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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 8. Not all companies are equal

Your experience as a software developer can be radically different depending on what type of company you choose to work for. It’s important to decide for yourself whether you want to work for a small company just starting up, a large corporation with massive budgets and shareholders, or somewhere in between.

Not only does the size of the company greatly affect your experience, but all companies have their own individual cultures that can have a dramatic impact on your overall happiness and how much you feel that you fit in and belong where you’re at.

It’s important to take this into consideration before accepting a job offer. It’s easy to evaluate a potential employment opportunity based solely on salary ...

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