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Would you devs rather work for a government or for a company?
Incl. Apprenticeship.
Please reason your answers. Thanks.

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  • 3
    This is a really easy question. Private company every time. Newer technologies, better salary, more benefits, actual competition on the market pushing you to improve. I know some devs in public sector. They're shit. Takes them weeks to apply a change that takes few hours in real world.
    They're getting paid and they're obviously ok with the situation, but if you have any ambition whatsoever and want to grow your skills, go with a private sector.
  • 0
    The salary does not look that much higher, does it? @rantsomewhere
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    @S-Homles-MD how would you manage to do that? Lol
  • 3
    Neither, own company best company

    I despise people telling me what to do and hate the routine and sameness of employed work
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    @whoneedsgit did you start with your own company, when you got out of school or did you work somewhere first
  • 2
    Well, I did two internships with the Indian government, and I can definitely say that the scale of stuff that you get to work on is way higher than what you get at private companies, you can feel pretty satisfied with the work you're doing. And in most cases, your software will be used by a fuckton of people. And yes, very stable job.

    However, from a software engineering perspective the pay is abysmal, working conditions terrible, and technology horribly outdated. Plus, the environment doesn't exactly foster innovation and all that, because a lot of people go for government jobs for stability, so they're not exactly hardcore geeks. And there are many, many incompetent people there.

    However, you can still do a lot of good there, so there's that. Keep in mind that this is for India only, dunno about other countries.
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    Hmm, i worked for government (France) as a network admin (apprenticeship) and so far i learned tons of things, it was stable, and as others said, tons of ppl use your work,which is cool, and not outdated cause infinite budger (almost), but it may depends on which part you are working.

    So i'd recommend government apprenticeship..
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    I've decided to avoid anything government like the plague. The technology is really outdated, the workers are incompetent and it takes ages to commit changes. In private companies on the other hand, changes can be made faster, there's actual competition, incompetent people can be fired more easily so better quality of the workforce overall, etc etc.
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    @kargaroth I work in the public sector, so fuck you pal!
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