Post subject: whether to accept a contract job or not?
Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 3:17 pm
Aug 11, 2004 11:45 pm
I am an MSEE
international student in US and will be graduating by this August. My
area of interest is analog mixed-signal circuit / RFIC design. All I
have is a 4.00 GPA and an internship experience in a small company.
Very recently, I got a call for a contract position with a very reputed
company in US. First a telephonic interview took place followed by an
on-site interview. I did pretty well in the on-site interview and was
given a hint that I might be offered a position. My task will be to
design and test car radio systems. The following questions are coming
to my mind. I need your advice.
1) Is it worth pursuing a system
design career in RF? I am going to work with the same components (VCO,
filters, amplifiers, etc.) but at a system level and not chip level.
How difficult will be the transition if I decide later to switch from
system level to circuit level?
2) The pay will be around 50k-55k.
Is it worth it? A couple of my colleagues got jobs in reputed companies
like Intel, Altera, etc. and their pay is about 70K.
3) The company
is saying that it will make a permanent position for me after 6 months
- 1 year. The company is reputed but what are the chances that it will
stick to its statement?
Friends, I need you help in this regard.