Working in a software agency versus a large tech company
January 18, 2013 4:34 PM Subscribe
What are some differences to expect for someone working at a software agency for the first time, coming from the enterprise world?
posted by deathpanels to Work & Money (1 answer total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I work as a programmer. For a while now I've been working for large-ish enterprise-y ecommerce companies, the kind with wacky furniture and hundreds, if not thousands, of engineers. It's basically all I've known aside from a few months working in a small PHP shop.
How will my experience compare to working at a small-to-medium sized software agency (that is, a place that develops applications for clients)? What are the various roles? How does the relationship between the agency and a client typically work? How stressful are such jobs, compared to the big enterprise type companies?
Perhaps someone who has made this transition could expound on their experience.