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From: "John Jardine"
Subject: Re: design career?
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 14:49:03 -0000
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> I am about to graduate and I am thinking about a VLSI design job and many
> my colleagues also want design jobs. Myself I am not sure though since I
> dont see the field so attractive, so I need to ask:
> 1)there is lot of pressure -you often run into problems and bugs hard to
> solve while struggling to keep the deadlines; I had a chance to talk to a
> Pro with 15 years of experience he says he is fed up with tough work and
> sometimes bored; How about you?
> 2) how hard is keeping up with technology compared to for example
> 3)Slim chance for excellent salaries if you are not a top 3% candidate- to
> make it to design management you probably need a PhD?;
> By the way can some of the experienced folks let me in what becomes most
> important with experience, age and family?
> ( right now I like design puzzles, being around smart people and doing
> teamwork but I suppose as I mature my views on career are going to
> is money going to be the only concern or status?
> If so perhaps I should transfer to marketing or sales jobs I hear they
> generally pay better?
> Any comments especially from the design veterans who could point the
> an engineer needs to be good in design, highly appreciated
This post turned up the other week no?.
To make in in design (or any) management you need to enjoy the taste of
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