What computer/equipment spec do you get at your company?

Talkdesk / Other .🌈🦄.
Aug 24, 2017 46 Comments

Computer, monitor, etc. Or budget if your company does that.

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  • Facebook / Eng Facebook#4
    Facebook: Top of the line laptops (2017 touch bar MacBookPros). 2 30” monitors, Apple peripherals, any cables or equipment you need to get your job done.
    Aug 24, 2017 7
    • Facebook / Eng Kyup24
      Son of a bitch...
      Aug 25, 2017
    • LinkedIn / Eng if-else-if
      Wasn't it 160gb? Also a ridiculous number of cores (I don't remember exactly how many).
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng C. Kramer
      Does FB provide desktops to all devs?
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng Kyup24
      Just a Mac book and a powerful VM in the cloud
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng EpicMPK
      There are vending machines that have computer accessories around campus.
      Aug 31, 2017
  • Amazon epbR57
    EC2 Instance, Mac Book Pro 13inch & 16gb ram 512ssd , 34 inch Dell high res monitors.
    Razor Keyboard, Apple Magic Pads
    Aug 24, 2017 9
    • Amazon / Eng 126
      The 34" is a strange curved ultra wide beast. I'd rather a solid 4K.

      For a while, Amazon IT wouldn't give us any macs besides 13" non retina pros. Managers started buying better machines out of their own budgets and using the "bring your own machine" policy. That shit ended quickly.

      These days, Engineers seem to be on high end Macs or ultra books.
      Aug 26, 2017
    • SEVENROOMS / Eng
      aDBs62

      SEVENROOMS Eng

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      Amazon
      aDBs62more
      I was there when that policy was enacted. I loved my 34" double wide display
      Aug 27, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng 126
      Don't get me wrong... I happily use the double-wide, but a straight 4K would work better with, say, HDMI sources like FireTV...
      Aug 27, 2017
    • SEVENROOMS / Eng
      aDBs62

      SEVENROOMS Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      aDBs62more
      You also forgot to mention the EC2 instance size of your choosing provided your manager approved it which usually wasn't a problem unless it was something exotic since the Amazon internal rate for EC2 is very cheap.
      Aug 28, 2017
    • Amazon / Eng cyberjs
      c3.4xlarge
      Aug 29, 2017
  • FamilySearch / Eng $😂
    2017 MacBook Pro 15" maxed, 43" 4K dell monitor
    Aug 25, 2017 3
    • Amazon epbR57
      that is a tv how do you work on 43 inch?
      Aug 25, 2017
    • FamilySearch / Eng $😂
      It is a monitor, it is the dell p4317q, took a few days to get used to but I love it now
      Aug 25, 2017
    • Talkdesk / Other .🌈🦄.
      OP
      Aug 26, 2017
  • Nike / Eng uncle phil
    Max spec 2017 15" MBP, dual thunderbolt displays, new iPhone every year, $9 / month corporate phone plan.

    Half-day fridays in the summer.

    But I digress.
    Aug 25, 2017 1
    • HealthNow / Eng
      glenlivet

      HealthNow Eng

      BIO
      best damned scotch ever
      glenlivetmore
      Nike has software devs? what do y'all do?
      Sep 19, 2017
  • Fitbit Nj6kh
    Whatever you need to get your job done. Anything less and your company is losing dollars to save pennies.

