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My interview in Colorado

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by NetMonkey, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    NetMonkey

    NetMonkey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    this thread is a result and continuation of this thread:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/of...091-ea-lay-off-1500-people-close-studios.html


    so, i had the interview at Netdevil in Louisville, Colorado and it went very well. i interviewed with their lead engineer, with 2 other engineers, and with their CTO/development manager/hiring manager. they all took me to lunch so the first 2 hours of the interview were very casual. when we got back to the studio, i sat down with CTO and he grilled me about the theory of the systems that they use and about what i would be designing and building. he also asked me many times what improvements and additional systems that i would create for the team.

    near the end of the interview, he said, "lets cut to the chase... i think you would be a great fit here and i want to recommend to HR that an offer be extended to you."

    holy shit !! he hired me on the spot !! and he wants me to start ASAP.
    i have never gone into an interview and found such a perfect fit and been hired immediately. and this is such good timing because my benefits/pay from EA run out in April.

    so now, i have to wait for the offer letter (i hope they offer a competitive and comparable salary) and, after i sign it, i would have 3 weeks to move to CO and start the job. damn... its happening so fast now.



    backing up a bit...
    i arrived a day before the interview so i had a bunch of free time. so, my aunt and uncle (who live in Arvada) picked me up and gave me a tour of the local areas. they drove me through Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, Westminster, and Arvada. so my wife and i will probably chose an apartment in one of those towns.

    i must say that the people out there are so nice and so friendly. even the 16 year-old kids at the fast food restaurants were friendly (you dont see that in LA). the whole area is so much more laid back than los angeles and i totally felt relaxed like i was on a vacation. i am really going to love it there.

    anyway.... here are a few of the pictures that i took:

    view from my hotel room. i was suprised at all the snow on the ground considering it had been sunny and in the 50's for several days.
    the hotel was near the FlatIron mall.
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    i had to at least touch the snow :)
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    a fair amount of snow all over the place
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    aunt and uncle took me to lodo's.
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    view of the rockies from the outdoor patio at lodo's
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    the gods created the heaven and earth.... and then there was chipolte :)
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    beautiful areas... clear blue skies and fresh air.
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    better view of the rockies.
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    the start of one the hundreds of miles of biking/hiking trails out there
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    this was a trail right near one the of the apartments in eastern Broomfield that we were looking at.
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    GAH!! this will be a nice change. gas in LA is over $3.10 a gallon
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    relaxing before the interview
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    at Netdevil for the interview
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  2. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    goingcamping

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    Congrats on the verbal job offer...I know nothing of the company, so ?; however, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express!

    Anyway, having lived in Colorado for 25 years (and a short stint in Orange County, CA) I know you'll love it. The area in which you're looking is awesome and is very close to some of the best things about Colorado (Mountains)!

    Pre-Welcome to Co!
     
  3. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    TacoCat

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    Congrats man! Colorado looks beautiful. I've only been to durango and it was pretty nice there.
    I used to live outside LA to the east in Ontario when I was a kid. Still have family out there and visit when I can. I remember going out to Big Bear and seeing snow and being amazed. Living in Colorado you'll see plenty of it :)
     
  4. Mar 30, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    Congrats! Colorado is beautiful. My girlfriend lives in Denver right now finishing up school. I was just out there back in february.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    COngrats man!! :woot:

    So does this mean its time to change your name on here?
     
  6. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    ya... i was thinking about that. maybe NetMonkey? :)
     
  7. Mar 30, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    Great news and great story!
    I hope it works out just the way you want. The area looks awesome!!!!!!!! :woot:
     
  8. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    Congrats on the offer. Best wishes for your future.
     
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    congrats its beautiful here
     
  11. Mar 30, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    thanks, and holy crap! those are nice apartments !
    a little pricer than we were looking at, but its definately worth checking out. thanks :)
     
  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    so, i got a call from their HR department and they made me a specifc offer.... and, wow! they offered me more than i had expected.

    with the cost of living difference from LA to CO, its about a 25% raise.

    man.... my wife and i could actually buy a house and start a family.

    this is really exciting for us.

    :woot:
     
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    Wow man 25%!!! Very nice and good for the both of you. Does she have any prospects there?
     
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    Awesome, congrats on beginning a new chapter in your life!
     
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    That's a nice story to hear in what are hard times for so many. Congratulations!

    Perhaps you should spend your first check on toe nail clippers.:D
     
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    she doesnt have any prospects yet, but i am sure she will easily be able to find something.
     
  20. Mar 30, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    LOL... my wife just gave me shit about my toe nails :)

    maybe next time, i will think twice before posting my ungroomed feet :)
     
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