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Accenture SunnyTruth
Aug 14, 2017

Where should I work, for good work-life balance in the Bay Area? University? Government?

Thinking about having a baby soon, but consulting doesn't seem to fit this well.

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  • Salesforce / Eng
    P.Gibbons

    SalesforceEng

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    Microsoft
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    Salesforce
    Aug 14, 20172
    • Salesforce ygzo85
      +1 for Salesforce.
      Aug 22, 2017
    • Salesforce WeRFamily
      Salesforce is the best. 26 weeks paid maternity leave is ridiculously good. They also pay to ship breastmilk home to your baby if you are a traveling mom
      Sep 28, 2017
  • Intuit intuit01
    Intuit has a good work life balance!!
    Aug 14, 20173
    • Google RtNdk
      I hear good things about Intuit
      Aug 14, 2017
    • Intuit / Eng⛵️
      Definitely Intuit. The office is a ghost town by 5:30 pm normally. Regular opportunities to work from home too.
      Aug 14, 2017
    • Google RtNdk
      that sounds amazing
      Aug 14, 2017
  • Palo Alto Networks / Eng
    OlCI53

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    Cisco, Qualcomm, McAfee
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    If you are planning to start a family run away from consulting. Most public companies (lets exclude apple and teals from that list) have decent work life balance. I don't know your skill set but you might consider Cisco or juniper. You won't get rich but you will have a sane life and a paycheck. But it's up to you to keep your life sane. If you're the type to say yes to every manager that swings by you will be no better off than a startup job. Learn how to say no.
    Aug 14, 20171
    • Cisco UuvB46
      Agreed. I can vouch for Cisco's work-life balance, abundant WFH opportunities on most teams, and general flexibility.
      Aug 14, 2017
  • Apple / Enggwhzmstr
    Work-life integration is becoming more the norm. If you're thinking about having a kid -- better get good at automating as much of your work as possible.
    Aug 14, 20170
  • Revinate JPQ
    Don't work in the Bay Area. Try southern California.
    Aug 15, 20170
  • New / EngsEQp27
    I worked in city government for a while and hated it, too slow. I work at a Bay Area hospital now, and it's much better. Better pay, better and cheaper health benefits, almost as good retirement plans and still quality work-life balance. Still have the occasional 10-hour day, but have just as many, if not more, six-hour days.
    Aug 15, 20170
  • Apple / EngAplIsDBst
    Apple
    Aug 14, 20175
    • Accenture SunnyTruth
      OP
      Apple has good work-life balance?
      Aug 14, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng999
      No. I know like 4 people who work at Apple and it depends on your team. One of them needs to travel like 3 weeks out of every 2 months, as well as working some weekends.
      Aug 14, 2017
    • Apple / EngAplIsDBst
      Depends on team. All our org have excellent work life balance.
      Aug 15, 2017
    • LinkedIn BucH78
      999 days no then opposes his own answer by saying it depends on team.
      Aug 17, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng999
      Lol "his".

      I mean, my ultimate answer is "it depends" but in general it seems to lean towards no.
      Aug 17, 2017
  • Google MOT
    Google
    Aug 14, 20172
    • Accenture SunnyTruth
      OP
      Better than Facebook?
      Aug 14, 2017
    • Google MOT
      @sunnytruth, yes, this is actually pretty well known these days.
      Aug 15, 2017
  • Stryker tscP23
    Keysight, Stryker, med device
    Aug 14, 20171
    • IXIA / Ops
      R420

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      Holy shit the things I see.... hahahahaha
      R420more
      Good to hear, since Keysight seems to be my new employer soon...
      Sep 13, 2017
  • Accenture @n0n
    Accenture has better work life balance and parental leave than anywhere I have worked, 40 hours is way better than 60 (But I am at a client in region and WFH mostly) - I come from Non-profit sector
    Aug 22, 20170
  • Exponential / Other
    CiXN27

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    in house lawyer
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    Government for sure. Less than 40 hour weeks, often only 15-25 real hours of work/week and relaxed atmosphere. Doesnt pay well but has excellent benefits, vacation, medical care plans, and pension.

    Someone competent like you would breeze through the ranks to a decent salary with plenty of kids time. Many friends I know made the jump.
    Aug 14, 20170
  • Intel nBbO32
    Government is the epitome of work life balance. Might be too slow coming from the for-profit world though.
    Aug 14, 20170
  • Accenture SunnyTruth
    OP
    Anyone with experience working for the public sector?
    Aug 14, 20170

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