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Thomas Claburn
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10/24/2013 | 8:48:30 PM
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A positive work environment, enlightened management and engaging challenges trump a high-salary at a dysfunctional organization.
D. Henschen
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10/22/2013 | 9:22:24 PM
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I just met with an exec from ACE insurance at The Big Data Conference in Chicago. The firm is pioneering big-data approaches that are reducing claims and underwriting costs. She said she drew young big data talent away from a bank, phama firms and casinos with the promise of joining an autonomous, dot-com-like innovation team with its own budget and innovation agenda. It was all about the challenges, not the pay. Kaggle also proves that many bright people respond to big challenges. Keep that in mind before assuming you'll have to pony up big, six-figure salaries.
Shane M. O'Neill
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10/22/2013 | 2:25:55 PM
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As someone who complains that college does not prepare you for the real world, it's encouraging to hear more technology courses are being added to curriculums. It's also encouraging that Gen Y software engineers are more concerned with work environment and culture than compensation and career path. Yet, it's that very characteristic that makes them hard to hold on to. They know they have the needed skills to land a job somewhere else.


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