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I graduated with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in December 2023 and have two years of experience as a Design Engineer in India. Despite this, I've been struggling to land a jo… more

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I have 3 years of general experience working with Unreal Engine. I have an average level of familiarity with areas such as modeling, materialization, lighting, landscape, blueprints, and ani… more

My company's bidding on a big defense contract, and I have some serious ethical concerns about the nature of the work. Do I bring this up and risk my job, or is it naive to think one engineer can … more

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Hello all,

I have been in the US for 3 years and I am an ELV/ICT engineer. Can anyone tell me what my type of engineer is called in the US?

I’m not finding postings with this job title. Is there an equivalent/another name for… more

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Just had a job interview where they spent more time talking about free snacks and ping-pong tables than the actual engineering work. Are those red flags, or am I getting jaded?

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I love working with other engineers, but the project managers on my team drive me nuts. Is it just me, or do PMs and engineers speak fundamentally different languages?

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I worked my butt off to make this deadline, and my boss's only feedback was "Good, next." Feeling underappreciated... is there an elegant way to ask for some actual recognition?

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Three years of experience, mid-sized company, Midwest location. Currently making $80K with standard benefits. Is it time to start looking for something better, or am I right in the average range?

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Anyone else get hit with imposter syndrome especially hard when a project fails? It's hard to separate the work from your own sense of self-worth sometimes.

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During my interview, I was told about all the opportunities for advancement. Two years in, I'm still doing the same stuff despite great reviews. Do I give it more time, or is it a sign to cut my l… more

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I caught a senior engineer straight-up lying on a safety report. Do I go to our boss and risk a massive fallout, or do I keep quiet and hope I never have to work on that project?

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Just got feedback that I'm "too quiet" in meetings. But sometimes I feel like I'm just stating the obvious. How do you find the balance between speaking up and not wasting everyone&… more

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Client keeps changing their mind about project specs. I'm starting to suspect they don't actually know what they want. How do you handle impossible-to-please clients?

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Turns out the "optional" social event after work is basically mandatory if you want to get ahead. Introverts of the engineering world, how do you survive these things?

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Anyone find a way to minimize work-anxiety dreams? They keep me up, and then I'm tired and not performing well, and then the cycle gets even worse... ugh

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Just automated a task that used to take me hours. Feeling a strange mix of satisfaction and...existential dread? What do we do if robots really do take our jobs?

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What's the most frustrating non-engineering part of your job? Meetings, paperwork, unrealistic client expectations... let's vent!

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Company lunch culture has done a 180. Used to be all about socializing, now everyone seems to grab takeout and disappear. Is it progress, or am I getting old?

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"We pay competitively" is what every job listing says. Does anyone know what that ACTUALLY means in terms of dollar figures?

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Constant distractions are my nemesis. How do you protect focused work time when everyone and everything needs your input right now?

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Is job satisfaction a good enough reason to turn down a higher-paying offer? I'm torn between comfort and financial security.

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Just got ghosted after the THIRD round of interviews. Invested so much time and energy, and now I don't even get closure. What's the point?

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Boss keeps scheduling early meetings and then gets annoyed when people are late. Uh, maybe don't set a time that requires half the team to defy the laws of space and time?

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Every job posting is either entry-level or requires 10+ years of experience. Where do the rest of us fit? Does mid-level engineering even pay a livable wage?

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"We can't afford to train you on that" immediately followed by "Why is this project not utilizing the 'thing I wasn't allowed to train on'?" Management logic is min… more

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🗣️ #ASpaceToVent 🗣️A thread for venting, asking for community support and feedback, or just being witnessed on something that needs to be shared. A space to say what you can't say elsewhere!

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Anyone else have that sinking feeling when your calendar suddenly fills with a week's worth of 7:30 am meetings? Like, guess I won't be needing 'focus time' or 'sleep' any time… more

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Is it too much to ask for a generic "we went with another candidate" email? Ghosting shows such a lack of respect for people's time and effort.

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Burnout is real. I used to be excited about projects, but now it's just a slog. Is this a sign I need a new job, a new field, or to just take a very long vacation?

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Whoever decided 7 am meetings were a good idea clearly hates engineers. My brain doesn't fully boot up until around 10. Are we just sacrificing productivity for... tradition?

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Love the problem-solving aspect of engineering, but the day-to-day is starting to wear me down. Anyone else find their passion for the work doesn't always translate to passion for the job?

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Got an offer from a defense contractor. Pays insanely well, but the work...makes me queasy. Do engineers get to have a conscience, or is money always the bottom line?

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Do early meetings actually make anyone more productive, or are they just corporate torture?

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I love engineering. What I don't love is spending half my time writing reports to justify my work to people who don't understand the basics of what I do. Feels like other departments are just … more

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It's been over a month that I've been laid off. I've had 3 opportunities to interview in roles closely similar to the one held before. - Radio Integration Engineer. I'm particular abou… more

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Got that big promotion last year, but my lifestyle followed right along. It's like those extra dollars vanished into thin air. Do raises ever actually change your quality of life or is it a tread… more

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I'm the only woman on my team. They casually make some pretty outdated comments. Do I ignore it, call them out, or go to HR? None of those options seem to end well for me.

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Found out a senior engineer has been fudging some test data. It's small stuff, but it makes me doubt everything. Report and risk a huge mess, or try to forget I ever noticed?

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