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What Kind of Companies Do Coders Work For?

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Once you’ve finished your coding bootcamp, you’ll be keen to find a job. The good news is that tech jobs are in high demand. According to a recent report from IT and networking company Cisco and market intelligence firm IDC, reported in Business Insider, the global economy by 2027 will have added more than five million jobs in information technology. With all these job opportunities around, what kind of companies do coders work for and what are the implications for coders?

According to the 2018 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, which analysed responses from 101,592 developers from 183 countries around the world, software developers work in a diverse range of industries, including media, finance, technology, healthcare, etc. And although they work in companies of all sizes, from small to very large enterprise organisations, most US software developers work in larger companies (compared with the rest of the world). More experienced developers are more likely to work at bigger companies – for example, a developer with 30 years of experience is twice as likely  to work at an organisation with more than 5000 employees than someone with only 2 years of experience.

Here’s a breakdown of the percentage of developers at differently-sized companies.

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Image Source: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018/#work-company-size

What kind of companies do coders work for? It seems all kinds, but what are the relative advantages (and disadvantages) of working for these different companies?

Large Companies

Large companies offer the following advantages (or disadvantages), depending how you view these characteristics.

The pace tends to be slower and less risky. One of the biggest differences between working at a larger company versus a startup or smaller firm is the ‘rate at which things change,’ explains an article in Medium. At a large company you’ll likely to do the same set of tasks until you’re promoted. The job description is pretty clearly mapped out, which makes the work fairly repetitive and predictable.

What about startups? What is it like to work at one of those? Read on to find out.

Startups: What Can You Expect?

Even if the stability and salaries are likely to be lower, startups and smaller companies offer definite benefits including:

In closing, what kind of companies do coders work for? All sorts. That is perhaps the best thing about becoming a developer: the multiple work environments and options available out there. If you’re interested in learning coding skills, check out one of HyperionDev’s six month, online coding bootcamps in Full Stack Web Development, Mobile Development and Software Engineering. You can try out any of these courses for a free trial before upgrading.