So, I was holding off posting this until everything was official. But now I can spread the good news. I actually got TWO job offers! How exciting is that. Yeah, I’m bragging a little bit… I joked with my friends that this must be what hot girls feel like, when they get asked out by a ton of guys.
And in the end, I had to make a decision. My friends also laughed at me, having the “problem of choosing between multiple job offers”. And let me tell you, it was a tough decision. Both offers were really interesting. They had similar pay, and were both for the Boston Area. There were many differences, however. Job A was located in Cambridge, so I could take the bus there (though there would be a bit of walking to and from the bus stop). I’d be working at another startup company, doing pretty interesting research. Job B is a 20 minute drive from home (a “reverse commute”) at a large established company. I’d have to buy a car or figure out some sort of sharing or carpool (more on that later).
I decided on the more established company in the end. They have a lot of opportunities for growth and improvement, and I can try a lot of different projects within Materials Science research. There’s also the possibility for tuition reimbursement and other educational opportunities. And I think I wasn’t quite ready to jump into another startup company. I think stability will be nice.
In the personal finance part of this decision, I’m luckily making money again…always good. And my salary is higher than my last job, which is also pretty nice. And they match my 401(k) up to 4%, which is pretty awesome as well. On the downside, as I mentioned before, I’m likely going to have to buy a car, which will include gas and insurance as well. I’ll have a post about car ideas later, but if you have any ideas or suggestions for buying a car, I’d love to hear them!
Well, tomorrow’s my first day.
Wish me luck!