HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 3/4  >  >>
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Positive about engineering
Rob Spiegel   8/2/2012 10:30:26 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Beth. Through this recession, Silicon Valley companies have continued to compete for engineers. That's probably why Lauren's reporting reveals that the highest paid engineers are in the West. Mark Zukerbeg recently noted that finding a sufficient number of talented engineers was Facebook's number one challenge.

Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Positive about engineering
Beth Stackpole   8/2/2012 10:23:27 AM
NO RATINGS
I think all the talk about the shortage of engineers and the focus on upping the emphasis on the curriculum in schools and universities definitely brings interest and prestige to the field. Compared to a lot of other areas that have radically changed over the last few years, engineering has probably fared pretty well.

Lauren Muskett
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Salary and satisfaction
Lauren Muskett   8/2/2012 9:28:31 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree with the comment and the parameters are strictly related to their money and satisfaction in their career instead of taking in other sources. But the information we collected shows people with the highest salaries are the most satisfied. Also, be sure to check out the whole salary survey (you can find the link on pg 3 of this story) because it shows what factors contribute to job satisfaction and contains tons of more great info.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Positive about engineering
Mydesign   8/2/2012 2:17:01 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
Dave, you are right, the parameters for satisfaction is not yet cleared. If salary is the only parameter, then higher salary or take home can make majority satisfied. If we are considering the other factors like work challenges, facilities, perks, work culture and environment, reporting structure etc, then the satisfaction level may come down further.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Salary and satisfaction
Mydesign   8/2/2012 2:13:28 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
Lauren, during a financial year I used to participate 2-3 times for similar salary & satisfaction survey with different agencies. In all the cases, they asked for "are you satsfied with the current employment", we can select either satsfied, not satisfies or no comment. This answers are very blind because they had not defiend the parameters for satsfaction.

So far everything is fine with my company but the recent economic slowdown in EU may affect our business and in an unpredicted situation.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Positive about engineering
Rob Spiegel   8/1/2012 5:33:29 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Dave. Money affects satisfaction only to the point that you're out from behind the 8 Ball ($75,000 as you say). After that it's the quality of how you spend your day, your family relations, belonging to a positive community. I think design engineers show their greatest level of satisfaction when 83 percent recommend their profession to their children. That's big. 

NadineJ
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Positive about engineering
NadineJ   8/1/2012 5:05:40 PM
NO RATINGS
I think engineers have always been optimistic.  Satisfaction comes from creation more than recognition.

Dave Palmer
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Positive about engineering
Dave Palmer   8/1/2012 4:58:29 PM
NO RATINGS
A couple of years ago, a study showed that money buys happiness, up to about $75,000 a year.  Beyond that point, additional money didn't result in additional happiness.  It did, however, result in additional satisfaction. (In this study, "happiness" meant feeling happy on a day to day basis, while "satisfaction" meant having a sense that your life is going as well as it possibly can).

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Positive about engineering
Rob Spiegel   8/1/2012 3:42:22 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, 83 percent saying they would recommend engineering to a son or daughter is very impressive. I would imagine that comes from a combination of factors: pay, ability to find a new job if necessary, satisfaction with the work, security. The longevity of the engineering positions says a good deal about security. I would imagine it also helps that there is a perceived (and probably real) shortage of engineers in the United States.

Jennifer Campbell
User Rank
Gold
Re: Positive about engineering
Jennifer Campbell   8/1/2012 2:23:44 PM
NO RATINGS
That is an encouraging sign. I could be wrong, but I believe the respondents to salary surveys going back as early as last year said they would tell their children to run in the other direction, screaming, rather than join the profession. Of course, that could be said for any profession.

<<  <  Page 3/4  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Why would the biggest connector company in the world design and build the first fully functional 3D-printed motorcycle? To show TE Connectivity's engineers what the technology can really do in making working load-bearing production parts, and free up their thinking when approaching design problems.
This is the story of a robotic ball clever enough to inspire the team behind the new Star Wars film.
The enhanced ST8 includes new functionality designed to help users accelerate design speed and improve the user’s ability to leverage synchronous technology. The update offers greater flexibility in choice of platform and purchasing options, according to the company.
“How can European standards affect me, especially since I only use machines built in the US?” This is a common question, and one way to answer this is to look at how machine safety is enforced, where the information comes from, and how well you can prove you followed the regulations.
A new process controller delivers smartphone-type functionality to chambers, furnaces, ovens, and industrial machinery needing thermal control.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
5/21/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/3/2015 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jun 8 - 12, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Filters
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 2nd-4th:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service