Where's the best place to be a network engineer?

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Oct 16 27 Comments

Do you think it's at FAANG? Like Amazon and Google? Or is it at a Telecom company? What are the pros and cons of a network engineer at these companies?

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    • Cisco echuck
      And all the acronyms start with C.
      Oct 16
    • Cisco / Eng knuckle👊🏽
      How acronyms for everything makes your work fu@king stressful?

      It is no longer the best but could have been better if it gets rid of about 40% of the whiners!
      Oct 16
    • Cisco echuck
      Because it’s stupid. Being surrounded by stupid people who desperately try to sound impressive by rattling off internal acronyms gets to you after awhile unless you’re one of them. Being around mediocre assclowns day in day out is quite wearying.
      Oct 16
    • Cisco / Eng
      DennisNdry

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      DennisNdrymore
      Fucking listening to morons rattle off 6 acronyms in the same sentence makes me want to keyboard slap everyone in the convo. For example: I heard this asshat in the airport last week i could tell he worked at Cisco because of the fuckin acronyms. he kept talking about how the GTR needed to mesh with the AWT. Since if it didnt get configured properly they were going to have to run a BSB. The DDM runs out of juice so they have to disconnect the switch for a few hours in order to replace the DTO
      Oct 16
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      Oct 16
  • Cisco
    Oct 16 0
  • AT&T / Product PeterPip23
    Don’t work for AT&T as a network engineer unless you want to work with outdated technology that takes years to get updated due to contracts that were signed decades back
    Oct 16 1
    • AT&T yeet89
      +1. I’ve been here for 4 months after they spit hella good game during the interview process about their current initiatives. Already interviewing elsewhere...
      Oct 19
  • AT&T MsdR32
    FAANG or some kind of unicorn/similar for sure.

    The reason is simple - pay.
    Oct 16 1
    • Cisco / Eng
      DennisNdry

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      DennisNdrymore
      No. Fuck the pay. You get hard SKILLS!! Cisco will have you sitting on your ass. Collecting a pay check until layoff season. FAANG is just better than Cisco but not the best.
      Oct 16
  • Nokia bdixowzif
    Avoid telecom ... technology change is slow due to heavy investments
    Oct 16 0
  • Black Box Network Services Noodle1
    The best place, for me, is any place that values IT. Smaller companies hardly ever do. Hospitals, while they'd like to, almost never budget well for IT (and in a sense could be doubled edged if you like challenges, break and fix and "working with what you got") but overall a company like a large law firm, a company centered around tech, etc. I also wouldn't work for a smaller MSP because owners of privately owned MSPs tend to be greedy pricks who don't care what happens as long as their wife can afford fake tits and a Cadillac. I hope this helps what places AREN'T the best lol.
    Oct 16 1
    • Charter / R&D uyaF61
      Agree. Avoid Hospitals, financial firms, etc. Basically any non-tech or non-telecom company as they almost never want to spend on anything that is not their core business
      Oct 17
  • T-Mobile / Finance tk3m6w
    T-Mobile is deploying lots of fresh net sec and net eng technologies covering all the major protocols, etc.
    Oct 17 0
  • Roku
    Oct 16 0
  • Barefoot Networks jehfdd
    Google
    Oct 16 0
  • Comcast cccphl09
    How about Comcast ?
    Oct 16 0
  • Hughes Network Systems / Eng abcra
    Purely from a technical view point. It would be better working in FAANG. The way problem solving in network engineering is approached in FAANG is way better than Telecom companies. Non FAANG is mostly about solving the current issue and not thinking long term, very little emphasis on developing generic scripts. So better off in FAANG
    Oct 16 0
  • Cisco / Eng CNse04
    Following
    Oct 16 0
  • Nokia bdixowzif
    Facebook / amzn / google / LinkedIn are good
    Oct 17 0
  • Charter / Eng
    wGEI26

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    Telecom companies have legacy and outdated technologies. However, in FAANG, as far as I have seen, if you are a newbie in network engineering then you'll end up doing scripting only all the time. No network design involved.
    Oct 16 0
  • Cisco ..zzZZZ
    How is Facebook?
    Oct 16 0

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