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ClassicMixup
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What was yours?

Major:
Job/Employer:
Starting Salary:
Benefits:
Negotiate offer:
Location:
Hours per week:


Old thread was old. My own contribution to come.

10/28/2010 1:23:45 AM

fjjackso
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chit chat? no

10/28/2010 8:30:51 AM

iheartkisses
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Hell, why not?

Major: English
Job/Employer: Television Reporter/Producer
Starting Salary: $12.50/hr
Benefits: None
Negotiate offer:
Location: RTP, NC
Hours per week: 40 to 50


Old thread was old. My own contribution to come.

10/28/2010 8:57:49 AM

sumfoo1
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This is a ClassicMixup but this thread should be in the lounge.

However

What was yours?

Major:Mechanica engineering
Job/Employer:Hvac design
Starting Salary:$25/hr
Benefits:full medical dental 401k etc
Negotiate offer: yes
Location:clt

Hours per week 45-60

[Edited on October 28, 2010 at 9:06 AM. Reason : .]

10/28/2010 8:58:39 AM

AstralEngine
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Major: Computer Science
Job/Employer: Software Engineering
Starting Salary: 65,000/year + stocks
Benefits: 100% coverage healthcare (dental, optical, et al), 401K, typical other stuff
Negotiate offer: No
Location: RTP
Hours per week: 40

10/28/2010 10:09:48 AM

EuroTitToss
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Major: Electrical, Computer Engineering
Job/Employer: Software tester (for TCS)
Starting Salary: $60k
Benefits: yes
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Jersey City, NJ then McLean, VA
Hours per week: 40

so glad that's over

10/28/2010 10:16:20 AM

robster
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5/6 years ago:

Major: CPE/EE
Job/Employer: Network Engineering
Starting Salary: 64,000 + 8% bonus + options + opportunity to work saturdays 8-2 for an additional $500 (I made 26k in saturday/sunday/holiday pay last year).
Benefits: 100% health (lots of options with different premiums/yearly max), dental, life, 4% 401k match, espp (max 10% at 15% discount and 2 year lock price)
Negotiate offer: No
Location: RTP/Richardson/Boston/San Jose
Hours per week: 40 plus or minus based on personal work ethic and ambition

Same Job, starting for recent grads now has increased:

Note that pay has increased but health coverage has degraded slightly.

Major: CPE/EE
Job/Employer: Network Engineering
Starting Salary: 73,000 + 8% yearly bonus target + options on hire + opportunity to work saturdays 8-2 for an additional $500 (I made 26k in saturday/sunday/holiday pay last year).
Benefits: 90/10 health (lots of options with different premiums/yearly max), dental, life, 4% 401k match, espp (max 10% at 15% discount and 2 year lock price)
Negotiate offer: No
Location: RTP/Richardson/Boston/San Jose
Hours per week: 40 plus or minus based on personal work ethic and ambition

10/28/2010 10:19:48 AM

OopsPowSrprs
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Major: MS Accounting
Job/Employer: IT Auditor/Advisor
Starting Salary: $52K
Benefits: Medical/dental deducted from check (~$60/mo), 50% match of first 6% 401k
Negotiate offer: No
Location: DC burbs
Hours per week: 45

10/28/2010 10:20:41 AM

dweedle
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Major: B.S. Textile Engineering
Job/Employer: Process Improvement Engineer for Fiber Manufacturer
Starting Salary: $60k
Benefits: typical, it was a privately owned company (Koch Industries) so no stocks
Negotiate offer: if this is asking if i haggled, then no
Location: Waynesboro, VA
Hours per week: 40

[Edited on October 28, 2010 at 10:41 AM. Reason : ]

10/28/2010 10:40:51 AM

ALkatraz
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Major: Civil Engineering
Job/Employer: Geotechnical Engineer, Construction Materials Testing, Special Inspections
Starting Salary: $43,000
Benefits: 401K, Health, Dental, $75/pay period for using my own cell phone for work
Negotiate offer: No
Location: Raleigh, NC
Hours per week: 40-50