    Typical devs have 2015 13/15" MBP with 2 monitors. Everything nonstandard can be expensed if you can justify its need.
    Aug 24, 2017 0
  • IBM / Eng IXwG12
    IBM standard issue laptop is i5 cpu, 8gb ram, 256gb ssd - a ThinkPad T470 (Windows or Linux) or MacBook Pro 13". Developers get upgraded to i7 cpu, 32gb ram, 512gb ssd and have choice between lightweight ThinkPad T470P, heavy ThinkPad P50, or MacBook Pro 15" with only 16gb ram. The standard desktop is i5 cpu, 8gb ram, 500gb 7200 rpm, while developers get i7 cpu, 32gb ram, 1tb 7200 rpm - both on a ThinkCentre M910. I assume desktops get some kind of monitor (not documented), but laptop users don't get a monitor as standard equipment.
    Aug 25, 2017 1
    • IBM / Eng IXwG12
      Forgot to mention that Executive users get the same spec as standard user but on a lighter ThinkPad X1 Tablet 12" or MacBook Air 13".
      Aug 25, 2017
  • Bloomberg / Eng 2A58A
    Waitlist for 9 months and got an used Mac Pro
    Sep 16, 2017 0
  • Red Hat GIyY27
    Anything I need. If a company truly wants to win, they must provide the tools
    Aug 26, 2017 0
  • Spotify / Eng usernamed
    Apple's latest hardware + Dell's biggest display. Expense anything else I want, no questions asked.
    Aug 25, 2017 0
  • MongoDB / Eng reneg@de
    When hired, I was told I could have anything I wanted, but to keep in mind that the company is 95% mac. Got MBP 15" 16GB. Recently asked to get the battery replaced. They suggested I'd rather get a new laptop, to have state-of-the-art gear.
    Sep 3, 2017 0
  • WRKSHP / Eng 999
    2013 13" MBPs with 16gb ram and 256gb ssd. It's old and clunky but it works decently.
    Also, one monitor and a Microsoft keyboard and mouse 😂😂😂😂

    We also split about 13 Ec2 instances among my team of 6 or so
    Aug 25, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng jcuckb
    2-4 24" monitors. Hp workstation z440 w ssd & some large slower platter dives for storage, 32GB memory. A couple of laptops, user's choice, 16g memory minimum. I'm pretty sure it varies by group, however.
    Aug 29, 2017 1
    • HealthNow / Eng
      glenlivet

      HealthNow Eng

      BIO
      best damned scotch ever
      glenlivetmore
      Do people ever request apple (laptops / computers) and such? If so, any shade or tongue in cheek responses to those requests?
      Sep 19, 2017
  • Vertafore / Eng
    xnHl66

    Vertafore Eng

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    jackson
    xnHl66more
    Workstation: 2016 15" MacBook Pro w/ Touchbar, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD
    Aug 28, 2017 0
  • SEVENROOMS / Eng
    aDBs62

    SEVENROOMS Eng

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    Amazon
    aDBs62more
    Top of the line MBP, antique IBM Model M (personal), choice of mouse, choice of monitor.
    Aug 27, 2017 0
  • Cisco / Eng
    jnxi51

    Cisco Eng

    BIO
    Security Sales
    jnxi51more
    Lenovo ThinkPads, Apple MB Pro... Home office kit for VoIP phone, desktop video teleconference device, and wireless 891 router. Plus anything I need that my boss signs off on (ie. 88-core 768gb ram 8x800gb ssd server, switches, firewalls, routers, Meraki gear, and a dual 70" MX800) Expense small stuff like cables, adapters, and power strips.
    Aug 27, 2017 0
  • Keysight / Eng wsa
    Workstation: HP Z440 w/SSD, 2x 24" monitors
    Laptop: Dell Inspiron... don't know the specs
    Aug 26, 2017 0
  • Western Digital SVyW13
    MacBook Pro max RAM, SSD 512,
    Aug 25, 2017 0
  • Ford User1100
    Dell Core i5 laptop (16 GB RAM) with dock + 3 monitors + perifs
    Aug 25, 2017 0
  • SoFi / Eng AhRS27
    MBP 2016-2017 16gb ram, 512 gb ssd, monitors of choice 2 x 30' 4k or a 34 ultra wide Dell or Samsung, keyboard and mouse of your choice
    Aug 25, 2017 0
  • Guidewire / Eng rainer
    Whatever you need. Everyone does it differently, of course. I've seen 15" MBPs, iMacs, Lenovo Thinkpad, Tower with choice of OS.
    2 monitors 27" with electric standing desk is standard.
    Aug 25, 2017 0