New college Grad was hired to do iOS engineer by an established company in the Dallas area but they haven't given me a Mac and have told me to work on android. I have an electrical engineering degree, should I look for other opportunities or try and stick it out?
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- DST Systems / Eng enslaviourmoreyes, if you were hired to do one thing and want to do iOS, then you should consider options, though picking up Android development is not terrible.
- talk to your manager and ask for project work. if they don't make headway, consider your options. 7 weeks is still new to a company, so speaking up and saying you want something would not hurt you. if you don't get something then, start looking and just keep the lights on at your current gig
- Are you saying they haven't given you a laptop at all or gave you a PC instead of a Mac Book? Work on Android... as in develop android product instead of iOS product?
- Yeah they've given me a PC and told me to work on developing a product in android. They haven't given me a solid project I've been kind of floating working on different things in Java and Postgres but none of the things I've worked on has gone anywhere just busy work.
- They could be refining product intent /strategy, etc. Does the equivalent exist on Android already? If your peers use MacBooks, maybe they have a procurement delay? Some companies treat Mac procurement differently as an exception process. You should definitely ask.
- Intel vxdxd5I would leave. iOS dev is completely different from android. I love opening Xcode. V9 is the bomb.
Work on stuff you like. Don't get pushed into tech that doesn't interest you. I just got put on a Linux team and hate it. I'm looking for iOS gigs.
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- Research Now / Eng dapapsIn my part of the world ... freshers are not choosers. You leave and Your new company can put you into something like Testing or QA of IOS app. What then? Here ... If you are getting to build something from scratch even though it's on android ... it's still good because you are learning engineering mobile apps. You can work here and gain some exposure and then make a jump in an year or two. Keep yourself up to date on IOS so that you don't lose touch once you are ready to move out.