10/28/2010 10:43:38 AM

1in10^9
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Major: Chemical Engineering / Chemistry
Job/Employer: Process engineer
Starting Salary: $45k (in 2002)
Benefits: med/dental/vision/401k
Negotiate offer: no
Location: wash DC
Hours per week: 45ish

10/28/2010 10:43:56 AM

CalledToArms
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My info when I started in 2007:

Major: ME
Job/Employer: Mechanical Design/HVAC Design @ Fluor
Starting Salary: $55k
Benefits: medical, dental, vision. 100% match up to 5% in 401k. 5 weeks of rolling vaca.
Negotiate offer: No
Location: Greenville SC
Hours per week: 40ish. Normal schedule: Every other Friday off. Some projects are 4x10s.

10/28/2010 10:44:44 AM

Bobby Light
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When I started in 2007:

Major: Communications - Public Relations
Job/Employer: A large Ag company in RTP
Starting Salary: $52,000
Benefits: 4% 401k match, Health, Dental, 2-5% bonus every year
Negotiate offer: yes
Location: RTP
Hours per week: 45ish


[Edited on October 28, 2010 at 10:59 AM. Reason : .]

10/28/2010 10:52:40 AM

ThePeter
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Major: Chemical Engineering
Job/Employer: Coatings Process Engineer/Small military contract company
Starting Salary: $56k
Benefits: health, dental, life, 401k match...good basic stuff
Negotiate offer: Yes
Location: Locust, NC (Near Charlotte)
Hours per week: 40

Average CHE starting salary in 2009 was like $68k, but I figure I'm doing my ideal job at the moment

10/28/2010 11:10:27 AM

Wadhead1
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From 2005 (old ):

Major: Business Management/Marketing concentration
Job/Employer: Consultant
Starting Salary: $43k
Benefits: med/dental/vision/401k
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Charlotte
Hours per week: 40-50 average, could vary depending on client.

10/28/2010 11:20:34 AM

ScubaSteve
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Started 5 months ago. june 2010

Major: ME
Job/Employer: Mechanical Design/Cooking Appliances
Starting Salary: $54k
Benefits: medical, dental, vision. no match on 401k this year maybe next 2 weeks vaca/year, Discounts on appliances.
Negotiate offer: Yes
Location: New Bern, NC
Hours per week: 40ish.

Gonna try and negotiate more vacation when evaluation time comes around... not sure if that will work cuz vaca is pretty set in stone... never hurts to ask.


[Edited on October 28, 2010 at 11:38 AM. Reason : .]

10/28/2010 11:35:54 AM

Wadhead1
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^^ Forgot to mention, 5 weeks vacation/year. Can roll over 240 hours from previous year.

10/28/2010 11:59:15 AM

BobbyDigital
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my info when I started in 2002:

Major: CSC
Job/Employer: Network Engineering
Starting Salary: 53,000 + 6% bonus + options + opportunity to work saturdays 8-2 for an additional $500 (I made 20-26k in saturday/sunday/holiday pay for the 7 years i did it).
Benefits: 100% health (lots of options with different premiums/yearly max), dental, life, 4% 401k match, espp (max 10% at 15% discount and 2 year lock price)
Negotiate offer: No
Location: RTP
Hours per week: 40+ (more like 50+ for the first couple of years while I was ramping up)

10/28/2010 12:31:49 PM

Noen
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Major: CSC (2002)
Job/Employer: Lead Developer, Project Manager
Starting Salary: 45K
Benefits: None
Negotiate offer: Nope
Location: Asheboro
Hours per week: 50-60

Major: Masters in Industrial Design (2006)
Job/Employer: UX Designer
Starting Salary: $85k - 0-10% cash perf bonus and 0-20% stock award bonus yearly
Benefits: full medical, dental, vision, life, 401k match, espp
Negotiate offer: Yes
Location: Redmond, WA
Hours per week: 55-65

10/28/2010 2:18:42 PM

wolfpackgrrr
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Major: Poli Sci
Job/Employer: ESL Instructor
Starting Salary: $45,000
Benefits: full health, dental, vision, pension, 40 days vacation annually
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Japan
Hours per week: 40-50 depending on what was going on at school.

