The 14 Tech Companies with the Best Pay

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  1. MajorDomo

    MajorDomo [H]ard as it Gets

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    Out looking for a new place of employment and hunting for the best of the best? Glassdoor, a job review site, just released its latest list of the companies you want to snuggle up next to for the best in pay and perks.

     
  2. Thuleman

    Thuleman [H]ardness Supreme

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    Meh, totally irrelevant numbers. $127k at Google isn't much cash at all when you have to consider CA income tax, sales tax in the local area, property taxes, property prices, higher tax bracket length of commute, etc. etc.

    You are better off making 63.5k in ID, WY, or whatever instead.
     
  3. Neurofreeze

    Neurofreeze 2[H]4U

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    The benefits package for probably all the companies on this list is really what would push it over the top, and unfortunately the least covered subject in articles like these.

    But yeah, it's a shame they don't include cost of living factors.
     
  4. WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Limp Gawd

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    Yeah, but then you'd be living in... ya know, ID or WY or some other crappy flyover state.

    Granted the midwest might be a step up from the inbred, hillbilly shithole that is the south, but who would really choose to live there if they had a choice?
     
  5. jbltecnicspro

    jbltecnicspro [H]ardness Supreme

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    A person who loves the country view, that's who. It's beautiful out there.
     
  6. Soarin

    Soarin 2[H]4U

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    *Raises hand* Better then the drug ridden Northern Michigan area. Fuck that noise, moving to Texas when I have the chance.
     
  7. Soarin

    Soarin 2[H]4U

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    Damn no edit button.. Also Yeah Texas isn't better on the drugs but I have friends there and would rather be in that state.
     
  8. Spidey329

    Spidey329 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    It is staggering the cost of living in those areas. You have to love 1hr or so away just to keep it sane.

    It's funny to watch HGTV/DiY house shows. You'll see shithole houses in CA go for $750k. That same house elseswhere (Vegas for example) would be $200k tops.
     
  9. vsboxerboy

    vsboxerboy 2[H]4U

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    What are you talking about, this list totally makes sense.

     
  10. EchtoGammut

    EchtoGammut 2[H]4U

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    Living in the Bay Area is amusing, based on the housing prices you would think everyone had a two family income working at Google. I have been looking for a place with more square footage and unless I want to move out into the boondocks, I am looking at $1 million and up. I found a hardcore fixer upper (not livable without renovation) that started at $375K, but I was willing to put the money to fix it and expand since it had a nice lot. It ended up over selling for $500k, which after essential renovation made it over 750K+... which was mad based on the neighborhood. Basically you are bidding against real estate investment groups or people liquidating their investment portfolios.
     
  11. Xrave

    Xrave [H]ardness Supreme

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    Not to mention that the Bay area is basically not the US. It's culture is basically every country other than the US, but especially Chinese, Indian, etc.

    The biggest headache I have when looking for houses here are the super wealthy Chinese people leaving China and coming to the Bay area and buying $1M+ houses in all cash.
     
  12. Thuleman

    Thuleman [H]ardness Supreme

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    Also, there's this whole San Andreas fault thing that people seem to conveniently forget when talking about Google etc.

    Anyone who looks at employment rationally considers everything that goes with taking a job at some company, not just the company.

    Taking a 127k job at Google would lower my standard of living. My commute is 7 minutes in the summer and 10 in the winter, I live on a 5 acre wooded lot where I can't see/hear my neighbors. No state income tax, no sales tax. Property taxes are alright. 22 Mbit Internet.

    I do miss the big city at times, but you couldn't pay me to live there.
     
  13. AeonF1

    AeonF1 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Well Google doesn't seem to have a problem looking for talent, despite the cost of living around there. Must be the Mediterranean weather.