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Old 06-24-2006, 09:44 AM
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I am going to post this on the NC carolina board as I frequent that as well (LOL)....

For the people who have moved in, or for people who have opinions on the subject....how do you think that salaries have fared from companies who have looked to hire outside and relocate in?

At the company I used to work for, salary wasnt even discussed during any of the interviews...the only time it was mentioned is when the hr person asks you what was your last salary or range you are looking for..and thats it.

However, during the interview process, at my last company, becuase it is not part of the business unit for which the employee will work for, salary and relocation doesnt not become to much of an issue, as there is a seperate funds for that sort of thing.

My question to the folks out there is this. When you moved to the Carolinas, south or north..how competitive was your salary offer?

Meaning....the cost of living is less (we have covered that along with quality of life in great detail)--but did you get an "outside salary" moving in?

Did you take a paycut or were you lucky to get the same or more salary from a traditionally higher paying salary state (I.e. chicago, california, northeast).

It seems like you would be really ahead of the game if you lucked out that way. Or do the companies in the carolinas....pay less and then sell you on the cost of living factor?

Just curious...I would think that with senior level roles in large companies..this would be irrelevent as they are looking for the best talent.

Any thoughts or comments or personal experiences would be welcome.

Also whats the work life balance like in the carolinas? Do people work 12 hour days like here in the northern states..or are is the corporate setting a bit more relaxed meaning that its rare to work past 7 pm?
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:11 PM
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Just from my experience...I moved from CA and was expecting to take a pay cut. I'm a degreed accountant and I am making the same wage as I was making in CA. I did research salaries online to know what to expect.

As far as work life balance, I think it depends on the company. Most companies in CA were pretty lax on Fridays, some did the ever other Fri off. I liked that. I can't say here I've worked any more or less, I think that comes with the job and company.
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