Should have stuck with that job one more year with how crappy the job market's been here since I got back

10/28/2010 2:52:39 PM

wishmewell
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I graduated in 2005

Major: Animal Science
Job/Employer: Lab Tech
Starting Salary: $14.50/ hr
Benefits: Medical/dental deducted from check (~$60/mo), 50% match of first 6%- vested after 3 years
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Winston-Salem NC
Hours per week: 40

10/28/2010 3:44:45 PM

scotieb24
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2007
Major: CPE/EE
Job/Employer: Energy Operations Engineer for a power company
Starting Salary: $56,000
Benefits: full health, dental, vision, pension, 401k matching, 2 Weeks Vaca (Gave me an extra week to start from my intern time)
Negotiate offer: no
Location: North Raleigh
Hours per week: 40

[Edited on October 28, 2010 at 3:54 PM. Reason : 401k]

10/28/2010 3:53:54 PM

eleusis
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Graduated in 2003

Major: ECE
Job/Employer: Utility Consultant
Starting Salary: $56k after bonus
Benefits: med/dental/vision/401k/company stock ownership
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Raleigh
Hours per week: 45-80, 55 average

I began a co-op with them in 2001, and I'm still there.

10/28/2010 3:54:10 PM

brownie27
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Major: Ag Business
Job/Employer: Sales Manager / noax
Starting Salary: $46000
Benefits: 50% medical,vision ;2 weeks time off first year
Negotiate offer: no
Location: North America and South America sales, based in Germany
Hours per week: ~40

10/28/2010 4:55:28 PM

Mappy
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2008
Major: Finance
Job/Employer: Financial Analyst
Starting Salary: $60K + 6% performance bonus
Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision (deducted from check); 401K match; 2 weeks vacation
Negotiate offer: No
Location: Charlotte
Hours per week: 40

10/28/2010 5:28:14 PM

1985
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IIT no one with crappy starting jobs has posted.


Major: Mathematics
Job/Employer: Oregon DHS, data entry
Starting Salary: 10.25 per hour
Benefits: 1 month vacation and sick + 401k
Negotiate offer: no
Location: oregon
Hours per week: 40

But three months later:

Major: Mathematics
Job/Employer: Statistician/Analyst
Starting Salary: 44K
Benefits: full health, dental, vision, 401k, bonuses for exercising and setting/meeting health goals, fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner at cost (Salmon tonight!) and payed 2 hrs of basketball every thursday.
Negotiate offer: no
Location: oregon

not good pay, but great benefits

10/28/2010 5:58:01 PM

Colemania
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Major: Economics, Master's (straight from undergrad, no real experience)
Job/Employer: IT Business Analyst
Starting Salary: 60k
Benefits: 5% Bonus, about ~100/month for med/dental/vision, 50/month cell allowance
Negotiate offer: No
Location: Cincinnati OH
Hours per week: 40-45, usually 845-6

10/28/2010 9:58:11 PM

BridgetSPK
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Forgive me. What is "negotiate offer?"

10/28/2010 10:46:23 PM

Colemania
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^ I assumed it was a 'Did you take their first offer or did you negotiate to get a higher salary'

10/28/2010 11:21:43 PM

RedGuard
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Major: CSC
Job/Employer: Cost Estimator
Starting Salary: $53k + paid OT
Benefits: free Medical, Dental, and Vision; 401k matching; pension; free tuition for two masters
Negotiate offer: No
Location: Saint Louis
Hours per week: 40

10/28/2010 11:44:23 PM

forkgirl
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Major: Poultry
Job/Employer: chemist
Starting Salary: 15.50 hr
Benefits: 401k, medical, dental, long term disability, vacation, sick and 8 holidays
Negotiate offer: no
Location: RTP
Hours per week: 25

I am full time now at this company and I am actually getting paid what a chemist should be getting paid.....it was a nice transitional kind of job.


