Ask DN: What do you care about most when considering a job offer?

over 5 years ago from Joel Califa, Senior Product Designer at GitHub

  • Michael Cavalea, over 5 years ago

    Not going to say "salary", because that's too obvious.

    I think "20% time" - or generally speaking time dedicated to personal/company/internal projects - is huge nowadays. I feel like its a de facto standard at large internet companies (Google, FaceBook, Twitter, etc.) and the largest client services firms/agencies.

    As they say, variety is the spice of life. Having that hour or so everyday to do a little bit of professional development and skill building, while also just creating something without the limits of the usual process/approval sequence, is incredibly refreshing. Heck, I would even argue that it's borderline necessary for maintaining moral.

    I wouldn't work anywhere nowadays that doesn't at least have a side project or two going internally, and recognizes the value in this type of time.

    32 points