Author Topic: Any Mustachians work at University of Washington or Nintendo of America?  (Read 950 times)

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Hi all! My wife and I are considering a move to the Seattle area (to slowly start preparing for FI as Pacific Northwest homesteaders) and I'm hoping my business/finance experience would fit well in roles at University of Washington or Nintendo of America. I know those are very specific employers and there are plenty of other great opportunities out there, but we currently have stable jobs and a comfortable lifestyle already, so are reluctant to make such a big move without a really appealing job opportunity for one of us. In a way, thanks to a few years of Mustachian values, we're at a place where we can afford to be selective about our opportunities.

I've applied to both employers through the regular online app process, but I'd love to connect with any fellow Mustachians who work at U-Washington or Nintendo currently - or those who know folks who work there. Just looking for insight on the work cultures before I go all-in with the application/interview process.

Moving would be a big shift for us, since we're already well on our way to FI in our current lifestyle, but the culture and environs of the Pacific Northwest really resonate with us and we want to focus on settling in there for a few years before transitioning to a homestead FI lifestyle. Timing is flexible, but we're definitely becoming eager for our next chapter.

Thanks in advance for your insight!

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Re: Any Mustachians work at University of Washington or Nintendo of America?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 01:58:48 PM »
I don't work for either of those employers, but I do know a few folks who have worked at each and they seem to have mostly good things to say. Based on your user name you may also want to look into Niantic; they have an office in Bellevue.

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Re: Any Mustachians work at University of Washington or Nintendo of America?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 01:59:56 PM »
Sounds like with your experience in business and finance you may be able to get a gig as an "analyst" with one of the consulting firms. There are countless consulting firms that send people to work at microsoft, amazon, nintendo, etc on contract positions. There are some major downside to this, such as not getting benefits (though some consulting firms offer them), but there are also upsides such as flexibility.

It is a VERY expensive area, so be prepared for that.

UW is in Seattle and Nintendo is in Redmond, so that may make a difference in your choice if you get offered both positions.

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Re: Any Mustachians work at University of Washington or Nintendo of America?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 03:22:19 PM »
I'm a faculty member at UW and like it well enough. The benefits are great.