[Edited on October 29, 2010 at 1:01 AM. Reason : ]

10/29/2010 1:00:36 AM

Supplanter
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Full time grad student right now. Hopefully I'll have a good answer for this thread in less than a year.

10/29/2010 6:49:47 AM

TotalEclipse
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from 2005 - I had a hard time finding a job. Ended up with this right out of college:

Major: Communications - Public Realtions
Job/Employer: Retirement Community - Residents Services Coordinator
Starting Salary: $12/hr
Benefits: Dental, Health, 403B (we're Non Profit) with matching and auto 4%, Paid time off with a max out of 480 hours (and ability to roll over all from previous year)
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Durham
Hours per week: 40

But working hard I've ended up with this:

Job/Employer: Same Retirement Community - Assisted Living Adminstrator
Starting Salary: $45,000
Benefits: Same as above but PTO increased to 5 1/2 weeks/year
Negotiate offer: yes
Location: Durham
Hours per week: 40 - 50 in office, please being attached to my cell phone 24/7

[Edited on October 29, 2010 at 8:03 AM. Reason : 403B]

10/29/2010 8:02:36 AM

tl
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had a lot lot lot lot of un/underemployment time before getting hired here:

Major: BS, MS Aerospace Eng
Job/Employer: Project Engineer, CFD and heat transfer; Engineering support company outside of GE
Starting Salary: $55,000
Benefits: normal stuff
Negotiate offer: nope, took the offer immediately.
Location: Greenville, SC
Hours per week: 40ish

10/29/2010 2:33:38 PM

ctbekrid
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Major: EE
Job/Employer: hardware engineer at local giant
Starting Salary: $72,000
Benefits: medical, dental, 401k, etc
Negotiate offer: no, just took it
Location: RTP
Hours per week: 40ish

10/29/2010 3:46:16 PM

Prospero
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(2003)

Major: Bachelor of Architecture
Job/Employer: Intern Architect
Starting Salary: $45,000
Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability/401k(manage fees only)/ESOP/Profit Sharing/Bonuses
Negotiate offer: No
Location: Charlotte, NC
Hours per week: 44 (Salary based on 40 hours, contract includes extra for overtime, paid hourly)
Vacation: 15 PTO days per year plus 11 hoildays

[Edited on October 29, 2010 at 4:17 PM. Reason : .]

10/29/2010 4:11:33 PM

ncstatetke
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Major: Zoology
Job/Employer: Upscale Restaurant
Starting Salary: $2.13/hr
Benefits: Flexible hours, free snacks, contact highs, after-shift beers, sleeping in til noon
Negotiate offer: Nah
Location: Cary
Hours per week: anywhere between 15-30

10/29/2010 4:56:29 PM

JCE2011
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Quote :
"Hopefully I'll have a good answer for this thread in less than a year.
"

10/29/2010 7:04:55 PM

hondaguy
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Major: ME
Job/Employer: Applications Engineer for mobile equipment manufacturer
Starting Salary: $52k + 10% target bonus
Benefits: medical, dental, vision. match on 401k, 2 weeks vaca/year + 11 holidays
Negotiate offer: No
Location: Raleigh, NC
Hours per week: 40ish


I'm suprised by the number of people that started with 4+ weeks of vacation.

10/29/2010 8:15:31 PM

evan
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Major: haven't graduated yet (graduating next fall), but it will be a bs in human biology
Job/Employer: systems administrator/architect
Starting Salary: $53k
Benefits: 100% health/etc., 401k matching, profit sharing, generous comp time policy, iphone and home broadband are both paid for, extremely cheap meals that are almost always good, on-site full service health care
Negotiate offer: didn't need to... and i wasn't really in any position to, considering i haven't even graduated yet
Location: cary
Hours per week: 35ish, but i don't really keep track.

10/29/2010 8:37:46 PM

smoothcrim
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unfortunately sir, they do not match our 401k contributions. this is why i have mine set to 0%

[Edited on October 30, 2010 at 3:46 AM. Reason : -]

10/30/2010 3:45:27 AM

Jrb599
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^^At the the same company except I'm an data analyst @ roughly 65k

and to add the health care isn't very good, and the cafeteria food has gone down in quality.

