New Grad Roles in Austin, TX

AMD / Eng purify
Nov 21, 2019 13 Comments

Hi, I'm currently looking for a new grad/entry-level role in Austin. I graduate in May 2020 with B.S. in Computer Science from UT Austin.

I have previously interned at HPE, AMD, and Samsung. Would love to chat with anyone working at any of these companies-

AMD
Apple
Charles Schwab
Dell
Expedia
GM
IBM
Indeed
Oracle
Paypal
Samsung
Visa
Walmart
Open to most companies

Target TC would be 80k or more.
Thank you

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  • Simpli.fi PoP85
    Hook 'Em horns. I think he meant national instruments in Austin. There are a lot of places but also a lot of software people in Austin so high competition. I know Dell should pay that starting out.
    Nov 21, 2019 0
  • Northrop Grumman aixnUsb45
    Albertsons isn’t up there
    Nov 21, 2019 0
  • Indeed mnbvcc
    Not opened to relocating? Just asking, I live in Austin and like it a lot.
    Nov 21, 2019 1
    • AMD / Eng purify
      OP
      I want to stay if possible because my girlfriend and family are in Austin
      Nov 21, 2019
  • Indeed 7dhiotdjop
    Avoid IBM. You'll never experience lower morale at a tech company. salary will start high and never increase. Bonuses are almost non-existent.

    NI is not as good as they used to be, but not a bad entry-level option. They used to get huge banners bragging about being rated a top workplace. Haven't for years (and it's not because of banner prices).

    Indeed isn't an option. They're not hiring anyone out of school this year except for previous interns accepting return offers.

    HEB/Favor, and Whole Foods are apparently decent, but won't be paying the same as tech companies.

    GM is divesting their Austin tech center. And from all the people I've interviewed who are leaving, it's VERY top down from HQ.

    PayPal is decent. Though it seemed pretty bad after the eBay PayPal split, but I imagine that's passed. It is a sattelite office with the most important things going on in San Jose.

    Oracle has a fancy new office, but a culture closer to IBM than anything else on here.

    Some smaller companies possibly worth checking out: OpCity, Foreflight (though not sure since Boeing acquisition), Offers.com (also not sure since ZDNet acquisition), CS DISCO (they are hiring like crazy).

    Personally, I'd avoid BazaarVoice (never turned a profit; unclear since they went private again; run by clowns who got hit for anti-trust behavior and then insider trading after a massive 9 person stock dump when they got a heads-up about anti-trust) and RetailMeNot (literally never heard anything other than bad)

    Oh, and avoid anywhere or get out asap that hires people from Trilogy alumn no questions asked (i.e. no interview). The sinker of countless companies in this town. They're not all rock stars. If a company ever talks about all the Trilogy people they have, _run_.

    EDIT: I mistook the fact that it was Boeing, not GM, that bought Foreflight. I know every pre-sale is relieved it was a cash sale. Who wants Boeing stock, right now?
    Nov 28, 2019 3
    • HPE NDPm61
      Any thoughts on Visa, Walmart or Expedia?
      Nov 29, 2019
    • Indeed 7dhiotdjop
      I don't know anything about working at Walmart or Visa. I wasn't aware Austin had an Expedia presence other than VRBO (prev HomeAway), so also no insight there.
      Nov 29, 2019
  • Intel D’s🥜
    Have you considered Texas Instruments? It may not be full of CS glory, but it’s a stable company and leaders of everything they compete in
    Nov 21, 2019 3
    • Intel D’s🥜
      Also, an FYI / word to the young-wise:

      Being at a company’s satellite offices can be a risky decision. If they make cuts to an organization, satellite campuses are always the first to go. Of course, they do transfer engineers on the one-sie two-sie scale - but there are overwhelming layoffs when satellite campuses close.

      You probably want to work at a campus with more than 100 people just to even learn about the company/organization as well as learning technically.
      Nov 22, 2019
    • Google SwDK27
      Most of what OP listed are HQs or giant offices. I don't see any little satellite offices there.
      Nov 22, 2019
  • ARM GSdude
    Look at Arm. Easily pays that for a new grad
    Nov 21, 2019 0

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