Moving to Raleigh, NC from Bay Area.

GE ggaj17
Feb 25, 2018 33 Comments

I currently make around $175K base and $220K gross. I got offer at Raleigh, NC pretty close to the same compensation.

Thinking to move to NC. I can save a lot, buy home for family, less commute. But will lose Valley's tech scene.

What are your thoughts? I believe moving will help focus more on family and raise my kids with more personal time.

I feel Bay Area is not like before. Too much expensive homes, crime, commute, mechanical life.

Just want to know your thoughts??

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TOP 33 Comments
  • You'll be hella rich with that salary in raliegh.
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • Symantec TitsLover
    If you dont care about living in devils den (republican states), its a great move
    Feb 25, 2018 3
    • Aetna / Other MortyRick
      Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill are fairly liberal areas in comparison to rest of state.
      Feb 25, 2018
    • Symantec TitsLover
      State republicans make the law. Not cities
      Feb 26, 2018
    • Aetna / Other MortyRick
      Got me there.
      Feb 26, 2018
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    • GE ggaj17
      OP
      I worked for few months back in 2008. Liked the place
      Feb 25, 2018
  • Veritas / Ops Anonn
    Can you take me with you 😜
    Feb 25, 2018 1
    • Veritas / Ops Anonn
      Really! I’m a good ops person! Will relocate. Looking to kick ass and take names!
      Feb 25, 2018
  • Uber UberFAQ
    Greatttt Area. Honestly suburban paradise. You will be living like a king relative to here Cary is where most families live. Beautiful!

    Only drawback. Probably limited maneuverability once there.
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • AT&T / Eng
    DDM2K

    AT&T Eng

    PRE
    Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
    DDM2Kmore
    GO! I moved back to RDU without a pay cut and now my mortgage is $0.
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • Facebook yPRV73
    Take it, no brainer IMO!
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • Aetna / Other MortyRick
    Ummm...you will be living large. I love Raleigh area. I would choose to raise my kids here in a heartbeat. In fact as a native Californian, I did make that choice and do not regret it at all.
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • Capital One VRqA34
    Move! Raleigh is great.
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Product Werty1
    Raleigh is a great place to live! RTP is diverse and progressive area of NC, and it has pretty amazing schools/universities. It comes down to your priorities in the end I guess. But both of your choices are pretty good, so you can't go wrong either ways!

    Curious to know your role and company you are moving to, if you don't mind sharing.
    Feb 25, 2018 3
    • GE ggaj17
      OP
      Principal Security Leader. Will share the company once I join :)
      Feb 25, 2018
    • GE SCX
      Raleigh Cisco > San Ramon GE
      Feb 25, 2018
    • Microsoft wakado
      Op, what is the company?
      Mar 27
  • Capital One IslG84
    The triangle region is a tech hub in its own right. Great colleges and growing area too
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • NTK / Other 1234dvjscy
    Just move! You can get a much better life for kids and save a lot
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • Google Yjia5h
    What good companies are in RTP? IBM, Cisco? Dinosaurs trying to hold on as the world moves away from their legacy products.. Move there if late in your career and want a good work-life balance before you retire. Tough to get excited otherwise. Sorry just being honest.
    Feb 26, 2018 6
    • Amazon / Eng
      NotANinja

      Amazon Eng

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      NotANinjamore
      Google chapel hill if you work on Skia.

      Microsoft has a DevDiv team here
      Feb 26, 2018
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

      AT&T Eng

      PRE
      Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
      DDM2Kmore
      Docker, Epic Games, SolarWinds, DellEMC, NetApp, Genesys, Extreme Networks, PeopleFluent, Splunk, Siemens...
      Feb 26, 2018
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

      AT&T Eng

      PRE
      Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
      DDM2Kmore
      Xerox πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Feb 26, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      NotANinja

      Amazon Eng

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      NotANinjamore
      Splunk is here? How much do they pay?

      I only recently found out Docker was here.
      Feb 26, 2018
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

      AT&T Eng

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      Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
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      0 salaries for Splunk in Raleigh on Glassdoor. It’s either a very new or very small operation.
      Feb 26, 2018
  • GE / Other
    No$

    GE Other

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    No$more
    You will not leave the tech scene. RTP is actually a great place to be in Tech and have a life.
    Mar 8, 2018 0
  • Pinterest oabehjaja
    What if the new company is not doing well or you don't like the new job/company
    ? Is it easy to find another job there with the similar pay?
    Feb 25, 2018 2
    • GE ggaj17
      OP
      Looks like RTP has some good number of tech companies
      Feb 25, 2018
    • Aetna / Other MortyRick
      Most likely.
      Feb 25, 2018
  • New / Eng
    fwdY44

    New Eng

    BIO
    Sr Software engineer
    fwdY44more
    Your cheaper dreams will be shattered once you dissatisfied in your Raliegh job
    Feb 25, 2018 1
    • GE ggaj17
      OP
      I believe it's the same with every job after few years. There is no perfect job dude!
      Feb 25, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    NotANinja

    Amazon Eng

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    NotANinjamore
    Where in Raleigh can you get that much? PM if needed.

    I grew up in Raleigh and can provide any data if necessary.
    Feb 25, 2018 0