Pros and cons of working in the Bay Area vs Pittsburgh

New BNFy07
Dec 16, 2018 13 Comments

Has anybody here moved from the Bay Area to Pittsburgh?

Role: SWE
Ivy League grad

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Expedia EatDog
    Lived in Pittsburgh for 2 years, the city is a joke, nothing is there.
    Dec 16, 2018 3
    • New BNFy07
      OP
      In terms of work opportunities or life in general?
      Dec 17, 2018
    • Expedia EatDog
      In general, every aspect sucks.
      Dec 17, 2018
    • New BNFy07
      OP
      Both, life and work opportunities
      Dec 20, 2018
  • Airbnb jim.hodlen
    who’s hiring in pittsburgh besides a bunch of robotics companies?
    Dec 16, 2018 3
    • Micro Focus / Product GWOz11
      Uber
      Dec 16, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Google
      Dec 16, 2018
    • Microsoft BdmR78
      Microsoft (Azure team), Argo.ai, aurora.tech, Apple, Amazon, Aptiv.com, Uber ATG, Google, Facebook
      Dec 16, 2018
  • Microsoft *cW2x91p
    The con is you are in Pittsburgh.
    Dec 16, 2018 0
  • New BNFy07
    OP
    Pittsburgh seems like a good place with interesting startups and decent cost of living, was wondering if anybody moved to Pittsburgh from the Bay Area and what their experience was
    Dec 17, 2018 1
    • Cisco lol_techie
      Pittsburgh is more open, fun , cleaner and safer than SF . Job opportunities are better in the Bay area for SWE, Better weather too.
      Cost of living in Pittsburgh is much lower than Bay, unless you stay in downtown.

      Pittsburgh has better public transport too, if you don't have a car
      Dec 17, 2018
  • New / Eng
    El.Chapo

    New Eng

    PRE
    Grab
    El.Chapomore
    Looks like Uber ATG
    Dec 16, 2018 0
  • Wipro / Eng
    techbee

    Wipro Eng

    PRE
    Thomson Reuters
    BIO
    Devops and big data. 15+ yrs exp
    techbeemore
    I did want to go starving unemployed engineer in Pittsburgh and finally took a job in NJ.
    Dec 16, 2018 0