[Edited on October 30, 2010 at 8:40 AM. Reason : ]

10/30/2010 8:40:08 AM

Kurtis636
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2004
Major: English Lit.
Job/Employer: Retail Management
Starting Salary: 42k
Benefits: 4% match 401(k), medical, vision, dental, 3 weeks vacation, free life insurance, 5% annual bonus
Negotiate offer: NA
Location: Raleigh
Hours per week: 50+

Current
Major: English Lit.
Job/Employer: Retail Management
Starting Salary: 58k
Benefits: 5% match 401(k), medical, vision, dental, 3 weeks vacation, life insurance, annual bonus, quarterly bonus, 4 day work week, every other weekend off, stock options soon.
Negotiate offer: yes, inital offer was 55k.
Location: Apex, NC
Hours per week: 40ish

10/30/2010 12:46:12 PM

MajrShorty
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2006

Major: Business (Marketing)
Job/Employer: Marketing Specialist for a major telco
Starting Salary: $36,000
Benefits: healthcare, 401(k), etc - standard package
Negotiate offer: yes, to $36 from $34
Location: CLT, NC
Hours per week: salary (40)

Man, how time flies/shit changes!

10/30/2010 1:56:11 PM

evan
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Quote :
"unfortunately sir, they do not match our 401k contributions. this is why i have mine set to 0%"

well, yeah... it's not matching. it's just free money.
Quote :
"and to add the health care isn't very good, and the cafeteria food has gone down in quality."

what don't you like about the health care? last time i checked, it was pretty awesome. and yeah, the food has definitely gone down in quality :\ i usually end up getting a salad. still cheap as hell, though.

10/30/2010 6:45:50 PM

Flying Tiger
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2009
Major: History
Job/Employer: 12-doctor pediatrics practice
Starting Salary: $10.50/hr
Benefits: 100% health coverage, dental, 401(k) (4% match), end-o'-year bonuses, 3 weeks PTO + major holidays
Location: Chapel Hill
Hours per week: 41-42ish

10/30/2010 8:57:22 PM

Jrb599
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^^The doctors/nurse practitioners at the health center are just not very good.

The health insurance is awesome.

10/30/2010 9:05:09 PM

roddy
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right out of college, graduated Dec/2003

Major: Business
Job/Employer: Walgreens/Assistant Manager
Starting Salary: $34,000
Benefits: yes
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Cary, then Wilmington, NC
Hours per week: 44

Was there about 9 months...then left and still at my current employer

Job/Employer: feds
Starting Salary: $34,000 back then, now $80,000
Benefits: yes, can do credit hours, 6hrs annual each pay period, 4 hours sick, when I have 15 years in, 8 hrs annual each paycheck, always 4 hours sick.
Negotiate offer: no
Location: worked out in the field, then TX, now DC
Hours per week: at least 50 (over 40 is counted as credit)





[Edited on October 31, 2010 at 1:44 AM. Reason : w]

10/31/2010 1:40:29 AM

AlaskanGrown
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2010
Major: EE/CPE
Job/Employer: Software Engineer
Starting Salary: $60,000 + 5% bonus
Benefits: Medical/Dental(deducted), 3000 shares stock(not public, yet), 21 days generic PTO, awesome company culture(beer/wine at work - usually after 5pm once or twice a week, go out for dinner, lots of company events, very young company)
Negotiate offer:Yes just the bonus
Location: Boston
Hours per week: 45-50 hrs a week

10/31/2010 11:53:23 PM

ClassicMixup
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Fall 2011
Major: BUS/ACC
Job/Employer: IT Advisor/Big 4
Starting Salary: $51k
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Life, BTA, 401k, pension plan, all the regular stuff, 5 weeks vacation + 10 paid holidays
Negotiate offer:Tried
Location: Raleigh
Hours per week: TBA but I'd presume ~50/week

[Edited on November 1, 2010 at 12:07 AM. Reason : set myself up]

11/1/2010 12:04:40 AM

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