List of employers close to Plano/Frisco, TX or Dallas area

New / IT letmeinwillya
Jun 17 29 Comments

I would appreciate it if you could share employers in Plano, Texas or Frisco, Texas or Dallas area in general. If you can add your experience or even if it's second hand information about their salaries, work environment, open to remote or not, tech stack (Java, .NET etc) that would be great!

Also would be great to know how their salaries compare to what we are seeing here on Blind where every other FANG'er makes $300k+ (rounding up or down a little)

About me: Have 20 years of Java dev, tech lead and senior lead roles, moving to Plano/Frisco, Dallas area in general in few months and currently looking for jobs that offer remote or on site when we get there from NY.

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Onica ridgid
    AWS, MS, Toyota Connected, ATT, VRZN pay relatively well based on the offers I had in the past. You can do >200k with any of these companies in the right BU's
    Jun 17 8
    • Microsoft KyJeLlY
      Fair warning. If you wish to be treated like first class citizens of the company, these are not roles for you.

      You get the same benefits either way, though, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      Jun 17
    • New / IT letmeinwillya
      OP
      Thank you ridgid! What types of roles pay that for the companies you mentioned? Does having lot of YOE and if one can back up of course in the interview?

      Also what's their interview process like? Is it as bad as FAANGs? If it's traditional interview where you are not quizzed like a college student, I got no problem and no preparation needed.

      If it's going to be "can you transform LinkedList into a Stack into an Array and use recursion to link a Tree to every node in a graph in 5 minutes?" then I better prep!
      Jun 17
    • New / IT letmeinwillya
      OP
      Thank you Ky! yes understandable that it would be more .NET. I will look at those options you mentioned. Don't know what apps consultant role. Looked up PFE and it looks like it may require travel as needed but could be done remotely, it's focused on MS stack so that may be out for me.
      Jun 17
    • Onica ridgid
      AWS & MS for SA and higher roles. TC Senior/Principal Engineer. ATT & VRZN for Principal devs, Architects, Tech Directors and higher
      Jun 17
    • Onica ridgid
      With 20yoe I would only go for architectural or Principal level roles.
      Jun 17
  • Microsoft KyJeLlY
    Lots of big employers here. McKesson is moving to Las Colinas within 2 years from California. They're hiring like crazy. Salaries definitely do not compare to FAANG in Bay Area.

    Microsoft pays above average for DFW, but really just depends on what role you're looking for.
    Jun 17 4
    • New / IT letmeinwillya
      OP
      Thank you for the reply! I figure the salaries won’t be comparable to FAANG but I was hoping that they would be decent compared to what I got which is $12x per year in Boston.
      Jun 17
    • New / IT letmeinwillya
      OP
      Actually I’m thinking which way should I go at this time in my career? Does it make sense to go into a hybrid tech plus management type role or entirely IC? I can go either way and could chase money for now!
      Jun 17
    • Microsoft KyJeLlY
      One thing to consider is cost of living. Dallas isn't really "cheap" but it's not Boston expensive either. Public transit is awful compared to Boston of you care about that
      Jun 17
    • New / IT letmeinwillya
      OP
      Yeah COL is going to be reasonable in the areas where we're looking, mainly in Plano or Frisco areas! you will be surprised even in Boston, there're suburbs within reasonable commuting distance (within an hour or less), where it's not as crazy as you hear about.

      I'm thinking not to drive to Dallas and find something in surrounding areas close to Plano so not sure if I'm dreaming and this is not possible or maybe it would work out.
      Jun 17
  • Atlassian d@t_person
    Lots of big employers. However a lot of those are Legacy companies with lots of legacy tech and processes, lots of politics and not the type of benefits you expect from tech companies in the Bay Area/Seattle/NYC. I guess the best tech/big company combo may be capital one which has a large campus in Plano. You may be able to find a tech role at that campus.

    Austin has much better tech companies IMO.
    Jun 17 4
    • Microsoft KyJeLlY
      Toyota has been paying well out there in Frisco
      Jun 17
    • New / IT letmeinwillya
      OP
      Thank you d@t_person!
      Traditional companies with IT could work out as I might be their guy..I would be the new young guy among old timers who would be impressed that I know Java while they still use FORTRAN! :-)

      I was thinking are there still employers out there where IT senior folks get their own office with door or it's all open office in cube farms now!
      Jun 17
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      I forgot Toyota and also JPMC has been hiring a lot of techs. I think Toyota Connect may be a happy medium for “cool” tech company to work for in Plano although their Glassdoor reviews are mixed.
      Jun 17
    • Atlassian d@t_person
      I’m sure you’ll probably find you are like that at some of the legacy firms. Just hopefully they don’t get jealous or have stupid politicos. Luckily Plano/DFW Area will always have some sort of jobs (even in tech) and you can get a big house for super cheap.
      Jun 17
  • ConocoPhillips doom3d
    CA Technologies
    PwC
    Jun 17 3
    • New / IT letmeinwillya
      OP
      Thank you doom3d! Both of those consulting companies. Anything you can share if you know about them in terms of interview process etc..I would assume they don't necessarily have inhouse software dev work and they place their consultants at their clients.
      Jun 17
    • ConocoPhillips doom3d
      No idea, sorry. Just places I looked at out of college
      Jun 17
    • New / IT letmeinwillya
      OP
      No worries! thank you for sharing.
      Jun 17
  • SolarWinds AnEngineer
    For the best salaries outside of a major tech hub look for remote work for companies in NY or SF.
    Jun 17 1
    • New / IT letmeinwillya
      OP
      This would be the best, any suggestion how to go about it? I've been looking online, hackersnews posts small'ish startups and they are all hot on new sexy technologies and I'm a dinosaur! :-)

      Do FAANG and the like offer fully remote from the get go? How does one sell the idea though meaning why does one want/prefer remote?
      Jun 17
  • New / IT letmeinwillya
    OP
    I didn’t hold an Architect job title but I think that’s where I could move. Principal engineer sounds good as well. What would be the split for hands on coding vs technical guidance for an architect and principal engineer?

    I would like the high level nature of Principal or Architect level positions not Leetcode deep.
    Jun 17 2
    • Onica ridgid
      Architects at the companies I mentioned will have very little hands on where as a Principal will be coding for the most part
      Jun 18
    • New / IT letmeinwillya
      OP
      Thanks ridgid! I thought Architect needed to get hands on for some time, maybe in the initial stages of a project. It could different at employers that you mentioned in the amount of hands on work for an architect. I’m liking the high levels “design Twitter” questions and discussions so it could be good directions to go into.
      Jun 18
  • New / R&D
    DwdY76

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    Dallas downtown has big finance companies too. CRBE, CPMG.
    Jun 22 0