Techies in Raleigh-Durham?

IBM / Eng SHEX56
Aug 15, 2017 17 Comments

More and more companies seem to moving into the area. Which one do you work for and how do you like it?

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  • LexisNexis / Eng science!
    Plus we have nice homes you can actually afford!
    Aug 15, 2017 2
    • Illumina / Eng
      BART

      Illumina Eng

      PRE
      Illumina
      BARTmore
      People tend to migrate from areas that suck into areas that don't suck yet. But they bring their voting habits with them, with little self-awareness--few stop to ask if they actually helped create the situation they chose to migrate away from and change their own ways accordingly.

      If RTP is nice, I hope it survives the attractiveness it will engender intact.
      Aug 15, 2017
    • Salesforce / Eng DltF00
      Very true on bringing voting habits. If you left an area because it sucked to move to the opposite, perhaps vote in reverse :)
      Jun 19
  • Google / Eng 8sivalmt
    People who come to Raleigh generally find it charming and hard to leave. The tech scene has been growing well for a while, it just never had the explosive boom to make it really shiny.
    Aug 15, 2017 2
    • Airbnb fOem61x
      I found it very easy to leave.

      It's a great city if you're over 30 and want to start a family. Not too great if you're young.
      Aug 15, 2017
    • Google / Eng 8sivalmt
      Agree on the family part. For young ones, it depends if you have friends or not.
      Aug 16, 2017
  • LexisNexis / Eng science!
    LN and I love it! We are on NC State campus, so we have access to the university, which is nice. It's also the new North American tech hub.
    Aug 15, 2017 0
  • Capital One / Eng cmnisay
    Is it the same state where LGBT have the same rights? Treated like animals?
    Aug 15, 2017 2
    • IBM / Eng SHEX56
      OP
      It's the same state that had that bathroom law but it's now overturned. The triangle area is pretty progressive and young, so no I wouldn't say LGBT are treated like animals here.
      Aug 15, 2017
    • Humana / Other datasciguy
      Overturned is a bit of a stretch. More renamed than anything else. NC used to be a beacon of the progressive south but had lost its way the past few years (having a republican controlled everything will do that). Getting rid of McCrory was at least a step in the right direction. That said, the Triangle is very liberal in comparison to the rest of the state. Lots of younger well educated people + a massive amount of transplants (often coming from “blue” states).
      Aug 15, 2017
  • ServiceNow / Eng ༼ つ ◕_◕༽つ
    I really enjoyed living in Raleigh! I hear people say it's boring but I found fun things to do every weekend. The size of the town is great - I could walk anywhere downtown from my apartment and my drive to work in Cary was only 15 minutes. I don't live there anymore but I would definitely consider moving back in the future
    Aug 16, 2017 0
  • Red Hat / Eng
    graybeard

    Red Hat Eng

    BIO
    Rabble-rouser, Open Source Lifer
    graybeardmore
    Red Hat, and I fucking love it here (both the company and the city). Still kind of a trip to drive into downtown Raleigh and see our logo on the skyline.
    Sep 27, 2017 2
    • LexisNexis / Eng science!
      So I heard the hours were long and the pay was meh at RH.
      Sep 28, 2017
    • Red Hat / Eng
      graybeard

      Red Hat Eng

      BIO
      Rabble-rouser, Open Source Lifer
      graybeardmore
      I can only speak for my corner of engineering, but the times where I work longer hours than I did at IBM or HP it's because I actually give a shit about the company and the work. And Red Hat has been a million times more flexible about how and when I work (and what I work on) because they actually give a shit about their employees. It's kinda nice.

      As for the pay... I have nothing to complain about. And it sure goes further in Raleigh than it did in Boston.
      Oct 1, 2017
  • Xactly / Eng
    4hire

    Xactly Eng

    PRE
    Xactly
    BIO
    My greatest fear is unfulfilled potential.
    4hiremore
    Will start as a Software Engineer with Ebsco Informat Services from Sep. Really excited!
    Aug 17, 2017 1
    • ServiceNow / Eng ༼ つ ◕_◕༽つ
      If you're moving into Raleigh, I used to follow this website/app called Offline. They post things to do in the area and it was a great way to stay busy when I first moved there!
      Aug 18, 2017
  • New / Eng
    craft22

    New Eng

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    IBM
    craft22more
    I have been in the area for more than 15 years and love living here. I worked for most of the tech giants. My only advice is, stay away from HPE.
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