Accepted Offer

shawn488shawn488 Member Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
Thanks to everyone who gave me some input here for the past few months. I have accepted a job offer at a Fortune 1,000 company in the DFW area as a Network Engineer. 98k base with 5% bonus. In addition, 3 weeks of vacation per year. I think I got a very solid deal and I only had to negotiate slightly on the pay as they came in at 95k initially. I was unaware of the bonus until I saw the offer letter. Had I known about it I probably would have accepted that 95k. For the serious IT professional, the DFW is on fire and will only get better as far as tech jobs go with the influx of corporate HQ's slated to move to the area over the next 1-6 years.


  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,899 Mod
  • techtiatechtia Member Posts: 144
    Thanks for sharing. I need to get my foot in the door.
  • praminpramin Member Posts: 138 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the new job,

    What will you be doing in the new job?
  • bpennbpenn Member Posts: 499
    Awesome news. I know a few guys in DFW and they both agree that tech is heating up.
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  • MitechniqMitechniq Member Posts: 286 ■■■■□□□□□□

    The I-35 corridor is an amazing place to be in an IT.

    DFW - Banks, Financial (Capitol One, Citi, BoA)
    Austin - Startups and Well Known IT (Apple, Google, Oracle, Ixia, Rapid 7)
    San Antonio - NSA, Air Force Cyber Command
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  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats on the new gig and always nice when the offer letter is more then you expected! icon_thumright.gif
  • dcarey4698dcarey4698 Member Posts: 56 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Nice man, congrats!
  • nascar_paulnascar_paul Member Posts: 287 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations! Excellent job!
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  • SgtBOOMSgtBOOM Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! That area is definitely heating up lately (IT and weather wise).
  • coreyb80coreyb80 Member Posts: 646 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats on the great offer!
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  • shawn488shawn488 Member Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks everyone. Job title is Network Engineer.
  • HailHogwashHailHogwash Member Posts: 87 ■■■□□□□□□□
  • NansNans Member Posts: 160
    COngrats Man.
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  • LeBrokeLeBroke Member Posts: 490 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Man why does US have to have shitty healthcare. I'd be in DFW, Seattle, or Austin tomorrow if it wasn't..
  • MooseboostMooseboost Senior Member Member Posts: 775 ■■■■□□□□□□
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  • RemedympRemedymp Member Posts: 834 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats. Did they say whether or not they would pay for secondary schooling such as Masters degree?
  • TstarksTstarks Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    1000 congrats Shawn488!!!

    If you don't mind me asking, what was your prior position or experience?
  • kohr-ahkohr-ah Member Posts: 1,277

    @LeBroke the insurance companies hike it way up and charge the companies more because the hike so they charge the worker more and the cycle never stops. Murica....
  • andy4techandy4tech Member Posts: 138
    If I may ask,which certification do you have and what is your level of experience.
  • TLeTourneauTLeTourneau Well ain't that shiny! Member Posts: 616 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Thanks, Tom

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