overwhelming thing to actually be in it. Hope you feel supported and not guilty when/if you start worrying about all the implications.Sep 6 2
- LinkedIn gradleCongratulations on your second pregnancy. I would say go to yelp. While ramping up in a new company may be hard during pregnancy (I know a few women who have rocked their performance during pregnancy too) it gets even harder when the second baby arrives. It may be difficult to switch for the next 3 years. Good luck with whatever you decide.
- Thank you all for your opinions, I finally sent an email to the yelp manager to decline the offer. I am going to have a Cisco baby:). The yelp manager is very understanding and supportive, he even ask me to contact him after my delivery to see whether there is relevant position available on the team then. I appreciate all your feedbacks. It is not easy to be a working mom, but it worths it because I am bringing a new person to the world. Thanks again.
- Microsoft sUwhg72Consider asking for WFH days as part of your package. Even 2 days of WFH can make a huge difference to your productivity and wellbeing. All the best and congratulations!
- Samsung statarb2hrs is a lot of commute. You need to move to make your commute shorter. Cisco will lay-off come another recession. If Yelp can help you afford a place closer to work, it might not be such a bad idea.
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- It would be better if you stay because if you join new company you gotta prove the team about yourself which your health may or may not give 100 percent based on your health situations. As you have been working in Cisco, they know about you in general. You can take advantage and be liberal.
- Amazon Xq!!Man this thread has been around for so long, I am surprised the baby hasn’t been born yet and all grown up
- Yelp makecleanYelp will have sizable engineering layoffs in 4-5 years. A lot of churn at the exec and product right now.
- Salesforce sendherbkHard decision but I would advice with staying back, 4 hours commute is no fun and with 2 kids it would be impossible. 100k is not worth the trouble to be honest.
However meet yelp manager in person and explain him everything as you would do to your friend.
Whenever u are ready you can hit him up and ask u join ( which will be more like 2-3 years from now )
But whatever decision you make be happy about it and don’t regret.
- Oath nIgd36Doesn’t Cisco offer daycare that a lot of companies don’t? I heard it’s hard to get in to the daycare, but at least you have that option at Cisco