Tech Scene in Raleigh-Durham area?

Amazon bigbuck
Apr 15 14 Comments

Anyone have good insights into the tech scene in the Raleigh-Durham area? Good companies to work for?

Currently an L4 Systems Development Engineer for AWS in the DC Metro Area and considering a move to Raleigh-Durham area to be closer to family, cheaper cost of living, etc.

Also, considering Charlotte as well.

Any insights are appreciated!

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Cisco vzIq77
    Dooooon’t do it
    Apr 15 1
    • Amazon hopelessin
      Yeah I moved away from there for a reason to work at Amazon!
      Apr 15
  • Comcast ichiban
    Citadel if you’re open to tech in finance
    Apr 15 2
    • Qualcomm
      Kimjeller

      Qualcomm

      PRE
      Qualcomm, AMD
      Kimjellermore
      Is there citadel in RDU?
      Apr 15
    • Amazon hopelessin
      Yes, survey capital (or something like that).

      There’s an office in North Hills
      Apr 15
  • T-Mobile / Design je9b3xa
    What do you like and dislike about DMV and NOVA? How is the weather & seasons compared to NC?
    Apr 20 1
    • Amazon bigbuck
      OP
      Can’t speak to how it compares to NC since I’ve never lived in NC. As far as the DMV/NOVA area is concerned, pretty great area overall, always something to do, solid job market (largely government contracting though), definitely get all 4 seasons for weather. On the flip side, high cost of living (one of the highest in the country) and absolutely terrible traffic are big dislikes.
      Apr 20
  • Capital One UtPb63
    RedHat might be option
    Apr 15 1
    • Just remember that redhat is now IBM
      Apr 15
  • NetBrain Technologies studSigma
    Charlotte seems to be all about fintech. So no matter what you choose, u ll have less opportunities in both Raleigh and Charlotte as compared to DC.
    Apr 15 0
  • Amazon bigbuck
    OP
    Can the same be said for Charlotte? I would love the low cost of living compared to DC but not if I have to sacrifice my future career opportunities.
    Apr 15 0
  • NetBrain Technologies studSigma
    In my opinion, although there is some presence of tech/fintech companies in Raleigh/Duham area, it's really less compared to DC, most companies that i have seen here are pretty chilled out and laid back in terms of work. So the growth is not so much. Another point to consider is switching jobs in this area can be challenging as there aren't as many companies and the RTP is Overhyped.
    But considering the living expenses and facilities, it's pretty good.
    Apr 15 0
  • SAS / Eng kingeric
    SAS, IBM, small salesforce and Microsoft offices.
    Apr 15 0
  • VMware meisyebrj
    NetApp, Cisco
    Apr 15 0