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🐟 family, need some suggestions. Wife got offer from PWC (new team; technology focus; 0%-20% travel role) to join San Jose or Chicago office. We are currently in Seattle. What say you??

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Chicago - cost of living is so much more affordable. And if you travel you'll be in the middle of the country.

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Chicago for all reasons above. And because it's an office with lots of integrity

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R u asking for city or if she should take it?

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Def Chicago. Unless she's being offered Partner, steer clear of SF. CoL is disgusting and I live in NYC

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Chicago. More to do in the city for better COL. As long as you can handle the weather. Also please make sure she does due diligence on pwc and he position.

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Chicago all day. We're the 2nd tenant of the UBS tower, within sight of the train station in the loop and all that entails. Recently remodeled, company sponsored happy hours with craft beer and hot food every Friday, cafeteria on the 30th floor is excellent and reasonably priced...if I had to live in the bay it would be SF or north not SJ.

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Chicago is a giant ghetto. Stay away.

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Chicago is definitely more diverse than Seattle, so that will be a culture shock.

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I don't know tons about the NV team yet but I'd be inclined to say San Jose given the space they're in and the exit opps may be better at least to tech companies. But NV, from what I know of it, could be quite exciting as it's intended to drive a bunch of firm growth in the future.

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I think the lack of exit opps in Chicago is overstated. Fairly vibrant startup scene in Chicago (obviously not SV) and lots of traditional companies making plays in those areas. Additionally, you can always move again if she wants to go to SV. I've lived in CA and Chicago. Chicago is a great place to live as a consultant.

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Sorry A1. which city?

What area of techarge? Have to disagree with the others on first reactiin and say San Jose if it's a technology focus. You'll build a stronger tech network and likely deeper skills if you can live in SV and commute to SJ. Your cost of living will adjust. Chicago's location is better for the travel but you already said it's 20% at most.

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20% travel is going to be total fiction, esp in Chi.

Chicago. San Jose sucks. I fly to both.

Also, if you move to Chicago live north of the loop. There are better neighborhoods there.

If cyber, Chicago. If Oracle, definitely San Jose. Otherwise practice is same. Do you believe 20% travel? If so that's +1 for San Jose. If you think it'll really be more, Chicago. Both great cities, agree above, make sure she does due diligence on the practice

Thanks for the input folks. The team is 'New Ventures' (I am not sure which practice that comes under). P3 - The technologies are RPA, Blockchain, Machine Learning, VR. The role/team is product dev/manager for these technologies. Thus I had the same thought of network support.

P8 - that's what we head. Wife got a good gig since she did her tech Masters with focus on machine learning. I am worried Chicago's lack of networking/exit opportunities in this space.

^heard*

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